I had a go the other week at writing about Silos. I was gently reprimanded [ thanks DL] for not better explaining what Silos are. In this context the word Silo means ” a system or group or team, working in isolation from any other group or team “. I was disappointed at the few responses received because I really do think it is something worth thinking about; how to better share information which will in turn lead to greater understanding (and who knows what else), between my four Silos; practitioners,academics,Whitehall / Westminster and the end-users, in this case Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). My one page paper on silos can be found here,I hope  — or in an earlier blog on this site http://t.co/myqrE8KtOG  Do have a look when you have a minute. Thanks.