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: On a knife edge

Software & Web Development

Tech Cynic: On a knife edge

Proposed solutions to the social distancing problem are coming thick and fast, all of them tech-based and concerning.

Are tech giants influencing the US presidential election?

Business Management

Are tech giants influencing the US presidential election?

CEOs of major US IT corporations have their own views on who should be president. Does that matter?

Can tech keep the US elections on track during coronavirus?

Technology Planning and Analysis

Can tech keep the US elections on track during coronavirus?

Paper ballots have held firm in the face of numerous attempts to bring in electronic voting. Is COVID-19 the final straw?

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.

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