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Future web interfaces

18 October 2010

Can the humble browser cope with all the different devices its content has to work on, or will the vested interests in the 'walled-garden' approach always win out?

My Way - IT at Chester Zoo

18 October 2010

Chester Zoo is one of the UK's leading species conservation centres, and a major visitor attraction. The challenges for its IT department are wide-ranging, unusual and even risky. E&T speaks to Chester Zoo IT colleagues Martin King and Phil Morris to get the inside story.

Networks under smartphone stress

18 October 2010

Mobile networks are suffering from smartphone stress. E&T finds out who's to blame, and what can be done about it.

The future of the Internet

18 October 2010

E&T combines science and science fiction in this 'preview' of the Web's future.

The world's top metals

04 October 2010

E&T describes sixteen most common metals.

Analysis: UN seeks business backing to meet Millennium goals

04 October 2010

Technology and private-sector funding will drive progress towards the UN's ambitious development goals.

Energy management software

04 October 2010

Software tools have appeared that enable IT managers to better control energy usage across the IT estate.

Software: Labview and mobile office apps

04 October 2010

E&T looks at National Instruments new version of Labview while we also compare mobile office apps for smartphone operating systems such as Apple, Microsoft, and Android.

Mobile data usage face global political challenge

04 October 2010

RIM is being pressured by governments to provide unencrypted access to its customer's data usage resulting in a conflict of interest in satisfying regulators and preserving its customer's privacy.

E-commerce growth creates IT career opportunities

04 October 2010

E-commerce market growth: what kinds of job-change opportunities is it creating for IT professionals?

Internet comes to schools

20 September 2010

E&T describes some latest cutting-edge technologies used in the UK's schools.

Cyber-terrorism concerns growing

20 September 2010

How worried should we be about the likelihood of cyber-terrorist attacks launched through the Internet?

Intel's McAfee grab points to security inside

20 September 2010

As Intel forks out $8bn in cash for security software specialist McAfee, industry watchers ask whether it's worth it - and what it means for the industry.

It's not cricket: technology usurps the umpire

20 September 2010

E&T on ball-tracking systems, high-speed infrared cameras and other little-known cricket technologies put in the limelight by the recent Pakistan team corruption scandal.

Convergence of IT and facilities management

20 September 2010

Enterprise IT and facilities management departments keep crossing paths. Has the time come for them to really get together?

Chile's great mine escape

20 September 2010

Engineering is playing a vital part in the race to rescue 33 men trapped in Chile's San Jose mine.

Drawbacks of virtualisation

06 September 2010

Virtual servers, virtual software, virtual storage are virtually rewriting job descriptions for IT practitioners.

Flash Crash spotlights financial IT risks

06 September 2010

Computerised trading systems make it possible to shift stocks at the speed of light - but with potentially disastrous consequences as those investigating the circumstances of the 6 May 'Flash Crash' have discovered.

Control networks at risk from car-hackers

06 September 2010

Hackers could take over a car's control networks with potentially fatal consequences.

Software: Apple's Safari 5 Web browser

06 September 2010

E&T checks out Apple Safari 5.0 web browser and reviews the various turn-by-turn navigation systems available on mobile phones.

The record industry's Cloud-based distribution challenge

06 September 2010

Cloud-based digital locker music services are the latest challenge that the record industry faces. But will these new streaming and download services allow the industry to reap financial rewards or will they legitimise pirated content?

Smart meters help improve home efficiency

02 August 2010

Artificial intelligence will soon be helping smart meters run your home, reports E&T.

Cloud Computing caveats

02 August 2010

Cloud Computing: the IT sector is going Cloud crazy - but much risk remains behind the silver lining, with several key aspect of the technology untested.

zEnterprise platform unites mainframe with x86 servers

02 August 2010

Can IBM win-over cautious customers with a 'hybrid' mainframe built to bond with virtualised PC servers? E&T reports.

Beneath the horizon

02 August 2010

Deepwater Horizon oil spill showcases ROV technology.

IT legislation: a complete guide to enterprise computing law

02 August 2010

IT legislation guide: bring yourself up to speed with the latest regulatory mandates enterprise IT must comply with.

