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July, 2013

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July 30, 2013  7:48 AM

The long arm of the (software & big data) law

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, law

As vendors now work hard to refine their offerings for each and every business disciple, we are seeing a proliferation of carefully aligned message sets intended to examine the more granular mechanics of each so-called "industry vertical" that makes up the economy.

July 25, 2013  7:05 AM

Microsoft evangelist: big data needs tiny data skills

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, Data, Data Analytics, Microsoft

This is a contributed piece for the Computer Weekly Developer Network by Matt Ballantine, principal evangelist at Microsoft UK. Ballantine recalls a curious observation taken from a conversation with a colleague who'd just arrived back from UCL...


July 22, 2013  2:38 AM

App economy to double to £100 billion by 2017

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Application Compatibility, Applications, apps

Research company AppNation has put forward estimates for the size of the "applications market" going forward to 2017. From a current base of GBP £47 billion in 2013, the total worth of the "


July 19, 2013  5:31 AM

Programming in 360-degree panoramic HD video

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Collaboration, Polycom, Video conferencing

What do you mean you don't associate 360-degree panoramic HD video conferencing and "teleprescence" with software application development, what on Earth is wrong with you? In all honesty, there may be more big data and Business Intelligence focused programmers out there than there are video-link...


July 17, 2013  3:48 AM

How should programmers approach Windows Touch?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
touch, Windows 8

Tablet watchers will no doubt have noticed this week's news of Microsoft cutting the price of its flagship Surface tablet. Computer Weekly reported details of the 32GB Surface RT dropping...


July 16, 2013  4:13 AM

What use is an enterprise social network app?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Collaboration, Enterprise

Five years ago we didn't talk about the development of enterprise social network applications, but things have changed. Actually, it was around ten plus (some would say fifteen) years ago...


July 15, 2013  5:22 AM

Adobe explains the real shape of HTML5

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, HTML5, Web design, Web developers

It was right at the start of 2013 when we received news of HTML5 now being classified as "stable and feature complete"... ... this is a development that is almost universally...


July 10, 2013  2:00 PM

CA’s launchpad for skyrocketing mainframes

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CA, Mainframe, Management

Mainframes are exciting. There, we've said it, do you feel better? CA (the artist formerly known as Computer Associates) has recently expanded its CA Chorus management platform for the mainframe with new capabilities for network and system management. So why is this exciting? Modern software...


July 10, 2013  1:53 AM

Is anyone using Near Field Communications (NFC)?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Mobile, NFC

A new stream of 'app opportunity' is said to be burgeoning across the software application development landscape. We are supposedly about to witness the real impact of Near Field Communications (NFC), a technology that can make


July 9, 2013  3:02 AM

Did Microsoft get it right with the Start button after all?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Surface, touch, Windows 8

The disappearance of the Microsoft Windows Start button (or "Orb" if you are Windows 7 purist) from the Windows 8 iteration of the firm's core operating system offering caused a considerable public outcry. The masses appeared to resist change from Redmond's most revered user interface...


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