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  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...