Net neutrality debate comes to a head

19 July 2010

Net neutrality debate enters consultation phase.

High-end routers rise to meet Exabyte challenge

19 July 2010

High-end routers from Cisco, Juniper, and Brocade, are designed to meet the Exabyte Internet traffic level challenge.

Green IT enters new phase

19 July 2010

Five years ago the concept of 'green IT' was just a warm aisle whisper - now it is integral to shaping the future of enterprise computing.

Analysis: US Bill puts 'cyber-war' on legislative agenda

19 July 2010

Critics say a controversial bill going through Congress would let the US President 'turn off the Internet' if vital services were threatened.

My Way - IT at Barts and the London NHS Trust

02 July 2010

Barts and The London NHS hospitals are undergoing the largest and most complex hospital redevelopment project in the world, and ICT from vendors Siemens Enterprise Communications and Enterasys will play a major role in supporting the new facilities, deputy director, ICT Doug Howe explains to E&T.

Smart meters and privacy concerns

02 July 2010

E&T looks at the privacy concerns from consumers that energy companies will have to tackle to ensure a smooth rollout of the technology.

Software ownership: copyright and patenting

02 July 2010

Enterprises develop their own software, but don't realise that they thereby possess assets which can be turned into a revenue stream; but the thorny question of ownership must first be ratified, explains E&T.

Digital film production presents communications challenges

02 July 2010

Digital film-making means managing vast streams of data. E&T finds out how movie makers are coping.

Data communication in supercomputers goes optical

02 July 2010

Optical interconnect technologies are moving into the heart of the supercomputer.

Forecasting the future through 'weak signals'

14 June 2010

Our in-house futurologist explains the importance of so-called 'weak signals' for predicting new trends in technological and social development.

Future perfect: predictions for the year 2025

14 June 2010

Personal 3D displays, robot-run factories and companies owned by machines are all nearer than you think, reports E&T.

Analysis: where next for Nasa?

14 June 2010

E&T reports from the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) held in Chicago 27-31 May.

Supercomputers: getting inside invasive surgery

14 June 2010

Increased access to high-performance computing power means physicians and technologists can reshape the frontiers of surgical procedure.

Coalition Programme for Government: IT implications

14 June 2010

The UK's new government is shaking-up public sector IT in the UK: what are the implications for IT practice?

The science of predicting football results

01 June 2010

A statistician explains some mathematical models behind predicting results of international soccer games and risks his reputation by trying to guess the winners of the 2010 World Cup.

When football comes first

28 May 2010

At the very least the World Cup is going to create a major distraction for your work force - precious time and resources will be wasted on what's after all only a game. But as managers what should we make of all this?

Unstructured data: nail it - then mine it

28 May 2010

Unstructured data is growing at an alarming rate - some say it now poses a serious threat to the efficacy of enterprise IT; but properly handled, can it also yield valuable information?

Event management systems: FIFA World Cup

28 May 2010

Could the success of the FIFA World Cup event management system bring the 'all-singing, all-dancing' bespoke software solution back into fashion?

Electricity grid looks to smart solutions to integrate renewable energy

10 May 2010

In the continued drive to combat climate change most of the attention has been on the growth of renewable power, but as E&T discovers the transmission and distribution network is key to reducing greenhouse emissions and without the implementation of a smart grid it will not deliver.

New technologies come to libraries

10 May 2010

Smart tags, iBorrow, digitisation and other new library technologies.

How green was my company?

10 May 2010

In future all businesses will have to be sustainable. E&T reviews an important new book on the subject.

Boosting optical network flexibility with advanced photonics

10 May 2010

Tuneable lasers, wavelength selective switches and reconfigurable add-drop multiplexers are all helping to make optical networks more flexible, says E&T.

My Way - IT at the Royal Horticultural Society

19 April 2010

The Royal Horticultural Society's enterprise IT has to be very green - not always easy when data is growing like Japanese Knotweed, and there's a temptation to throw storage solutions of any hue at the problem. Manager of the RHS's IT Martin Taylor explains to E&T.

US voting technology

19 April 2010

E&T on a new - secure and verifiable voting system for the USA.

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