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  • The Commodore 64 is our life

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Apr 2008
  • Just came across this great site - a veritable alcove of Nostalgia. Forget rebuilding the Colossus at Bletchley Park and get on with building the UK’s first C64 museum! I had one of these beauties ...

  • Cobol programmers back in demand

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Apr 2008
  • Despite what pundits might have led us to believe over the past 20 years, the mainframe is not going to disappear any time soon. What is going to change, however, is the mainframe product ...

  • BT Openreach and SLAs - not up to scratch?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Apr 2008
  • BT launches its first range of broadband ADSL2+ services on its 21CN next week, but some readers have written in complaining about SLA problems with its existing Openreach service. If you have had ...

  • How to prove ROI on Web 2.0 projects

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Apr 2008
  • In 2007, a new wave of tech savvy employees brought Web 2.0 tools into the workplace. They realised that tools such as real-time messaging, online social networking and virtual worlds could be used ...

  • Phorm - 4 key rules that ISPs must obey

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Apr 2008
  • A manifesto for governing the use of Phorm from the web site badphorm – for when good ISPs go bad! * The Phorm system must be fully opt-in. Opt-out systems are, in our opinion, not acceptable for ...

  • IT workers could swing US elections

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Apr 2008
  • Did you know that IT workers may help swing the upcoming '08 elections? 12 million strong, IT workers number more than miners, farmers and construction workers combined. For the upcoming elections, ...

  • O2's mobile broadband service - what you should know...

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 21 Apr 2008
  • Last week O2 UK announced a mobile broadband (i.e. USB modem, or dongle) offering. Two packages are available to existing mobile or home broadband subscribers. But how does it compare to the others ...

  • Web 2.0 spending to increase - but who pays?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 21 Apr 2008
  • A new Forrester report reckons that business spending on Web 2.0 software will rise to a value of $4.6 billion as the promise of what it can deliver increases. The key drivers for Web 2.0 in ...

  • Career management: How to get headhunted

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 18 Apr 2008
  • Following my interview with Microsoft COO Kevin Turner about how IT staff can reach the top and earn more, we've had a couple of e-mails on how to get headhunted. If there is a single watchword for ...

  • domain name goes for $1 million

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 17 Apr 2008
  • The web address has been put up for auction today, for a reserve price of $1million. With the hype surrounding the latest Bond movie and yesterday’s opening of the Ian Fleming exhibition ...

  • The Apprentice UK

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 16 Apr 2008
  • I have the TV on in the background with the Apprentice on right now. Both teams have been tasked with taking portrait photographs of customers at a shopping centre. Sales have been strong for both ...

  • How to hack guide

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 16 Apr 2008
  • Cyber criminals are not after the notoriety anymore, they are business men or women just like in the “real” world and networking is helping them become stronger. The internet is increasingly ...

  • Downturns, language and how the internet will not ‘become obsolete’

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 11 Apr 2008
  • Deep breath. It’s a long rant, but a good one. A downturn in IT spending has been predicted to hit the UK, but you would not know it from the amount of stories that have broken. It has been a busy ...

  • Bill Gates praises Macintosh

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 27 Mar 2008
  • Bill Gates praises Macintosh

  • The questions IBM wouldn't answer

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 18 Mar 2008
  • You can read the story about IBM being sued for £3 million for allegedly selling other people’s patented software here. What’s sad about this case is that IBM has refused to offer any guidance to ...