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Under Pressure

26.3.2009 by The Brigadier

Flappers – I can't stand them. No, I haven't got anything against bob haired young maidens with fringed dresses, dancing the Charleston, I'm referring to the workplace "flapper". People deal with pressure differently and "flappers" are a problem for leaders. When the pressure is on, but the job still needs to get done, the last thing you need is a flapper running round like a headless chicken, a shouter, a crier or a doom-mongerer claiming the end of the world is nigh. Responding to pressure by flapping, not only distracts you and the team from dealing with a pressure situation…

Google Street View Polarises British Views

24.3.2009 by Dick Branston

Google has launched its remarkable Street View service of British cities to a mixed reaction. Supporters of the technology marvel at its cleverness and talk about how the service can revolutionise how people research cities to visit and houses to…

Winning as a Team

21.3.2009 by Dick Branston

Today the 6 Nations international rugby union competition comes to a climax with Wales and Ireland battling it out for the title. At UKFast we are big supporters of rugby, including sponsoring Premiership side Sale Sharks, so we are very…

Passionate People

19.3.2009 by The Brigadier

I am surprised any work gets done at all in UK business. There seems to be more "passion" in the workplace than a Jackie Collins blockbuster, Not that it's all hearts and flowers - it's just the business world certainly…

Brits Prepared to be Monitored to get Personalised Browsing

19.3.2009 by Dick Branston

New research from Brand Republic has found that the British public are prepared to have their browsing monitored to facilitate a more personalised service from the search engine providers. Apparently Google intends to monitor user habits in order to target…

IIS7.0 – why not?

18.3.2009 by Micro-Clouseau

With all the hype surrounding Windows Server 2008 it was easy to get dazzled by the bright lights of the big new features like its built in virtualization capabilities, the server core offering and the all new install process. In…

System Centre SMSE – Systems Management Suite Enterprise

11.3.2009 by Micro-Clouseau

To enable and incentivize the deployment and growth of the Hyper-V and System Center products, Microsoft released a software license which brings together the key management and protection technologies. This is by no means a new license - in fact…

The Ups and Downs of Company Blogging

7.3.2009 by Dick Branston

Thanks to the Internet we can all now post our opinions and observations on the world as they happen. Blogging has become a popular endeavour across the globe and it has even entered the business world as a legitimate new…

Google is Still the Super Brand

2.3.2009 by Dick Branston

The Centre for Brand Analysis has published its UK Superbrands list for 2009 with some interesting inclusions. The first thing that stands out is that Google is top of the list, as it was in 2008. And its rivals are…