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A large and toxic cloud has hung over NHS IT since the failure of the £12bn National Programme that saw billions wasted on systems that barely worked. Since then, we’ve seen the collapse of Care.data, the botched attempt to share patient records through a central database, and a plan for a “pap…READ MORE
DevOps has never really excited me and I never understood why until I read about DevOps team structures – https://web.devopstopologies.com/
The article suggests 7 bad practices or ‘anti-types:
Dev and Ops Silos
DevOps Team Silo
Dev doesn’t need Ops
DevOps as tools team
A USB gotcha appeared among various woes in the wake of the initial 1809 release of Windows 10 (Build 17763.1). Having finally had time to test, I’m pleased to report that Build 17763.55 fixes USB issues. USB 3.0 devices, including drives and hubs, showed up in 17763.1 as USB 2.1. Now, they show up …READ MORE
There’s open source and there’s open source.
There’s genuine free and open source software (FOSS) and then there’s largely locked down proprietary non-dynamic library open source that is generally supplied as a commercially supported version of an open source kernel base that doesn’t se…READ MORE
In the sixth interview in this series I speak to Rebuilding Society, a fintech operating in the peer to peer lending sector.
It is a great example of how fintechs can offer customers a better deal and have different revenue streams in tech and financial services. It is also a good example of some…READ MORE
In early October 2018, fintech firm iZettle ran a rehab centre for online shopping addicts to show the impact e-commerce has on the highstreet. But will this change customer habits?
Spoiler alert, the answer (in my opinion) is no.
The plight of shopaholics is something often covered in sitcoms…READ MORE
This is a guest blog post by Tony Judd, MD UKI and Benelux at Verizon
With the popularity of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and software-defined networking (SDN), impacting almost every aspect of modern business, organisations are having to…READ MORE
Several women in tech spoke about the importance of diversity at Splunk.conf 2018 in Florida, some about shocking diversity statistics and others giving advice from one woman in tech to another.
To begin with a deep dive of diversity data, Grace Balancio, sales engineer at Splunk, outlined the fo…READ MORE
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By James Kobielus (@jameskobielus)
If you’re having trouble keeping the cloud-native computing stack in clear focus, you’re not alone. Of course, you should be following what emerges from the working groups of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which i…READ MORE
Reactivity is surely an important topic, though I believe we’ve spent too much time talking about reactive programming, while only briefly mentioning the other implementation — reactive systems. It’s time to reevaluate.
Reactive systems are of particular attention in today’s IT world, becau…READ MORE
As we wrap up exciting changes in tech in 2018 and look ahead to a new year, one thing is for certain: smart home adoption continues to surge and mainstream awareness is growing at impressive rates. A report from Strategy Analytics found that the “sales of smart home devices are expected to reach $1…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Colin Elkins, global industry director, process manufacturing, IFS.
Global food waste, or food loss as it is classified by growers and manufacturers, is around 1.3 billion tons per year, which is one third of all food produced and twice the weight of the world’s curr…READ MORE
During the “Lunch with Robots” panel at HubWeek 2018, host Jim Tracy asked a question that reflected a major theme of the weeklong event: How is the workforce going to change in the next 20 years, and how can we help people transition?
Panelist Colin Angle, founder and CEO of iRobot, said it will…READ MORE
Earlier this week, all members of Computer Weekly’s APAC CIO advisory panel gathered for the first time to share their thoughts on digital transformation and what the overused term means to them.
Kicking off the lively discussion, which was held at SAP’s office in Singapore, was MyRepublic CI…READ MORE
During an interview on the PBS News Hour, CVS CEO Larry Merlo drew an interesting distinction when speaking about the future of healthcare. Fresh from the merger with Aetna, Merlo said people directly in the care of a physician or in a hospital setting were “patients” while everyone else is simp…READ MORE
This is the concluding post of the previous post. The Microsoft Azure Data Box facilitates its customers with a more secure method for faster, more reliable and simple transfer of any volume of data to Azure. Customers only need to connect it to their network first. Next, they are required to load d…READ MORE
It’s with great fanfare that I’m able to announce our PASS Summit 2018 Speaker Idol Judges. Our judges this year are folks we’ve had as judges before, and I’m thrilled that they’ve all agreed to be judges of all four speaker idol events.
Our Judges this year are:
Joey D…READ MORE
Whether you can pronounce the company’s name or not, it’s for sure that Huawei (say: wah-way) has become a significant presence in the smartphone market today.
Now with corporate ambitions to become known for its cloud business and wider development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the chip…READ MORE
As if smartphone devices aren’t already taking over our lives enough, a US company has launched a miniature phone to act as a companion to your main device. In a world where smartphones are becoming as big as tablets, this tiny credit-card sized smartphone, called Palm, is meant to save you from hav…READ MORE
Editor’s note: Industry analyst Zeus Kerravala provides his thoughts on Arista Networks’ effort to unify wired and wireless networks. Arista is a client of Kerravala’s ZK Research, a consulting firm based in Westminster, Mass.
Anyone who has used a wireless device has likely experienced a scenari…READ MORE