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Sophie Curtis


Sophie Curtis joined Techworld in November 2011, after two years working as Deputy Editor for eWeek Europe UK. She studied English Literature at Newcastle University, and gained experience in IT journalism through internships at and StrategyEye.

Her areas of knowledge and interest are mobile, networking, enterprise software and data centres.

She will also be working on a new project, focusing on the evolution of London's 'Tech City' and enterprise IT startups in the UK.

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BCS highlights need for more women in IT

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, is working with universities and students to highlight the need for more women in IT.


Summly buyout is wake-up call for the UK IT industry


Highlands and Islands gets £146m fibre broadband investment

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has signed a landmark deal with BT to bring fibre broadband to remote areas of northern Scotland.


Cambridge boffins generate laser-like photons from solid-state chips

Quantum computing could be a step closer to reality, with the development of a new technique for generating single photons from solid-state chips.


ICANN gives Amazon approval in top-level domain race

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has published a list of the first 27 generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to have passed its Initial Evaluation, with Amazon scoring some early wins.


Global LTE subscribers to double over the next two years

The number of global subscribers to 4G LTE mobile broadband technology is set to double over the next two years, rising from 105 million this year to nearly 220 million in 2014, according to a new report form Juniper Research.


National Rail Enquiries CEO makes the case for multi-sourcing

National Rail Enquiries is one of the most popular websites in the UK, providing customers with a journey planning service, live train information and detailed information about the rail industry, including service disruption and station facilities information.


Liverpool and Broadgreen NHS Trust enables mobile working with Symantec

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust has announced that its 4,500 medical staff are now using Symantec’s Mobile Management System to enable secure mobile working.


Technology-light budget holds hope for IT start-ups


Cambridge researchers develop virtual assistant of the future

A virtual “talking head,” which can express a full range of human emotions and could be used as a digital personal assistant, has been developed by researchers at Toshiba’s Cambridge Research Lab and the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering.


Sony combats Android fragmentation with firmware over the air updates

Sony has become the first smartphone manufacturer to use firmware from mobile software management firm Red Bend to deliver over-the-air updates to its Xperia range of devices, in order to address the growing problem of Android fragmentation.


Budget 2013: IT industry criticises lack of technology focus

The IT industry in the UK has bemoaned the lack of specific reference to the technology industry in today's budget announcement, questioning whether the bold claims made in last year's budget were simply hot air.


Dame Stephanie Shirley gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Dame Stephanie Shirley, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the national FDM everywoman in Technology Awards 2013.


Regent Street retailers launch social media hub

A group of retailers on Regent Street have clubbed together to build a social media hub called 24/7 that brings together online conversations from multiple social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


Budget 2013: UK broadband still inadequate, claim IT pros

Broadband in the UK still does not adequately serve the needs of today's businesses, and the government needs to do more to bridge the digital divide and make Internet access more affordable, according to the IT industry.


IT industry focus on skills and jobs ahead of budget announcement

The IT industry in the UK is calling on the government to introduce new measures to stimulate job creation for start-ups and encourage skills development.


IT trade body calls for tax breaks for tech mentors

Ahead of the Chancellor's budget announcement tomorrow, Intellect has called on the government to incentivise large technology firms to nurture young businesses, encourage lending, and allocate ring-fenced apprenticeships funding.


Flash storage cost claims need 'careful examination'

Storage will be all solid state at some point in the future, but the vision of an all-flash data centre is still some way off, according to Nimble Storage.


Internet of Things driving Cisco outside IT team to capture sales

The advent of the Internet of Things is forcing traditional IT vendors to rethink their established business models and partner ecosystems, and branch out into new markets, according to Cisco.


Silicon photonics to drive ASIC development: Cisco

Silicon photonics is driving the development of application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), enabling much greater I/O bandwidth density and reducing power consumption, according to Cisco.


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