Computers in the City of London

We’ve all heard of ‘Silicon Valley’ in the US but until recently not many had heard of ‘Silicon Roundabout’ in Shoreditch. Yes this interchange system officially known as Old Street Roundabout is home to a cluster of web based businesses. The surrounding area in Shoreditch between Old Street and The Olympic park in Stratford is…

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Can UK productivity be saved by tech?

It’s been apparent for some time that UK productivity is dropping behind that of its major competitors. Of the other members of the G7, only Japan has lower productivity per person per hour. Concurrently, UK workers put in some of the longest hours in Europe. Those who wonder if tech could solve the problem have…

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The Importance of Being Iterative

After the launch of Apple Music, you can’t ignore the facts in technology. Subscription services are the new norm. Silicon roundabout asked tech leaders whether it was about the end of ownership. Or could it just be about greater consumer choice and flexibility, the rise of the Netflix generation? The business landscape looks very similar.…

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Moore for Your Money

Moore’s law predicts that processor speeds will double, and costs halve, every two years.  It’s been a staple of the IT industry for half a century, and predictions of its end are nearly as old. But now the figures are also suggesting that, finally, transistor doubling is slowing down. The limits reached are not physical—it…

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How to Cut Costs in IT

Technology is a wonderful thing for business. Thanks to the advent of high speed internet and cloud computing, we’re now able to work from just about anywhere in the world. It has not only expanded our productivity potential, but has also allowed us to connect with other business people and potential customers from all over…

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Solving Common IT Problems

Whether you’re dealing with an old or new computer, IT problems are part and parcel of using technology. That isn’t to say that these problems are always going to be major, but if you don’t know how to deal with them then they can disrupt your whole day. There are some IT problems that can easily…

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