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    The almost constant need for digital transformation means modern IT organisations must alter direction quickly. When the business demands change, CIOs and the rest of the in-house IT team needs to be ready.
  • Chris Yapp Blog Avatar
    I am one of the increasing numbers of people who now use ad-blockers on all my devices. The number of sites that I now visit that ask me to subscribe or be blocked from their site is increasing at a significant rate. So, for the last month, I’ve looked at the personal implications of finding myself unable to access an increasing part of the internet.
  • An article in the Times on the 9th March, (also the day of BCS's AGM), served as a reminder of why our mission to ‘Make IT good for society’ is so important.
  • Jude Umeh Blog Avatar
    The topic of Bitcoin, and other cyber currencies, as well as the underlying Blockchain technology is still top of mind for various industries, with frequent: events, blog posts, articles and sundry news items firmly focused on them. I have also contributed to the deluge with a recently published article in the BCS ITNow magazine, as well as a forthcoming event on the “darker side of Internet technology”, but more on that later.
  • Chris Yapp Blog Avatar
    There has been, at least over the last 40 years or more, a gap between the promise of IT and the delivery, best summarised by the line: ‘to err is human, to foul things up requires a computer’.
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    New and continuing technological change characterises the digital age. What analyst Gartner refers to as 'the axis of forces' - namely cloud, mobility, big data and social - provides an opportunity for executives to refresh how their business operates and serves its customers.
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    Wendy Goucher, author of Information Security Auditor, has met more auditors than most of us will in a lifetime - so can she dispel a myth or two…?
  • Chris Yapp Blog Avatar
    One of the words of 2016 may well turn out to be ‘peak’. Debates over peak debt and peak stuff, for instance, argue for new trends emerging in the economy and society. Given the level of announcements over VR (and AR) and the media coverage, are we seeing new trends emerge, or are we at peak hype over VR?
  • Brian Runciman
    The March 1976 issue of BCS’s Computer Bulletin could have had its main article beamed back from 2016: ‘Computers and privacy.’
  • David Evans
    I am writing to you on behalf of the BCS, the Chartered Institute of IT, with regard to the Science and Technology Committee’s report ‘The Big Data Dilemma’. I would like to meet in person with you to share our ideas for bringing to life the Committee’s recommendations and I was particularly interested in the idea of a ‘Council of Data Ethics’.

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