Jim Shaw

General Manager, Europe
Acquia, Inc.

A software professional for 20 years I live in Oxfordshire in the UK with my wife who keeps my feet on the ground. I'm a closet engineer, cook and musician.

Recent blog posts

Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 08:15
Post financial crisis, Financial Services Institutions (FSIs) are determined to change. Their motivation lies not just in regaining the trust of a public that has shored up the industry, but also the same goal that they have always had, to find new More...
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 - 04:46
The recent BBC interview with Bill Crothers about IT suppliers in the public sector was depressingly familiar. In particular, the remark from Sir Francis Maude1 about the government department that was charged £30,000 for changing the text on a web More...
Posted on Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 09:47
Acquia services are now available on G-Cloud. And we’re excited. It got me thinking how far we’ve come in many ways. But how long is the journey before the provisioning of cloud services within the public sector is as slick as it should be and More...
Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 - 04:23
I'm seriously excited about DrupalCon Prague. It already looks to be the biggest European Drupal event ever held, with over 1600 tickets sold to date and 56 countries represented in the registrations. The UK is currently leading the enrollment More...
Posted on Monday, September 2, 2013 - 08:28
I started my career in the automotive industry and I learnt a great deal about manufacturing, lean processes and more. The evolution of automotive manufacturing over the past 100 years holds valuable lessons for other industries and practices. I had More...
Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 04:29
Heralding a new age in technology use, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has cleared Amazon Web Services for adoption in the Netherlands’ financial sector. But, they haven’t just opened the doors to direct use – they have also sanctioned services built More...
Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 17:23
Originally posted: http://www.publicserviceeurope.com/article/1761/european-public-services-must-follow-icelands-open-source-lead To many in the private sector, the idea of super-size contracts that are expensive to run and almost impossible to More...