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Vincent McGann, Cineworld: Q&A

15 August 2011

At Cineworld the business of entertainment technology and computing are getting ever closer: its IT head Vincent McGann explains how.

Digital signs: public displays of interaction

15 August 2011

Digital signage is shifting the way many organisations interface with the world, and its success is driving innovation in areas like display and systems integration.

James Bond technology vs reality

13 August 2011

James Bond has been transported into the modern world in more ways than one, as IT rather than weaponry takes over in the spy's armoury of gadgets.

E-tailing buys into own-site social media

22 July 2011

Online retailers are building social nets into their e-commerce to turn their customers into their new sales people.

IT can learn from hardware designers

11 July 2011

Designers of electronic hardware and critical embedded systems have embraced techniques to avoid expensive errors. Mainstream IT could learn from the experience.

Terrorism's invisible propaganda network

11 July 2011

Global militant organisations are tapping into the vulnerabilities in mobile technologies for propaganda and recruitment, as well as to filch data for financial gain.

VoIP: voicing security concerns

10 July 2011

Channelling voice calls over IP networks has brought many advantages to enterprise communications, but it also creates some security risks.

IT Security Legislation Guide

08 July 2011

IT is one of the most rigorously regulated parts of an organisation, and legislation affecting information security is spearheading the legal changes.

ID access management's cloud challenge

15 June 2011

With users accessing systems from ever more obscure points of entry, how do you keep control of access privileges? We look at the software that may have the answer.

G-cloud: government runs into trouble

14 June 2011

The UK Cabinet Office thinks that cloud computing can deliver cost savings to public sector IT expenditure; but insourcing outsourcing is throwing up some dilemmas.

Digital animation: moving stories

13 June 2011

Beyond the CGI-rich Hollywood blockbusters thrives a world of digital animation that manages to produce eye-catching results with limited IT resources.

Data Protection and Privacy Issues

13 June 2011

Should modern society adapt to digital reality? We look at the issues, and canvas the opinion of two key government supremos.

Software Reviews

13 June 2011

With online video and cloud storage two of the hottest topics around, we look at some applications that suggest inspiring and productive futures for both.

Photo Competition: Can you tell what it is?

13 June 2011

Your chance to win a prize by simply guessing what the role of our photo competition winner is. We'll give you a clue: it's in engineering. 

Infrastructure cyber attack threat grows

13 June 2011

Despite high-profile attacks, there is still a lack of IT security in key public infrastructure. We ask if it will take a major meltdown to prompt governments to take action.

Isle of Man re-engineers its economy

13 June 2011

As the UK and Irish economies threaten to sink without trace, the Isle of Man is getting along nicely - and even has room for a Space industry. E&T says 'fastyr mie' to the Isle of Man.

IT systems in Universities – case study

17 May 2011

IT manager Steve Bowes-Phipps reveals how the University of Hertfordshire has upgraded to meet the demands being placed on academia's data centres.

IT security: isolating the problem

17 May 2011

PC operating systems are full of security holes, which is why some are now turning to software first developed for 'hidden' computers to better protect them

Professional migration trends

16 May 2011

With the global economic zones variously swelling and shrinking at alarming rates, where does that leave the tide of talent? E&T investigates global migration trends and their effect on the dispersion of skills.

Blueprint for innovation clusters

16 May 2011

Everyone wants to emulate Silicon Valley, but clusters are rarely the result of central planning.

Building better backhaul

16 May 2011

The rise of smartphones is testing the radio capacity of mobile networks. But what about the connections from the basestation to the core network?

Cyber-criminals target quake-hit network

16 April 2011

Japan's Internet infrastructure withstood quake and tsunami, but was also left working for cyber-criminals to exploit the anguish of survivors desperate for information

Software reviews - Pulling together ideas

15 April 2011

The software that can help you order your thoughts, hold virtual family get-togethers, or simply provide a distraction from getting your software review pages in on time.

Identity of ID

16 March 2011

Technology shapes and controls all forms of ID, but in an era when most of us carry more ID than ever before, are our bona fides starting to define not only who we are but what we are?

Big Blue at 100: what IBM has done for us

14 March 2011

On the eve of its 100th birthday, we look at how IBM's computing breakthroughs of 50 years ago are still reverberating in 2011.

