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A sight to behold

Businesses need to raise their game and be far more imaginative with technology if they want to engage staff and clients, who are increasingly IT savvy Speak to any technology vendor for more than five minutes and the chances are they’ll slip in the somewhat ugly term “consumerisation of IT”. It’s a lever into the [...]

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Getting the message across

E-government offers the chance to tailor services and reach the public in more ways than we can imagine. A world of opportunity awaits… Anyone who has had dealings with the online systems of government agencies will often have had a mixed experience. While renewing a car tax disc with the DVLA can be straightforward, the [...]

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Vision for the future

Microelectronics has made incredible advances over the past 50 years and has many applications and uses – what significant developments and uses do you see in the next three to five years? Geoff Barrett Technical Director, Broadcom UK We expect continued strong growth in smartphones, tablets and internet bandwidth. Over the next 3 to 5 [...]

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Small and mighty

The products may be small but Britain’s microelectronics industry is a huge success story. It’s time for the designers, entrepreneurs and engineers to step into the limelight The recent death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs provoked some extraordinary reactions. “The world has lost a visionary,” said US President Barack Obama. The mayor of New York, [...]

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Together in electric dreams

3DTV may have excited the media more in the past year but connected TV – the convergence of TV and the internet – is set to have far greater impact It seems like years since the marriage of TV and the internet was first announced. Although no firm date for the nuptials has been set, [...]

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Order out of chaos

Pioneered by the car and aerospace industries, product lifecycle management is now influencing the development of everything from pharmaceuticals to the clothes we wear Design engineers have come a long way from the drawing board, through computer-aided design and manufacture, to product data management and now product life-cycle management (PLM). PLM helps turn chaos into [...]

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Keep watch

Security is about much more than firewalls and anti-virus. It’s a process which requires constant monitoring and which everyone in the business should be alert to We’re all aware of the security threats that transacting business electronically can potentially introduce. As your business grows remain conscious of security issues and check that strict anti-virus, firewall [...]

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