Alex Cruickshank

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Alex Cruickshank has been writing about technology and business since 1994. He has lived in various far-flung places around the world and is now based in Berlin.

 

Tech Cynic: WFH? Barely

Business Management

Tech Cynic: WFH? Barely

Technology has made working from home easier than ever. It's hard to be cynical in these challenging times and yet...

Hedgehog, please renew my passport

Artificial Intelligence

Hedgehog, please renew my passport

Estonian AI chatbot in development to give citizens faster, simpler access to government services.

Tech Cynic: When China sneezes, the world catches a cold

Supply Chain Management

Tech Cynic: When China sneezes, the world catches a cold

Coronavirus havoc both reveals and conceals deeper issues in IT markets and supply chains

Nordic public cloud grew strongly in 2019

Cloud Computing

Nordic public cloud grew strongly in 2019

Companies in Nordic countries made increasing use of public cloud in 2019, with AWS, Google and Azure all gaining.

Nordic M&A activity boomed in 2019 - can it continue?

Business Management

Nordic M&A activity boomed in 2019 - can it continue?

Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland saw major IT deals, mergers and acquisitions in 2019, but what will happen in 2020?

Tech Cynic: I know your face

Software & Web Development

Tech Cynic: I know your face

Police facial recognition cameras are to be rolled out across London in spite of legal and ethical objections.

European tech trends: Challenges as Brexit uncertainty continues into 2020

Trends

European tech trends: Challenges as Brexit uncertainty continues into 2020

Challenges for European IT firms loom in the shape of economic headwinds, political uncertainty and… yes, Brexit.

North American technology trends: All eyes on #election2020

Trends

North American technology trends: All eyes on #election2020

The US tech industry is likely to both influence and be influenced by the presidential election in 2020.

Tech Cynic: The boys (and girls) who cried wolf

Threat and Vulnerability Management

Tech Cynic: The boys (and girls) who cried wolf

Hyperbolic reporting of hardware and software flaws does nobody any favours.

Google's quantum leap

Quantum

Google's quantum leap

53-qubit quantum computer outperforms classical computing, in a highly specific way.

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