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  • Coronavirus: Trust the data

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 23 Mar 2020
  • The recent spell of sunny weather, after weeks of torrential rain, brought the masses out. A lovely Spring weekend. If only so. As television and online images revealed, “It was like a bank ...

  • Coronavirus: Get ready to mobilise IT

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 16 Mar 2020
  • As major cities around Europe enter the lockdown phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, people will increasingly rely on online services to stay in touch and to order groceries and other essentials. On ...

  • Tech readiness for coronavirus

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 03 Mar 2020
  • As more cases of the coronavirus are found in the UK, businesses are going to have to face the very real prospect that encouraging people to go into the office, raises the risk of the virus ...

  • Question value after conferences shutdown due to coronavirus risk

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 17 Feb 2020
  • The tech industry loves big tech events and for the host cities, these huge events represent a massive boost to the local economy. Thousands upon thousands of customers, sales people, and industry ...

  • SAP ECC: plan, plan, plan

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 07 Feb 2020
  • Earlier this week, SAP acknowledged that many of its customers are going to take far longer to move to S/4Hana, its next generation ERP system. For over 20 years, Computer Weekly has looked at the ...

  • The cloud deal question that follows on from an Oracle audit

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 06 Feb 2020
  • On 17 December 2019, the US District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division, dismissed the 2018 class action case brought by the City of Sunrise Firefighters’ Pension Fund ...

  • 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 ...

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