Society Article Archive

  • There are many ways to develop an understanding of coming developments in technology and to evolve business plans to take advantage of these advances. However, most methods tend to foster linear thinking and therefore a vision of the future firmly rooted in the present day.
  • The very nature of the IT industry makes it a slave to the zeitgeist.
  • Most people accept that hard work is of value, and that people are well within their moral rights to ask for payment for their work.
  • Doing business with the world's emerging markets requires radical innovations in technology, business models and design methodologies, says Apala Lahiri Chavan, managing director of Human Factors International India.
  • Karen Spärck Jones is winner of the 2007 BCS Lovelace Medal, BCS managing editor Brian Runciman interviewed her.
  • Second user systems are environmentally friendly, cost-effective and make sound business sense. So rather than pay a premium for the latest technology, businesses should be looking to maximise their IT budgets by deploying fully supported and maintained pre-owned equipment.
  • The existence of the pay gap between men and women in the UK is one manifestation of how women don't seem to be valued for their efforts and contributions.
  • Kieran O'Driscoll, head of UK public sector sales at Micro Focus, looks at transforming government through low-risk legacy re-use.
  • eBay has announced new safeguards to combat internet fraud. One concern is over pirated, or counterfeit, goods.
  • It is unlikely that anyone would want to use machinery from the 1970s in any kind of production situation, but the same is not true of data - nor of all the software.