Society Article Archive

  • This thought leadership debate centred around the premise that competitive advantage is increasingly enabled by IT and the use of intellectual assets.
  • David Taylor, VP, Data Security Strategies at Protegrity tells you what to do about them.
  • Neil McBride says computer science was populated by mathematicians and physicists but now virtual robots can be created by eight-year olds without needing programming, logic or discrete mathematics skills. Does that mean we have a dying discipline?
  • The Bombe, actually an electro-mechanical computing device that was used as a code-breaker during the war, is now entering the final phase of a rebuild project.
  • During his BCS presidency, which began on 1 November 2006, Nigel Shadbolt is aiming to improve the public perception of IT. In this article, he explains the importance of the initiative.
  • At first blush electronic voting sounds like a good idea. To a web-surfer voting online appears no different to shopping on the internet. But in fact the two are poles apart, when people become more aware of the problems with e-voting, they tend to be much more suspicious.
  • There might be empty slots in the racks, but getting the right combination of power, cooling, weight, space and network connections can be like waiting for the planets to align.
  • Almost two million PCs are being trashed every year in the UK. Computer reuse and recycling are very low, but a new law looks set to change this. Justin Richards caught up with Tony Roberts, chief executive of Computer Aid International, to find out more about the whole green computing issue.
  • The Scottish Executive introduced BCS's Career Developer 18 months ago to modernize a largely paper-based professional development scheme and a bring in a more effective method for planning the careers of well-rounded professionals.
  • Paul Crichton MBCS, a member of the BCS Disability Group Committee, looks at PAS 78 and its implications for web design and social inclusion.