Windows 10 – First thoughts

Although I have a high speed internet connection, the Windows 10 installation took longer than I was expecting.

My first thoughts are that the user interface is more focused than Windows 9, where there was too much irrelevant material on the screen. Windows 10 knows what I like and what I use, so the apps. are more readily available.

There’s a brand new browser for Windows 10, called Microsoft Edge. The pitch is that it’s made for writing, reading and researching. I’m a serious fan of Google Chrome and it will take a lot for me to change browsers.

I’ll update further as I start to use Windows 10 day-to-day.


Dr Alf Best Twelve Blogs 2011

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Dear Readers,

Many thanks for your support since I started blogging in February 2011 as a complete novice.

It’s been an amazing  journey of discovery, learning and a lot of fun! 

I thought that you might be interested to know which were my top twelve blogs for 2011. 

They are ranked below according to number of hits, with the the most popular first (highest number of hits).

  1. What are the three types of Interim Management assignment?

  2. UK Local Authorities & Shared Services: Cost-Cutting – Myth or Reality?

  3. What’s the difference between an Interim Manager and a Management Consultant?

  4. Utilising Professional Interims to Help Reduce the Budget Deficit – Removing Catch 22?

  5. Interim Management: Ten Emerging Trends and Outlook for the Future

  6. Public Sector Performance: Catch 22 type Dilemmas

  7. Public Sector Catch 22: The Role of “IT” in Business Transformation

  8. The Open Public Services White Paper, the Budget Deficit and Thirteen Key Reasons for the Government to Deploy Professional Interims for Risk Reduction?

  9. Public Sector Catch 22: Structural Reform, Strategy and Implementation – How to avoid a Omnishambles Recovery Programme?

  10. Public Sector Catch 22: Cost-Cutting Vs. Cost Reduction

  11. Cabinet Office & Treasury Score Own Goal with “Catch 22″: More Myths, Realities & Escalating Risks?

  12. The Every Day Reality of the Professional Interim

You will probably have noticed that I have revamped my blog in the last month and changing the content.

I hope that you will continue to read my blog in 2012 as it evolves.

Let me take this opportunity of wishing you warmest season’s greeting and best of luck for 2012!


Dr Alf