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Warwick Eade

Warwick Eade
As the Founder of Lancom Technology, Warwick has over 30 years of experience within the IT industry spanning engineering, software development and consultancy.
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Written By Warwick Eade Jul 8, 2020 11:08:47 AM

Outsourcing IT Business Partnerships Keep up with Technology Business Growth

The next big thing – when to jump in

Being aware of ‘the next big thing’ is one thing. Knowing when to embrace it, quite another. 

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Written By Warwick Eade Apr 23, 2020 3:53:55 PM

Digital Transformation Keep up with Technology Amazon Web Services Microsoft Azure

Get your business and servers out of lockdown and into the cloud

In New Zealand, as I write, we remain in COVID-19 lockdown. Like people everywhere I am working from a makeshift office, hastily put together that will have to do until we are out of this. I cannot help but be drawn by the similarities of my own circumstances with that of many businesses around the world who are in their own form of lockdown because of their dependency on physical computer servers.

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Written By Warwick Eade Feb 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

innovation Digital Transformation

Ceremony May Be Killing Your Business

(Massive hat tip to Clay Shirky here)

Software is eating the world. The world’s largest taxi company owns no cars. The largest provider of overnight accommodation owns no hotels. In 2017, two companies took a whopping $120 billion in advertising spend, despite not owning a printing press or TV network between them.

All these companies were founded as modest startups in the last 20 years. Many of the business’s they’re displacing have been around for over a century. 10-year-old Uber has the same $60 billion valuation as 100-year-old General Motors.

How did this happen? It seems counter intuitive that a company like Uber, which only owns software, is worth as much as GM, which owns hundreds of huge factories and plants.

How do small software startups founded with less than five employees ‘steal’ the markets from billion dollar incumbents? Like all counter intuitive truths, the answer lies in what we think we know… and what’s actually going on.

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Written By Warwick Eade Oct 21, 2015 4:51:00 PM

cloud computing

What is Cloud?

 
You will by now have heard the term 'Cloud Computing'a lot.  You probably have found that the term 'cloud computing' used for completely different and apparently contradictory circumstances. Google, Uber and Amazon are all 'cloud' but very different services. Didn't Amazon once sell books?  AWS, Evernote, Uber, AirBnB, Office 365, Google - all cloud, all quite distinct.
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