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  • Oracle, fear and loathing

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 13 Oct 2022
  • With Oracle CloudWorld in Las Vegas kicking off, the on-going battle with third party support provider Rimini Street is once again making the news. On October 10th Oracle said it had informed the ...

  • Diminishing returns

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 06 Oct 2022
  • Many moons ago, the tech sector would gel around a big product launch, like the next version of Windows. But in the era of over-the-air (OTA) continuous updates, especially on smartphones, there is ...

  • Ofcom adapts to the changing face of communications

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Sep 2022
  • Earlier this year, Ofcom commissioned Analysys Mason to look at the digital value chain. It is this study that sets the scene for a more expansive role at the regulator, as Ofcom looks to stay ...

  • Has Putin started a server revolution?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Sep 2022
  • The European Commission wants Member States to reduce consumption. “Demand reduction is fundamental: it lowers energy bills, ends Putin's ability to weaponise his energy resources, reduces ...

  • Apple iPhone 14: Time to put our desire for shiny new things into perspective

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 09 Sep 2022
  • Can the launch of the iPhone 14 have come at a worse time? The standard of living of people is falling, inflation is rising rapidly, the pound is crashing and fuel bills are sky high and set to ...

  • AI will make you surplus to requirements

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 31 Aug 2022
  • We live in an age where it is possible for someone, irrespective of their level of talent, to create an artistic masterpiece, simply by keying a few descriptive words into an AI-powered art ...

  • Tech in bubble wrap

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 18 Aug 2022
  • The recent Samsung Unpacked event, where the smartphone giant launched two high-end devices, is indicative of an industry that believes the only way to add value is to launch new things. And ...

  • Nader takes on Tesla's autonomous algorithms

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 12 Aug 2022
  • Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, whose book, Unsafe at any speed,  forced carmakers into fitting seat belts as standard, has his eyes on Tesla. In a post regarding the car company's autonomous ...

  • Why computational power is no longer limitless

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 04 Aug 2022
  • China’s military exercises in the Taiwan Strait are set to have an immediate effect on global supply chains. China has effectively established an air and sea blockade around Taiwan and the world’s ...

  • Two tribes: software companies and carmakers

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 28 Jul 2022
  • It is all very well aspiring to make your internal combustion engine car company the next Tesla, but these shifts in approach rub against an ingrained culture that fears radical change. Love him or ...

  • Pro-business AI regulations need to be global

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Jul 2022
  • There is little doubt that artificial intelligence and machine learning will revolutionise decision-making. But how these new technologies make decisions is a mystery and the black art that goes on ...

  • Broadband Customer Experience: Twenty-eight minutes of life lost

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Jul 2022
  • With people relying on fast internet access for home working, one would expect the broadband providers would have upped their game in terms of customer support. New data from Ofcom covering ...

  • Terminal Velocity

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 23 Jun 2022
  • Back in the early days of business computing, operators accessed the back-end system - such as a mainframe or minicomputer - via a green screen terminal. Terminals were disposable devices. No one ...

  • The challenge of open source in the enterprise is not technical

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 10 Jun 2022
  • There is no doubt that open source is the future of software development. But IT leaders trying to instil an open source culture in their organisation may struggle due to business practices ...

  • Proof is in the pasty

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 25 May 2022
  • With the opening of the new Elizabeth Line there was always going to be questions about value for money. At a cost of £25bn, will it deliver value, 13 years after the project to build it began? The ...

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