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  • Paul Colmer
    Who'd of thought that a company that sells books in the late 90's would become a Cloud services power-house in the last 5 years. But that's exactly what Amazon has done.
  • Paul Fletcher
    I have been watching the Volkswagen situation unfold with a kind of morbid fascination. I'm going to start by saying that I'm not an automotive software engineer so can't comment on what the embedded software in a car's "black box" is capable of; nor do I want to get embroiled in the "twitstorm" that is much better handled by the regular media.
  • Zane Rebronja reports on opportunities that exist for skilled and business migrants from the UK in Melbourne and Victoria across the information and communication technologies industry.
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    It wasn’t so long ago that the UK's Further Education (FE) colleges came in for a bit of stick following a House of Lords report into the UK’s digital future.
  • Chris Yapp Blog Avatar
    I’d like to congratulate the BBC on Make it Digital and for the many contributions on radio and TV on the theme of intelligent machines. I was particularly pleased to hear discussions giving a variety of views on the ethics of intelligent machines and varied opinions on timescales to take lab evidence to real world application.
  • Paul Fletcher
    IT plays a massive part in all organisations today, and in society as a whole. That role extends far beyond the technology itself; business reputation rests on customer experience, and that experience is often underpinned by visible and invisible technology - whether it’s online secure shopping, banking or ensuring that logistics work efficiently. IT is behind it all.
  • Chris Yapp Blog Avatar
    One facet of rapid evolution within IT is that there are periodic industry consolidations. Back in the 1970s the mainframe sector known as IBM and the BUNCH shrank as market growth slowed and margins deteriorated.
  • Anjanie Mackenzie, IT Service Delivery Manager, does a successful job share. She asks whether many companies are missing out on the pool of talented people who are unable to work full time but have a tremendous amount to give.
  • Paul Fletcher
    The purpose of the Institute should be made clear and unambiguous, so the executive team, the boards, council and I have worked together to renew our sense of purpose and add new strategic pillars to support it. We decided that, first and foremost we should be: ‘Making IT good for society.’
  • ‘To understand God's thoughts we must study statistics, for these are the measure of his purpose.’ Thus spoke Florence Nightingale, inventor of the pie chart and the study of public health as well as the profession of nursing. And statistics certainly tell us how badly we’re doing on women in STEM, writes Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office).

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