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Chief data officers: the new ‘Big Data czars’?

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14 July 2014

The chief data officer is an emerging position tasked with overseeing projects that aim to derive value from enterprise data sets: some observers think that CDOs could assume a defining role in shaping corporate success for the next 10 years.

Comment: Avoiding the black hole of software development

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14 July 2014

Sometimes the ‘cheap’ option in a software project can end up being a lot more expensive, says Tim Fellows.

Invasive species: how ICT helps tackle the aliens

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14 July 2014

Not all of the many hundreds of species designated ‘invasive’ have detrimental impacts on their adopted environments, but a lot of them do. Now the unintended consequences of globalisation are exacerbating the problem. Can information and communications technology help track the challenges?

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Report calls for chief engineers for hospitals’ tech

A report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has called for hospital trusts to take more seriously the challenges of keeping increasingly-complex equipment in order, to avoid cancelled operations and avoidable patient death and injuries.

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