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  • 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, ...

  • How racist bias is embedded in software systems

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 May 2019
  • The issue of racist bias encoded in software made mainstream news last week, with a report on Channel Four news highlighting how software for profiling criminal suspects, tend to have racial ...

  • VDI reimagined

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 09 May 2019
  • A demo at this week’s .Next conference in Anaheim gave a snapshot of how far modern VDI has come. Virtual desktops  should not be considered just as an option for users who only require low ...

  • Banking and finance bigwigs yank climate change chord

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 18 Apr 2019
  • It has been a week of activism and a call for action, with the Extinction Rebellion, causing major disruptions in London. But alongside grass roots demonstrations, there appears to be a greater ...

  • Single source ERP fails to match business needs

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Apr 2019
  • There was a time when the major ERP providers were considered allies of the CIO. They were trusted advisors. From an IT decision-maker perspective, ERP software aimed to encapsulate best-in-class ...

  • Why are we serving up chips?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 05 Apr 2019
  • Custom hardware is usually the only option available to organisations that need to achieve the ultimate level of performance for AI applications. But Nvidia has taken massive strides in flipping ...

  • Complexities of safety critical augmented systems

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 29 Mar 2019
  • There are no lessons that can be gleaned from the tragic loss of life following the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash on March 10, 2019. As has been reported across the web, the crash bears ...

  • Welcome to the new legacy

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Mar 2019
  • Budgets in IT general do not grow at a rate that can sustain stellar financial performance across the IT industry. However, Gartner’s latest spending forecast has reported that worldwide software ...

  • Web @ 30: Thank you for global connectivity

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 11 Mar 2019
  • For the last three decades since its introduction, the web has informed, educated and entertained society. It has given musicians, artists and businesses of any size connectivity to a global ...

  • WWW @ 30: Why the Web needs to remain open

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 06 Mar 2019
  • While the internet existed way before the Worldwide Web (WWW), the web changed everything. Its success has as much to do with the simplicity of using an HTTP web browser, as the fact that it was ...

  • GDPR: Irish Data Protection Commission may show where the WWW is heading

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 01 Mar 2019
  • The Irish Data Protection Commission's (DPC) annual report makes interesting reading, given that the World Wide Web is celebrating its 30th birthday this month. People regularly give away vast ...

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