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IT and the health service

BCS Managing Editor Brian Runciman spoke to Peter Bath, Jonathan Kay and Paul Major about where the Health Informatics profession now is, what the future holds, potential career structures and the NHS’s National Programme for IT.

BCS Managing Editor Brian Runciman spoke to David Astley, Head of Sales, Health and Emergency Services, Virgin Media Business; Dr Neill Jones, Clinical Director, First DataBank and Mike Sinclair BCS Health Executive about how the NHS can best utilise IT.

Cloud computing

Cloud computing has moved out of the realm of a hyped term to a useful service – so enterprises need to know the pros and cons. BCS Managing Editor Brian Runciman speaks to Tim Pickard of Mimecast, Joe Baguley of Quest Software, David McLeman of Ancoris and Frank Puranik of iTrinegy on the term utility computing, the security of the cloud, the limitations of existing legal frameworks and the potential impact on the IT profession.

BCS Managing Editor Brian Runciman speaks to Justin Pirie of Mimecast, Vincent Franceschini of Hitachi Data Systems and Simon Hansford of Attenda on the Saas layer, the mobile web, broadband reliability, professional skill changes and more.


BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, is doing a lot of work on how the IT industry can really assess its environmental impact and sustainability. With this in mind Managing Editor Brian Runciman spoke to Tracey Rawling-Church of Kyocera, Pip Squire from Ark Continuity and Mike Rae of Avanquest Solutions about the reality of carbon offsetting, cap and trade and homeworking and some practical approaches to the problem.

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