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Martin Banks

Martin Banks is a long-standing journalist, commentator and analyst covering IT and its impact on business since the very beginning of the PC revolution. Before that, he was covering the development of the semiconductor technologies and microprocessors that have made it all possible.

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Being the 'manager of the managers' - platform thinking revisited by OutSystems This article is sponsored by:

Prakash Vyas, Head of Portfolio at OutSystems, offers up a low code perspective on some pressing platform issues facing enterprise developers.

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When 'freelance' becomes the gig economy, new developer needs emerge alongside the opportunities This article is sponsored by:

The developers’ favourite information and advice repository, Stack Overflow, knows full well the potential of the developer gig economy, and the company is setting itself to ensure that it helps it grow.

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Time for a 'cloud-alike' approach to architecture? Nebulon pitches a deep infrastructure strategy This article is sponsored by:

Are you wasting money on cloud services running applications that would be better off in-house, on-premises, yet know the flexibility of cloud operations is the best place for the application to run? US start up Nebulon would like a word.

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AI's 'never-ending journey' to Super Intelligence - MIT's Max Tegmark lays out the route map This article is sponsored by:

Artificial Intelligence, Artificial General Intelligence, Super Intelligence - this is Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics and then some, as MIT's Max Tegmark explains.

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In pursuit of General Intelligence - Dynatrace and the death of the dashboard This article is sponsored by:

Dashboards have become the mainstay user interface for the majority of systems management implementations – with some vendors even heard to talk about 'a dashboard of dashboards’ – but that could all change as AI tools become integrated into management systems code and the move to self-management, self-healing and autonomy gathers pace. 

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Lift and shift is easy to say, but the cloud reality can be different - intelligent learnings from Wells Fargo Bank This article is sponsored by:

Cloud modernization can be done, and done successfully, but a simple `lift-and-shift’ it certainly is not.

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Microsoft/Activision Take 2 - there's a but...a big but This article is sponsored by:

If the metaverse doesn’t provide enough of the market to weld Microsoft and Activision together neatly over the next few years, there is, perhaps another option that will certainly be a major addition in its own right, and could get close to justifying the investment in its own right.

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Someone’s talking Blockchain, but don’t run and hide - this is about proof of value This article is sponsored by:

When it comes to producing data, Blockchain is as exponentially explosive as COVID, a drawback that continues to rule it out of serious uptake in most business activities. But maybe US start-up, Vendia, has an answer.

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Business, meet 5G - a relationship that will be slow, complex, but essential This article is sponsored by:

The ability to build collaborative infrastructure across all aspects of 5G service provision – including direct competitors – is going to be essential, and quite likely difficult to achieve politically rather than technically.

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