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It will be the first question that's asked if you're trying to persuade your bosses to upgrade existing IT or install something new: what's the return on investment? It's a good question, but remember this: it's not necessarily the right question.

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No matter what you're trying to do, someone will tell you "there's an app for that". That might be good news for consumers, but it's not necessarily the right path for every business to follow. Here's what you need to know when you're formulating mobile app development plans.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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We're living in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era: no-one wants to be stuck with an ancient work laptop or under-powered mobile when they can buy sexier options for less themselves. So how do you go about developing

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We're often told that cloud computing is the future, but making that assertion seems premature when arguments over what "the cloud" actually is continue to rage. Once that becomes clear, everything falls into place.

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Big data is constantly spoken of as a key IT trend, but what does the phrase "big data" actually mean? Stripped of vendor hype and management panic, it amounts to this: huge volumes of seemingly disconnected data which could provide useful actionable business insights -- provided you can work out the right way to analyse it all.