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Articles by Gary Flood
posted in January 2013
More than 60% IT decision makers in British local government feel their electronic resource planning (ERP) investments haven't delivered, says poll.
U.K. shoppers adore buying things online. But they also like returning a lot of that stuff and expect snappy turnaround when they do.
30 million Europeans can't get high speed Internet connections via existing infrastructure. Could a revamped satellite-based option tempt them to try the space-based alternative?
Google U.K. teams with Raspberry Pi to donate 15,000 cut-down computers to British schools and inspire the next generation of computer engineers.
New Future Emerging Technology programs seed graphene and brain modeling research to kick-start whole new tech industries. Do they have a chance?
U.K. cancer scientists say a huge DNA database could help prolong the lives of some patients.
Ambitious plans to reform government technology purchasing are making a positive impact, netting $496 million in savings last year, says government audit.
Cambridgeshire CIO forbids bring-your-own-device practice unless staffers pay for all associated costs -- he fears bad publicity.
Scrappy Scottish city will be paid to help develop smart technology solutions to urban problems.
IT employment is on the upswing in 2013, despite the dismal national economy, finds Robert Half Technology research.
Reformers slam huge ERP deal between U.K. FCO and Oracle that is meant to reduce operating costs.
U.K. government was able to fund major social programs with the cash from its last big airwave auction, but expectations are much more muted as it prepares to open up LTE availability.
Derision greets claim that a divisive national transport infrastructure project will bring better access to high-speed Internet and "faster water."
Europeans, tired of U.S. tech companies profiting off their personal data without paying local taxes, look for new ways to generate income from Amazon, Google and the like.
Retailers like Tesco find that unless they cater to the growing number of people who prefer to shop in cyberspace, they risk extinction.
NHS exec says copying the U.S. is best way for U.K. to develop national connected digital medical records. But who will pay for it?
NHS Minister says it's "crazy" that EMR staff don't have access to patient records. Maybe the crazy part is that no one has any new ideas about how to fund an IT transformation.
British CIOs say schoolchildren need to learn programming as early as possible to get the U.K. back in the tech game.
Twitter misses U.K. government financial filing deadlines for TweetDeck subsidiary.
Government plans to save money -- and generate revenue -- by shifting citizen services online may be derailed by people with no interest in smartphones, computers or even color TV.
Private company hired to clean up U.K.'s immigration control system has mishandled cases and sent deportation notices in error via text messages, lawyers say.
Is there enough "there" there to bootstrap a new Web-based startup culture in London? Sir James Dyson, he of the eponymous vacuum cleaner and venerable U.K. business figure, isn't sure.
Verve project uses gaming and virtual reality technology to support treatment of people with chronic neurological and mental health disorders.