Posts Tagged ‘cutting edge technology’

Professor Leslie Willcocks of the Information Systems and Innovation Group at the London School of Economics and Political Science was recently interviewed by Professional Outsourcing. Upon showing me the paper copy of the article, Leslie chuckled and said, “The photographer has made me the George Clooney of academics”!

Courtesy of Professional Outsourcing

Leslie has an amazing sense of humour! But more to the point, his interview provides keen insight into government procurement concerns, especially in relation to cloud computing. Leslie draws on his own research to explain how there is a need for innovation, change, development of centres of excellence, and ‘people capability’ in the government to make better use of cloud computing. This could lead to a more agile organization or as he terms it “cloud-corporation”.

If you are interested in cutting edge technology and the businesses that are making this happen then I strongly suggest you watch some of the archived videos of the Web 2.0 Summit 2010. In particular, the interview of Eric Schmidt (Google) by Tim O’Reilly is very good. Schmidt is asked to comment on the new Google device, Android, face recognition, net neutrality, if Google is planning a Facebook alternative, etc etc. Very interesting, indeed! The Q&A at the end raises some future implications as well.