Simon Bisson

Simon Bisson

Simon prefers to think of career as a verb rather than a noun, having worked in academic and telecoms research, as well as having been the CTO of a startup, running the technical side of UK Online (the first national ISP with content as well as connections), before moving into consultancy and technology strategy. He’s built plenty of large-scale Web applications, designed architectures for multi-terabyte online image stores, implemented B2B information hubs, and come up with next generation mobile network architectures and knowledge management solutions. In between doing all that, he’s been a freelance journalist since the early days of the Web and writes about everything from enterprise architecture down to gadgets.

Microsoft unveils a cloud Internet of Things

Windows Phone 8.1: Microsoft builds the new BlackBerry

Windows Phone 8.1: Microsoft builds the new BlackBerry

The developer preview of Windows Phone 8 reveals a updated phone OS, with the features businesses are looking for in a BlackBerry replacement. It's also got Cortana.

Dropbox does productivity with collaboration tools and desktop email

Dropbox does productivity with collaboration tools and desktop email

With 275 million users, Dropbox is adding new features for its business users: making collaboration in existing apps easier, as well as delivering new email clients.

BUILD 2014 reveals the cloud side of Nadella's Microsoft

BUILD 2014 reveals the cloud side of Nadella's Microsoft

Microsoft's future is "mobile and cloud". What does BUILD 014 tell us about the cloud side of the story?

One Microsoft for developers, everywhere

One Microsoft for developers, everywhere

Write once, run anywhere is never going to be realistic, but Microsoft is aiming for the next best thing; developer opportunity everywhere without extra work

Satya Nadella, Office for iPad, and the big new Microsoft vision

Satya Nadella, Office for iPad, and the big new Microsoft vision

New CEO goes beyond devices and services to describe a Microsoft with the ambition to lead in tomorrow's ubiquitous computing world.

Facebook's Hack language a silver bullet for user-developers

Facebook's Hack language a silver bullet for user-developers

We're going through a revolution in web development tools and technologies; and now Facebook is adding its PHP-derived Hack language to the mix. Is it the right tool at the right time for the BYODev community?

Amazon, Google, or Microsoft: Which free cloud service should I use?

Amazon, Google, or Microsoft: Which free cloud service should I use?

Are Amazon's free cloud services as good a deal as they seem? And what are the options from Google and Microsoft?

Microsoft Office's devices and services future becomes clearer

Microsoft Office's devices and services future becomes clearer

The first day of Microsoft’s 2014 SharePoint conference in Las Vegas unveiled a slew of new products and services, as well as detailing elements of Microsoft’s cloud and on-premises productivity roadmaps. But what was perhaps more...

The Xamarin Maneuver: How Microsoft can win the app store game

The Xamarin Maneuver: How Microsoft can win the app store game

How can Microsoft's Windows Phone compete against the twin giants of Android and iOS. There's a clue in how Nokia built its apps for its X-series Android fork: change the game, and the rules.

Microsoft shows Lync and Skype as

Microsoft shows Lync and Skype as "universal communications" tools

It's a shift from the old unified communications story, which focused on hardware and software. Instead, universal communications is about people.

Inside Box: How the red-hot enterprise startup thinks and works

Inside Box: How the red-hot enterprise startup thinks and works

Building a modern enterprise tool like Box is as much about philosophy as about code, as its development leads tell CITEworld.

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