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An inspirational leader, Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery was once asked to name the three greatest generals in history. Half smiling, he replied, "The other two were Alexander the Great and Napoleon."
Happiness is key Managing staff is hard and, with the rise in flexible work patterns, some say it’s getting harder. Entrepreneurs and business thinkers offer their best advice Entrepreneurs aren’t always the best managers. Ask any what their best skills are … Continue readi...
Happiness is key Managing staff is hard and, with the rise in flexible work patterns, some say it’s getting harder. Entrepreneurs and business thinkers offer their best advice Entrepreneurs aren’t always the best managers. Ask any what their best skills are … Continue readi...
Happiness is key Managing staff is hard and, with the rise in flexible work patterns, some say it’s getting harder. Entrepreneurs and business thinkers offer their best advice Entrepreneurs aren’t always the best managers. Ask any what their best skills are and they’ll ofte...
Bare metal IaaS WTF? CDN what does it do? Cloudwash, will it clean my socks? I read this article by Paul Anderson and wanted to repost as it does a great job of covering the new vocabulary of cloud. In the wake of big data, many of us have started to treat cloud like old […]
Could this be Britain’s best boss? Dominic Monkhouse THERE is a giant helter slide, a tree house, a mini golf course, giant swings, a pool table, foosball and even a large yoga area. While it might sound like a leisure complex, … Continue reading →
Could this be Britain’s best boss? Dominic Monkhouse THERE is a giant helter slide, a tree house, a mini golf course, giant swings, a pool table, foosball and even a large yoga area. While it might sound like a leisure complex, … Continue reading →
Could this be Britain’s best boss? Dominic Monkhouse THERE is a giant helter slide, a tree house, a mini golf course, giant swings, a pool table, foosball and even a large yoga area. While it might sound like a leisure complex, this is an office in Southampton, perhaps unsurprisi...
This office may be the most fun in Britain as it comes kitted out with a giant helter-skelter slide, a tree house and even a pub.   It also boasts a pool table, a putting green, a giant swing, a … Continue reading →
This office may be the most fun in Britain as it comes kitted out with a giant helter-skelter slide, a tree house and even a pub.   It also boasts a pool table, a putting green, a giant swing, a cinema, and there’s even a place where putting your feet up is an office rule. &...
This office may be the most fun in Britain as it comes kitted out with a giant helter-skelter slide, a tree house and even a pub.   It also boasts a pool table, a putting green, a giant swing, a … Continue reading →
“We don’t want to be the biggest, we just want to be the best” Peer 1 Hosting‘s Dominic Monkhouse on the pain of bad customer service and the importance of keeping a “screw them” fund. Name: Dominic Monkhouse Role and company: EMEA Managing Director and SV...
“We don’t want to be the biggest, we just want to be the best” Peer 1 Hosting‘s Dominic Monkhouse on the pain of bad customer service and the importance of keeping a “screw them” fund. Name: Dominic Monkhouse Role and … Continue reading →
“We don’t want to be the biggest, we just want to be the best” Peer 1 Hosting‘s Dominic Monkhouse on the pain of bad customer service and the importance of keeping a “screw them” fund. Name: Dominic Monkhouse Role and … Continue reading →
Almost a billion pounds is set to be spent via mobile devices in the first two weeks of December. With online retailers around the UK readying their systems for the annual Christmas hike in sales, anything websites can do to create a competitive advantage to differentiate them from th...
Business Computing World August 2012 by Dominic Monkhouse In the busy 21st century, a large proportion of people no longer have the time or the inclination to physically go to the shops to buy goods. Luckily, many can now do this … Continue reading →
Business Computing World August 2012 by Dominic Monkhouse In the busy 21st century, a large proportion of people no longer have the time or the inclination to physically go to the shops to buy goods. Luckily, many can now do this instead via their phone, laptop or tablet. Made ever eas...
In the busy 21st century, a large proportion of people no longer have the time or the inclination to physically go to the shops to buy goods. Luckily, many can now do this instead via their phone, laptop or tablet. Made ever easier via applications for portable devices, [...]
