February 11, 2010  10:19 AM

Research points the way to the blatantly obvious

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Orange, Outsourcing, research

Here at Downtime HQ we are accustomed to receiving regular PR-generated research, which on rare occasions sheds some insight into the workings of the IT world. In most cases though, the research exists for no other reason than to attract the interest of an under pressure hack with a quota of...

January 16, 2009  4:34 PM

Could Silicon Valley be usurped by, er, Norfolk?

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff

Downtime has discovered a new trend in the technology market. Buyers are reaching for software development firms in East Anglia rather than use suppliers in places such as India.

Soon working in IT will be normal for Norfolk, which is probably a less embarrassing association than that...

August 1, 2008  9:56 AM

Council seeks to untangle IBM’s tongue-twisters

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff

You do not need to have mastered C++, or speak fluent HTML to know that most IT speak sounds like gibberish to the uninitiated.


July 18, 2008  2:24 PM

Bonnie Scotland – it’s the new Bangalore

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff

Scotland is the next Bangalore, or so we have heard. Downtime has read an article about Scotland's opportunity to become the next Bangalore by using its skills to become a centre for outsourcing. One expert predicts that Scotland could have an annual gross domestic product of about £82bn if it...

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