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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.

Articles by Martin Banks

Does the CIO need to understand technology? CASTing around for an answer to the 'how' of software This article is sponsored by:

Without some way of divining how legacy and cloud-native apps will work together, and more importantly where the problems will lie and how the can be resolved, the idea that 'this will end in tears' is all too real.

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Sustainability in a world of data - what is being done, and what is not This article is sponsored by:

it is down to IT vendors and users to create, build and implement sustainable solutions, and the fact that all the current signs say that target such as achieving carbon neutrality are going to be missed is largely down to us not doing enough, urgently enough.

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Web scraping bad, information harvesting good? Why there's a need for new legal frameworks in a data economy This article is sponsored by:

At the moment, the wrong laws are being used for the wrong reasons to protect inappropriate attempts at 'ownership' of data. Discuss!

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Dynatrace’s new Grail may not be holy, but it could help simplify an ever-more complicated software world This article is sponsored by:

The launch of Grail by Dynatrace opens a new line of defense against the growing complexity of services – where each service comprises tens or even hundreds of different applications, and where multiple services interact to build business processes

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An Icelandic saga for the sustainability crisis - why data centers in Iceland may have found their moment This article is sponsored by:

Iceland has made another pitch at providing a sustainable, low carbon answer to the carbon footprint problem. Does that mean every data center in Europe should hop across the North Atlantic? Probably not, but this time it does suggest that a goodly slice of that business should seriously consider the possibility

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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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