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Unravelling the hype behind IT for creating useful CIO strategies.

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  • Getting the best out of software teams

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 03 Aug 2023
  • While some organisations regard  IT as purely an operational expense, those that have embarked on digitisation initiatives see software as a strategic asset.Those organisations further along on the ...

  • Support for smaller businesses in AI revolution

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 20 Jul 2023
  • Not a single day goes by without someone, somewhere talking about the pros or cons of artificial intelligence. Earlier this week, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, took to the stage at the company’s ...

  • Doing much more, with even less to spend

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 23 Jun 2023
  • The nature of IT means that there are numerous ways to achieve more-or-less the same result.Some options are technically superior; others may be lower cost or simpler to manage. With so much choice ...

  • The takeaways from London Tech Week

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Jun 2023
  • Deciphering the politician soundbites during London Tech Week shows that both the Tories and Labour are headed by party leaders who want to be seen as supporters of artificial intelligence (AI).But ...

  • Build an AI for business

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 25 May 2023
  • Bill Gates defines a platform as something where the economic value to everyone who uses it is greater than its value to the company that created it. It is easy to see how Windows, through the ...

  • Legacy IT: A technical debt field of dreams

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 18 May 2023
  • In Field of Dreams, while walking in his cornfield, Kevin Costner’s character hears a whisper: “If you build it, he will come,” which, without giving the plot away, inspires him to build a baseball ...

  • Time to take control of AI?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 09 May 2023
  • At the start of May, Chegg, the US edutech firm, saw its share price crash after CEO Dan Rosensweig said during the company's Q1 2023 earnings call, that the company had been impacted by ChatGPT. ...

  • Empathy with the Machine

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 27 Apr 2023
  • The smart speaker revolution has meant people often thank their device or say “please”, when asking it to do something. Some also greet their device with a “Good Morning”, and perhaps a “Good ...

  • Innovating in IT without lock-ins

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 19 Apr 2023
  • Looking at the personality traits and drivers associated with different management styles and executive leadership, a head of IT or CIO will often fall into a number of categories that generally ...

  • Be an AI hero, but just for a day

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 23 Mar 2023
  • Like all new shiny new things, generative AI offers mere mortals a brief chance to impress friends, colleagues, line managers and customers, with Da Vinci levels of creativity and intelligence. ...

  • Making hybrid work in your business

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 10 Mar 2023
  • Imagine a highly connected world where information travels at the speed of light, where people can conduct business transactions and work wherever they want. This is the opportunity presented to ...

  • Java: Time to try a different brew

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 24 Feb 2023
  • Last year, during an interview at the reClosure virtual conference, posted on YouTube, James Gosling, the father of the Java programming language, said: “Being a project in Oracle Labs is not a ...

  • Do we need another PC?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 17 Feb 2023
  • Looking at the cyclic nature of the PC industry, while it has been the worst year on record for new PC sales, the industry is banking on a bounce back. The PC manufacturers hope that those ...

  • Fixing the tech sector

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 03 Feb 2023
  • Apple’s Q1 2023 filing shows a 5% decline from last year. Meanwhile Amazon reported its operating income decreased to $12.2 bn in 2022, compared with $24.9 bn in 2021. Alphabet, the parent company ...

  • Can you afford simplicity?

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 27 Jan 2023
  • Among the trends that seems to resonate with IT leaders is the need to simplify, consolidate and generally reduce the overall complexity required to run enterprise IT. It is something the major IT ...

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