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  • 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, ...

  • API Daze

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 06 Apr 2021
  • Earlier this week, the US Supreme Court ruled that Google did not infringe Oracle copyright on the Java SE API (application programming edition). The fact the US Supreme Court has digested a load ...

  • Avoiding architectural blank cheques

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Mar 2021
  • Every five to 10 years there is a monumental shift in IT architecture. In the early 2000s, enterprises began seeing the benefits of virtualising physical servers. Cloud computing offered enterprise ...

  • What the Net can learn from car culture

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 12 Mar 2021
  • In an open letter celebrating the birthday of the web Tim Berners-Lee and co-author, Rosemary Leith have called for better connectivity for young people in order to build a better post Covid world. ...

  • Improve trust in algorithmic decision-making

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 01 Mar 2021
  • There is a new dirty word in politics. Over the last few weeks politicians and commentators have spoken publicly about how this year’s GCSE and A’levels won’t be based on algorithms. Instead, they ...

  • The consequence of IT failure on a space mission

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 17 Feb 2021
  • If everything goes to plan, an HPE edge server, Spaceborne Computer-2, will soon be running on the International Space Station, proving that commodity x86 hardware can be used to run mission ...

  • The risk of giving in to quantum progress

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 03 Feb 2021
  • Over the next few years the tech industry has a roadmap to overcome the challenges facing quantum computing. This will pave the way to growth in mainstream quantum computing to solve "hard ...

  • Juggling data silos, privacy and fraud

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 26 Jan 2021
  • Among the uncomfortable truths about the government’s response to the pandemic is the fact that some people have and will continue to play the system. At the time it was introduced, the furlough ...

  • Treat the internet like a natural resource

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 14 Jan 2021
  • There are some things that require a permanent internet connection. One cannot listen to internet radio, watch YouTube or take part in a video conference, without a permanent, live, high-quality ...

  • Keep IT simple

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 06 Jan 2021
  • With the UK now in the third coronavirus lockdown, organisations are again leaning on IT departments to ensure remote working can continue. It has been nine months since the UK first went into ...

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