Opinion

In praise of the early adopters
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Hardware

In praise of the early adopters

The IT industry needs early adopters like you – and tech that fell by the wayside should still be celebrated
2 Nov 2021
Java isn't even slightly dead and here's why...
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Development

Java isn't even slightly dead and here's why...

When the entire Java ecosystem is a first class system on Microsoft’s cloud, you know the language is sticking around...
30 Aug 2021
Tax the tech giants, not the consumer
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public sector

Tax the tech giants, not the consumer

Raising money for the arts through gadget sales is a good idea, but the burden shouldn't land on a beleaguered public
1 Jul 2021
View from the Airport: Appian World 2021
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Business strategy

View from the Airport: Appian World 2021

Even in the virtual world, a return to reality is starting to take shape
12 May 2021
View from the Airport: Dell Technologies World 2021
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Business strategy

View from the Airport: Dell Technologies World 2021

Project Apex takes centre stage at Dell’s second virtual conference
11 May 2021
Security professionals need to become wellness experts
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Security

Security professionals need to become wellness experts

Want to boost your defences? Take some inspiration from health gurus
17 Mar 2021
International Women’s Day: Where now for women in tech?
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Business strategy

International Women’s Day: Where now for women in tech?

Women have a long history of making strides in technology, yet recognition – and fair treatment – remain elusive
8 Mar 2021
I went shopping at Amazon’s till-less supermarket so that you don’t have to
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automation

I went shopping at Amazon’s till-less supermarket so that you don’t have to

Are the Fresh automated stores another big-tech gimmick, or the future of grocery shopping?
5 Mar 2021
Don’t listen to Martin Scorsese, the Netflix algorithm is your friend
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Business strategy

Don’t listen to Martin Scorsese, the Netflix algorithm is your friend

While we can’t dispute his stance on the ‘art of cinema’, Scorsese’s criticism of AI is muddled
19 Feb 2021
If employees are to work from home then the office network must move with them
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Network & Internet

If employees are to work from home then the office network must move with them

The 'new normal' doesn't mean we can forget traditional infrastructure needs
16 Feb 2021
It’s time to give edge computing some space
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data processing

It’s time to give edge computing some space

There’s no time for latency if we’re going to colonise the stars
12 Feb 2021
Managing a late migration
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Microsoft Windows

Managing a late migration

When it comes to moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10, it's better late than never
11 Feb 2021
Why I need a gaming monitor for work
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monitors

Why I need a gaming monitor for work

We’ve done the hard work of convincing your boss, so you don’t have to
5 Feb 2021
Tweet of the Living Dead
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Tweet of the Living Dead

Digital transformation of the undead could come back to bite the tech industry
2 Feb 2021
The fate of Parler exposes the reality of deregulated social media
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Policy & legislation

The fate of Parler exposes the reality of deregulated social media

Critics of Section 230 may want to be careful what they wish for…
14 Jan 2021
Can Pat Gelsinger get Intel back on track?
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chief executive officer (CEO)

Can Pat Gelsinger get Intel back on track?

After more than a decade away, the chipmaker’s prodigal son has finally returned
13 Jan 2021
IT Pro’s 2021 predictions
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Business strategy

IT Pro’s 2021 predictions

After a tumultuous year, what will the next 12 months hold for the tech industry?
1 Jan 2021
Saying goodbye to 2020
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Business strategy

Saying goodbye to 2020

The IT Pro team reflects on a year that taught us the true meaning of "disruption"
25 Dec 2020
Why can’t tech firms decide on working from home strategies?
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flexible working

Why can’t tech firms decide on working from home strategies?

You’d have thought companies that peddle digital transformation would have more conviction in it
15 Dec 2020
Broadband backup isn’t fit for business
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broadband

Broadband backup isn’t fit for business

Domestic web connections aren’t built for a nation of homeworkers
21 Nov 2020
Trump's election defeat isn't going to get Huawei back in the UK
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Security

Trump's election defeat isn't going to get Huawei back in the UK

The UK's decision to drop the Chinese firm from 5G networks was largely based on its competence
17 Nov 2020
Why we should all embrace procrastination
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productivity

Why we should all embrace procrastination

Don’t feel guilty for taking time to experiment with your tools
13 Nov 2020
It's too late to let slip the robodogs of war now we have ransomware
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cyber warfare

It's too late to let slip the robodogs of war now we have ransomware

Why bother with killer robots when one dodgy email attachment can shutdown whole organisations?
10 Nov 2020