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Taking a look at the lighter side of IT - technology may be a serious business but it rarely fails to raise a smile too.

October 2014

  • Last QUANGO in town

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 22 Oct 2014
  • Downtime remembers the days when any organisation with a solid coupling with the government could be simply labeled a QUANGO and they were more than happy with that. There were QUANGOs, QUANGOs for ...

  • Harry Potter and the Badly-Researched Press Release

    Alex Scroxton - Networking Editor 14 Oct 2014
  • The moral of the story? Don't send stuff to Millennials misquoting Harry Potter. It won't end well for you.

  • Nadella gets an instant taste of bad karma

    Archana Venkatraman - Datacentre Editor 10 Oct 2014
  • Men should be particularly careful when giving opinion on as sensitive a topic as gender disparity in the corporate world. Especially if the man in question is the chief executive of one of the ...

  • Office old boy in court after sacking worker in a dream

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 10 Oct 2014
  • Being sacked is never good but being told you are no longer required or not wanted by text, email or via any other modern form of communication is impersonal. Not only does it make it easy for the ...

  • Is it sh*t or just a sh*t idea

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 10 Oct 2014
  • A major communications firm has taken time and presumably paid money to carry out a survey of where SME workers get inspired.The finding in the survey that has been sent out to the press is the ...

  • London Zoo threatens office broadband

    Clare McDonald - Business Editor 10 Oct 2014
  • During the World Cup this year, offices across the UK likely saw a spike in bandwidth usage as keen fans streamed live matches to their desks. But the squeeze isn't over yet, as London Zoo is ...

  • Canadians want to use fridges to make payments

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 09 Oct 2014
  • The Canadians are not really famous for that much apart from them being likened to Americans (The US variety) too often for their liking. But they are about to put themselves on the map. Breaking ...

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