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Unravelling the hype behind IT for creating useful CIO strategies.

Recent Posts

  • Moving beyond Freedom Day has IT implications

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Jul 2021
  • Even though the Delta variant continues to rise in the UK, the Government has stuck to its plans to remove Covid-19 restrictions. In effect, it has passed on responsibility for keeping people safe ...

  • A PC in the cloud

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Jul 2021
  • It was going to happen sooner or later. While many regarded Chromebooks as devices merely fit for less intensive computing tasks, they have shown Microsoft and the PC industry a different approach ...

  • Windows 11: Do we need another operating system

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 30 Jun 2021
  • One can see the reason why Microsoft saw a need to update Windows 10. Apple has been updating MacOS and has now moved its hardware away from the Intel x86 processor family to focus on its M1 ...

  • Mobile operating systems: It's not about VHS versus Betamax

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 16 Jun 2021
  • In the 1970s two rival video tape formats battled out for the hearts and minds of consumers. Movies were distributed on either VHS or Betamax. Eventually,  VHS won. But today who uses video tapes? ...

  • Do the right thing

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 03 Jun 2021
  • A recent study has put a spotlight on a worrying trend in software development. Open source project maintainers are not being paid for their work. Or, if they do get paid, on average, they can ...

  • An opportunity to redesign computer architectures

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 01 Jun 2021
  • Over the last 70 years business computers have evolved a standard model of computing based around a central processing unit (CPU), main memory (RAM) and data storage. In effect, data is fetched ...

  • Data's role in economic recovery

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 19 May 2021
  • The economy is slowly opening up. Red is red. Green is green and as for amber...that’s red, at least as far as the latest government travel guidance is concerned. Data is going to be absolutely ...

  • A desktop strategy for post pandemic return to work

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 11 May 2021
  • Most surveys Computer Weekly receive on remote working during the pandemic assume everyone will be running an office laptop at home. Crouching over a laptop on the kitchen table, or sitting on a ...

  • Helping staff to work in a hybrid mode

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 06 May 2021
  • A recent survey of 50 of the UK’s biggest firms conducted by the BBC, has reported that 24 have no plans to have staff return to their offices. Many workers do not feel compelled to return to the ...

  • Apply brain power to automation

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 13 Apr 2021
  • With the economy opening up, business leaders are looking at how quickly things can start returning to normal. What does normal look like? Numerous studies have shown that over the last year, ...

  • API Daze

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 06 Apr 2021
  • Earlier this week, the US Supreme Court ruled that Google did not infringe Oracle copyright on the Java SE API (application programming edition). The fact the US Supreme Court has digested a load ...

  • Avoiding architectural blank cheques

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Mar 2021
  • Every five to 10 years there is a monumental shift in IT architecture. In the early 2000s, enterprises began seeing the benefits of virtualising physical servers. Cloud computing offered enterprise ...

  • What the Net can learn from car culture

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 12 Mar 2021
  • In an open letter celebrating the birthday of the web Tim Berners-Lee and co-author, Rosemary Leith have called for better connectivity for young people in order to build a better post Covid world. ...

  • Improve trust in algorithmic decision-making

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 01 Mar 2021
  • There is a new dirty word in politics. Over the last few weeks politicians and commentators have spoken publicly about how this year’s GCSE and A’levels won’t be based on algorithms. Instead, they ...

  • The consequence of IT failure on a space mission

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 17 Feb 2021
  • If everything goes to plan, an HPE edge server, Spaceborne Computer-2, will soon be running on the International Space Station, proving that commodity x86 hardware can be used to run mission ...