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  • Jude Umeh Blog Avatar
    Given the proliferation of interconnected things on the internet (aka IoT), it was only a matter of time before the pressing need for robust, pervasive governance became imperative. How can we manage the rights and permissions needed to do stuff with and / or by things?
  • ITSM Blog Avatar
    The last Service Management Specialist Group event of the year will be hosted at the BCS offices on Tuesday 1st December. As usual there will be wine, networking and a lively time...
  • Brian Runciman
    I attended a new type of BCS event last week, and it covered a very important subject - bang in line with BCS's stated aim of making IT good for society.
  • David Evans
    BCS has never been against digital surveillance - even on a population-scale - as a matter of principle. This is an area that often puts us at odds with the tech zeitgeist, which tends to be a bit more on the liberal side of the spectrum.
  • ITSM Blog Avatar
    Whilst a possibly typical Scottish day weather wise (rain), Martin McKenna's IT500ltd 'IT in the Park' conference hosted at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh was a good showcase of talented and exciting speakers.
  • ITSM Blog Avatar
    The IT department is a service provider to the business, but not the only one. HR, facilities management, finance, legal, marketing and other departments (depending on your organisation’s business model and structure) all provide vital back-office functions that keep the business running but customers never see.
  • What do the EU General Data Protection Regulations mean for start-ups? This question has been cropping up a lot recently in discussions with entrepreneurs on data protection and security, writes Dawn James MBCS.
  • It is a great time to be in IT, writes Ian Pearson of Futurizon. Companies are fragmenting and reconstructing and new business models are emerging every year.
  • Guest post from BCS's Bill Mitchell. In late September 2015 the Minister of State for Schools requested expert advice from BCS concerning a proposed draft subject contents for a new GCSE and GCE in IT. I attended a meeting at DfE to discuss this in my capacity as Director of Education for BCS along with Professor Simon Peyton-Jones as Chair of CAS.
  • Jude Umeh Blog Avatar
    A topical and sensitive subject such as online child abuse, terrorist recruitment etc., will understandably garner a lot of interest and attention, not just from IT people, but also from other members of society at large. The recent BCS event with a similar title was no exception and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it also became a target of unwanted attention by some self-styled extremists. Read on for more.

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