For the `mad-dashers' of the IT journalistic fraternity it will come as a marker that blogging must have already reached maturity if I have got round to launching one. If that is true, then maybe it is no bad thing. But here I am. For now all you'll get is a few words just to observe the fact that I have arrived. More will follow soon enough, though first of all I have deadline beckoning for IT Week, one of the magazines I write for.
And what is Banks Statement going to be about? Well the keywords, for keyword searchers, are likely to be IT infrastructures, IT management systems, servers, business applications and all the other things that go to move the business use of IT towards a service-based approach through utility service providers. We're not there yet by a long way, but it is, I believe, the way things are going and that is what I shall be tracking.
I will also track other developments and issues that relate to this broad subject. Some, such as the sudden emergence of an Apple/Intel relationship, may not at first seem to have any relevance, but for every server there has to be at least one client so some of what happens there could well have an impact on infrastructure. Sometimes, I might even cover something because I think it is just so damned good, or because I think it is just so damned stupid as to deserve a good poke in the eye!
My plan, such as it has so far formulated in my addled brain, is to raise initial discussion of issues here and then continue them on a website that is currently under construction. This will be more like the types of magazine columns which I spent more years than I care to remember writing. Hopefully, none of it will be too ego-bound, but will contain enough to help business users of IT with their own thinking. If you find me wrong I won't cry (OK, I might occasionally) for at least in the process you will have thought through why I am wrong from your perspective.