As anyone who has watched a thunderstorm will know, clouds can be powerful and fascinating phenomena. The term cloud, when applied to computing, shrouds a useful idea in an unnecessary air of mystery.
You may have read recently about some security flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre, present in the design of the silicon chips in many servers, office computers, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.
We have just added Sage One to the list of popular accounting systems we integrate with. Over the past two years or so, hundreds of thousands of small businesses have moved their accounting online, and Sage One is one of many systems catering to this demand.
FreeAgent is the latest on the list of popular accounting system we integrate with. Some years ago, I had a meeting with a senior figure from a large, accounting software firm. He said he thought we were making a mistake by taking what he called the Swiss position.