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  • Intel delays means Windows 7 support deadline needs extending

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 28 Nov 2019
  • In the last few days Hewlett Packard Inc and Dell have posted results, in which their respective chief financial officers have spoken about the issues their businesses face with the supply of Intel ...

  • Calling tech leaders: Should you stay or should you go?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 12 Nov 2019
  • During Gartner’s recent Symposium event in Barcelona, CIOs heard the latest thinking from the analyst firm about where it sees the role of IT leader heading. Each year, CIOs head to the Symposium ...

  • Time to unplug PowerPoint

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 28 Oct 2019
  • Can a corporate piece of software change the culture of an organisation. It happened in 1983 when Mitch Kapor developed Lotus 1-2-3 for the IBM PC, the PC’s first killer application. Aldus ...

  • Software development spires and foundations

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 14 Oct 2019
  • CCS Insight has predicted that by 2023, psychometric testing of software developers will become commonplace. The analyst firm believes that ethical psychometric testing will appear more regularly ...

  • Programmes and projects in an age of data applications

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 02 Oct 2019
  • During the Future Decoded conference in London, Microsoft discussed a paradigm shift in application development. But it was not setting out its plans for a new software developer’s kit, programming ...

  • To be strategic, IT companies must align with business strategy

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Sep 2019
  • Last year, Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced a strategic relationship with the Chinese cloud giant, Alibaba. The term “strategic” is often bounced around the IT industry and usually means the ...

  • There is nothing new in IT

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 13 Sep 2019
  • Once a new technology becomes mainstream the industry needs to find a new thing to sell its customers. It’s been this way since the time IBM provided big metal boxes with integrated software and ...

  • Gigging for robots

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 23 Aug 2019
  • A few months ago Automation Anywhere began collaborating with freelance software developer recruitment platform, Toptal, on robotic process automation in the human workforce. The concept is called ...

  • IBM floats another cloud strategy

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Aug 2019
  • Gartner's latest magic quadrant report on cloud infrastructure puts IBM in the bottom left quadrant, as a niche player, alongside Oracle and Alibaba. IBM is hoping the £34bn it has spent on buying ...

  • Use Windows 7 end of support to reboot desktop IT

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 29 Jul 2019
  • What does a modern desktop look like? For the last few decades since the desktop PC established its place in offices, the role of desktop IT has been to provide end-users with access to corporate ...

  • Apollo 11: The human factor in autonomous systems

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Jul 2019
  • “Once you put someone in orbit, it is a lot harder to fix it if something goes wrong,” says Paul Kostek, a senior Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) member and senior systems ...

  • How to be an IT rock star

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 09 Jul 2019
  • The recent spate of band reunions and Glastonbury illustrates the longevity of rock music. But the software industry seems to be stuck on finding the next big thing. Who would ever describe Windows ...

  • Why database admins should embrace automation

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 25 Jun 2019
  • There are certain functions in database administration, that are good candidates for automation. These are the nuts and bolts of the job - like how to partition the storage, what happens if a disk ...

  • Why Tech should lead, when governments lag

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 10 Jun 2019
  • Last week shares in the tech giants plummeted following reports that US regulators from the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission were looking at investigating their business. On the ...

  • Take flawless IT project execution with a pinch of salt

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 03 Jun 2019
  • The recent story reported in Computer Weekly about Revlon’s SAP woes, illustrates the importance of tech due diligence. Its CTO, Chau Banks, who previously worked as CIO at New York & Company, ...

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