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  • Hardly a day goes by when we don't see an article on how we are likely to miss the Paris targets for climate emissions reductions. With 2020 just around the corner, the milestone for bending the curve on greenhouse gas emissions seems harder and harder to achieve. Indications of what might lie in store are all around. Let's imagine the clock rolled forward to 2050. What might a person born today and early in their career at mid-century ask the business and industry leaders of today?
  • Jude Umeh Blog Avatar
    My 2 previous posts on this topic described: the perfect storm that has brought things to this point (part 1/3), and explored current and emerging trends (part 2/3). This final post reflects on what will most likely play out after all the dust has settled.
  • Member of the BCS Internet Specialist Group, Anuradha Udunuwara, predicts the future of farming.
  • Chris Yapp Blog Avatar
    I have never known a time when the UK (or indeed elsewhere) has had enough skills for IT. Not just the skills in the technology itself, but in project and change management, architecture and tech support.
  • Do you remember working on an electronic patient record system in Exeter in the 1970s? If so, our project leader, Jack Sparrow, invites you to join him for a 40th anniversary celebration of the Exeter Community Health Service Computer Project to be held in Exeter this June.
  • Council meetings often cover formal items such as electing the next BCS President or changes to BCS’ regulations. January’s meeting was different. It was much more informal and had several items for discussion and debate.
  • 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.

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