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  • 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 ...

  • How valuable is Moore's Law?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 03 Dec 2020
  • Over the last few months Computer Weekly has asked readers about their early experiences of computing and their first computer. A number sent in stories of how they learned programming on the home ...

  • An IT business boost in spite of spending review forecast

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 26 Nov 2020
  • If there is something a CIO could do to enable the business to increase its earnings by 5%, everyone would be listening. McKinsey recently highlighted the difference in performance between those ...

  • Deliver projects with quick time to value

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Nov 2020
  • With just a couple of weeks left of 2020, it is worth reflecting on what IT professionals can take away from this year. First and foremost, the hard work put in by IT staff, enabled many, many ...

  • Will we lose our treasured memories to cloud policies?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 12 Nov 2020
  • People who use the free Google Drive service for personal use to store, share and collaborate on documents, will be aware that the company has been slowly shifting consumers to pay for cloud ...

  • Adding intelligence to business process automation

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 04 Nov 2020
  • AI is used to find hidden meaning in large datasets. What if an AI system could truly understand an end-to-end business process. What if an AI system could optimise a business process autonomously? ...

  • Mind your assets

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 28 Oct 2020
  • If there is one constant that seems to be an ailment of the tech sector it is the fact that the same problems seem to crop up time and time again. “Never reinvent the wheel,” as the saying goes. ...

  • Data reveals lack of ethics in decision making systems

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Oct 2020
  • A recent survey from price comparison site,, has highlighted the subtext, which obscures a host of unfair assumptions made in the depths of computer systems. These assumptions ...

  • What really changes in this latest IBM reinvention?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Oct 2020
  • IBM’s decision to spin out its Global Technology Services business is an example of a business trying to remain relevant in the era of cloud computing. In the 1990s, the company pivoted to global ...

  • Track and trace: please call in the IT experts

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 07 Oct 2020
  • At the end of September, 15,841 cases of coronavirus, over an eight day period, were lost due to an IT glitch. The bug meant that there were long delays in contact tracing staff reaching people who ...

  • Considerations for 2021 IT budget

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 01 Oct 2020
  • With the start of the fourth quarter IT leaders are likely to be scratching their heads, to figure out where best to spend whatever IT budget has been allocated for next year. No one could have ...

  • Resiliency must run across the supply chain

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 21 Sep 2020
  • The coronavirus pandemic is the latest crisis to impact global supply chains. After the banking crisis of 2008, banks put in place stress testing to assess how resilient they were to future banking ...

  • Time again to inspire the young

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 10 Sep 2020
  • Recent Computer Weekly articles and posts on LinkedIn, looking at people’s first computer experience, shine a light on how young people used to use computers. They were programmed. Yes the ...

  • Lessons from 1980s home computing

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 04 Sep 2020
  • The coronavirus pandemic has illustrated the massive digital divide that exists across the UK. In a paper published published in August, Gemma Burgess, principal research associate & acting ...

  • What defines modern software development?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Aug 2020
  • Over the last few weeks Computer Weekly has explored the topic of what it means to be a modern software developer. There are no surprises that cloud first, microservices and DevOps are among the ...

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