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January 21, 2020  9:17 AM

Davos 2020: Tech sector and the climate change challenge

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Last week Microsoft chief, Satya Nadella, made the headlines, with an audacious plan to eradicate the company’s historic carbon footprint, by reversing all its emissions since...

January 20, 2020  9:35 AM

Edge computing shifts IT’s gravity

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In this guest blog post, Satyam Vaghani VP/GM, IoT & AI, Nutanix discusses the way IT will need to change to support edge computing. The rise of the edge will require a redistribution of the centre of gravity, as well as a major shift in compute paradigm from mainly “human-oriented”...


January 16, 2020  9:57 AM

Windows 7: Don’t cry for me

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It may have gone unnoticed with the January 14 end of support deadline for Windows 7, but Microsoft’s 10 year old OS, had one last Patch Tuesday update. And , surprise, surprise,...


January 14, 2020  8:37 AM

The challenge of metadata at the edge

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Nelson Petracek, chief technology officer at Tibco  says that one of the issues in deploying and managing edge computing devices is how will the device metadata be managed and governed. Such metadata may contain the...


December 11, 2019  10:31 AM

Intel delay: Update an old Windows 7 PC, or buy AMD

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The shortage of Intel processors is having a knock-on effect on IT’s ability to upgrade whatever legacy Windows 7 PCs still remain in the organisation onto...


November 28, 2019  8:28 AM

Intel delays means Windows 7 support deadline needs extending

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In the last few days Hewlett Packard Inc and Dell have posted results, in which their respective chief financial officers have spoken about the issues their businesses face with the


November 12, 2019  3:14 PM

Calling tech leaders: Should you stay or should you go?

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During Gartner’s recent Symposium event in Barcelona, CIOs heard the latest thinking from the analyst firm about where it sees the role of IT leader heading. Each year, CIOs head...


October 28, 2019  4:21 PM

Time to unplug PowerPoint

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Can a corporate piece of software change the culture of an organisation. It happened in 1983 when Mitch Kapor developed Lotus 1-2-3 for the IBM PC, the PC’s first killer application. Aldus Pagemaker revolutionised desktop publishing. Email on the global internet revolutionised global business...


October 14, 2019  2:56 PM

Software development spires and foundations

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CCS Insight has predicted that by 2023, psychometric testing of software developers will become commonplace. The analyst firm believes that ethical psychometric testing will appear more regularly as part of the interview process, particularly in areas where software developers are being hired...


October 2, 2019  12:37 PM

Programmes and projects in an age of data applications

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During the Future Decoded conference in London, Microsoft discussed a paradigm shift in application development. But it was not setting out its plans for a new software...


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