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  • Please protect us from our own stupidity

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Sep 2021
  • It seems like the simplest thing. Compose an email message and then CC colleagues. But,due to a Ministry of Defence blunder,  this simple action, built into pretty much every piece of email client ...

  • Law enforcement: Question the tech sector's motives

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 08 Sep 2021
  • Perhaps there are application areas where law enforcement technology should not be used, one of the witnesses at a recent Justice and Home Affairs Committee meeting warned. Experts from the US, New ...

  • Windows 11: A booster jab for the PC industry?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 01 Sep 2021
  • Looking cynically at the fact that Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade from October 5, the timing of the new operating system release coincides with the need for the PC industry to ...

  • The logic of software defined

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 03 Aug 2021
  • A recent conversation with Microsoft revealed a number of questions about where desktop IT could be heading. Logically, it makes sense for Microsoft to use the power of its public cloud to stream ...

  • The Workday/Amazon saga raises serious questions on HCM

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 29 Jul 2021
  • It is too early to say definitively why Amazon decided to stop using Workday, but it is a topic worth a closer look. In 2017 Amazon began to deploy Workday Human Capital Management (HCM). Workday ...

  • Moving beyond Freedom Day has IT implications

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Jul 2021
  • Even though the Delta variant continues to rise in the UK, the Government has stuck to its plans to remove Covid-19 restrictions. In effect, it has passed on responsibility for keeping people safe ...

  • A PC in the cloud

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Jul 2021
  • It was going to happen sooner or later. While many regarded Chromebooks as devices merely fit for less intensive computing tasks, they have shown Microsoft and the PC industry a different approach ...

  • Windows 11: Do we need another operating system

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 30 Jun 2021
  • One can see the reason why Microsoft saw a need to update Windows 10. Apple has been updating MacOS and has now moved its hardware away from the Intel x86 processor family to focus on its M1 ...

  • Mobile operating systems: It's not about VHS versus Betamax

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 16 Jun 2021
  • In the 1970s two rival video tape formats battled out for the hearts and minds of consumers. Movies were distributed on either VHS or Betamax. Eventually,  VHS won. But today who uses video tapes? ...

  • Do the right thing

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 03 Jun 2021
  • A recent study has put a spotlight on a worrying trend in software development. Open source project maintainers are not being paid for their work. Or, if they do get paid, on average, they can ...

  • An opportunity to redesign computer architectures

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 01 Jun 2021
  • Over the last 70 years business computers have evolved a standard model of computing based around a central processing unit (CPU), main memory (RAM) and data storage. In effect, data is fetched ...

  • Data's role in economic recovery

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 19 May 2021
  • The economy is slowly opening up. Red is red. Green is green and as for amber...that’s red, at least as far as the latest government travel guidance is concerned. Data is going to be absolutely ...

  • A desktop strategy for post pandemic return to work

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 11 May 2021
  • Most surveys Computer Weekly receive on remote working during the pandemic assume everyone will be running an office laptop at home. Crouching over a laptop on the kitchen table, or sitting on a ...

  • Helping staff to work in a hybrid mode

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 06 May 2021
  • A recent survey of 50 of the UK’s biggest firms conducted by the BBC, has reported that 24 have no plans to have staff return to their offices. Many workers do not feel compelled to return to the ...

  • Apply brain power to automation

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 13 Apr 2021
  • With the economy opening up, business leaders are looking at how quickly things can start returning to normal. What does normal look like? Numerous studies have shown that over the last year, ...

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