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Mind the Gap

Nicholas Harris | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Harris

It looks unlikely that the job market will ever become tame but that does not mean it cannot be bested. It is up to us as individuals to bring as much as we can to the table when it comes to the assault course of assessment centres and interviews faced when we graduate from university. And so as repetitive as it may seem, it really is worth minding the gap.

Big Data Is Accessible for All: Now We Must Fulfil Its Potential

Edwina Dunn | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech
Edwina Dunn

The announcement last week of IBM's new Watson Analytics has been heralded as the next major development in the Big Data revolution. Able to crunch vast amounts of information, the analysis tool will open up the possibilities of Big Data analysis to all industries, businesses and people.

The Next Supercomputer Will Be A Giant Human Brain

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech

This is where it all starts. We start making computers that think like humans and before you know it your coffee machine won't let you leave the house...

Cloud and Data Analytics in Sport is the Difference Between Winning and Losing

Sam Seddon | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Sport
Sam Seddon

Fans want to get as close as they can to the sports they enjoy and innovation in cloud and analytics technology is helping create a better fan experience than ever before. Today, sports fans can access real-time information on the sport of their choice on their smartphones, tablets and other devices.

Regaining Focus

Helena Eccles | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

The challenges for women in the workplace are being addressed. I am not convinced that that is the only setting where these issues are rife. There are links between university and work and I would like to work out where those lie.

2013: The Year of the Woman?

Helena Eccles | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

The most poignant reflection for me this month has been the celebration of some of the most successful women of 2013... Could we say then that perhaps 2013 has been The Year of The Woman?

Swapping Sweatpants for Suits, Russian for Rush Hour and Being Back at Big Blue

Helena Eccles | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

I have temporarily swapped slovenly student life for that of a suited city slicker. With my track record in high heels, "city-stumbler" would be a more accurate description. I identify with this term, a "Helena original", not only due to my distinct lack of work experience but also as a result of my natural clumsiness in the workplace.

Blue Skies and Blue Clouds

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Let's be honest, technology forecasts such as Gartner's Hype Cycle aside, who really thinks Cloud Computing is a hot and happening topic anymore for businesses?

When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Superman

Helena Eccles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

When I was asked at age four, what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said: "Superman". I pursued this career choice with conviction. I wore the costume everywhere, to the shops, to friends' parties and under my school uniform, conflating expectations of my physical prowess and resulting in a very sore knee and a badly bruised ego.

No Corporation Is An Island: How to Better Connect With the World Around You

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK
Dr Arlo Brady

If we have learnt anything from recent financial turmoil and the evolution of social media and public skepticism it must surely be that businesses - irrespective of their size - are no longer able to sustain an ivory tower culture, only connected to their consumers and owners, insulated from the rest of society and immune to its challenges and common practices.

IBM Turns SoftLayer's Cloud Blue

Matthew Finnie | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Tech
Matthew Finnie

There is a whole section of the market that wants the next version of cloud computing, where the computing they bring up and down in minutes stays up; and really replaces the need to buy tin, ensuring migration without rewriting all their applications. The next wave of cloud computing decisions will come down to who they can trust

WATCH: The World's Smallest Movie

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Tech

It may lack the visual sophistication of a Pixar classic but this deceptively simple movie is mind-blowing in its own right. Each of the dots is an...

Do Young Women of My Generation Need to 'Lean In' More?

Jessica Chan | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

However, I have noticed that much talk surrounding "Lean[ing] In" has centred mostly on women who already in the workplace. Whilst I have nothing against this, I feel as though younger women, girls of my own generation in the UK who are still in school, are, comparatively, missing out on this exciting 'buzz'.

Food-Porn: Tempting You, Tempting Me, Tempting Robots

Inma Martinez | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Tech
Inma Martinez

Whilst teenagers and drunk office colleagues are sharing pictures of their naked bits on their mobiles, even posting them to social media, there is another delight quickly climbing to the top of the "things that make you go Hmm" (or "Yumm") in the social media activities: Food-Porn

IBM Supercomputer Learned To Swear After Being Shown The Internet

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Tech

One of the world's most intelligent computers was accidentally taught to swear, after researchers showed it the internet. IBM's Watson computer wo...

Could Quitting Email Make You More Collaborative and Increase Productivity?

Raconteur Media | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Tech
Raconteur Media

He works for IBM Madrid, lives in Gran Canaria and his boss is based in the United States. So why on Earth did Luis Suarez decide to give up email? The social software evangelist tells Kate Bassettabout his take on life outside the inbox.

US Regain Top Spot On Fastest Computer List

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Tech

An IBM supercomputer has regained its place on the list of the world's fastest machines for the United States. The IBM Sequoia took the number one ...

PHOTOS: Scientists Picture 'Olympic Molecule' To Honour London 2012

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Tech

Official Olympic branding is so ubiquitous it seems as if every possible product - from phones to TVs - has a London 2012 counterpart. Now you can ...

When Will IBM Accept That Women Are Equal to Men?

Mark Hillary | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Let's build a smarter planet is IBM's mission statement, but does that include a planet where women are considered equal to men?

Google Opens Up Giant Data Crunching Servers To Small Business Owners

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2012 | UK Tech

Google has offered businesses the chance to use its data servers to crunch huge amounts of data for a fraction of the usual cost. Using its BigQuer...

DWP Offshoring U-Turn a Pyrrhic Victory for British IT Workers

Mark Hillary | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

It's a week now since technology giant Hewlett Packard (HP) tore up their plan to send 200 IT support jobs for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) offshore to India. Faced with the target of a 40 per cent cut in department costs it seems the DWP was willing to 'offshore' the jobs to a lower cost location, but as the celebrations die down have any jobs really been saved?