We ar Peer 1 Hosting notice some time ago that for many the “flexibility” of hosting in the cloud with AWS actually meant spending more. In our experience 80% of customers have static requirements. Read what GigaOM have to say. Filed under: Uncategorized
We at Peer 1 Hosting have known for some time that self-hosting was in most cases less expensive than Amazon cloud. Check out the results of this study from GigaOM. Filed under: Uncategorized
The Marketing Communication team at PEER 1 Hosting has pulled together a project to create a Map of the Internet based on real data available at CAIDA. Map of the Internet – Project Background Raj Sodhi (VP Marketing at PEER 1 Hosting told me, “Five months ago, I was having a con...
The Marketing Communication team at PEER 1 Hosting has pulled together a project to create a Map of the Internet based on real data available at CAIDA. Map of the Internet – Project Background Raj Sodhi (VP Marketing at PEER 1 Hosting told me, “Five months ago, I was having a con...
The Marketing Communication team at PEER 1 Hosting has pulled together a project to create a Map of the Internet based on real data available at CAIDA. Map of the Internet – Project Background Raj Sodhi (VP Marketing at PEER … Continue reading →
By Dominic Monkhouse, published on Real Business 17/03/2011 An iPad not only makes you look like you mean business, but it can revolutionise your IT consumption and productivity. When you’re on the move, an iPad is a lightweight lifeline to your business: unlike many laptops, it ...
By Dominic Monkhouse, published on Real Business 17/03/2011 An iPad not only makes you look like you mean business, but it can revolutionise your IT consumption and productivity. When you’re on the move, an iPad is a lightweight lifeline to … Continue reading →
By Dominic Monkhouse, published on Real Business 17/03/2011 An iPad not only makes you look like you mean business, but it can revolutionise your IT consumption and productivity. When you’re on the move, an iPad is a lightweight lifeline to your business: unlike many laptops, it ...
The trick is choose channels relevant to your business audience You don’t have to spend a fortune to drive success on-line. The trick to social media is not only about making the channels you choose relevant to your business audience, but also about the content you share. Updatin...
I couldn’t resist republishing this article http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2011/01/google-cant-find-paris.html I just checked and PARIS (the paper plane) is still the top search result. Go to here to see the story told by Lester Haines on this world record attempt – PEER 1 Host...
I couldn’t resist republishing this article http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2011/01/google-cant-find-paris.html I just checked and PARIS (the paper plane) is still the top search result. Go to here to see the story told by Lester Haines on this world record attempt – PEER 1 Host...
Image via Wikipedia         By Nick Booth on November 12, 2010 5:23 PM | http://www.microscope.co.uk/blogs/it-in-context/2010/11/camerons-plan-for-silicon-end-at-olympic-park-is-doomed-says-monkhouse.html Why East London Can Never Be a Silicon Valley David Came...
Dominic Monkhouse, Real Business, 15 October 2010 General Electric recently came out and said that the government’s cap on immigration will damage its ability to do business. As the MD of a UK company, I’m in total agreement. The cap has been introduced to try and stem the ...
Image via Wikipedia Well well well, Lawrence Jones over at UKFast has put fingers to his keyboard to write a few kind words about me and my time at Rackspace. He even goes so far as to say I have been an inspiration to him. Ah Lawrence i am touched! “He built Rackspace on very [...]
Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman You see, its nothing more than just plain old common sense. You find something you can be passionate about and turn it into a business. Then you surround yourself with like-minded people who share your passion and you c...
A thousand pounds to leave the company after only two weeks in the job. That is what Rackspace UK founder Dominic Monkhouse is offering people who join his latest network and web hosting service, Southampton-based Peer 1, but find they do not fit in. See the article in Computer Weekly ...
Service Excellence Awards 2005: Overall winner and winner, Business to Business If you ask any school kids what they want to do when they grow up, it’s unlikely they will answer ‘deliver great customer service‘. Yet such people exist in the adult world. Find people fo...