I'm very pleased to welcome the latest addition to the ZDNet UK stable of bloggers, Simon Bisson and Mary Branscombe.
A well-established partnership in IT journalism who have been writing news and features for us for some time, their "500 Words Into The Future" blog will make good use of their experience and insight.
Their particular expertise, honed over many years interrogating senior industry executives and project leaders, lies in an in-depth understanding of the real world enterprise IT and the actual software and hardware engineering behind it. It doesn't hurt that they've been there, done that, making the technology work in practice.
They're particularly known in the industry for spending more time in Redmond, Silicon Valley and all points west than they do in their London HQ, so expect well-informed comment and analysis based on what's actually happening rather than what the marketeers would have us believe.
There may also be some atrocious puns, but Simon and Mary are under strict instructions not to cause actual pain. At least, not to ZDNet UK's readers. Any damage inflicted on vendors is, I'm afraid, regrettable but necessary.