The greatness of BCS is in the breadth of its membership and, while I cannot claim to have met all 70 odd thousand of you, those I have met have strong and interesting views. We want to get, and use, more of them.
Following on from the Chancellor’s recent Autumn Statement in Parliament, BCS set up a survey to find out what people thought of the government’s statement. Out of the 312 people who took part, 97 per cent of them identifyed themselves as being BCS members. Here’s a top-level summary of what they had to say, put together by the BCS Community and Policy team.
Guy Yaniv, CEO at Arkivum talks to Martin Cooper, BCS Content Manager, about his work in data management and data storage, the how’s and why’s of archiving, and the responsibility in safeguarding customer files.
Jamie Woodruff is a Certified Ethical Hacker and Certified Penetration Testing Engineer from London. He specialises in social engineering. At a recent gathering of RITTech members in London, he discussed hacking tools, techniques and how even seemingly secure organisations can be laid bare.
Ben Shorrock supports Invest Bristol & Bath as their Digital Tech Specialist, talking to businesses globally about the opportunities available investing in the city region. Here he talks to Justin Richards MBCS about his work with Invest Bristol & Bath, entrepreneurship, start-ups and the challenges of working in a post-Brexit Europe.
At a time when Brexit has caused the pound to plunge to a 31-year low, it’s reassuring that Chancellor Philip Hammond left a place in his Autumn Statement for a £1 billion investment ‘in full-fibre broadband and trialling 5G networks’.
Youth has the worst access of any group to mental health services. Yet there are literally thousands of resources in the digital world alone for mental health. What’s the problem? Brian Runciman MBCS reports.