Stuart Lauchlan

Stuart Lauchlan

Stuart Lauchlan has been tracking and commenting on the enterprise IT market for 23 years during which time he's managed to amuse, inform and irritate buy and sell side participants in equal and appropriate measure. Lauchlan also helps companies understand the needs of technology readers.
Stuart Lauchlan

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Open data must drive digital

A week after President Barack Obama issued an Open Data mandate for the US federal sector, the UK government's independent review into the same subject has resulted in an urgent call for a national data strategy in order to empower a wider open data agenda.

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Diagnosing the digital doctor

Across Europe there's a productive debate underway about the future of the healthcare industry in a digital economy, but will Brussels get it right?

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Dealing with the digital deficit

Over 25 million people in the UK can't or won't use online channels. That's storing up a heap of trouble for a nation that claims to want to move to a digital economy.

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BMW's digital marketing choice

BMW and Unilever are among the global brands to turn to Accenture for digital marketing support but do the IT services firm's credentials stand up to scrutiny?

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Open data hope and change?

Obama makes open data a must for US government agencies to boost digital government and private sector developers.

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Box snaps up Crocodoc

Box has snapped up Crocodoc to boost its platform ambitions at a time of increased competition.

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Taking a lead in lead management

Gartner's assessment of who leads the lead management sector sees Marketo and Eloqua ahead of the pack, but with Salesforce.com looming close behind.

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Adobe's digital design means no software

Consumers expect an immersive digital experience, both in terms of creation of content, as well as in terms of the consumption of content, says Adobe. So no more software for them!

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Digital Decision Maker: Denise McDonagh

As G-Cloud programme director within the UK Cabinet Office, McDonagh is pushing through a paradigm shift in public sector ICT procurement and deployment. But can she get the Luddites into digital champions?

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Has G-Cloud really been a success?

With the third generation of its core framework now live, just how successful has the G-Cloud programme really been? Depends how you define success basically.

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Trust and the digital economy

Half way up a mountain in India or in a back street in Putney, trust is the new currency for the digital economy, argues JP Rangaswami.

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Government cloud needs a big stick!

If you're in UK central government you're now going to need a damn good reason not to be using public cloud. But does the Cloud First mandate go far enough?    

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Digital diagnosis: vital signs good

Now here's a thing - the so-called 'Facebook-generation' of digital natives get just as wound up about the confidentiality of their medical data as anyone else. What a digital dilemma!