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Unravelling the hype behind IT for creating useful CIO strategies.

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  • Davos 2020: Tech sector and the climate change challenge

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 21 Jan 2020
  • Last week Microsoft chief, Satya Nadella, made the headlines, with an audacious plan to eradicate the company’s historic carbon footprint, by reversing all its emissions since 1975. As political ...

  • Edge computing shifts IT's gravity

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Jan 2020
  • In this guest blog post, Satyam Vaghani VP/GM, IoT & AI, Nutanix discusses the way IT will need to change to support edge computing. The rise of the edge will require a redistribution of the ...

  • Windows 7: Don’t cry for me

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 16 Jan 2020
  • It may have gone unnoticed with the January 14 end of support deadline for Windows 7, but Microsoft’s 10 year old OS, had one last Patch Tuesday update. And , surprise, surprise, this included a ...

  • The challenge of metadata at the edge

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 14 Jan 2020
  • Nelson Petracek, chief technology officer at Tibco  says that one of the issues in deploying and managing edge computing devices is how will the device metadata be managed and governed. Such ...

  • Intel delay: Update an old Windows 7 PC, or buy AMD

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 11 Dec 2019
  • The shortage of Intel processors is having a knock-on effect on IT’s ability to upgrade whatever legacy Windows 7 PCs still remain in the organisation onto new Windows 10 hardware. At the time of ...

  • 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 ...