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  • Bernard Marr is founder and CEO of Bernard Marr & Co. He is also a futurist, keynote speaker, strategic adviser to companies and governments and a best-selling business author. There are different ways to understand artificial intelligence (AI). Often when we think of the term, we think of machines which are able to pass themselves […]

  • Tracey Torble, IT service management consultant and author of Change Manager (a BCS publication) considers the role of change management in an agile world. Back in the day when information technology was dragging itself out of the swamp, approaches to technical change were many and varied. Technicians came to IT from a variety of disciplines […]

  • Ian Edwards MBCS, Head of Information Security & Risk at MEDICA Group reminds us about not losing sight of the fundamentals of security, amongst the backdrop of a technology-driven world. I was born in the mid-1980s a few years before the first worm and anti-virus tool was created. They were harmless and borne out of […]

  • A well-known start-up in the UK, Moonpig is all about making someone’s day brilliant, writes Amanda Colpoys Lean, Agile & Growth Coach. An ecommerce business, it enables people to create personalised cards online which are then printed and sent to recipients. In addition, they offer a range of gifts and flowers. Moonpig was founded in […]

  • Tim Nyland-Jones, Information Security Manager at Northgate Vehicle Hire, investigates why IoT software and interoperability are still a long way from being standardised. The ‘make it work, make it right, make it fast’ mantra is an oft-quoted one in the world of software development: Make it work: do the minimum necessary to create a product […]

  • Justin Richards MBCS spoke to Giovanni Vigna, a professor of computer science at the University of California and co-founder of Last Line, about all aspects of cybersecurity. What security trends are you currently interested in or worried about? The security industry is developing techniques based on machine learning and artificial intelligence, but oftentimes these techniques […]

  • Mark Reeves, SVP International for Entrust, examines the so called ‘facts’ behind the myth that mobile devices are less secure than desktop PCs. It is hard to remember life before the first capable smartphone. It is similar to recalling an era before the internet. June 29, 2007, marked the beginning of a mobile technology revolution […]

  • When only 12 per cent of IT leaders feel they have the resources to achieve their IT goals in 2019, what are the skills and capability needs they face? Brian Runciman MBCS looks at what IT leaders told BCS. In early 2019 BCS published its annual survey of IT leaders, looking at what resource needs […]

  • While the last few years have been defined by nation states untangling long-standing international collaborations on cybersecurity, 2021 will see security vendors and professionals step up and collaborate to fill the void, writes Neil Thacker, CISO EMEA at Netskope. Cybersecurity professionals have a great record of collaboration. Cybercrime pays no regard to international borders and so […]

  • Jyoti Choudrie FBCS, Professor of Information Systems at the University of Hertfordshire, talks to Johanna Hamilton AMBCS about COVID-19, sanity checking with seniors, robotics and how AI is shaping our world. As an information systems specialist, Professor Choudrie FBCS is well versed in how information sources work together. However, it was a recent project that […]

  • Tim Nyland-Jones, Information Security Manager at Northgate Vehicle Hire, investigates why IoT software and interoperability are still a long way from being standardised. The ‘make it work, make it right, make it fast’ mantra is an oft-quoted one in the world of software development: Make it work: do the minimum necessary to create a product […]

  • Steve Williamson FBCS, Head in Internal IT Audit for GlaxoSmithKline, explores the opportunities and challenges of modern software development and the need for enhanced skillsets to address a range of cyber-threats. Is software development as much fun as it used to be? A couple of decades ago, a development team would use software engineering methods […]

  • Benjamin Donnachie, Senior Vice President in the Digital Practice at AlixPartners LLP, explains why the cybersecurity agenda needs to be led from the boardroom. In our experience executive teams often perceive cybersecurity as a singularly technical rather than broadly commercial matter and therefore leave it to their IT teams to manage. What then follows is […]

  • A bit like a magician who turns a dream into a reality, software engineers have the ability to transform simple thoughts into tangible products. Responsible for building, developing, launching and maintaining systems, applications and platforms; software engineers are skilled enough to make the impossible, possible – a trait that is hugely attractive. According to a report […]

  • As we enter the 4th industrial revolution – the age of information – businesses the world over are bleeding data. Within that data lies the valuable insight of how to enable digital transformations, gain a competitive edge and mitigate risk within an ever-changing market. In the new world, one of the most sought-after roles is […]

  •   1 Where, How And Why Virtual Classroom Delivery Began Mid-March 2020: I’m on the way into the office to deliver the second day of a four-day classroom course; the coronavirus pandemic is upon us. On the previous evening, I read that the UK government has advised people to work from home if possible, but […]

  • 1. Samenvatting Dit document beschrijft een visie voor het ontwikkelen van leerlingen tot professionele testingenieurs door middel van een gericht leer- en ontwikkelingsprogramma. Mensen die het programma doorlopen, zullen hun eigen vaardigheden en competenties in meerdere disciplines vergroten en, belangrijker nog, organisatorisch vermogen om systemen te helpen leveren die de dagelijkse bedrijfsvoering ondersteunen. Het programma […]

  • 1 Executive Summary Following extensive market research, this document sets out a vision for increasing the capability and competency of professional Test Engineers through a targeted learning and development programme. People passing through the programme will increase their own thinking, skills and competencies in multiple disciplines and, importantly, organisational capability to help deliver systems solutions […]

  • 1. Executive Summary This document sets out a vision for developing professional Test Architect and Consultants into Test Experts through a targeted learning and development programme. People passing through the programme will increase their own skills and competencies in multiple disciplines and, importantly, organisational capability to help deliver the corporate strategy and systems solutions that […]

  • 1. Executive Summary This document sets out a vision for developing professional Lead Test Engineers into Test Architect and Consultants through a targeted learning and development programme. People passing through the programme will increase their own skills and competencies in multiple disciplines and, importantly, organisational capability to help deliver systems solutions that underpin day to […]

  • 1. Executive Summary This document sets out a vision for developing professional Senior Test Engineers into Lead Test Engineers/Test Team Managers/Technical specialists through a targeted learning and development programme. People passing through the programme will increase their own skills and competencies in multiple disciplines and, importantly, organisational capability to help deliver systems solutions that underpin […]