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The calm before the storm

Sorry for being a bit quiet here over the last week or so. We’re just dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s before we plunge into the public arena with our most exciting adventure yet. I feel that any time spend away from my core duties as part of the team delivering this adventure is …

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Good Morning, Flattering Spam

If you comment on any article in this blog more than a couple of weeks old, it goes into an “approval” queue which I check and process 3-4 times a week. I often find that, combined with some useful comments, a few spam messages. Over the last month or so I’ve suddenly found these spam …

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Tesco Friday Frenzy and power of Social Networking

One Friday a few weeks ago, the Clothing at Tesco (C@T) team decided to launch a campaign to increase their Facebook fan base. The team had opened the Clothing at Tesco Facebook fan site linked to their website www.clothingattesco.com and were using the service to update their profile regularly to talk about new clothing ranges, …

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Tesco.com has its own private cloud computing service

A short time ago I responded to our leadership team’s concerns that the grocery API, still very much an R&D project (and on its own service) at this time, may not cope with the load when we come to launch our mobile grocery applications soon. Having built up some skills and experience in using Microsoft’s …

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