Schools hosting their sensitive data in public clouds, especially ones controlled by US tech giants, may not be a good choice. Not only can the technology be lax in terms of security and privacy, it is also crippling innovation in… Continue Reading
Cyber attacks are gaining more coverage with new attack vectors discovered on a daily basis and are therefore a national priority. The UK Government is supporting activities such as the Cyber Security Challenge UK but the root cause is a… Continue Reading
The members of the Open Source Consortium (OSC) would like to express their sympathies for the family of Ian Lynch, who sadly passed away on 24th May 2015. Ian was one of the founding members of the OSC and had been… Continue Reading
We face a challenge maintaining British excellence in computer engineering. It is an industry where we excel, but last summer the BBC reported that we face a “retirement cliff”, with the average age of an engineer in Britain now being… Continue Reading
OSC joins Information Standards Board for Education, Skills and Children’s Services All part of our commitment to open standards We’ve just been invited to participate in the standards work of the Department for Education. It’s all part of the required… Continue Reading
OU, again Credit where credit is due. The Open University is offering a course about Linux (see T155 – Linux: an introduction).
The London Stock Exchange has just hoofed out its trading platform based on Microsoft and .Net. In a move (sort of) reminiscent of Sun‘s decision to buy a company making an alternative rather than renew its Microsoft Office licences, the… Continue Reading
OU and MS Office 2007 The Chairman of the OSC, Gerry Gavigan, has written to Professor Brenda Gourley, the Vice Chancellor of the Open University to express disappointment that the OU is supporting an office suite that goes against so… Continue Reading