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  • Blog Post: European startups in Futures mag

    Good article about French and Finnish startups in the latest edition of Futures magazine and some of the latest start-ups featured on Startupzone from Europe. The Irish invaded Silicon Valley last week too, as part of our work with Enterprise Ireland - read more here . This week sees the much-anticipated...
  • Blog Post: PM Visits

    Ah........I was wondering why there were so many people with little blue and yellow lapel pins milling around the entrance of the BA lounge at Seattle airport last Friday. Some of them had those earpieces you see in the movies - I'm guessing bodyguards. It transpires that the PM of Finland was in town...
  • Blog Post: Emerging Markets and UK Trade

    Greetings from a grey (but great) Palo Alto. Having been awake since 3:30am, with CNN on in the background (those Viagra jingles can be very distracting) and my cup of Zen tea in hand (how apt), I thought I'd share my findings from the excellent briefing by UK Trade & Investment on Emerging Markets...
  • Blog Post: Armadillo hits BA lounges worldwide

    Time to move on and take on the world... Here's what I'll be up to in the coming year: As of 1 st December I will be part of Microsoft Corporation’s DPE group (and hence departing Microsoft UK Partner Group) focussing on Emerging Business and building our Local Software Economy initiative. With...
  • Blog Post: Congrats to Paul Smith and team

    Harvey Nash software division's route to world domination gets a boost this week with their news of the acquisition of Silk Road in Vietnam. Paul's write up of the recent trip to Hanoi is also worth a read. At least Paul has figured out how to upload pics on to his blog...
  • Blog Post: Congrats to Xero team

    Bit of a milestone for my mate Mr Drury and his team of star players in Wellington, NZ, last week. Listing on the stock exchange is Xero's first step towards world domination me thinks. Warm fuzzy feeling seeing this. They are a great bunch, it's a killer Web 2.0 app, and I can't wait to help them...
  • Blog Post: Greetings from Danang

    Hello from the coast of central Vietnam - what a fab place ! Being a bit of a beach bum, this means I am in heaven. I've spent my bank holiday weekend lying on the sunbed, swimming in the South China Sea, and eating the most incredible (healthy) Asian cuisine. OK enough, enough..... I hear it's raining...
  • Blog Post: Sign up for the Trade Mission to SE Asia

    Helping ISV’s access Microsoft Skills Overseas Following on from successful events in October and January to highlight the opportunity around off-shore development to SE Asia, UK Trade & Investment (DTI) in association with Microsoft are taking a trade delegation of UK companies to Vietnam...
  • Blog Post: Going global from NZ

    Good to see my mate Rod in the news recently talking about his latest venture: Xero is a SaaS accounting solution for SME's. Read more about their raison d'etre . So why SaaS? Craig in their Development team thinks it's the only way to go . Rod was also honoured by Microsoft once again this year as...
  • Blog Post: China's lack of talent

    A recent McKinsey report highlights some of the challenges faced in China around the quality of their graduates, pointing out that their dominance around manufacturing and IT oustourcing won't necessarily mean leadership in the service industries. Poor english language skills are thought to be a factor...
  • Blog Post: Globalisation & Immigration

    George Magnus (senior economic advisor at UBS) writes in this month’s BA Business Life about skilled migrants – how the people arriving in the UK these days are often not escaping poor countries – but rather are “simply choosing to work in countries other than those of their birth”. I am a case in...
  • Blog Post: Vietnam and the Philippines

    The extract below is from Ralph Schonenbach's speech at eServices in Manila. The Philippines and Vietnam has started to appear on the agenda more and more and we're pleased to see support coming from UK Trade & Industry to help Microsoft facilitate cross-border partnerships in this region. We're...
  • Blog Post: Trestle Foundation and Group CEO honoured again

    Schonenbach Receives Government Award During the eServices Philippines: 7th Global Sourcing Conference and Exhibition EDSA Shangri-la Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippines – 15 February 2007 Trestle Group CEO and Trestle Group Foundation Board Member Ralph Schonenbach today delivered a non-traditional...
  • Blog Post: Offshoring is about Tapping Global Talent

    Thanks to Nicola (our resident ebullient South African and newsletter editor) for highlighting this article where I also found a piece called called Outsourcing's own Long Tail . It is about "selling more of less" of course...but how does this phenomenon impact outsourcing? Globalisation means services...
  • Blog Post: Open Borders

    Outsourcing in general is an emotive subject - we're used to seeing newspaper headlines with the words "redundancies....call centre......Bangalore" and widespread perception is that offshore software development is bad for UK plc. However, it seems it may be inevitable and a phenomenon that is here to...
  • Blog Post: Busy January....

    What a crazy few weeks! Is it me or does the Christmas break seem a long way off now? On the 10 th January, I had the privilege of representing Microsoft at the inaugural Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) forum in London along with our President of EMEA, Neil Holloway. The theme of the forum was...
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