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Two trends that will blow the software world apart

I recently attended the European dotgo conference in Paris, arranged around Google’s Go and was impressed by the speed with which this relatively unknown…Continue

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Started Oct 15, 2014


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Dele Sikuade replied to George Gombay's discussion Do we need yet another language? (Google announces DART) in the group Developers
"I remembered your post on DART from years back. Have you taken a look at Golang? We're using it on Documize and it's pretty neat. "
Aug 18, 2014
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Aug 18, 2014
Dele Sikuade and Iain Bryant are now friends
Nov 13, 2012
Dele Sikuade replied to George Gombay's discussion Do we need yet another language? (Google announces DART) in the group Developers
"I think with cloud computing it was only a matter of time before someone realized that a purpose-built language that could incorporate the new technology was needed. Good luck to Google if that is the direction in which they are taking DART."
Sep 11, 2011
Dele Sikuade commented on Dele Sikuade's blog post Helpless in the face of SAAS
"Now even Microsoft's services go down"
Sep 9, 2011
Dave Long and Dele Sikuade are now friends
May 26, 2011
Dave Long commented on Dele Sikuade's blog post Found a gap in the market? Is there a market in the gap?
"Hi Dele Couldn't agree more, and nicely put... The hardest part, as you say is proving that you can sell the idea once it's there. As I am slowly learning over an extended period, nothing comes easy, and it's often not the quality of…"
May 26, 2011
Noah Landsberg commented on Dele Sikuade's blog post Not enough words to describe your product?
"Reminds me of a little movie called Duplicity. You're right about the challenge of finding smooth words and nice ways to get the message about your products and or services sold.  We are in a very challenging industry, escpecially due to…"
May 23, 2011
Dele Sikuade posted a blog post

Not enough words to describe your product?

The email ripped through the office like a tornado - our competitors had copied us, AGAIN! What to do? What counter-attack should we launch? After all, if they thought that WE had copied THEM they would be writing us nasty letters and making threats. Surely we had to take some sort of decisive action against them. The mood of belligerence swiftly passed and we could see past what at first appeared to be a blatant attempt to plagiarize our work. It was nothing of the sort. There are simply not…See More
May 10, 2011
Dele Sikuade and Mpho Setuke are now friends
May 6, 2011
Dele Sikuade and Francois Olwage are now friends
May 4, 2011
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Found a gap in the market? Is there a market in the gap?

Last week was an interesting one for me, involving as it did the review of proposals to bring two different products and one new service to market. It seems that investment opportunities are like buses, you can hang around for weeks doing nothing, wondering where it all went wrong, and then three turn up at once. I shall not name the businesses concerned, or even the nature of their business as it is not what they do that is the subject of this blog. Rather it is the thought processes that got…See More
May 3, 2011
Dele Sikuade commented on Bradly Angelo Swart's blog post Calendar Sharing
"All of the functionality you describe seems to me to be already freely available. If you create an event in something like Google Calendar and associate others with it then you can allow anyone attending to alter the event and all participants will…"
Apr 29, 2011
Dele Sikuade posted a blog post

The basic rule of business

"Time is money and nothing takes no time” is a mantra that every human being on the planet who seeks gainful employment should be made to repeat a thousand times for a hundred days so that business can flow much smoother.If you want to read the original rant, I posted it here. In my view this mantra should be carved above the entrance to every business so that all of its clients can read it when they…See More
Apr 26, 2011
Dele Sikuade commented on Graham Lashbrooke's blog post Foolproof security
"Hi Graham, you may already have done this but you might be better off posing the question on StackExchange or Quora which both have areas where experts answer questions on security.  "
Apr 22, 2011
Dele Sikuade commented on michaelerasmus's blog post Today I'm launching - A job board for South African Tech workers
"22nd April 09:38 GMT Techboard is down. Are you a victim of Amazon's cloud tanking taking the image of SAAS down with it? Will check back later, techboard sounds like a good idea."
Apr 22, 2011

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What activity, project or company engages you currently?
Documize - revolutionizing document management
Who are you?
Co-founder of Documize( and Countersoft ( Former CTO of iXL and Scient UK, COO at MRM Miller Starr, division of MRM Worldwide, ERP Consultant to Walt Disney, Manpower, BUPA, ICHG and other fortune 500/FTSE 100 clients.
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Manchester University

Dele Sikuade's Blog

Agile is easy as turning a key in a well-oiled lock

If you put a key in the lock and it doesn’t turn easily then it’s probably the wrong key or the lock is bust. If you’re running an Agile software development team and it’s not going smoothly then in some way you’re probably not Agile, because Agile is easy.

Take the steps:

  1. Sit down with…

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 18:56

Not another rubbish SharePoint Convention!

It landed in my inbox with all the appeal of a dead cod delivered through the letterbox – an invitation to sign up for yet another SharePoint fan boy convention. What, I asked myself, would ever persuade me to tag along to that Trekkie convention for software?  Telling my connections that I like SharePoint is the equivalent of wearing a chicken suit at a dinner party. I could only get away with such an association by saying that company policy forced me to use it (and how often do I hear…


Posted on October 17, 2014 at 13:08

How to make a tough choice in a struggling business

A friend whose business is going through a tough time called round to see me the other day. He had lots of problems that he wanted to talk through and in each case the real problem was not identifying the root cause or even finding solutions, it was making choices.

We kind of worked our way through all the problems using an approach I learnt from a former mentor, one that I recommend to anyone facing a similar situation.

My old mentor told me two things that have proved…


Posted on October 14, 2014 at 14:30

The Kodak printer scam

The one thing that I really hated about my HP printer was the price of a replacement cartridge of ink. When I saw the Kodak ads boasting about how they were reducing the cost of ownership by slashing the prices of replacement ink cartridges I thought they had hit the nail fair and square on the head. My new Kodak ESP C310 is teaching me a salutary lesson about things that look too good to be true not being true at all.


First, the cartridges are comparatively tiny and my…


Posted on July 5, 2011 at 11:18 — 1 Comment

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At 20:45 on January 26, 2011, Francis Oghuma said…

wow.. i just checked your site.

keep the great work we shud discuss further

our company runs cultural networks in nigeria and cameroon.


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