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Tuesday 11 May 2010

Jean-Philippe Courtois, the head of Microsoft International gazes into the crystal ball as he discusses Microsoft's strategy for how to best exploit the benefits of cloud computing. Scalability and convenience are big benefits of cloud computing but what about the downside? How much should we trust can we have in our data being safe in the cloud?

Tom Vickers, the man who worked with Alan Turing on a pioneering computer talks about the experience sixty years on. He recalls that it was envisaged that a couple of computers would meet the future requirements of the UK.

As the World Cup approaches, Digital Planet speaks to Dilbagh Gill, the man in charge of the IT that will keep the world's premier football competition running smoothly. It has involved laying over a million kilometres of cable, to link 4,000 PCs in order to manage a quarter of a million people and handle 3 million tickets.


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