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October 24, 2014  12:34 PM

Don’t worry developers – some of you are normal people after all!

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Developer, Skills, Software

For any software developers worried about their social status - fear no longer. Apparently, some of you are quite like normal human beings after all!

In a not-at-all patronising piece of research sent to Downtime, hosting company 34SP.com found that in fact as many as 28% of developers...

August 17, 2011  11:44 AM

Imagine – if an IT vendor had delusions of being a songwriter

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BMC, cloud, Software, Storage

Sometimes, the IT industry makes Downtime's job very easy.

In this case, many thanks to BMC Software CIO Mark Settle, for demonstrating why IT types should never get ideas above their station.

What's more, he even asked us to publish this - so on his own head be it.

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January 19, 2011  5:27 PM

The teenage future for software development

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
app, Apple, Developer, iTunes, Software

In case you were wondering why young people are avoiding working in IT in their droves, a report on BBC's Newsbeat programme for teenagers gives you a clue.

Fourteen-year...


December 8, 2008  3:51 PM

PC shop Mike-O-Soft in Microsoft pirate sales shock

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Software

Mike-O-Soft, a Swansea-based PC shop, has been fined for selling Microsoft software without a licence.

Downtime thinks this may be a particularly tragic case of nominative determinism; poor Mike O'Soft never stood a chance.


October 16, 2008  11:16 AM

Three cheers for systems administrators

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Software

It will be no surprise to sysadmins everywhere that even Downtime, shamefully, forgot 25 July 2008, which is obviously less well-known as Systems Administrator Appreciation Day.

Fortunately Google remembered where the sysadmins left the page that commemorated the event. It is here, and...


September 26, 2008  10:25 AM

South Cambridgeshire becomes a virtual Guyana

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
government, Software

The British National Party was on high alert when a computer system used by South Cambridgeshire council recorded that there were thousands of South American people living within its...


April 3, 2008  3:59 PM

Google versus Microsoft: How will the competition hot up?

rfroley Profile: rfroley
cartoon, comic, Computing, Google, lucky, Microsoft, Software, UI, User interface design

So Google Docs, now it works offline, could be a viable alternative to Microsoft's...

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February 6, 2008  2:10 PM

Spooks in the spectrum

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Software

While investigating a story about yet another trading platform seeking a technology partner, I realised the importance of names in today’s Googlesphere. Project Rainbow is the codename of an alternative trading...


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