Society Article Archive

  • Professional services arrangements of various kinds are widespread in the IT industry.
  • Keith Mander, chair of the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing, responds to Neil McBride's article 'The death of computing.'
  • Peter Leeson is the director of Q:PIT Ltd, an SEI partner company based in Milton Keynes. He is an authorised CMMI instructor and lead appraiser as well as a visiting scientist at the SEI in Europe.
  • One of the guiding principles of the WEEE directive states that 'member states shall give priority to the reuse of whole appliances', so it is a disappointing paradox that the reuse of IT equipment, could actually suffer from the new legislation, rather than be promoted by it.
  • Human-computer interaction is an increasingly important part of our technological world. Dr Beran Necat from Girne American University looks at how this hugely significant interactive junction has evolved over time and suggests ways in which it might be improved.
  • This thought leadership debate centred around the premise that competitive advantage is increasingly enabled by IT and the use of intellectual assets.
  • David Taylor, VP, Data Security Strategies at Protegrity tells you what to do about them.
  • Neil McBride says computer science was populated by mathematicians and physicists but now virtual robots can be created by eight-year olds without needing programming, logic or discrete mathematics skills. Does that mean we have a dying discipline?
  • 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.
  • During his BCS presidency, which began on 1 November 2006, Nigel Shadbolt is aiming to improve the public perception of IT. In this article, he explains the importance of the initiative.