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Technology Thoughts and Musings

Get a pocket computer, try to do what you used to do, yeah

These prophetic words come from Blondie’s 1978 Parallel Lines album (one of the all-time great albums by the way – if you haven’t got it then shame on you). In fact the preceding lines are just as prescient: “Picture this, my telephone number One and one is what I’m telling you Get a pocket computer […]

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Computers and Internet

Why do SharePoint projects fail?

It has been our observation that many, and perhaps most, SharePoint projects in the English (as distinct from Scottish, Welsh etc) National Health Service fail to a greater extent than they succeed. Yet the NHS has very strong needs for the types of solution that SharePoint provides, it has increasingly mature infrastructure and project skills […]

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Computers and Internet

e-mail – illness or cure

The following are some thoughts drawn from a discussion during the Information managers breakfast meeting in mid June There has been a transformation in e-mail use since the early days. Some of this is due to the fact that originally tools were just text (e.g. MS Mail). Now tools like MS Outlook with MS exchange […]

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Informatics

The challenges of content creation vs. content discovery

In our development of the NHS SharePoint Solution Accelerator we hit the common problem of how to design a document library scheme that met the core needs for our clients. At the heart of this is a set of design goals, which can be simplified as: –          A single place to access information –          A […]