Tech View: The real reason why Microsoft is buying Nuance
Paying $20 billion for a company that appeared to be past its best puts the software giant in a position to harness the full potential of the Dax product
US tax incentive sparked $150bn flight of funds from Irish Microsoft arm
Microsoft Research Ireland’s dividends to its parent multiplied after Donald Trump announced a one-time low tax window to lure corporate capital home
Software as a stream: how subscription models became the norm
A quiet revolution has transformed how software is bought and even installed, but is the service model the answer to our prayers or will we be pining for the days of paying upfront?
Pandemic creates a perfect storm for virtual security
Two of the largest attacks ever recorded and increased working from home have led to an urgent need for companies to revisit their security protocols
LinkedIn data reveals staff exodus from retail and tourism
A joint report from the IDA, Microsoft and LinkedIn confirms anecdotal evidence of a talent flight from the sectors during the pandemic
Bill Gates: ‘I’m fundamentally an optimist because I’ve seen what technology can do’
In an in-depth interview, the Mircosoft founder explains why he has thrown his money and time behind the campaign to avoid a climate catastrophe
Buyer’s Guide: Laptops, tablets and ultrabooks
For busy travelling professionals and demanding consumer users, not much can touch the combination of power and portability you get from an ‘ultrabook’. The format has evolved rapidly in recent years, with convertible 2-in-1s and high-end tablets giving even greater flexibility. Stephen Errity takes a look at some of the latest offerings at this end of the market.