Happy (slightly belated) 101st birthday to the father of outsourcing

You might think that outsourcing is relatively recent – dreamt up in the 1980s as a way for hardware manufacturers to move out of one-off box sales and into lovely long-term recurring revenue contracts or for industrial companies to move fixed assets off their balance sheets. However, the theoretical underpinnings can be traced back further …

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And the killer application for 2011 is …

I’m very excited to have had my first re-tweet, so today’s post develops the thought further. The retweet was of an economist article which, in contrast to the emerging consensus that traditional telephone calls are dead quotes a recent Ofcom international research report as evidence that whilst fixed line volumes are declining across the world, …

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Creative commons – open source for blogs

It’s Christmas eve and I have spent the morning digging out paths from snow. As a lawyer you might think that I would have had a well-developed intellectual property strategy for this blog but in a demonstration of why cobblers children are always the worst shod I have gone from ignoring it entirely, via knee-jerk …

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Broadband aid (do they know it’s Christmas)

Re-reading yesterday’s post, I hope it wasn’t too close to a law firm client update – that is not being the point of this blog. I thought I’d try to redress the balance today, and as I drove from London to Exmoor for Christmas, with the snow by the side of the road steadily increasing, …

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(Digital and mobile) money, money, money

Trying to write an interesting blog about the intersection of law, policy and regulation with telecoms and technology is somewhat challenging.   Three posts in and I seem to be relying on references to popular culture to pep things up – this time 1970s disco. The use of stored value in the form of money is the cornerstone of …

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Key telecoms regulatory issues for 2011 (do too many connectives watch star trek?)

With my first post done, I thought it best to try and provide a little substantive content.  Two years ago, I spent some time interviewing various CEOs, strategy and regulatory directors in various international communications companies to get their thoughts on the big issues that were coming up.  With the end of the year approaching …

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