Stephen Pritchard
The app not leaving from Gate 4
Opinion

The app not leaving from Gate 4

A tablet app error caused American Airlines to ground flights. Do we rely too heavily on consumer tech?
30 Apr 2015
Connected Androids: Google's mobile network plans
Network & Internet

Connected Androids: Google's mobile network plans

Google's Project Fi will combine an MVNO and WiFi technology to rival existing networks – for people with the right phone.
23 Apr 2015
New threats, old tricks
data breaches

New threats, old tricks

Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report finds hackers using old techniques to compromise corporate IT and steal data
16 Apr 2015
How much does the average drone cost?
Stephen Pritchard
Business strategy

How much does the average drone cost?

A lot less than you'd think, Stephen Pritchard reveals...
9 Apr 2015
Diverted profits, diverted investment?
Stephen Pritchard
Business strategy

Diverted profits, diverted investment?

The Government's so-called Google Tax came into effect this month. Will it deter tech firms from investing in the UK?
2 Apr 2015
Lost passwords, lost identity?
Password and username box
Opinion

Lost passwords, lost identity?

Yahoo's plans to do away with passwords highlights the pitfalls of weak authentication and the tech's surprising resilience
25 Mar 2015
Britain's digital fast lane: Osborne's broadband promise
Stephen Pritchard
Opinion

Britain's digital fast lane: Osborne's broadband promise

In his last Budget before the election, Chancellor George Osborne promised 100mbps broadband for all. But is the goal achievable?
19 Mar 2015
ex-Forces personnel fill the technology skills gap
Army people marching
Careers & training

ex-Forces personnel fill the technology skills gap

Vodafone is the latest technology company to set up a scheme to attract ex-service personnel, benefiting both recruits and industry
12 Mar 2015
Mobile World Congress: where innovation comes in flatpack
Mobile

Mobile World Congress: where innovation comes in flatpack

This year's MWC in Barcelona was largely about incremental upgrades... and IKEA furniture
5 Mar 2015
Bigger is best: why phablets are on the rise
Stephen Pritchard
Opinion

Bigger is best: why phablets are on the rise

Larger smartphones – including the iPhone 6+ and Samsung's Galaxy Note – are taking sales from smartphones and tablet
26 Feb 2015
Fail to plan, plan to fail: Don't neglect recovery
business continuity
disaster recovery (DR)

Fail to plan, plan to fail: Don't neglect recovery

Despite the clear evidence of the damage caused by IT failures, it seems businesses are still neglecting their business recovery plans
19 Feb 2015
Digital cinema, and 50 shades of fibre
TV
Network & Internet

Digital cinema, and 50 shades of fibre

Wiring up a city for digital cinema is a challenge that would stretch any IT department, but one Berlin has tackled with verve
12 Feb 2015
BT to buy EE: How should CIOs respond?
BT Tower
Network & Internet

BT to buy EE: How should CIOs respond?

BT agrees a £12.5bn deal to buy mobile operator EE, and re-enters the mobile fray
5 Feb 2015
Apple and its $18 billion phone mountain
Stephen Pritchard
Business strategy

Apple and its $18 billion phone mountain

Apple's latest results make it not just the most profitable tech company, but the most profitable public company of all time
29 Jan 2015
Windows 10: Start menus, and Microsoft's holographic vision
Software

Windows 10: Start menus, and Microsoft's holographic vision

For most users, it will be a new browser – and the return of the start menu in Windows 10 – which are most welcome
22 Jan 2015
IBM turns to big iron again
Computers connected to a mainframe
Server & storage

IBM turns to big iron again

IBM's Z13 mainframe is designed for the app age, but will it win businesses back from general-purpose hardware?
15 Jan 2015
CES 2015: Tablets down, but drones are up
Las Vegas sign
Mobile

CES 2015: Tablets down, but drones are up

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is buzzing with drones and connected devices – but tablets are left in the shadows
8 Jan 2015
Three trends for enterprise IT in 2015
Stephen Pritchard
Business strategy

