The Great Debate UK
-Steve Wagner is Managing Director at Fair Web Solutions. The opinions expressed are his own.-
There can be no doubt that the recent global financial crisis has affected all areas of the economy and even though initially the likes of manufacturing companies and property development companies appeared to be the most affected, every business has had to take notice and consider what initiatives they can put in place to minimise the damage.
So what impact has this had on both internet and software development? And should businesses be scaling back investment in these areas or be looking to make strategic advances through continuing investment?
Since the dot-com bubble burst the internet has enjoyed continued growth in both technological advancements and global exposure with more people than ever having access to fast internet via broadband.
-Matthew Bath is technology editor at Which? The opinions expressed are his own.-
Microsoft’s Windows operating system has been frustrating and delighting computer users in almost equal measure since it was first debuted by the software giant first in 1985. Fast forward through nearly a quarter of a century of powering the majority of the world’s personal computers, and Windows is about to hit another milestone.
from The Great Debate:
The Chinese government has backed away from mandating filtering software on all personal computers in China, in a move that averts a dangerous escalation in its censorship powers.
But however controversial and unworkable China's plan to require Internet filters on PCs proved to be, Western firms have largely themselves to blame for creating and selling such filters in the first place.