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  • 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 ...

  • WWW at 30: the worldwide swamp

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 19 Feb 2019
  • Next month will be the 30th anniversary of the world wide web. In 1989, who would have thought the web would touch every aspect of people’s lives - not only in a good way but also in ways that seem ...

  • GE Digital addendum

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 13 Feb 2019
  • The term “digital” is only referenced twice, in the 87 minutes of GE’s Q4 2018 earnings call that took place at the end of January. In a transcript of the call, posted on the Seeking Alpha ...

  • IT misaligned with business' appetite for data

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 08 Feb 2019
  • A recent pop event at Lloyds Bank in London hosted by DominoData has highlighted one of the age-old ailments of IT. It is the illness of being misaligned with the business. The latest example of ...

  • AI keeps seeing average people

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 29 Jan 2019
  • There is a mantra in technology that if a program is fed bad data, it will produce bad results. The same is true of AI. The quality of a machine learning application is directly related to the ...

  • Windows 7: Don't expect Microsoft to handle all Windows 10 issues

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 24 Jan 2019
  • It does not seem that long ago that IT departments were battling with upgrading PCs from Windows XP to Windows 7, as Microsoft finally pulled the plug for support on the legacy operating system. ...

  • AWS mixes toxic cocktail for open source

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Jan 2019
  • There is currently a crisis unfolding in the open source world, with a number of companies changing their licensing to protect revenue. This has arisen due to a potentially toxic situation where ...