As the leading professional institute for IT professionals, BCS provides informed comment and opinion on various topical issues within the IT arena. Position Statements allow BCS to declare where it stands on a specific issue and helps influence IT policy. As a BCS Member you are able to help form the BCS Postition Statements.

BCS Digital Brexit Report

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Brexit potentially provides the UK with an incredible opportunity to create jobs, drive growth, create a fairer society, and position itself as a digital world leader, according to a new report by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
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Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things (IoT) - Everyday objects increasingly contain embedded technology (e.g. sensors) to communicate, sense and interact with the environment in which they are placed, with humans, and with remote information systems. As more information is produced these objects will interact between themselves with the aim to improve the quality of human life. An example - Your car detects from a tyre sensor that the tread depth will be illegal in around 200 miles and will need replacing in one week’s time based on your driving habits in the last seven days. The car interacts with a system that you have permitted to interact with it, and automatically books an appointment at the local service centre and orders the exact tyre required from the supplier offering the best price.

Manifestos: MAKING THE UK THE IT PLACE TO BE

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There will be a general election in 2015. In preparation many bodies have produced manifestos to try to influence government policy in the IT space. Are they asking for the right things? Brian Runciman MBCS reports on some of the manifestos and highlights some BCS reaction from a recent policy meeting.

Unconscious bias concerning people with disabilities

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Over the last few decades’ new research from the fields of neuroscience and social psychology has shed light onto the working of the human brain and the concept of unconscious bias. Unconscious biases are simply our unintentional people preferences, which are created and maintained by thewayourbrainswork,tosortdataquicklyand are influencedbyourupbringing,themedia and ourlifeexperiences.

Security in Cloud Computing Revisited

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Cloud Computing is a business model for IT that enables convenient, on demand network access to a shared pool of IT resource that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort and minimal interaction with the cloud service provider. Cloud computing is made possible by ‘virtualisation’, a technical model which enables savings in infrastructure and other costs and focuses IT professional management (both in the user organisation and in the cloud provider) on its core responsibilities.
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