Nick Booth

Nick Booth worked in IT in the UK’s National Health Service, financial services and The Met Police, witnessing at first hand the disruptive effects of new technology. As a journalist and analyst, his mission is to stop history repeating itself.


Green Business

Whatever happened to the paperless office?

Paper consumption is expected to double in the next 14 years as the technology industry is still ‘pulling up trees’

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Technology Planning and Analysis

The real meaning of… Futurology

Futurology is a great gig: good money and you can’t ever be wrong

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Business Management

The real meaning of… the e-prefix

Why come up with a memorable name when you can just put ‘e’ before everything?

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Business Technology Optimization

The real meaning of… Disruptive Technology

Disruptive Technology: beloved of VCs… but the rest of us? Nah, not so much.

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Instant Messaging/IM

The real meaning of… ChatBots

Chatbots will man (OK, robot) your call-centre without a word of complaint

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The real meaning of… Bitcoin

Bitcoin: when nobody wants to own up to having invented it, trust is tough

Collaborative Working

Was IT better before the 90s?

Things were preferable when the ‘Me Generation’ ran closed shops and proprietary systems. Arguably.

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Cloud Computing

The real meaning of… 'As A Service'

‘As A Service’: It’s bunged onto everything – as a disservice to our understanding


Data Mining

Database helped reporters follow the Panama Papers money

The Neo4J graph database played a major role in the Panama Papers affair


Cloud Computing

Why do Latin Americans pay more for cloud computing?

A recent study suggests that cloud computing is not democratising access to IT around the world



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