Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

May, 2009

May 28, 2009  5:47 PM

The best of places to work in the worst of times

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
redundancies, Satyam

"Our people are our greatest asset" is a cliché of the type that is grist to the mill of our beloved Dilbert cartoon.

But it is not a cliché at Computer Weekly's Best Places to Work in IT, the 2009 iteration of which was staged in...

May 26, 2009  4:09 PM

Computer Weekly’s IT Salary Checker goes live!

falani Profile: falani

Ever wondered if your salary stands up against the national average?

With the Computer Weekly IT Salary Checker you can to see if you should be banging on your boss' door (not advisable) or keeping your smirk to yourself.

Simply enter...

May 22, 2009  4:14 PM

Corporate Social Networking Forum – sign up and get involved

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Social networking, twitter

The Corporate social networking forum in London is coming up on the 8 June - if you haven't signed up then its time to get involved with the world of social networking and Twitter and find out what it can do for your business.


May 21, 2009  4:31 PM

No green shoots, but some fields of promise

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff

First, the bad news. Green shoots of recovery in the IT market and profession we don't have. The latest quarterly survey of appointments, data and trends, published in...

May 20, 2009  11:11 AM

What do you think of our latest product review of the Flip Mino HD?

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff

Our Inspecta_Gadget has recorded his review of the Flip Mino HD.

I really like it, and I really like the product too. We used them for two days at the Infosecurity 2009 a few weeks back and I was really impressed by the quality of the recording.

So its a quality product for...

May 14, 2009  6:06 PM

Networked smart energy meters invoke a brighter future

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff

The oil crisis related recession of the early 1970s saw the infancy of microprocessors, Ethernet, and the first workstation with a built in mouse. The 1980-1981 recession witnessed the IBM PC and the 1991 downturn saw the birth of Linux.

One glimmer of technological light in the current...

May 11, 2009  4:16 PM

Bankruptcy and prosecution – postmasters tell their story

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Today we published our investigation into the experiences of postmasters, after speaking to a group about their concerns over the accounts system...

May 6, 2009  9:30 AM

Bill Gates and Warren Buffet talk Google and search on Fox Business

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Bill Gates, Google, Microsoft

Interesting video on Fox Business about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which Warren Buffet has pledged a huge amount of support to.

After about six minutes they get onto technology and particularly Google and search.

Bill Gates says that Microsoft will continue to...

May 1, 2009  11:17 AM

What was Infosec 2009 really like?

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To get an honest opinion of how an event is going, you sometimes have to go down the pub, and talk to the punters. So we did this and visited the Portcullis Arms, just outside Earls Court, to find out what the outspoken Clive Room thought of this year's Infosec.

The new...

May 1, 2009  11:06 AM

IT cost cutting redolent of self harm

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Infosecurity, SAP

Organisations that are cutting savagely into their IT are presenting an ugly spectacle of self-harm. They may think that they are beating the recession by slicing the fat off a mere support activity, but they are putting their capabilities to compete, and even survive, at risk.


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