Category Archives: IT

Ending 50 years of NHS IT hurt

It was fun to write a piece for Computer Weekly’s 50th anniversary on NHS IT from 1966 to the present, but a depressing pattern emerged. One part of the NHS brings in some state-of-the-art computing; most of the rest of … Continue reading

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Why tech firms fear Brexit: immigration. Lack of it.

Many people will vote for Brexit because they fear immigration. UK bosses of tech companies I have spoken to for The Register will vote against it because they fear lack of immigration. And the one I found who will vote … Continue reading

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Good news from government on FoI, too early to say on IP bill

Today saw announcements on two areas of major interest to journalists. One, the report of the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information, is good news. There were expectations that the commission was primed to weaken FoI; it hasn’t, and in … Continue reading

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Welcome our new robo-journalist overlords

My second email newsletter discusses robo-journalists, for some an object of job-based fear. However, based on trying out Automated Insight’s natural language generation system Wordsmith and following Kent Brockman I for one welcome our new robo-journalist overlords; although that’s because … Continue reading

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Robo-advice in financial services for ComputerWeekly.com

I have just had published two more articles on financial services, the first for ComputerWeekly.com on the growth of robo-advice in the US (provided by firms such as Betterment) and increasingly here as well (Nutmeg). Such automated financial guidance could … Continue reading

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