Design

Who Said Accountants Were Backwards?

Who Said Accountants Were Backwards?

Interesting to see this video that Findlay & Co, a New Zealand chartered accountancy firm, came up with: It’s all part of a campaign to promote their new “iCrunch” website , essentially an online tool to get a quotation for compliance work with the ability to pay in advance. Their quote engine consists of a […]

Webinar - 10 Questions to Ask About Cloud Computing

Webinar – 10 Questions to Ask About Cloud Computing

This week I’ve been invited to take part in a webinar with Dan Druker from Intacct, co-presenting a webinar looking at the important questions that prospective end users of cloud computing need to ask their vendors. It’s a webinar that leads on from a whitepaper we published (see disclosure) recently, and which has been having […]

Freemium – A Word of Caution

Freemium – A Word of Caution

I’ve been harkening back to the good old days recently – the days when real companies made real products for real customers who paid real cold hard cash for said products. Call me old-fashioned but I still see value in that model. So that brings me to freemium…. I’ve always been more than a little […]

Speed, Search and Aptimize

Speed, Search and Aptimize

I’ve written before about Aptimize, a company whose sole wish (beyond, I assume, making some money) is to see the web get faster. Well it seems Google just did them a big favor. A little while ago on the Google Webmaster Central Blog, Google announced that speed is now becoming one of the metrics they […]

VCs Coming Thick and Fast – Box the Latest to Benefit

VCs Coming Thick and Fast – Box the Latest to Benefit

News releasing right now that Box.net (more on them here) has just secured a $15million C round. Led by Scale Venture Partners and with previous box investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson and US Venture Partners both taking a share of the action, this round shows that VCs are coming strongly out of a recessionary quiet phase […]