March 2016

By Alison Holt, Founder and Director of Longitude 174 Limited and author of the BCS books Governance of Data and Governance of IT

Technology has evolved at an incredible rate over the last 30 years. My smartphone has over 488 thousand times as much memory as the first mainframe that I booted up in 1981. Processing power and storage is cheap and the networks that transfer our data are fast enough for us to worry no longer about sending large files across the internet. Over the same time period, however, the human being has changed very little. We continue to get very excited about technology that is going to ‘change our life’, and, as a result of that, we rush to implement solutions without thinking ...

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