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Acquisition Angst

Christian Toon | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Obviously, signatures on a contract will never be enough to turn two different workforces into a strong single entity with a single culture. This kind of change does not happen overnight and is particularly the case when the employees of one of the firms involved feel like a conquered people whose roles and ways of getting things done are about to change.

Helping Yourself to Company Information: Can You Afford the Risk?

Christian Toon | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Although we would never dream of taking a laptop or chair upon leaving a job, the same cannot be said for information. An Iron Mountain study from 2012 revealed that two thirds of European office workers admit they had taken or would take information they had been involved in creating when they left a job.

Poetry on the Internet and the Saturation of Information

Jack McSweeney | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jack McSweeney

The Internet is a tool that has the capacity to help art and creativity flourish and develop, yet we must be careful to utilise it properly, in order to avoid limiting it's scope for intuition and originality. Moreover, I believe that spoken word has an exciting role to play in the dissemination of information and formation of public discourse.

Sharing Medical Data Is Not Okay

Danielle Lowe | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

There are many issues about sharing a persons personal medical data with other organisations and companies, some issues are big and others are much smaller. For me, it causes many issues. I'm not afraid to share with the world that I have a heart condition, caused by a lack of fibrillin gene meaning my aorta just keeps expanding. In fact, that's pretty rare in itself, admitting it can stop people wanting to hire me, because even though it's controlled - I pose too much of a risk.

An Information Storm In A Teacup

Christian Toon | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

The internet cafe can appear a practical godsend. It sounds simple enough, doesn't it? But just how secure are internet cafes? And, more importantly, how safe is your information going to be?

Smart Moves: Why Harnessing Mobile Technology is a Must for Charities

Caroline Davey | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Tech
Caroline Davey

The rise of the smartphone has changed the way we consume information. Charities, government and those who provide public services need to pay attention to this shift if they're to move the feast closer to those most in need.

I Have the Right to Choose. So I Should Also Have the Right to Choose Where I get my Information From

Fiona Melville | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Politics
Fiona Melville

I am all for sensible discussion of medical facts. But I absolutely defend my right to decide for myself whether I want children and when I want them.

Why I'm Losing Faith in the Power of Twitter

Scott Bryan | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK
Scott Bryan

Camden's Electric Ballroom smashed up. Ella Fitzgerald dead. Zac Efron pleasuring himself in his own bed. These are just some of the frankly bizarre rumours that have been RTing their way around the Fail Whale world and you know what, for a long time I didn't mind.

Civil Entropy, Here to Stay

Boyan S. Benev | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Politics
Boyan S. Benev

Decay is innate in all things. Entropy is inherent in society in the same way it is found in the natural world. Life can be viewed as a way to manage organic entropy with evolution being the beautiful mechanism which pushes forward change in nature. Equally real civil entropy currently lacks a effective way to manage or even benefit from this organic process.