Rajesh Mirchandani presents a new series covering the latest developments and issues in the world of IT.
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About the programme
Wednesday 31 January 2007
Whether you've embraced technology willingly, or you’re someone who struggles to find the 'on' switch on a PC, this series will have something for you. Rajesh Mirchandani finds out how modern technology touches people's lives in this lively magazine programme.
In the first programme:
Staying secure in internet banking
As the number of customers banking online increases, so do the number of internet banking scams. Rajesh is joined by Jemma Smith from banking trade body APACS and IT writer Rupert Goodwins to discuss what measures banks - and consumers - need to take to minimise the risks
Moira Hickey reports on West Lothian Council's "Home Safety Service", where communications technology in the home is giving vulnerable people back their independence, allowing them to stay in their own homes rather than needing round-the-clock care.
Windows Vista - the last operating system of its kind? Microsoft has just launched its new operating system to consumers. Rupert Goodwins explains what's at stake for the company, and introduces Rajesh to the concept of thin clients - pared down computers which may not need an operating system at all. Staffordshire Police are using thin client technology for some of their patrol officers - their IT manager Ian de Soyza tells Rajesh why.
Green IT: Is it possible to be technologically-savvy and environmentally friendly at the same time?
Rajesh lets Debbie Cartwright from The Energy Savings Trust into his house to judge how wasteful – or otherwise - the gadgets he has in his home are. And green blogger James Murray reveals the importance of green thinking not just at home but in front of the office computers too.