Investments and Funds in the age of Cryptocurrencies

[This article was original published in BL Global] The fast moving pace of technology has recently given rise to a number of revolutionary ideas and concepts that can provide attractive investment opportunities all based on Blockchain technology. A blockchain is essentially an immutable, de-centralised & distributed database or ledger with cryptography that ensures it is […]

The Truth about Azure Stack

If you have any interest in technology advancements within the Microsoft world you will no doubt have heard of the Microsoft Azure Stack (Stack). Soon to launch and much hyped, the Stack is an on-premises and hybrid cloud platform that enables you to leverage much of Microsoft’s Azure functionality in your own data centres. Put simply, you can leverage […]

Cultivating Gardening and Technology Sucess

[This article originally appeared in Connect magazine] The world is changing more quickly than ever. Stories of industries being disrupted or enhanced by technology are becoming very familiar. Uber, AirBnB, Skype and WhatsApp are all examples of traditional businesses and business models being built upon or even replaced outright by much more consumer-friendly options. Naturally, […]

Lessons from Estonia: E-Government, Digital Identity, Health, IoT and Startups

I recently returned from a trip to Estonia where I spent a week meeting various government departments and technology companies to learn as much as possible about one of the most advanced e-Governments in the world. I was travelling with Tony Moretta and Chris Knight from Digital Jersey, Jason Turner from the States of Jersey […]

Top 5 Cloud Myths

By Aonghus Fraser In our line of work, we see how the true cloud offers unrivalled power, security and flexibility to businesses – but we also see how the cloud is probably one of the most over-hyped and misrepresented technology innovations we are ever likely to encounter. This has even led to the term “cloud […]

Our Connected World

I was recently invited to the Microsoft UK HQ, where I delivered a talk, as C5 Alliance Group CTO and demonstrated how Jersey has been using the Internet of Things (IoT) and Microsoft Azure to innovate. IoT is such a new and hot topic in the digital sphere, and the technology is extremely versatile, the […]

Office 2016 Authentication against legacy SharePoint Online (BPOS)

I’m sure you’ve all installed Office 2016 by now! If you have already installed Office 2016, and you were an early adopter of SharePoint Online (as part of the original Office 365 – the obscurely named “Business Productivity Online Services” or BPOS…) you may have some issues authenticating against legacy site collections from within your […]

Speaking about Azure at Collab365

I’m delighted to be invited to speak at Collab365 – the biggest online conference of its type, covering Office 365, SharePoint and Azure. There will be an expected 10,000 attendees! I have spoken about SharePoint at a similar event before – this will be my first speaking engagement at C5 Alliance CTO, and first purely […]

New Role – Group Chief Technology Officer at C5 Alliance

After just over four years at C5 Alliance where I’ve seen the company grow from 50 specialist consultants to a company of 170 predominantly qualified technical experts, I’m delighted to have been offered and accepted a new role as Group CTO. It’s a really exciting challenge, ensuring the teams continue to deliver innovative solutions to […]

SharePoint Evolution Conference recap, slides and code

I was humbled and honoured to be invited to present again at the SharePoint Evolution conference; the speaker list really is a “who’s who” of the SharePoint and Office 365 world. Once again, Steve, Zoe and the extended team from Combined Knowledge promised and delivered on all fronts. Not only was the content second to […]