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How can governments ensure their cybersecurity is strong?

How can governments ensure their cybersecurity is strong? Creative commons image Tom Gill under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jan 2016
The state government of Michigan has adopted a response to potential digital attacks that provide a useful model, explains Brian Nussbaum.

Can design by committee work? Making a case for open source design

Can design by committee work? Making a case for open source design Copyright free image Copyright free: tommumf
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Aug 2015
We know what's wrong with design committees: too many cooks; too much spoiled broth; bitter recriminations over who spoiled the broth; broth being...

You can revise, but you can't hide: Why Wikipedia edits leave a trail

You can revise, but you can't hide: Why Wikipedia edits leave a trail Creative commons image Giulia Forsythe under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 07 May 2014
The civil servants who allegedly changed Wikipedia entries about Hillsborough might not be as lost in the group as they think, explains Andrew...

Rewarding failure

Rewarding failure Copyrighted image Copyright: photos.com
Introductory level Updated 29 Apr 2013
When bankers get a hundred times more than the average private sector worker’s pension, what kind of signal does that send? 

Innovation in the UK: Good, but not enough?

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Sep 2012
Is invention enough without commercialisation? Former 3M CEO Sir George Buckley questions the UK's approach to innovation

Snowpocalypse now?

Snowpocalypse now? Creative commons image By Jon Curnow via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Dec 2011
Hoorah, it’s snowing in the UK again! Time to have a snowball fight, build a snowman and have a few unplanned days off school and work. But...

Nick Wheeler discusses online retail

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Oct 2011
Charles Tyrwhitt chairman Nick Wheeler argues that retailers should focus on customers and products, and not get carried away with the latest and...

Mike Lynch on spotting transformative technology

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jul 2011
Mike Lynch uses an example from the legal system to explain how to spot the technology that can change your business.

What future for the UK service economy?

What future for the UK service economy? Creative commons image By Mike Turner via Flickr under creative commons license. under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jul 2011
The continued shift from manufacturing to services represents a remarkable transformation in recent years. But is this good or bad news?

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Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This free course, Technology, innovation and management, will provide...

Knowledge technologies in context

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Storing and processing information

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The purpose of this free course, Storing and processing information, is to discuss the main ways in which organisational data is managed, prior to...

The concept of innovation

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