Information Technology

Three Reasons to Cheer for Companies House

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

Companies House just announced that it's making all of its documents available for free in 2015... it shows once again that the UK is a pioneer in data transparency... Companies House itself says, this move "will open up opportunities for entrepreneurs to come up with innovative ways of using the information."

Another Cloudy Public Spending Debate?

Andrew Carr | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Carr

It's clear that county councils have some major cultural and structural issues to address to enable them to start taking full advantage of new technologies such as the cloud. Until then, I'm afraid, there will be more tut-tutting and exasperated sighs.

Can the CMO and CIO Work Together in Harmony?

Chris Boorman | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech
Chris Boorman

It's time to debunk the myth. For too long now, many commentators believed that CMOs would soon be spending more on IT than the CIO... So what's the reality?

Digital Currencies - The Past, Present and a Safe Future

Peter Greenhill | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Greenhill

The newspapers and airwaves have been full of comment about digital currencies (especially Bitcoins) over recent months. Many of these are full of "shock and awe" statements with prophesies of doom and the imminent collapse of society.

Don't Score an Own Goal With Security

Graham Welch | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

A certain major sporting event gets underway this month with the eyes of the world glued to their televisions, smartphones, tablets and laptops looking for the latest news coming out of Brazil and the fate of their national sides and favourite players.

Government's Online Start-ups Push Is Admission of Broadband Postcode Lottery

Mike Foreman | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

For small businesses to thrive it is vital they get off the ground quickly. So it makes perfect sense that as part of this initiative the government is committed to a package of measures worth £1.1 billion aimed at stimulating entrepreneurial growth.

CIOs Need to Extend Their Horizons...

Andrew Carr | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Carr

I've been looking at the five key areas that look set to drive business success over the next few years and then considering how chief information officers (CIO) can use these to carve themselves out a more pivotal and sustainable role within their organisation.

What Brings Creativity and Innovative Ideas Is by Staying Away From Information Technologies

Terence Tse | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Tech
Terence Tse

Rather than throw ourselves deeper into technology, we argue doing the opposite when it comes to surging past our creative boundaries: go low-tech and stay away from Internet technologies!

Lessons From the Lean Startup Conference 2013

Will Ross | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech
Will Ross

It's mid-January. By now, festive treats have found their way down thousands of miles of digestive tracts and been replaced by as many new year's resolutions. This might be the time to touch on the art of executing upon these commitments and of thinking lean.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark... Data

Nick Patience | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

It's the dawn of the living data and information growth is out of control; companies are ending up with Terabytes or Petabytes of information. Successful organisations run and are dependent on information.

Ten Ways to Reduce the Energy Consumption of IT

Sumir Karayi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Sumir Karayi

Passionate about identifying waste and eliminating it, Sumir Karayi, chief executive of 1E shares his thoughts on strategies to reduce the energy cons...

We Need More Information if We Want to End Poverty

David Hall-Matthews | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK
David Hall-Matthews

We don't yet have enough reliable information to make difficult decisions. That also means we didn't have it when past decisions were made - and we often don't even know what those decisions were. For example, the report reveals that the total aid donors say they have spent is typically far higher than what recipient governments say they've received.

IT Professionals in 2050 - Their New Avatar

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Making predictions is never wise especially if you live to see your predictions failing (remember Y2K?) , but looking at numbers there are evidences that some of these predictions will definitely come true. For example, demographic changes across the world are a certainty.

Money: The Root(kit) of Cyber Evil

Graham Welch | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Indeed today's cybercriminal gangs are so well organized that often they buy "off the shelf" rootkits and software which they use to carry out their activities. Often this software comes with manuals, 24/7 tech support and even in extreme cases advertising!

What if Time Travel is Possible?

Graham Welch | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Today's cybercriminals are professional, well-funded, and highly motivated. Many of their attacks take place over a period of weeks, months or even years and are often highly focused and targeted.

Mobile Collaboration

Chris Boorman | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Tech
Chris Boorman

Today's digital workers want information at their fingertips 24/7. Not only this, but they want the opportunity to use their own gadgets for work purposes. The benefits are twofold: employees can utilise that dead time commuting and travelling to and from meetings and employers can maximise the productivity of their staff.

Children Learning Digitally From 2 1/4 Years of Age

Vicki Shotbolt | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Shotbolt

The age that young children start showing an interest in smartphones and tablets is just two and-a-quarter years old and two out of three parents surveyed said their technology-savvy pre-schoolers already have a favourite app.

Does Agile Methodology Give IT Entrepreneurs an Edge?

Tony Fish | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Tech
Tony Fish

Entrepreneurs can turn great ideas into even greater businesses with a good understanding of this iteration driven philosophy, however when combined with latest management thinking - the combination is explosive!

Educating Beta - Why Kids Need to get Behind the Apps and Learn to Code

Tamara Sword | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

Children growing up today are past masters at mobile. They're weaned early onto digital, their little minds soothed, calmed and cajoled with touchscreen time. As parents, we marvel at how quickly mere babes in arms master the swipe, double tap and pinch zoom.

More Data, More Problems? Or More Opportunities?

Nick Patience | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

The real question is how can we keep on top of this information and make it work for us? And, is it really worth the effort?

Three Myths That Are Wrecking Technology's Image With Women

Belinda Parmar | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

'I'd rather be a dustbin man than work in IT'. These are the exact words of an 11-year-old girl. That's how she responded to my suggestion that she consider a career in technology. Ouch.

Zambia's Children Get a Sound Education

Uzma Sulaiman | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK
Uzma Sulaiman

It's one of the cardinal rules when you're interviewing - detach yourself from the interviewee. Ask questions, take notes, but never get emotionally involved in the story. To put it simply, it isn't professional to have a vested interest in the person's life. I've always upheld this rule, that was until I met Nanjeke.

Tech Skills to Pay the UK's Bills

Nick Wilson | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Tech
Nick Wilson

Everybody I speak to in the IT industry agrees that the lack of job-focused IT skills in UK school leavers and graduates is causing recruitment problems in the technology sector at a time when we wrestle with unemployment across the country.

UK Technology Firms Need the Samba Beat of Brazil for Success

Mark Hillary | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Tthe reasons for any foreign ICT organisation to enter Brazil are compelling. Brazil is presently the seventh largest market in the world, with $165.7bn spent on ICT in 2010, and expected to become the fourth largest before long. The domestic market for IT is the eighth largest in the world, and only $2.4bn of IT services were exported.

Microsoft Boss 'Forced Out Over A Drunken Kiss And Lewd Antics'

This Is London | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK

A businessman at the centre of a £10 million High Court battle involving claims of drunkenness and lewd behaviour among senior staff at Microsoft in ...