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Unravelling the hype behind IT for creating useful CIO strategies.

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  • Can you afford simplicity?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 27 Jan 2023
  • Among the trends that seems to resonate with IT leaders is the need to simplify, consolidate and generally reduce the overall complexity required to run enterprise IT. It is something the major IT ...

  • Can the economic slowdown propel digital innovation?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Jan 2023
  • The economic downturn is starting to hurt the major tech firms but it is going to be interesting to watch how they react. Any changes they make will have a profound impact on how corporate IT ...

  • AI 2023 and beyond

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 13 Jan 2023
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to become part of the boardroom agenda as organisations look at how they can shave off more from operational costs and work out how they can grow the business ...

  • Offline in a connected world

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 08 Dec 2022
  • Scot McKnealy, the former CEO of Sun Microsystems, once proclaimed that the network is the computer. It is true that without a network, the apps we all rely on to manage our busy lives would be ...

  • When IT goes wrong: A question of trust

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 02 Dec 2022
  • The car crash that has been unfolding during the Post Office IT scandal inquiry puts a big question mark over trust in IT and whether consultants truly work in our best interest. Thousands of ...

  • Why we need to address storage to tackle datacentre efficiency

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 23 Nov 2022
  • The logical choice for IT leaders is to migrate as many workloads as possible into the public cloud. But, not everything can be moved and if Gartner’s IT spending forecast is anything to go by, ...

  • COP27: Protecting the IP behind smart grids

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Nov 2022
  • In October, electric vehicle (EV) charger manufacturer Andersen, went into administration. These devices are supposedly smart; they communicate with servers and in the future, will offer a way for ...

  • Traditional management culture stymies technology business aspirations

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 09 Nov 2022
  • Among the more interesting takeaways from the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona was a keynote on the afternoon of the second day by Andrew McAfee, co-founder and co-director of MIT’s Initiative on the ...

  • IT recruitment: The hiring game

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 03 Nov 2022
  • Diana Tomova graduated from the University of Essex with European Studies and modern languages in 2018. She now works as a system admin at Defra and is also embarking on a degree in Computer ...

  • Oracle, fear and loathing

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 13 Oct 2022
  • With Oracle CloudWorld in Las Vegas kicking off, the on-going battle with third party support provider Rimini Street is once again making the news. On October 10th Oracle said it had informed the ...

  • Diminishing returns

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 06 Oct 2022
  • Many moons ago, the tech sector would gel around a big product launch, like the next version of Windows. But in the era of over-the-air (OTA) continuous updates, especially on smartphones, there is ...

  • Ofcom adapts to the changing face of communications

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Sep 2022
  • Earlier this year, Ofcom commissioned Analysys Mason to look at the digital value chain. It is this study that sets the scene for a more expansive role at the regulator, as Ofcom looks to stay ...

  • Has Putin started a server revolution?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Sep 2022
  • The European Commission wants Member States to reduce consumption. “Demand reduction is fundamental: it lowers energy bills, ends Putin's ability to weaponise his energy resources, reduces ...

  • Apple iPhone 14: Time to put our desire for shiny new things into perspective

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 09 Sep 2022
  • Can the launch of the iPhone 14 have come at a worse time? The standard of living of people is falling, inflation is rising rapidly, the pound is crashing and fuel bills are sky high and set to ...

  • AI will make you surplus to requirements

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 31 Aug 2022
  • We live in an age where it is possible for someone, irrespective of their level of talent, to create an artistic masterpiece, simply by keying a few descriptive words into an AI-powered art ...

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