Sandra Vogel
A look at some of the UK's best digital skills initiatives
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Careers & training

A look at some of the UK's best digital skills initiatives

We take a look at the programmes attempting to bridge the UK's growing skills gap
23 Sep 2021
What is green cloud?
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Cloud

What is green cloud?

Tech firms can do their bit to support our march to a zero carbon lifestyle by cleaning up their cloud
1 Sep 2021
How to spot a failing digital transformation project
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digital transformation

How to spot a failing digital transformation project

For large-scale projects, figuring out what's working and what isn't can be a daunting task
22 Jul 2021
How tech startups can present their best selves to investors
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startups

How tech startups can present their best selves to investors

Businesses need funding and, in the beginning, that means impressing investors. Here are some tips on how to do that
29 Jun 2021
The Locus Charter – a sign of the times
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privacy

The Locus Charter – a sign of the times

Location data is going to be big in the coming years, and a new location data charter aims to help ensure it’s used fairly and personal data is protec…
17 Jun 2021
Regtech and the elimination of paper
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compliance

Regtech and the elimination of paper

Organisations are realising the many benefits of regtech, but what should they consider before they start to implement it?
20 May 2021
Why aren’t women heading more tech startups?
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startups

Why aren’t women heading more tech startups?

Women are in incredibly short supply as founders of top tech firms. What’s going on, and can the situation change for the better?
20 May 2021
How do you measure the success of your cloud strategy?
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cloud deployment

How do you measure the success of your cloud strategy?

Moving to the cloud can transform business processes. This can make measuring success complex, but it is achievable
11 May 2021
How good is your backup, really?
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backup

How good is your backup, really?

Set it and forget it is no way to treat a critical element of business resiliency
4 May 2021
What is offensive AI and how do you protect against it?
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cyber security

What is offensive AI and how do you protect against it?

Offensive AI is on the rise and organisations need to put appropriate defences in place if they are to fend off attacks
22 Apr 2021
Why IT projects fail and how to make yours a success
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digital transformation

Why IT projects fail and how to make yours a success

IT projects often run into trouble and have to be abandoned, but organisations can take steps to avoid common pitfalls
15 Apr 2021
ePrivacy Regulation: What is it and how does it affect me?
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privacy

ePrivacy Regulation: What is it and how does it affect me?

We look at the new rules designed to maintain user privacy in the digital age
13 Apr 2021
Cloud can help you understand data – but only if you plan first
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cloud computing

Cloud can help you understand data – but only if you plan first

Moving to the cloud is often seen as a way to get insights from your data, but you need to plan and spend some quality time with it first
18 Mar 2021
Making a smooth transition to a new IT services provider
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Business strategy

Making a smooth transition to a new IT services provider

IT services are core to many firms and changing to a new provider is often a significant task. Careful planning, however, can help avoid some common p…
11 Mar 2021
How should employers support people working from home?
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Business strategy

How should employers support people working from home?

From the technological to the physical and mental, remote working raises new challenges when it comes to employee wellbeing
26 Feb 2021
What is digital capital and how does it fit with the government’s levelling up agenda?
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public sector

What is digital capital and how does it fit with the government’s levelling up agenda?

There's more to improving our standing as a future-facing economy than digital skills
8 Feb 2021
What are employers' responsibilities when we use personal tech to work from home?
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flexible working

What are employers' responsibilities when we use personal tech to work from home?

With many more months of lockdown ahead of us, and workers reluctant to return to the office full time, it's time to think about roles and responsibil…
25 Jan 2021
Upskilling a remote workforce
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training

Upskilling a remote workforce

With the distributed office here to stay, organisations need to think how they can deliver effective training in this new environment
15 Dec 2020
What is design thinking and why do diverse workforces do it better?
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Business strategy

What is design thinking and why do diverse workforces do it better?

From 'innovation revenue' to first mover advantage, design thinking has a lot to offer
8 Dec 2020
How to find and root out unconscious bias
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Business

How to find and root out unconscious bias

While most organisations are cracking down on overt bias and prejudice, addressing ingrained attitudes can be more difficult
16 Nov 2020
Why is IoT security still such a problem?
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Internet of Things (IoT)

Why is IoT security still such a problem?

Talk about privacy by design and regulation has so far failed to yield results
13 Nov 2020
Do you really need to invest in new technology?
business transformation

Do you really need to invest in new technology?

There's a difficult balance between adding complexity with little benefit and letting systems become outdated
29 Oct 2020
Is your board up to speed on IT infrastructure?
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Business strategy

Is your board up to speed on IT infrastructure?

While they fulfil different roles and have different responsibilities, members of the c-suite need to work together on IT
23 Oct 2020
Will folding screens ever make it to the mass market?
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Mobile

Will folding screens ever make it to the mass market?

They seem like a pricey novelty, but that may not always be the case
27 Sep 2020
Is now the right time to launch your tech business?
startups

Is now the right time to launch your tech business?

Times are uncertain and risks abound, but being a first mover could bring serious rewards
3 Sep 2020
What should tech CEOs do in an economic crisis?
Business strategy

What should tech CEOs do in an economic crisis?

With organisations taking a hit from coronavirus and a recession on the horizon, now is the time for business leaders to take action to firm up their …
3 Jun 2020
What is anticipatory regulation?
Policy & legislation

What is anticipatory regulation?

This type of legislation aims to resolve the conflict between lumbering legislative process and rapidly evolving tech
1 Jun 2020
How can organisations protect themselves from NAS ransomware attacks?
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ransomware

How can organisations protect themselves from NAS ransomware attacks?

This growing threat challenges assumptions about the vulnerability of backups
28 May 2020
How food tech is transforming the food chain
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Internet of Things (IoT)

How food tech is transforming the food chain

From plant-based meats to recyclable packaging and more durable crops, food tech is quietly disrupting the way we produce food
18 May 2020
How much cloud is enough?
Cloud

How much cloud is enough?

Optimum use of cloud depends on capacity, specialisation and a commitment to monitoring
22 Apr 2020
The consumerisation of IT continues apace – here’s how your business can benefit
Business strategy

The consumerisation of IT continues apace – here’s how your business can benefit

BYOD may be a fact of business, but there are still more ways organisations can grow by embracing consumer tech
30 Mar 2020
Why transparency is key to promoting trust in artificial intelligence
artificial intelligence (AI)

Why transparency is key to promoting trust in artificial intelligence

Breaking open the black box with explainable AI is the first step in making the technology fairer for all
27 Mar 2020
Is AI workplace monitoring helpful or harmful?
machine learning

Is AI workplace monitoring helpful or harmful?

Clock cards and sign-in sheets have been replaced by algorithms that can predict working habits
24 Mar 2020
Perfecting your remote working strategy
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flexible working

Perfecting your remote working strategy

Flexible working is about more than just location
20 Mar 2020
How businesses can make the most of flexible working
flexible working

How businesses can make the most of flexible working

From decreased costs to employee wellbeing, technology has enabled greater flexibility in work and businesses are reaping the rewards
16 Mar 2020