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  • How the Raspberry Pi flavours professional IT

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 24 Feb 2022
  • The Raspberry Pi is a decade old. Who would have thought a computer that costs a mere £25, would start a revolution? But it did. The Pi, based on an Arm processor and a bootable SD card, opened up ...

  • The metaverse offers a chance to reassess

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 16 Feb 2022
  • Looking at the artists who pulled their catalogues from Spotify due to the Joe Rogan podcasts, the most powerful voice is the voice of the content creators, rather than legislators or the platform ...

  • Quantum and the art of noise

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 11 Feb 2022
  • Noise, huh, what’s it good for? Absolutely nothin’. Apart from the geniuses trying to further the advancement of noisy intermediate quantum computing (Nisq), noise means errors. Lowering the error ...

  • Idol thoughts

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 01 Feb 2022
  • HP, angry that it had to write down $5 bn on its purchase of Autonomy, has now made a breakthrough in the UK court. The court ruled that HP “substantially succeeded” in its claims against the ...

  • The road less travelled paves the path to stealth disruption

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 27 Jan 2022
  • During the recent Ocado Re:Imagined event, the company’s founder and CEO, Tim Steiner, discussed how stealth disruptors were used to invent something he described as “really radical”. Really ...

  • Why hybrid IT means having a squeezed middle

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 13 Jan 2022
  • From a pure sense of logic, cloud computing is the right choice for almost every situation requiring enterprise IT. Hardware can be deployed as and when required, used on-demand and the management ...

  • Log4Shell: Why aren't we taking the security of the internet seriously?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Dec 2021
  • To be caught out once may be an oversight, and lessons can be learned. But twice over a seven year timespan, shows a laissez faire attitude to the stability of the internet. In 2014, Heartbleed ...

  • Explaining quantum empirically

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 08 Dec 2021
  • Last month IBM introduced the next machine on its quantum computing roadmap. Among the significant implications of larger quantum machines is that it will soon be no longer possible to simulate the ...

  • LEO: Office automation is still going strong

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 01 Dec 2021
  • Seventy years ago Lyons & Co ran the world’s first business computer program, marking the start of business automation. This is a theme of computing that is still very relevant today. The first ...

  • Self regulation of AI is not an option

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 25 Nov 2021
  • Earlier this week the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee took evidence from two experts, who were asked to share their thoughts on regulating artificial intelligence (AI). Among ...

  • When is it time to log off?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 18 Nov 2021
  • In an article for The Guardian newspaper, Ana Catarina Mendes, the parliamentary leader of the Portuguese Socialist party, discussed the “the right to switch off”. As a result of the campaign run ...

  • CIOs: Time to drop the efficiency conversation

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 10 Nov 2021
  • At this time of year CIOs are often looking ahead to the new year to plan the IT projects they want to complete during 2022. According to Harvey Nash's Digital leadership report, company boards ...

  • Moore's Law is anti-sustainability

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 03 Nov 2021
  • The tech sector is laser-focused on driving upgrades. For decades the sector has rewarded shareholders with high growth, thanks to the prophecy that every 18 months to two years, computing doubles ...

  • COP26: IT's role in tackling climate change

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 25 Oct 2021
  • Far from being a clean sector, IT is an immense consumer of natural resources and electricity. The majority of the world’s semiconductors are manufactured in Taiwanese fabrication plants (fabs), ...

  • What is the real role of Windows 11?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 29 Sep 2021
  • In the context of Windows 11, the question is not necessarily whether it is better or worse than Windows 10 or whether it is worth upgrading. It’s about how useful it is. “What is the role of a ...

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