It's time to talk more vociferously about open data.
A better headline for this piece would be: why open data is not an overnight
sensation or indeed a turn of a dial or a flick of a switch, i.e., it is not
something automatically achieved without some kind of longer term strategic
drive, which, in itself, typically needs to be driven by a defined longer
term strategic need.
Back to basi... (more)
The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become the next "be all to end all"
in information technology. Touted as how cloud computing will connect
everyday things together, it is also feared as the real- life instantiation
of The Terminator's Skynet, where sentient robot team with an omnipresent and
all-knowing entity that uses technology to control, and ultimately destroy,
all of humani... (more)
Let Turkey light up your imagination. Three great things embody Turkey. Just
a four hour flight away from international London, it has a culture which is
profoundly different, distinctly unfamilar. A land on the very cusp of Europe
and Asia, with two heads simultaneously facing both east and west, it
embodies the magic and mysticism of the orient. Once nomads from Central
Asia, the Turks... (more)