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Here are a few personal observations on IT Outsourcing based on my experience of both selling and working in and around major outsource contracts in the IT industry. My definition of outsourcing is, the transfer of significant IT functions and management to a third party. No matter how extensive, the use of third parties to simply augment internal resources is not, in my view, outsourcing.

Posted by Ian Mills

Browsers have come a long way since Tim Berners-Lee developed WorldWideWeb in 1990. In 1993 NCSA Mosaic became the defacto browser for early adopters of the Internet and this browser is credited with popularising the world wide web.

Posted by Richard Bishop

There is an old adage that you cannot fit a quart into a pint pot. In Imperial measurement, for those of us without a pre-decimalisation education, one quart is equal to two pints. However, in todays computing parlance, do it in the Cloud and you can.

Posted by Gordon Appleby

As a performance tester I’m often asked to predict the behaviour of a client application based on test results. This is often difficult and I was reminded of this when I saw this xkcd cartoon recently.

Posted by Richard Bishop

Trust IV are proud to announce our support for City in the Community (CITC). Set up in 1986 by Manchester City Football, the scheme was intended to forge closer links with the local communities. It also aims to create opportunities through football to inspire young people to aspire to achieve.

Posted by Paul Caine

Last week Richard and I attended the Internet Retailing Expo (IRX13) at the Birmingham NEC. Described as the UK’s No.1 B2B event for online and multichannel retail, the Expo saw over 150 exhibitors and 5000 visitors through its doors. Further to this, over 60 leading experts from companies such as Amazon, Facebook and eBay gave workshops and presentations.

Posted by Mahesh Johal

Manchester City FC in conjunction with British Cycling ran the 2013 Velocity charity event on Friday and Saturday 22-23 March 2013.

As part of a Manchester City and Proleisure team, Paul Caine put in an hour at 9am Saturday.  Riding on the famous wooden track of the Manchester Velodrome, home of Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton amongst others, was a real thrill - and using a fixed wheel bike for the first time only added to the pre-ride nerves.

Posted by Paul Caine

In its 25th year, the 2013 edition of Comic Relief has raised over an astonishing £75million. In a heroic effort, the British public joined forces with well-known celebrities and personalities to help raise money for good causes in the UK and Africa. The usual faces such as Lenny Henry were present, whilst David Beckham, Simon Cowell and Ricky Gervais also made appearances.

Posted by Mahesh Johal

Gordon and I recently attended an evening with Fred Done at the University of Salford. Fred is the founder of the bookmakers Betfred. A proud Salfordian, Fred discussed his life story and how he runs his companies.

Posted by Paul Caine

At Trust IV we’ve developed a web performance test application to monitor the page response times for websites. Our application analyses the performance of home pages for companies in different market sectors including retail, finance, entertainment, travel and so on.

Posted by Richard Bishop

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