Downtime

May 2011

  • High-tech PJs for Insomniacs

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 23 May 2011
  • Calling all insomniacs who would like to learn more about their sleeping patters or lack thereof without having to hook themselves up to a scary and uncomfortable bunch of wires in a lab. Startup ...

  • Like the name, I can't believe I didn't think of that

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 19 May 2011
  • Two fame seeking parents have tried to cash in on their kids early. While the rest of us have to wait until we are old and infirm for our kids to begin to repay us for our sweat and blood, an ...

  • Lunchtime

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 19 May 2011
  • Downtime is glad to be reporting from sunny Marble Arch. The trauma of commuting to the suburban hell-hole of Sutton is now behind us. Visitor's no longer have to ask, "Sutton? Would you mind ...

  • Anonymous hacker group hit by insider threat

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 09 May 2011
  • Increasingly organisations are looking for ways to deal with the insider threat to security, and it seems no organisation is immune, not even hacker group Anoymous. According to apparent postings ...

  • True democracy does not require voting

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 05 May 2011
  • A group of programmers have been inspired by the referendum on reform of the electoral system. First Past the Post is unfair but very workable. The Alternative Vote system is fairer but a bit more ...

  • Call centre strategies

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 05 May 2011
  • New research has found that customers are more satisfied and more likely to recommend a brand when they have had human contact with a call agent. Oh really...that doesn't happen in our office. At ...

  • Court slashes maintenance payments to ex-wife because of blog posts

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 03 May 2011
  • Users of social media still appear to be struggling with the concept that once they post information, it is out there for just about anyone to see and use. Chicago internet lawyer Evan Brown has ...

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