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Articles by Gary Flood
posted in May 2013
With 17 applicants for every available IT apprenticeship position in the U.K., government leaders encourage employers to add more opportunities.
U.K. should follow France's model of public-private investment in broadband infrastructure to bolster its economy, telecom consultants say.
British telco O2 plans deep worker cuts driven by a "contact deflection" plan to force customers to use online help, says newspaper.
Non-profit educational group Nesta addresses U.K.'s fading IT heritage through Make Things Do Stuff, a website that offers British teens online tools that foster digital creativity.
Several IT- heavy government projects are either way behind schedule or need TLC to succeed, says government watchdog group Major Project Authority.
Government press releases cite statistics selectively, undermining public trust and good policymaking, say members of Parliament.
Spanish telco's U.K. brand, O2, says it doesn't need as many call center staffers to help customers since the rise of the smartphone. But its plans for dealing with that change have been fiercely attacked.
Botched Digital Media Initiative cost U.K. taxpayers £98 million, and may cost IT chief John Linwood his job.
Windows, Office, and Photoshop are most commonly pirated apps, according to new study.
SmartReach, a joint venture comprised of several tech and communications companies, has developed communications technology for the U.K's planned smart energy meter project.
Hyperoptic plans to implement "fiber-to-the-home" broadband technology in more than 500,000 British households within 5 years.
Weakness in the data handling capacity of the U.K.'s equivalent to the IRS is leading to billions being lost to error or deception it can't afford, say MPs.
British investor timidity -- in contrast to U.S.'s "appetite for risk" -- is hurting Britain's chances of becoming another Silicon Valley, say London CEOs.
Public transportation providers would be smart to heed riders' expectations for smartphone-based e-tickets and social media communications, finds Accenture study.
Lawmakers are increasingly targeting the tax practices of big companies like Apple and Google. But should the focus be on the rules of international business?
Skyscape Cloud Services will partner with Indian consulting group Tata to provide security for U.K.'s new online criminal background check system.
Businesses beware: Employees prefer using Facebook to SharePoint and other IT-driven collaboration platforms, finds global study by Avanade U.K.
Network promises speeds of up 70 Mbps and could be in 60% of all businesses and homes by end of 2015.
British politicians criticize Google and Amazon for failing to pay enough taxes in a country where they are reaping great rewards.
X-ray-based imaging system uses computer modeling to create virtual versions of ancient scrolls, allowing researchers access to never-before-seen historical documents.
U.K. needs to plow the valuable public-sector data it collects back into better services and drive economic growth, says study commissioned by the British government.
European hardware maker unveils two new devices to support companies' need for powerful, multimedia-capable terminals.
Apptio is pushing into Europe with its software that helps CIOs manage IT operations and monitor costs of IT services, backed by a $45 million round of venture funding.
Big Lottery Fund plans to make some £15 million ($23 million) available to increase tech literacy of U.K. citizens.
U.K.'s Co-operative Bank scrapped a £250 million new banking platform to use a partner's system instead. But that plan didn't work out.
Government's plan to boost cell and mobile broadband coverage in "not spots" finally in motion after two-year delay.
Utilities and firms looking to build new smart communications networks say they need at least another year to prepare.
Multichannel expert John O'Donovan joins The Financial Times as new CTO, will help develop mobile strategy among other challenges.
Gerry Pennell goes back to his alma mater to help deliver the infrastructure component of its ambitious 'Manchester 2020' plan
Ambitious fiber broadband investments appear to be paying off, as 51% of British broadband users are now BT customers.
Former British government IT and EMC U.K. executive Bill McCluggage will lead national IT strategy for Ireland.
Survey shows many British households face unexpectedly high bills from children's unauthorized gaming purchases.
Government's £21 million low-carbon energy innovation fund could produce power saving technologies for the data center.
Cabinet Office issues directive to government workers: Prioritize cloud-based IT solutions whenever possible.
iBeacon mobile device accessory clips onto bags and uses audio and lights to notify owners of activity on their cell phones.
Public-private partnerships offer on-the-job IT training to unskilled youth, aiming to produce a new generation of IT talent.
Microsoft moves 300 million Hotmail accounts and 150 petabytes of email data to Outlook.com.
Majority of CIOs in six countries queried in SAP study see potential in the Internet of Things, but U.S. and U.K. respondents show more doubt than their peers.
Most of central government, including a cyber version of the Prime Minister's office, is now at one Web address, but hundreds of URLs still have to make the shift.