Digital leaders article archive

  • 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’.
  • Nicholas D. Evans explores four strategic technology trends CIOs need to embrace when planning for the year ahead.
  • We are promised new digital and technological advances - many now underway - to improve the way we work and live and that with these new innovations we will become a greener, more responsible society. However, as with any kind of advancement there is a price to pay.
  • Stuart Clarke, Information Technology Security Officer, Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police, confirms that dealing with the insider threat is a tricky business, one that involves a number of technical measures.
  • Jamie Randall, founder of The Friendly Nerd and Technical Director of the IASME Consortium, argues that we need to give organisations the right kind of skills to prevent data breaches.
  • Brandt Dainow, an independent web analyst and doctoral student at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, posits the view that ethics should not just be considered after a product is finished, but should be integral to its very creation.
  • Andy Smith FBCS considers the use of cloud services and the sometimes false sense of security that they can give to those that take them on as part of their organisation’s normal day-to-day operations.
  • Jude Umeh MBCS considers how technology entrepreneurs and start-ups should best approach the difficult task of balancing IP protection vs. commercialisation considerations in the dynamic, financial and geo-political landscape of today.
  • Knowledge is power and everybody aspires to power to some degree. Peter Lewinton MBCS, KLipcorp IP, explores how intellectual property has evolved over time and the importance of allocating resources to protect intellectual property in the digital age.
  • Vijayaratnam Ganeshkumar FBCS, Maninablacksuit.com, considers the brave new world that we find ourselves in, where having an open, trusting society also comes with a darker caveat, that of nations guilty of higher levels of surveillance than most of us are comfortable with...