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Unravelling the hype behind IT for creating useful CIO strategies.

Recent Posts

  • 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 ...

  • Tech in bubble wrap

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 18 Aug 2022
  • The recent Samsung Unpacked event, where the smartphone giant launched two high-end devices, is indicative of an industry that believes the only way to add value is to launch new things. And ...

  • Nader takes on Tesla's autonomous algorithms

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 12 Aug 2022
  • Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, whose book, Unsafe at any speed,  forced carmakers into fitting seat belts as standard, has his eyes on Tesla. In a post regarding the car company's autonomous ...

  • Why computational power is no longer limitless

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 04 Aug 2022
  • China’s military exercises in the Taiwan Strait are set to have an immediate effect on global supply chains. China has effectively established an air and sea blockade around Taiwan and the world’s ...

  • Two tribes: software companies and carmakers

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 28 Jul 2022
  • It is all very well aspiring to make your internal combustion engine car company the next Tesla, but these shifts in approach rub against an ingrained culture that fears radical change. Love him or ...

  • Pro-business AI regulations need to be global

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 22 Jul 2022
  • There is little doubt that artificial intelligence and machine learning will revolutionise decision-making. But how these new technologies make decisions is a mystery and the black art that goes on ...

  • Broadband Customer Experience: Twenty-eight minutes of life lost

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Jul 2022
  • With people relying on fast internet access for home working, one would expect the broadband providers would have upped their game in terms of customer support. New data from Ofcom covering ...

  • Terminal Velocity

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 23 Jun 2022
  • Back in the early days of business computing, operators accessed the back-end system - such as a mainframe or minicomputer - via a green screen terminal. Terminals were disposable devices. No one ...

  • The challenge of open source in the enterprise is not technical

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 10 Jun 2022
  • There is no doubt that open source is the future of software development. But IT leaders trying to instil an open source culture in their organisation may struggle due to business practices ...

  • Proof is in the pasty

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 25 May 2022
  • With the opening of the new Elizabeth Line there was always going to be questions about value for money. At a cost of £25bn, will it deliver value, 13 years after the project to build it began? The ...

  • Hardware longevity should be encouraged

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 19 May 2022
  • Any efforts to improve energy efficiency and cut waste should be applauded. But for every good outcomes, the IT industry seems to take several steps backwards, in its ability to promote energy ...

  • Everyone’s talking about data

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 12 May 2022
  • Data, as the saying goes, is the new oil. If a business loses its applications, it may cause some serious headaches in the IT department, but ultimately, it should be able to recover. Lose the ...

  • What’s Apple ever done for networking?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 26 Apr 2022
  • IT leaders are facing a perfect storm as everyone ramps up the return to office work. Over the last two years, people have grown accustomed to Zoom, Teams and other unified communications services ...

  • Consumerism in the metaverse

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 13 Apr 2022
  • The Easter break and springtime gives everyone a chance to reflect, looking forward to holidays, spending time with the family and indulging in good food and retail therapy. Traditionally, with ...

  • Quantum computing and the bigger picture

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 07 Apr 2022
  • Every few years IBM brings out a new addition to its Z series mainframe family. From the information accompanying the release of the new enterprise system, IBM appears to be touting the new z16 ...