Category Archives: IT

How DWP hired 13,500 new work coaches – without meeting a single one.

There had to be a degree of reimagining how this might work,” says Nick Heckscher of Shared Services Connected Ltd (SSCL). This seems something of understatement. The ‘this’ in question is the delivery of a programme announced by government in … Continue reading

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Nicola Mendelsohn heads Facebook Global Business Group.

Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook’s VP for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, will lead the platforms’ Global Business Group, a role left vacant by Carolyn Everson in June. Mendelsohn has been serving as VP of the global business group in an interim capacity … Continue reading

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One reason we stare at our mobis all day.

I was reading a piece in the FT this morning about a proposed restructuring of Facebook shares which would allow Mark Zuckerberg to retain control of the company whilst pursuing his philanthropy.  This fact emerged: The average user now spends … Continue reading

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MASS MAILINGS AND LEAKS.

   There has today been a data leak from an HIV clinic in Dean Street London. An 800 mass mailing was done rather than emails to individuals and, bearing in mind the sensitive nature of the mailing list, it is … Continue reading

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Windows 10 is a lot easier to use.

   Two of my computers on my network have now been upgraded to Windows 10 and my goodness I’m finding it a lot easier than 8.1. I don’t think I ever quite came to terms with NOT having a start … Continue reading

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Tablets

Some global sales figures from Gartner: Worldwide tablet sales : ■   2010: 17.6 million  ■   2011: 59.8 million ■   2012:  124.8 million ■   2013:  216.3 million ■   2014: 216.1 million ■   2015: 233.4 million … Continue reading

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Nerd tendencies?

Professor Liz Bacon who is President of the British Computer Society has said – perfectly reasonably – the nerdy image of the IT industry does it no favours when attracting women into the industry. She went on to say “I … Continue reading

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Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn – CES Las Vegas

“The two inventions of the century, the car and the computer, are gradually converging. We need to design future mobility to be even more intelligent and networked.” Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG, points out that the automotive … Continue reading

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iOS 8.0 – Some upgrade – but well worth it.

Updated the iPad to iOS8.0 overnight. That was some upgrade – but well worth it!! Christopher Macgowan @chrismacgowan

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No Evidence That California Cellphone Ban Decreased Accidents, Says Researcher

In a recent study, a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder found no evidence that a California ban on using hand held cellphones while driving decreased the number of traffic accidents in the state in the first six months … Continue reading

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