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The Migration Conundrum

Dan Russon | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Russon

As a company, Facebook has realised that the gap between "IT" and "the business" has all but disappeared, and that the ethos driving its developer ecosystem must work hand in hand with the business to grow profitability and market share. This represents a major transformation journey encompassing multiple migration initiatives.

Goal?! Can We Handle the World Cup Streaming Frenzy?

Marcus Jewell | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

The upcoming Football World Cup in Brazil is a fantastic example of how our consumption of both data and content is changing. Major sporting events such as the World Cup and the Olympics are quickly becoming, first and foremost, digital events.

Why Many Parents Are Wrong About Apprenticeships

Simon Perriton | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Simon Perriton

Unfortunately, some of the negative assumptions about apprenticeships stem from older generations, parents and schools whose perceptions are based on the way that apprenticeships were in the past, before the National Apprenticeship Service was launched to support learners and help them to earn official qualifications.

10 Things You Should Know About Your Competition

Adrian Thirkill | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Tech
Adrian Thirkill

Competition makes us strive to be the best we can, whether at a personal level or business level. It stops us resting on our laurels, keeps us fresh, energised and dynamic.

Is Outsourcing Still About Finding the Cheapest Place to do Business?

Mark Hillary | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

I had dinner last night with a group of company executives who asked me about the best place in the world to locate the finance department of their company. This is a global organisation with thousands of people employed across the world and a finance function presently located in Western Europe.

Has Your Boss Embraced the Flexible Working Revolution?

Duncan Higgins | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

'Flexible working' is a buzz-word that appears on many a job description, but in most cases what companies really mean is flexi-time: letting staff clock on and off at times that suit their needs. Whilst working more convenient hours has enabled many an office worker to dispatch a child to school or wait in for a parcel, it's really only a small part of truly flexible working.

2014 and Beyond: Gartner's Business IT Predictions

Mark Braund | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Last week Gartner gave their predictions for 2014 and beyond, with their report offering plenty to think about for CIO's, IT Leaders and Senior Business Executives. Some of their headlines were...

Five Jobs Your Kids Will Do

Guy Lidbetter | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Guy Lidbetter

Whilst they may not realise it, today's schools are preparing young people for jobs that don't yet even exist, as the IT revolution looks set to change the face of the employment market. At Atos we have been thinking about the sort of careers that lie in store for our so-called digital natives - as well as roles that may not be around for much longer.

Resistance is Futile - Why Businesses Must Invest in Technology Now

Nelson Phillips | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Tech
Nelson Phillips

As the market enters its first extended period of growth for half a decade you would be forgiven for thinking that the hard work is all but done. After a turbulent five years UK businesses have now reached a cross-roads - they understand the need to spend, but are fearful that one wrong move may mean ruin.

Midsize Businesses Should Make More Use of Cloud Solutions

Reno Charlton | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Tech
Reno Charlton

Technology has come a long way over recent years with advancements in areas such as broadband, data accessing solutions, and IT benefiting consumers and businesses. However, despite these advancements it seems that many businesses in the UK are continuing to miss out on the benefits due to failure to deploy IT.

Your Data Analysis Takes How Long?

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

Let me dispel a myth. Contrary to popular opinion, if you are using spreadsheets or traditional BI tools, it is quite possible to build beautiful charts. Unfortunately, each view of your data takes considerable time to build, Do you have that time to spare in your working life?

Latency: How Low Can You Go?

Fraser Bell | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Tech
Fraser Bell

There's no doubt that low latency networks aren't just for Wall Street anymore, and that today, in almost every walk of life, people are in a position to benefit from them. Whether it's personal or professional, for use with gaming, or for fast access to company systems, low latency networks will provide the foundation for our technologically-enabled future.

It's Time to Reimagine the Way We Work

Dave Coplin | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK
Dave Coplin

My key message is empowerment. Technology is here to empower people. But that doesn't work if human structures, habits or fears constrain them. If businesses won't let their employees be free, they'll be doing the 21st Century equivalent of trotting in front of a car waving a length of scarlet cotton.

As Technology Becomes More Ubiquitous, Women Have Become The New Market

Endeavour Press | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Tech
Endeavour Press

Sometimes, caught at the coffee dock, a man will lower his voice and ask me: Why do YOU think there are so few women in IT? In my 15 years of working in IT, I am still usually the only woman on the team.

Aftermath of the Budget

David Ballard | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Politics
David Ballard

Small businesses are the engine room of the UK economy and whilst I applaud Chancellor Osborne's intent to help them more must be done in the long-term if small businesses are to truly drive economic growth and job creation.

An App Store Coming to Your Door

Matthew Finnie | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Tech
Matthew Finnie

It's very much in its infancy, but the ability to create a sophisticated ICT solution without compromise, eliminating painful and slow IT projects and instead being able to react with fast IT solutions may yet convince your CEO to let you carrying on playing Angry Birds. After all,l if you're smart it's simply ALT TAB and no one will everknow.

Can You Define Success?

Shaheen Sayed | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK
Shaheen Sayed

It's that time of year again - International Women's Day. The time when people around the world take a step back to consider the position of women today, how far we've come and how far we've still got to go.

Enterprise App Stores: Give Employees the Bling Without the Sting

Vincent Smyth | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Tech
Vincent Smyth

Nowhere do the hopes and fears associated with consumerisation of IT come into clearer focus than in the app store. Apps make the world go 'round. "There's an app for that" has become the motto for every aspect of waking and sleeping life. And enterprise apps run our businesses.

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!

Geek and Proud

Belinda Parmar | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

It's time for women to reclaim the word 'geek'. Let's make our young women feel proud when they look at the phones in their pockets, the tablets on their tables and realise that hey, they might be just that little bit geeky too.

The Avoidance of Learning

Bruce Daisley | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Bruce Daisley

Teachers proudly saying that they still teach Latin and Greek while being surprised when asked why they don't teach computer coding. This is what they learned at school - and it worked out well for them.

Are Men Just Better at Technology?

Belinda Parmar | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

Many people still don't believe that women are equipped to understand tech. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are all considered natural 'boys'' subjects. Women break computers, men fix them. Women use technology, men create technology.

Support Ada Lovelace Day

Belinda Parmar | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

For Lady Geek, Ada Lovelace day is a bit like Christmas. Lady Geek was set up in 2010 with the aim of bringing women and technology closer together, and our most recent campaign 'Little Miss Geek' is working to inspire the next generation of women to join the technology industry.

G4S 'Was Warned Not To Employ Guard Before Iraq Killing'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

Security company G4S was warned against arming a security guard who killed two of his colleagues in Iraq, a BBC investigation has claimed. Accordin...

How Twitter Saved Bletchley Park - Live From Brazil

Mark Hillary | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Dr Black visited Brazil recently and toured the country lecturing on Bletchley Park and Alan Turing - 2012 being the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Turing.