Upon reflection, 2013, feels less of a momentous year than previous ones, both inside and outside of our industry. It wasn't sprinkled with the added piquancy a London Olympics brings, it wasn't a year of new products launches or technologies. The 'cloud' continued to gather pace, to a point where it has now entered the mainstream. 'Big Data' and the 'Internet of things' progressed from new fangled industry terms to something more tangible; where their impact can be observed and understood by everyday users. They could soon be developments that change everyday lives - with Allseen Alliance close to establishing an open source framework capable of connecting almost anything to the Internet. BYOD exploded; with 7/10 employees now using their own devices.
Ok, so I live out in the country and I’m in the privileged position of getting almost 3Mb/s on my ADSL line at home.
Last night saw Chris and I collect our award for our inclusion in this year’s Sunday Times Tech Track. Held at Vinopolis the event sponsored by Microsoft saw all one hundred companies represented with talks from the founder of Moonpig, Nick Jenkins, and Richard Noble OBE.