But whatever the shortcomings of today's technology, there is always a bright new tomorrow to look forward to. CWUK's editor Mike Simons is this week chairing a debate on the next 10 big things in the IT industry at an IT forum in Edinburgh. Read more.
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Lloyd's chiefs blast pace of technology change
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