Digital Dystopia – we are the robots

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The robots aren’t ‘coming’, they’re here. The bad news is they’re us – unless we urgently write new rules that benefit all of human society. Chris Middleton presents the first of a two-part personal report on the ill-considered rise of automation and machine-based decision-making.

Partners help Microsoft join the real cloud world

Coming together

‘Hybrid cloud’ is going to mean not just a mix of cloud and on-premise applications and services, but multiple cloud environments from different service providers – whichever is most appropriate to the need. Microsoft’s move to exploit partners such as Rackspace and Odin to give it the reach and mixture in the real cloud world could be its best move yet.