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  • Software can be made more dependable and reliable, helping cut outage costs, by measures that improve specifications, risk assessments, language choice and professionalism, suggested participants at a BCS Thought Leadership Debate.
  • The Bombe, actually an electro-mechanical computing device that was used as a code-breaker during the war, is now entering the final phase of a rebuild project.
  • Luther Martin of Voltage Security looks at the tension between free/open-source software thriving in the marketplace and reconciling this with the need to make a profit.
  • Brian Runciman, BCS managing editor, interviews Elizabeth Sparrow, who wrote the introduction to 'Developing the Future - A report on the challenges and opportunities facing the UK software development industry’.
  • Investors in Software (IiS) is working towards trustworthy software asset management certification and was a driving force behind the ISO/IEC 19770-1 standard published in May.
  • Virtualization has progressed from being a technology only deployed to allow the partitioning of very expensive mainframe hardware to being used in a range of different ways in organizations around the world.
  • Fifteen years ago, the Mac had exciting features you couldn't get on other products. Nowadays, even one of its former fans, David Cartwright CEng FBCS CITP, thinks the Mac no longer stands out in terms of desktop computers due partly to Apple not opting for the most suitable operating system.
  • When you think of open source what image leaps to mind? Stereotypes of sandals, role playing games and a dress sense borrowed from the Matrix movies?
  • There is a widespread and wholly inaccurate impression that open source development is somehow haphazard and undisciplined, a free-for-all among brilliant but uncoordinated individuals.
  • Nigel Wright, Abtech UK and Dirk Kissinger, Red Hat EMEA address the debate surrounding migrating to Linux and consider the key elements in making a successful migration through the experiences of a real-life customer.