Cloud Computing's uptake conundrum

14 March 2011

Solutions vendors may be ready to support the migration of applications into the 'cloud' model – but will groaning public networks be able to cope with all the added demand?

Word war - tapping the language of terror

14 March 2011

The US is looking to anticipate terrorist strikes by using IT to mine the enemy's online screeds.

Interview: Dr Richard Stallman

02 March 2011

The self-styled global crusader for computer users’ freedoms is in town – and ever-ready to challenge the orthodoxies of software dictatorship.

File not found: Archiving the Internet

14 February 2011

Archivists want to preserve the Web for posterity and halt the bit-rot as untended and reinvented pages collapse into useless error messages. We look into the dim and not-so-distant past.

Q&A: Andrew Newton, Keepmoat group

14 February 2011

Managing IT in the construction sector requires focus, agility, and accommodating technology partners, Keepmoat's IT boss Andrew Newton says.

One2ten: Ten websites to preserve

14 February 2011

Ideally, we'd preserve the world wide web and all its links in one gigantic, living database. But what if we could only pick ten? Which would they be and why?

Making the move to IPv6

14 February 2011

How one ISP is tackling the transition to a new addressing scheme for the Internet, and what it could mean for you.

The code-breakers you don't know

09 February 2011

The contribution made by the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park is well documented, but its First World War precursor has received much less attention.

Profile: Turing Lecturer Donald Knuth

02 February 2011

Meet the one and only professor of the art of computer progamming, algorithmic artist Don Knuth

The new IT crowd

19 January 2011

As the economy picks up, organisations will be looking to recruit new IT personnel – but not necessarily for the same jobs left empty in 2008. Here we present an exclusive inside guide to some of next year’s expected IT arrivistes.

Profile: Professor Erol Gelenbe

18 January 2011

His research into self-aware and autonomic networks explores the frontiers of probability and performance evaluation in online worlds: E&T profiles a true IT innovator.

Exascale supercomputers struggle with energy demand

17 January 2011

Exascale computers aren't as far-futuristic as you may think - you could build one now, so long as you have a dozen nuclear power stations to run it, reports E&T.

Taking hydro to a new low

17 January 2011

While the UK turns to ancient technology to tap energy from its waterways, German engineers have been working on a modern approach to meet their 2020 renewables targets.

Public eyes gets smart

17 January 2011

Latest-generation CCTV cameras are bringing intelligent observation to some of the world’s most scrutinised cities. E&T zooms in on the innovations.

Green IT gets personal

20 December 2010

Can rewarding techies for reducing the energy consumption of their employers' ICT estate yield environmental dividends? E&T investigates.

Cloud Computing and software licensing

19 December 2010

Sourcing enterprise software from the Cloud may bring operational and cost benefits, but factoring-in licensing complexities can obfuscate cost-of-ownership issues.

Cyber terrorism: the reality

09 November 2010

The future threat that the Stuxnet worm poses is a blueprint for attacks on real-world infrastructure, but what is being done to protect industrial control systems and who cares, asks E&T.

Unbundling the future of broadband

08 November 2010

Will a standard being developed by industry ensure that there's still competition for our business on next-generation broadband networks?

Analysis: electronica shifts emphasis

08 November 2010

E&T notes that a trade show once dedicated to electronic components is shifting its emphasis towards software and the virtual world.

20 years of the web: past, present and future

20 October 2010

In honour of the 20th anniversary of the world-wide web we look at past, present and future web technologies that have propelled the internet in to every corner of human existence.

What happened to the web?

18 October 2010

As we enter the third decade of the World Wide Web, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s simply a place full of people shouting at each other. What happened to the Web, asks E&T.

Security issues cloud internet use on smart grid

18 October 2010

The Internet could be the final piece making up the smart grid, but as E&T discovers, security concerns mean the solution may bring with it a host of new problems.

Dark Corners of the Web

18 October 2010

It's a technology that’s changed the world, but at a price. E&T delves into darker recesses of the World Wide Web.

Semantic Web's 'hidden meanings'

18 October 2010

Can the Semantic Web ideal prevail in the face of critics and rival approaches to organising information on tomorrow's Internet?

The beginnings and the future of the world wide web

18 October 2010

It is the 20th anniversary of the first Web client-server communication over the Internet. E&T looks at how the Web was won and where it's got us.

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