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Why is the ultra-thin iPhone 17 Slim so exciting? It could lead to Apple foldables

Several reports in the past few months claimed that Apple is working on a so-called “iPhone 17 Slim” model that will be larger than the usual iPhone Pro size but smaller than the iPhone Pro Max. The Slim moniker isn’t official, but it indicates that the iPhone in question might be thinner than other iPhone…

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Data leakage in the cloud – can data truly be safe in the cloud?

As organisations store and process data in the cloud, there are increasing concerns from administrators, data owners and CISOs’ around the possibility of misconfiguration or mishaps that lead to sensitive data being leaked – particularly to public cloud services that fall outside of the intended geographic region. In 2019, Gartner predicted that by 2025, 90%…

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Uncomfortable truth about agile transformations

Over the past few months, I’ve worked with an experienced clinical psychologist and a PhD-trained research team including a psychologist and an academic behavioural scientist to understand what separates the best-performing teams from those that struggle. Research shows that 81% of business decision-makers in the UK and 89% in the US are concerned about the…

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Proposed AI Bill scuppered by general election – so what comes next?

The Artificial Intelligence (Regulation) Bill that I introduced was making pleasing progress. I had managed to get the Bill through all House of Lords stages and it was teed up for its passage through the Commons, when, somewhat unexpectedly, on a rainy, otherwise unremarkable Wednesday last month, a General Election was called. A quick refresh…

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CIO interview: Belinda Finch, CIO, IFS

Technology changes fast and tech jobs are changing just as rapidly, according to Belinda Finch, CIO at enterprise technology company IFS. Finch joined IFS late last year from mobile company Three, where she led Three’s digital transformation and helped to drive system developments to support customer experience as CIO. She has also held senior leadership…

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The Security Interviews: What is the real cyber threat from China?

On 6 January 2020, when Ciaran Martin announced he was stepping down from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) later in the year, he had no way of knowing the UK was on the brink of the biggest public health crisis in a century, and that the NCSC’s energies were shortly to be diverted to…

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NAO report highlights tech failings in flagship DWP project

The National Audit Office’s (NAO’s) report into delays in the Department of Work and Pensions’ (DWP) Pension Dashboard Programme (PDP) has identified several project failures that contributed towards delays. Once completed, the PDP could benefit millions of people by providing a secure, comprehensive and online point of access for information about their pensions. However, the…

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Can SAP Labs’ AI plan accelerate cloud migration?

Nestled in the sun-kissed hills of Provence, just north of Cannes and Antibes, is Sophia Antipolis, a renowned technology and science hub that is home to SAP subsidiary SAP Labs France. There are worse places to work. Surrounded by Aleppo pines and the odd palm, this modern building has been chosen to host the company’s…

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CIO interview: Craig Donald, CIO, The Football Association

Top executives are always on the lookout for leadership best practice. Craig Donald, CIO at The Football Association (The FA), doesn’t have to go far to find inspiration. Just down the corridor at Wembley Stadium are Sarina Wiegman and Gareth Southgate, head coaches of the England women’s and men’s senior football teams. Donald – somewhat…

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