Three trends for enterprise IT in 2015

Big data, the Internet of Things and security and privacy will be high on the agenda for 2015 for business leaders...
2 Jan 2015
NATS' lessons are not blue-sky thinking
Plane
Business strategy

NATS' lessons are not blue-sky thinking

Last week's air traffic control outage has both lessons, and reassurances, for critical IT systems.
18 Dec 2014
Digital Skills and the struggle to boost technology
Skills gap
Business strategy

Digital Skills and the struggle to boost technology

The National College for Digital Skills, and more changes to computing education, aim to boost the UK's competence in tech
11 Dec 2014
Autumn Statement 2014: How the UK technology sector lost out
public sector

Autumn Statement 2014: How the UK technology sector lost out

A new tax may go after multinationals, but this election-mode Autumn Statement does little for hi-tech firms
4 Dec 2014
Wearable technology: Productivity tool, or spy watches?
Mobile

Wearable technology: Productivity tool, or spy watches?

Wearable technology is set to be a strong seller over the holiday season, but firms need to consider the security issues
27 Nov 2014
Counting the cost of IT failure
Money
Business strategy

Counting the cost of IT failure

News RBS is being fined £56m for its 2012 outage shows robust IT is now a regulatory & a business requirement
20 Nov 2014
Forget 5G, it's Wi-Fi that continues to grow
Future road sign
Network & Internet

Forget 5G, it's Wi-Fi that continues to grow

Faster 4G – and the promise of 5G – will help businesses on the move. But Wi-Fi will remain a core service for years to come.
13 Nov 2014
National roaming: Filling in the UK's mobile coverage gaps
wireless antenna
broadband

National roaming: Filling in the UK's mobile coverage gaps

Plans to let mobile users "roam" on to other networks have met with resistance, but may be part of the solution to "notspots"
6 Nov 2014
Cyber security: Security awareness can't be just a one off
Cyber security
Security

Cyber security: Security awareness can't be just a one off

Initiatives such as the US' National Cyber Security Awareness Month are all well and good, but day-to-day attitudes must change too
30 Oct 2014
Curtain falls on Nokia's smartphones
Windows Phone 8
Mobile

Curtain falls on Nokia's smartphones

Microsoft is dropping the Nokia brand from its Windows smartphones. It is the end of an era
23 Oct 2014
Inside IBM & SAP's cloud tie-up
cloud computing

Inside IBM & SAP's cloud tie-up

SAP will host its enterprise applications on IBM's cloud, for the benefit of both firms and their customers
16 Oct 2014
HP does the splits, again
HP Logo
Business strategy

HP does the splits, again

HP is once again looking to restructure, this time by moving PCs and printers into a new company.
9 Oct 2014
Windows: Microsoft's power of 10
Windows logo
operating systems

Windows: Microsoft's power of 10

The latest version of Windows needs to mark a return to form, if the company is to hold its own on the desktop and personal devices
2 Oct 2014
Faster than fast: The roadmap to 400Mpbs mobile data
Broadband speed
Network & Internet

Faster than fast: The roadmap to 400Mpbs mobile data

A new version of the LTE cellular standard promises speeds of up to 400Mbps next year. This puts mobile connections ahead of landlines
25 Sep 2014
TV technology gives big data extra vision
asset management

TV technology gives big data extra vision

A collaboration between the software and broadcast industries is creating new applications – and winning World Cups
18 Sep 2014
Apple Watch: What's in it for business users?
Mobile

Apple Watch: What's in it for business users?

Apple's much-anticipated move into "wearables" is now official. But the business potential of the technology is far from clear
11 Sep 2014
Cyber war: Defence or mutually-assured destruction?
Cyber war
Security

Cyber war: Defence or mutually-assured destruction?

NATO leaders are set to agree on a new response to cyber attacks. But some experts say this goes too far
4 Sep 2014
Rural broadband: still life on a branch line
Broadband
broadband

Rural broadband: still life on a branch line

The UK now boasts some of the best average broadband speeds in Europe, but this still leaves a large number of businesses in the slow lane
28 Aug 2014