Separation as a Service

(Mar 27, 2020)

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, and in common with many service providers, we're dealing with support requests from users working at home. This isn't a huge upheaval for us, since we've always been a SaaS provider, and SaaS is intrinsically decentralised. More traditional applications are different: such applications are locally-installed, and evolved in environments where users and systems administrators operated together in employee-dense locations.

At this point in the global crisis, a review of revolutionary medical technologies and treatments is not yet possible. So instead of looking to the future, we consider proven defences from the past. Earlier, Stephen discussed the importance…

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Tags: technology, coronavirus, public health

Universal Prescription

(May 26, 2017)

In April 2017 the UK Government unveiled its Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS), the first binding legislation ensuring government investment in cycling and walking provision in England. CWIS commits 1.2 billion GBP of spending by 2020/2021, coming from central and local government as well as from local enterprise partnerships. While clearly falling within transport planning, and despite being less directly revenue-friendly than the recent UK tax on sugar sweetened beverages, it is appropriate to view CWIS as a public health initiative. Indeed the foreword to the policy cites better health and improved air quality among the benefits sought by doubling cycling activity by 2025.

We'll consider…

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Tags: longevity, research, exercise, public health

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