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  • Jude Umeh Blog Avatar
    Even as early as 2013, it was already clear the immense impact that Blockchain could have on: industries, individuals and society at large. Even as Bitcoin futures markets were launched in late 2017 (complete with cryptocurrency primer), and as the Bank of England considers introducing a UK cryptocurrrency, it is instructive to observe the speed at which things develop and evolve, almost on a daily basis.
  • Alex Archondakis, from the BCS Internet Specialist Group, explains why password length is more important than complexity.
  • BCS Internet Specialist Group member, Lisias Loback, examines the differences between web design and web development.
  • Carl Austin, Chief Technology Officer at BJSS, explains why businesses need to get up to speed with artificial intelligence, sooner rather than later.
  • Trying to keep your family and yourself safe online isn’t just a matter of deploying bigger and better technologies and gadgets, says Martin Cooper AMBCS RITTech, BCS’ Content Manager.
  • Jude Umeh Blog Avatar
    In 2016, when my last article about the blockchain and bitcoin was published, the cryptocurrency was valued at about $400, which at the time seemed the result of fever pitch speculation and media hype. Fast forward to December 2017 and the order of magnitude increase, with over 1300% ROI in 2017 alone, appears decidedly hallucinatory, but even that is nothing compared to the estimated $200,000+ peak valuation predicted by the time the last of 21 million possible bitcoin has been mined.
  • Chris Yapp Blog Avatar
    Chris Yapp picks through Carillion’s ashes and finds lessons for everyone as he asks what 2018 will hold for the IT industry.
  • BIO IT Manager, David Lightfoot MBCS explains why it is ‘peoplecare’, above all of management’s functions, that is most important in building a successful company.
  • BCS Internet Specialist Group member, Anuradha Udunuwara, questions whether the internet of things should really be known as the network of things.
  • The report, ‘Life in ‘likes’ published today by the Children’s Commissioner provides an important snapshot of the way children are continuing to evolve their relationship with digital technology, with each other, and the wider world through digital technology. It continues to be the case that there is a lot of benefit to be found, and, some areas for concern.

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