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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
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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
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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
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Stephen Pritchard
Business strategy

How much does the average drone cost?

A lot less than you'd think, Stephen Pritchard reveals...
9 Apr 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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