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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.

April 2014

  • RBS seeks out-of-work white van man

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 29 Apr 2014
  • RBS is truly afraid of technology. Customers have had so many outages as a result of the bank's creaking legacy IT infrastructure the bank has decided to replace wireless networks with transit ...

  • Google helps taxman indirectly

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Apr 2014
  • Watch out...the HMRC is using big data analytics to catch corporate tax avoiders. The taxman is taking advantage of open source Hadoop technology to scour tax returns for compliance. So it is ...

  • Heartbleed perpetrators to receive babysitting sentences

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 15 Apr 2014
  • The perpetrators of the Heartbleed bug hack on UK parenting website Mumsnet are to be punished in the most appropriate manner if they are ever apprehended.Mumsnet members will receive a calendar of ...

  • Vein technology to pay for your coffee

    Caroline Baldwin - Freelance editor and journalist 14 Apr 2014
  • We haven't even managed to get mobile payments up and running successfully and the furthest we've really got with fingerprint technology is being able to unlock our expensive iPhone 5s, but an ...

  • No emails after 18h00, we're French

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 09 Apr 2014
  • If a 35-hour work week and six weeks of paid vacation is not enough reason to move to France, the no email after 18h00 rule is pretty compelling all on its own. A deal signed by tech industry ...

  • 'On your bike Workday' says Oracle.

    Bill Goodwin - Computer Weekly 02 Apr 2014
  • Oracle appears to be a little riled by the sudden appearance of cloud computing upstart, Workday in London this week.