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  • Shattered Glass Orb
    John Mitchell, Chair of the BCS Information Risk Management and Assurance Specialist Group, looks at balancing the risk equation and being prepared for potential impacts.
  • Hedgehog
    Brian Runciman MBCS attended the first of a new type of BCS event in October 2015. It covered the very important subject, in line with BCS’s stated aim of making IT good for society, of the problems surrounding IT recruitment and capability. The discussion ranged from the principle of ‘try before you buy’, to hedgehogs and word bingo...
  • Chain & Bubbles
    Something very exciting is happening on the internet and, depending on whom you ask, it could be as game changing as the internet itself, or as mundane as just another protocol layer on it. The noise, hype and media coverage surrounding blockchain has reached fever pitch over something that is conceptually simple, technically straightforward and potentially super-disruptive.
  • Squirrel
    In line with one of the challenges that BCS is taking on, David Evans, Director of Policy, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, looks at the future direction of personal data. Can the IT department fix it, or is the problem wider?