29th April 2013 and the UK Government launches the ‘pathfinder’ phase of a flagship policy (Universal Credit) which ‘enables’ online claims for consolidated social benefits. The main roll-out is scheduled to follow in October.
There were serious fears that the new service would present problems for computer users with up-to-date browser software. These fears, which have apparently been allayed READ MORE
“Implementation planning? You need to go well beyond the plausibility barrier.”
– colin beveridge READ MORE
My article on a future for the CIO and the IT function has been published in the quarterly magazine by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The magazine is only available online in the BCS Member Secure Area so, for the benefit of everyone who may wish to read the piece, here it is:
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Mobile computing is one of the fastest moving areas of technology innovation and many of us have context-aware devices that can automatically connect to and engage with local infrastructure.
From a service provider perspective, we can choose either to accommodate, or to decline connectivity and availability for promiscuous connections from mobile devices. Generally this is done through a combination READ MORE
It’s difficult to avoid references to Big Data at the moment and in some cases the reporting borders on levels of ignorance unseen since the launch of Windows95.
Suddenly, every man and his dog seems to ‘need’ Big Data.
So is the Big Data frenzy a help or a hindrance to a hard-pressed IT function busy with a READ MORE