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Research in Motion co-chief executives step down in BlackBerry reshuffle

Research in Motion’s (RIM) co-chief executives Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have resigned from their roles at the struggling firm in a move to appease investors, as the performance of the BlackBerry manufacturer has waned in recent years. The firm announced that chief operating officer Thorsten Heins is the new chief executive, while Lazaridis will become vice chair of RIM’s ... Read More »

Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition review

IT Leaders Club The IT Leaders Dining Club is an exclusive, invitation-only organisation comprising the UK’s top CIOs, CTOs and other technologists and business leaders. Date: 02 Mar 2016 London Read More »

Opinion: Eliminating human error from data loss risk

In a world adopting workforce mobility and flexibility more and more, we have to accept that sensitive data is going to be carried on portable devices, and take steps to secure it. Unfortunately, too many… Read More »

Desktop decisions for Buro Happold as Windows 8 approaches

When Shaun Mundy joined global engineering consultancy Buro Happold as group IT director, it was using a disparate mix of 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP desktops to run its various computer-aided design (CAD) and niche engineering software applications. “It’s a very centralised environment and very standardised. We have done a lot of work over the past few years and are ... Read More »

Sheffield CIO is right to resist BYOD

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HTC takes a swipe at Apple in London High Court

After the spending review, positive signs for government, suppliers and citizens? Read More »

Gen Y – or Gen Why?

There seems to have been a rash of articles, discussions and commentaries around the need for organisations to adapt themselves to the needs of the new generation of workers coming in to the workplace. These 20-somethings, also known as “Gen Y” are generally profiled as being at the forefront of social media usage, have moved away from e-mail and are ... Read More »

Moore’s law reaching the end of the road, says ARM CEO Warren East

Moore’s law – that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years – is nearing the end of the road, according to ARM CEO Warren East, as gains from transistor scaling reach their limits. East was speaking at the Mildner Lecture at University College London this week. “We’ve had transistor scaling, we’ve been getting effectively ‘free’ ... Read More »

How much longer will contract manufacturers like Foxconn remain in the shadow of the West’s tech giants?

When Steve Jobs unveiled the first Apple Macintosh in 1983, he boasted that it was a computer “made in America”, produced at an Apple-owned factory in Fremont, California. Fifteen years later, when the first Apple iMacs started rolling off production lines following the return of Jobs as CEO, it was also at an all-American, Apple-owned plant, this time in Elk ... Read More »

Amazon expected to make Kindle Fire announcement today

Amazon is expected to announce one or more new models in its Kindle Fire range later today, at an event in Santa Monica, California. The conference will start at 10.30am PST (6.30pm UK time), and while Amazon has not directly admitted what it will be unveiling, a continuation of the Kindle range is widely expected. The Kindle Fire 7in tablet ... Read More »

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