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March, 2010

March 30, 2010  10:02 AM

Cern gets closer to solving the big bang theory

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Just over 18 months ago I wrote a blog post about the media frenzy and public hysteria that was mounting over CERN's Large Hadron Collider

The speculation that the world was about to end was of course absolutely crazy,...

March 26, 2010  11:13 AM

Budget caption competition winner

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Many thanks for those who took part in our Budget caption competition. We have, after very careful consideration, gone for Ken Wilkinson's caption: 

Darling asking-"Is this for the...

March 24, 2010  5:09 PM

Budget 2010 coverage with real time media

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Today was a first for us on Computer Weekly in that we tried to cover the budget in a real time way as well as mopping up with the traditional analysis and interpretation post announcement. 

So we used two new tools -

March 24, 2010  9:07 AM

Budget 2010 – today’s coverage and my first phlog

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Today we are doing some different stuff to cover the budget, which we hope will enhance and improve your experience. Take part in our live blogging and analysis at our special Budget 2010 page.

For a...

March 23, 2010  8:43 AM

A Budget for IT? Just let us get on with it

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
budget, economy, Election, Google, innovation, recruitment, Skills, Strategy

Tomorrow (24th March) is Budget day - or more accurately, the effective start of the General Election campaign. The next six weeks or so are set to be a defining time for businesses and public sector bodies in determining how - and maybe even if - the UK's recovery proceeds from here.


March 22, 2010  5:07 PM

Caption competition and live Budget 2010 coverage

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budget, chancellor

Chancellor Alistair Darling's 2010 budget on Wednesday 24 March is potentially the most eagerly awaited budget in recent years. 

Just weeks ahead of a General Election and in face of a massive budget deficit of £178bn, the Chancellor's plans for...

March 22, 2010  3:54 PM

Let the online giants deliver online government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, Amazon, Broadband, Ebay, EDS, government, HP, IBM, Web

Prime minister Gordon Brown has today put some flesh on the bones of his long-standing promises to put technology at the heart of the UK's economic future. 

He says the aim is to make the UK the "world leader in the digital economy" by 2020, with the key headline-grabbing...

March 12, 2010  4:57 PM

Boardroom commitment vital to put IT at the heart of recovery

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Gatwick, innovation, IT Strategy, Mobile, O2, SOA, Software

For most CIOs, the dream of a "greenfield" site for building IT systems disappeared long ago. The complexity of legacy IT systems means the opportunities for a clean slate and a complete update of technology infrastructure are very rare.

So, many IT leaders will look to

March 5, 2010  1:42 PM

Users remain the weakest link in the IT security chain

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Botnet, Infosecurity, IT security, Mariposa, P2P, RSA, Security

It's a favourite refrain in every IT helpdesk: "Our jobs would be so much easier if it weren't for all those pesky users."

In a week when the IT security world gathered in San Francisco for the 2010 RSA conference, that was probably also a familiar cry around the cavernous halls of the...

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