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  • Comment: The UK tech scene is about more than London

    We hear on a daily basis how ?Silicon Roundabout? and the London technology sector are revitalising the UK economy. However, a recent Techworld exclusive revealed that funding is being pulled for the regeneration of the Old St area, while government quango Tech City UK revealed earlier this year that it's changing its focus from London to the UK as a whole. Both stories suggest that London?s start-up crown may be up for grabs in the near future.

  • Flexibility, asking questions key for recent college graduates looking to advance in IT

    When Cathy Lee started working at New York startup Faith Street last year, she quickly learned a lesson that could benefit other recent college graduates who want to advance their IT careers -- soft skills like being flexible, taking on new tasks and asking questions matter a lot.

  • Gimme shelter: Wall Street braces for next superstorm

    Heading into the heart of hurricane season 10 months after Sandy slammed the New York metropolitan area, Wall Street has had time to reassess and revamp backup plans.

  • Microsoft Pushes Its Way Into Crowded Unified Communications Market

    Microsoft's Lync has evolved into a serious unified communications competitor for enterprises looking to upgrade or adopt a UC platform. In a crowded field where players still struggle with interoperability issues, Lync's integration with Skype is a potentially transformational improvement.

  • Big Data jumps to the cloud

    Kevin Walker's sales team was buried under information. Internal records, news reports, third-party data sources.

  • Hot mobile startups to watch

    Just how big of a deal is mobile? Three years ago there were an estimated 400 venture capital deals for mobile companies, with about $3 billion invested in the industry. Last year, according to Rutberg & Co., which tracks mobile investments, VCs poured more than $6.85 billion into mobile startups across about a thousand deals. Mobile companies captured 40% of venture capital funding last year, Rutberg found.

  • Bluewolf co-founder: IT should be approached from the outside in

    The promise of software-as-a-service (SaaS) is that it is simple, quick, efficient and commoditised, but in reality SaaS can be just as complex to install and manage as major on-premise implementations.

  • The rise of cloud-based IDEs

    Development tools in the cloud enable programming from anywhere, but they're not suited for all app dev needs

  • 11 predictions for enterprise software in 2013

    The end of each year sparks an occasion for rumination on the past, as well as a longing gaze into the future. We shined up our crystal ball, rubbed our chin for a while, and sought opinions from industry analysts on what the future holds for the enterprise software market.

  • Your mobile strategy will fail without effective application rationalisation

    Mobility in the enterprise, whether it be through, bring your own device (BYOD) strategy, mobile business intelligence (BI), internal application development, or pushing out applications to customers, has been this year?s hot topic for CIOs and senior IT managers.





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