Computer Weekly Editor's Blog:

July, 2009


July 29, 2009  3:00 PM

Twitter changes its homepage and its view of itself

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
social media, twitter

It's taken twitter three years, but at last its changed its homepage.

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July 29, 2009  9:46 AM

Muted cheer as rate of IT job decline slows

Bill Goodwin Profile: Bill Goodwin
IT jobs, Swine flu

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Careers in IT have been hit badly by the recession. Employers have shed staff at unprecedented rates, companies have accelerated their plans to move IT offshore, and vacancies for job hunters have been few and far between.

But...


July 27, 2009  1:35 PM

Come on twitter sort it out, for all our sakes, and yours!

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
twitter

I have written a lot of blog posts about twitter and am a massive supporter of the medium as a communication tool, but it seems that twitter itself has forgotten the art of communication.

My colleague Rebecca Thomson has been working very hard to build up her profile in the technology...


July 22, 2009  9:14 AM

A great blog post and resource for women in technology

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff

This is a great blog post for all those women out there working in technology and looking for resources and blogs that are discussing their issues.

It's...


July 20, 2009  6:53 PM

Minister for innovation defends Digital Britain report and calls for industry partners

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
digital

For those you interested in Digital Britain - Pat McFadden, the minister for business, innovation and skills, has penned a stoic defense of the Digital Britain report announced...

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July 17, 2009  12:22 PM

Clouds against blue skies

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Cloud Computing, Google

Cloud computing is over head. No longer just on the horizon, exciting analysts and marketing people, but a looming presence.

This can be read as a Microsoft versus Google showdown. We care little for that. It is good that Google, with its cloud-based applications, its browser, and its...


July 16, 2009  9:06 AM

F1 game winner is a car-game-oholic

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
f1

Congrats to Steve Gasson, a software programmer from Kent, who was crowned the winner of ComputerWeekly's F1 racing game with a winning time of 20.37 seconds.

Steve translates user requirements into detailed specifications doing his day job but is a car nut outside of work. He said: ...


July 15, 2009  9:42 AM

The Apollo 11 mission’s computers were less powerful than today’s mobile phones

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff

It's absolutely amazing that the computers used to guide the Apollo 11 mission to the moon were no more powerful than a pocket calculator or a mobile phone.

The...


July 10, 2009  11:41 AM

Highlights of TechCrunch’s Europas

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Europas, Start up, Techcrunch

Well it was interesting night at TechCrunch's Europas in London last night.

It was good fun and as always met some really interesting and innovative people like Divinia from


July 8, 2009  6:36 AM

Battling the culture… its time for a change in business approach

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Collaboration, Creativity, twitter

Isn't it time that IT departments lost the command and control mentality particularly as we move to a new business paradigm that is more open to collaboration.

I have been to several talks recently that have insisted that organisational change is key to businesses adopting a more...


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