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  • Do IT leaders need server upgrades?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 17 Nov 2023
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) has become the new Moore’s Law. Semiconductor manufacturers may strive to double processing power every two years, but that is not what their largest customers actually ...

  • CIOs are working on an AI revolution

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 09 Nov 2023
  • It is surprising how much focus there was on artificial intelligence at the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona. Generative AI is at the top of the Gartner hype cycle and CIOs are keen to understand and ...

  • Where is our National AI strategy heading?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 19 Oct 2023
  • The recent House of Lords Communications Committee expert witness session revealed a somewhat bizarre situation in government relating to our National AI Strategy. By her own admission, Dame Wendy ...

  • Quantum reality check

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Sep 2023
  • One day, all-powerful quantum computers will be used by rogue states and powerful crime syndicates to render all secure communications on the internet obsolete. Governments and major organisations ...

  • US Congress meeting paves way to responsible AI

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 14 Sep 2023
  • The US Congress has invited tech industry leaders to the US’ first AI Insight forum. In a tweet discussing the event, which he attended, Bill Gates said: “The potential of AI is limitless—but we ...

  • Nats highlights limits of automation and backup shortcomings

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 31 Aug 2023
  • Looking at the August bank holiday disruption caused by an air traffic control technical issue at Nats, there are a number of immediate take-aways that CIOs should ponder.There are reports that ...

  • The rise of AI in enterprise software

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 11 Aug 2023
  • As large language models become embedded in enterprise software, CIOs will likely face a brick wall of resistance from internal stakeholders concerned about sharing confidential data and data ...

  • Getting the best out of software teams

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 03 Aug 2023
  • While some organisations regard  IT as purely an operational expense, those that have embarked on digitisation initiatives see software as a strategic asset.Those organisations further along on the ...

  • Support for smaller businesses in AI revolution

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Jul 2023
  • Not a single day goes by without someone, somewhere talking about the pros or cons of artificial intelligence. Earlier this week, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, took to the stage at the company’s ...

  • Doing much more, with even less to spend

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 23 Jun 2023
  • The nature of IT means that there are numerous ways to achieve more-or-less the same result.Some options are technically superior; others may be lower cost or simpler to manage. With so much choice ...

  • The takeaways from London Tech Week

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Jun 2023
  • Deciphering the politician soundbites during London Tech Week shows that both the Tories and Labour are headed by party leaders who want to be seen as supporters of artificial intelligence (AI).But ...

  • Build an AI for business

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 25 May 2023
  • Bill Gates defines a platform as something where the economic value to everyone who uses it is greater than its value to the company that created it. It is easy to see how Windows, through the ...

  • Legacy IT: A technical debt field of dreams

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 18 May 2023
  • In Field of Dreams, while walking in his cornfield, Kevin Costner’s character hears a whisper: “If you build it, he will come,” which, without giving the plot away, inspires him to build a baseball ...

  • Time to take control of AI?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 09 May 2023
  • At the start of May, Chegg, the US edutech firm, saw its share price crash after CEO Dan Rosensweig said during the company's Q1 2023 earnings call, that the company had been impacted by ChatGPT. ...

  • Empathy with the Machine

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 27 Apr 2023
  • The smart speaker revolution has meant people often thank their device or say “please”, when asking it to do something. Some also greet their device with a “Good Morning”, and perhaps a “Good ...

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