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Hello World

posted 12 Mar 2010, 02:36 by Francois Joubert   [ updated 12 Mar 2010, 02:56 ]
It had to be done! This was the output of my first computer program and I guess the first output for many programmers around the world. Now it is the first post on this blog. 

Rest assured I do not intend to discuss programming nor technology much; I aim to spend my time thinking about how businesses can use internet-based technology platforms and applications to solve business problems. It is all too easy to get distracted by the technology and what it can do in itself rather than its application in supporting business actions. This is partly due to our historic toy attitude towards computers.

My main focus will be Google Apps and other cloud-based technologies and how they may be used. These technologies are different to the recent tradition of installing much software on the desktop and in the data centre, and may seem rather toy-like in comparison.