Monthly Archives: August 2011


Thick clients can be very smart

I was reading some blurb from a big GI vendor which included a mention of “thick clients”, my initial response was to wonder whether they meant that their customers were stupid. You might be so cynical (more than me even) that you would respond “if the customers continue to buy those old style heavy footprint desktop applications then they are “thick clients”” The thin/thick terminology is perhaps unfortunate but it does illustrate an apparent miscomprehension […]


Oh Sh1t! Spin the wheel, that looks like an f’ing big iceberg ahead! 4

At the beginning of 2010 I was involved in editing the AGI Foresight Study and focussed on changing business models and the challenges that we foresaw for the UK industry. My personal take on this evolved into a presentation that I gave a few times entitled Cocktails on the Titanic. My final slide asked the audience whether they felt they were facing a threat or an opportunity, implying that the impact of change could be […]