Pat Martlew

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Patrick Martlew is a technology enthusiast and editorial guru that works the digital enterprise beat in London. After making his tech writing debut in Sydney, he has now made his way to the UK where he works to cover the very latest trends and provide top-grade expert analysis.

The persistence of COBOL: why a 60-year old language is still in demand

Software & Web Development

The persistence of COBOL: why a 60-year old language is still in demand

It's not often in technology that something lasts more than a few years, let alone six decades as is the case with the COBOL programming language. We look at why...

News roundup: Slack takes on Microsoft with anti-trust complaint

News

News roundup: Slack takes on Microsoft with anti-trust complaint

A round up of this week's technology news including Slack's anti-trust battle with Microsoft, more heat on TikTok from the Trump administration, and an update on...

IPv4 vs IPv6: when will the internet's latest protocol finally take over?

Internet

IPv4 vs IPv6: when will the internet's latest protocol finally take over?

IPv4 exhaustion has been a recognised issue for a long time, although adoption of the next generation of the Internet Protocol has remained sluggish. We look at...

News Roundup: Twitter cops a massive hack, the UK flips further on Huawei, and Samsung talks about 6G

News

News Roundup: Twitter cops a massive hack, the UK flips further on Huawei, and Samsung talks about 6G

A round up of this week's technology news including a massive attack on Twitter, the UK's decision to ditch Huawei, and a look towards 6G from Samsung.

News roundup: India issues bans on 59 China-based apps

News

News roundup: India issues bans on 59 China-based apps

A round up of this week's technology news including India's big ban on China-based apps, a massive "boycott Facebook" campaign, and the UK's potential big tech advertising...

News roundup: Apple ditches Intel, Huawei cops more heat, and Amazon invests in sustainability

News

News roundup: Apple ditches Intel, Huawei cops more heat, and Amazon invests in sustainability

A round up of this week's technology news including Apple's big move away from Intel, a fresh batch of trouble of Huawei, and a new 'email killer' from Slack.

News roundup: UK ditches Coronavirus tracing app in favour of Apple/Google alternative

News

News roundup: UK ditches Coronavirus tracing app in favour of Apple/Google alternative

A round up of this week's technology news including a pivot from the UK on COVID-19 contact tracing app, Apple's week of controversy, and Walmart's Amazon-challenging...

Privacy in a pandemic: a guide to health data processing rules in Europe

Data Privacy and Security

Privacy in a pandemic: a guide to health data processing rules in Europe

As employees start to return to work, many firms will be wondering what the rules are when it comes to collecting and processing health data and, crucially, conducting...

News roundup: Tech giants cut off US police from face recognition tech

News

News roundup: Tech giants cut off US police from face recognition tech

A round up of this week's technology news including a push to cut off police access to facial recognition, Singapore's wearable COVID-19 contact tracing tech, and...

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