Simon Bisson
Build 2016: Microsoft unveils Universal Windows Platform
business apps

Build 2016: Microsoft unveils Universal Windows Platform

UWP lets developers write apps for everything from IoT to HoloLens
31 Mar 2016
Building bridges across the app gap
development
Business strategy

Building bridges across the app gap

Microsoft’s Build 2015 brings Android, iOS, and the web into the Windows Store.
30 Apr 2015
Inside the HoloLens
Mobile

Inside the HoloLens

Hands (and eyes) on with Microsoft’s 3D augmented reality headset
27 Apr 2015
Windows 10 release: First take
operating systems

Windows 10 release: First take

Windows 10 has just been announced (we're still reeling from the fact it's not Windows 9). Simon Bisson was there and has the details...
30 Sep 2014
Hosted CRM
Step 11: Google Analytics
Network & Internet

Hosted CRM

Take the cluetrain into the world of hosted customer relationship management. Simon Bisson takes a look at four of the best solutions on the market to…
10 Oct 2011
Is cloud computing secure?
cloud security
infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

Is cloud computing secure?

In the latest of our cloud computing exploration features, we look at the issue of security.
1 Nov 2010
Samsung Lapfit LD220Z review
Samsung Lapfit LD220Z
Software

Samsung Lapfit LD220Z review

We review Samsung's Lapfit LD220Z to see if touch capabilities are really fit for business.
26 Apr 2010
Easter faithful queue for iPad
iPad launch
Software

Easter faithful queue for iPad

A handful of people braved the cold to be the first to get their hands on the iPad.
4 Apr 2010
Microsoft Windows 7 review
Windows 7logo
virtual private network (VPN)

Microsoft Windows 7 review

In this review of Microsoft's latest operating system, we give our verdict on whether it’s fit for business.
22 Oct 2009
Using Windows 7 XP Mode
XP mode
Business strategy

Using Windows 7 XP Mode

Simon Bisson shows how to use Windows 7’s virtual Windows XP to run legacy applications – on your desktop.
13 Aug 2009
Windows 7 RTM review
Software

Windows 7 RTM review

Windows 7 is ready for the PC manufacturers, but is RTM ready for business?
5 Aug 2009
Windows 7 RTM review
Software

Windows 7 RTM review

Windows 7 is ready for the PC manufacturers, but is RTM ready for business?
5 Aug 2009
Office 2010 technical preview: First look review
Office 2010 logo
Software

Office 2010 technical preview: First look review

We take a look at what the next version of Microsoft Office, Office 2010, has to offer users.
13 Jul 2009
Office 2010 technical preview: First look review
Office 2010 logo
Software

Office 2010 technical preview: First look review

We take a look at what the next version of Microsoft Office, Office 2010, has to offer users.
13 Jul 2009
Microsoft reveals Windows Server 2008 R2
WinHEC
Server & storage

Microsoft reveals Windows Server 2008 R2

In preparation for the launch of Windows 7 on the client, Microsoft readies a major update to its most recent server operating system with new feature…
9 Nov 2008
Windows Azure unmasked
Azure platform
Network & Internet

Windows Azure unmasked

Analysis: What will the future hold for Microsoft’s cloud computing platform and what does it means for developers.
30 Oct 2008
What does Internet Explorer 8 mean for you?
Network & Internet

What does Internet Explorer 8 mean for you?

Plan ahead for Internet Explorer 8 so you can take advantage of the security and deployment features – and update your web sites and applications to s…
27 Oct 2008
Storing the virtual world
Server & storage

Storing the virtual world

Storage virtualisation has become another major piece of the virtual infrastructure – and iSCSI appliances look set to dominate this market.
15 Oct 2008
Managing IT with a mobile phone
Mobile

Managing IT with a mobile phone

Use your smartphone as a handy system administration tool - whenever and wherever you are.
7 Apr 2008
Use Photoshop CS3 for business graphics
Software

Use Photoshop CS3 for business graphics

Getting the right image for your business is becoming more and more important. Brands need to work across multiple media - from print to the web to mo…
19 Feb 2008
Science fiction's influence on technology: ideas made real
Network & Internet

Science fiction's influence on technology: ideas made real

The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas provided an opportunity to explore the links between science fiction and the technologies of t…
26 Jan 2008
CES 2008: Making money with RFID
Business strategy

CES 2008: Making money with RFID

HP demonstrates its ideas on how to get ROI from RFID technology.
10 Jan 2008
CES 2008: Solid State storage set for massive price drop
Server & storage

CES 2008: Solid State storage set for massive price drop

Analysts point to growth in Solid State drive use, particularly in notebooks, as the cost per GB is expected to fall to 44p by 2011.
9 Jan 2008
CES 2008: Big screens and free trade
Network & Internet

CES 2008: Big screens and free trade

Opening keynote at CES begins on a political note, while Panasonic AVC Networks outlines key business IT opportunities.
8 Jan 2008
HSBC tackles credit card fraud with new system
Security

HSBC tackles credit card fraud with new system

Bank turns to business analytics company SAS to provide new platform for analysing transactions and detecting potential fraud.
31 Oct 2007
SAS targets insurance, retail and telecoms with new
Network & Internet

SAS targets insurance, retail and telecoms with new

Analytics for insurance, retail and telecoms will predict the right products and aid regulation.
3 Oct 2007
IDF 2007: Technology Showcase unveils future of computing
Server & storage

IDF 2007: Technology Showcase unveils future of computing

The labyrinth of booths at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) played home to many technology gems.
20 Sep 2007
The end of 32-bit Windows is nigh!
Server & storage

The end of 32-bit Windows is nigh!

Microsoft uses its WinHEC 2007 conference to announce a very dull new name for Longhorn Server, bury the 32-bit OS and turn attention towards 64-bit a…
17 May 2007
Visual Studio meets Blackberry
Mobile

Visual Studio meets Blackberry

RIM announces Visual Studio development tools at its Wireless Enterprise Symposium
11 May 2007
Adobe goes open source with Flex
Network & Internet

Adobe goes open source with Flex

One of Adobe's key web application development technologies is now open source, with a full resource site planned for later this year.
26 Apr 2007
Adobe launches Creative Suite 3
Business strategy

Adobe launches Creative Suite 3

Thirteen new and updated products finally marry Adobe and Macromedia product lines together into a single suite of creative design and development too…
27 Mar 2007
Stratus to offer quad core fault tolerant Xeon servers
Server & storage

Stratus to offer quad core fault tolerant Xeon servers

New range of high-availability servers to offer better than five nines uptime.
27 Mar 2007
Microsoft announces OpenID support in CardSpace
Security

Microsoft announces OpenID support in CardSpace

Two of the most prominent identity technologies come together to deliver a "phish-proof internet".
7 Feb 2007
Sun set for open source with Java SE 6 release
Server & storage

Sun set for open source with Java SE 6 release

A new release of Sun's desktop Java adds new GUI tools and Vista support.
11 Dec 2006
Azul announces 192 core Java Appliance
Server & storage

Azul announces 192 core Java Appliance

New Java Appliance crams 192 cores into a 5U rack-mounted system, with 768 cores to follow.
11 Dec 2006