It was former Presidential Candidate and founder of Electronic Data Systems
(EDS) Ross Perot who famously said “The activist is not the man who says
the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.”
A quote which may strike resonance with the world’s politicians as they
continue to wrestle with the major challenge of setting a global green agenda
whilst battling tough economic conditions.
President Obama’s second term inaugural speech certainly won plaudits for
his determination to tackle climate change, his powerful statements
deliberately pitched to be emotive on a global stage, whilst reassuring an
American nation still reeling from the effects of hurricane Sandy.
“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure
to do so would betray our children and future generations.” And “Some may
still deny the overwhelming judgm... (more)
More than half a million people will visit the site over this coming weekend
for the Bupa Great North Run, as well as registering for Nova's other Great
Run events in Edinburgh, Sheffield and Portsmouth which take place in
Chris Kewin, IT Director at Nova International, said: "iomart Hosting's
technical expertise and support provides relief to Nova's small but busy IT
team. It's critical for our business that we have a 24/7 scalable service.
Nova is looking seriously at cloud technology on which to build third
generation systems that can scale out rather than up. Cloud ... (more)
Two very unrelated but interesting news stories caught my attention last
week. One was the revelation that some leading brand’s beef burgers
contained meat from four legged beasts more used to jumping Beecher’s Brook
than grazing blissfully in a lush meadow. The other item was the release by
Deloitte’s of its annual Technology, Media and Telecommunications
predictions with the intention of stoking debate about what’s going to be
hot in the TMT sector in 2013.
Whilst much merriment was to be had with the unfortunate incident identified
in the first story – “Q. What do you want on... (more)
It’s nearly that time of year again (and we don’t mean the X Factor
Final….Joe’s a shoe in anyway and has been since day 1 - our prediction:
Ollie to go first, then Joe to triumph over Stacey), Christmas is nearly upon
us. And just in case anyone had forgotten, it is traditionally the time of
giving and goodwill and a period to reflect upon those less fortunate than
On this note a quick appeal. If you are considering having a family/work
lunch or dinner this festive season please can you try and do so at a
restaurant that is participating in the StreetSmart Scheme.
Firstly, and rather belatedly, a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year
to you - hopefully your festive break was enjoyable and are now suitably
refreshed and ready to face the challenges and opportunities that will arise
It's traditional (and never let it be said that were suffer from originality)
at this time of year to dust down the crystal ball, gaze longingly into one's
naval and predict what topics will dominate the news over the next 12 months.
After much deliberation we are pleased to bring you our totally chartastic
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