Earlier this week, I was in Moscow, visiting the Skolkovo Innovation Centre, Russia's $15bn attempt to create a tech startup environment to
According to Bloomberg's ranking of the most innovative countries in the world, Russia ranks only 18th - ahead of China but behind not only most of its global competitors, but also relative...
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announces the Budget tomorrow (Wednesday 19 March), and the media is full of speculation over what his speech will include.
I would, however, like to make a confident prediction about a few things the Budget will not include.
MPs on Parliamentary select committees do enjoy starting a good meme.
Thanks to Bernard Jenkin MP, chair of the Public Administration Select Committee, it is commonplace to describe
Every year we assess what the Budget means for the UK IT community. Most years we conclude: Nothing much. This year, we'd have to acknowledge progress, by concluding: Well, a bit,...
Chancellor George Osborne labelled the latest contents of his tattered red briefcase as a Budget for business, and if that proves to be the case then it would be a good one for the IT sector and IT professionals.
It's going to be a big "if" though.
The future for broadband in the UK is a critical economic and political issue - perhaps the only technology that has come to deserve such high-level government attention.
It has also become an increasingly emotional topic of debate. After last week's announcement of the government's...
Broadband coverage outside of major towns and cities has been a sore point for rural communities for some time. It is easy for well-connected urban users to forget just what a pain the lack of service can be for individuals and small businesses in remote parts of the UK.
BT seems to win...
So we finally know who our new government is. The buzz on Twitter has claimed that the UK is now the ConDem Nation, but already there are glimpses of the new administration's plans for IT - not least of which will be the
I came across a new phrase recently, one that I liked so much that I plan to adopt it and use it myself in future articles, thereby claiming all the glory for its conception.
But to alleviate any feelings of guilt, I shall first give credit where it's due, and thank Peter Hambling, CIO...