Capita has won a five-year, £145 million deal to run the congestion charge, which it helped set up in London 11 years ago.
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Thursday 16 August 2012
After getting your results you may have to change your plan of action - you could go to university, head off on a gap year to warmer climes, or become an apprentice
Friday 03 August 2012
An eye-opening portrait of Charles and Ray Eames, the husband-and-wife team that revolutionised American design in the mid-20th century.
Faster than a speeding petaflop: IBM flies past Japanese rival to win battle of the supercomputers with its Sequoia machine
Tuesday 19 June 2012
American firm's Sequoia machine designed to simulate nuclear bomb tests
Tuesday 19 June 2012
The US has regained the crown for having the world's fastest super-computer thanks to a new machine so powerful that it can simulate nuclear bombs and power plant accidents – eliminating the need to conduct dangerous underground tests.
Saturday 31 March 2012
It was only ever a matter of time before the real world came knocking at the door of the Augusta National golf club. Now it is finally doing so – in the person of Virginia Rometty.
Thursday 27 October 2011
Ginni to her friends
Saturday 13 August 2011
Back in the late 1950s, the then head of IBM, Thomas J Watson, was rumoured to have predicted a potential world market for "maybe five computers", an estimate that illustrates how radically the role of the computer has changed.
Wednesday 20 July 2011
With bid speculation swirling around the London Stock Exchange (LSE) since its planned merger with TMX fell apart in June, last night the bourse was pushed up the mid-tier index as vague rumours spread that it could receive an approach from its Hong Kong peer.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
Friday 03 June 2011
The Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo is set to increase its share of the European market after agreeing to take over the German electronics retailer Medion in a $900m (£550m) deal.
Friday 29 April 2011
Private equity group Bain Capital is targeting software group Micro Focus International and is preparing an offer that could be as much as £890m.
Soapbox: 'The most successful time for a company is also its most dangerous. The reasons for its success can be its downfall'
Wednesday 20 April 2011
Business history is littered with highly successful and admired companies that then went into decline and ended up beset by crises and outrun by the competition. They failed to understand that the most successful time in a company's life is its most dangerous time, because the very reasons for its success can also be the seeds of its downfall.
Thursday 17 February 2011
There aren't many quiz shows where the stakes are high for anyone but the participants but in the special episodes of Jeopardy! on American television this week, the hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money are very much an afterthought. The real prize: humanity's continued supremacy in the ongoing struggle to preserve our status against computers. And, last night it was confirmed: man has been trumped by machine.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
IBM's 'Watson' supercomputer competes against top human competitors on 'Jeopardy' to test the use of artificial intelligence .
Saturday 01 January 2011
For thousands of hopeful commuters in China's capital, 2011 started with a click, not a bang.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
30,000 reasons why the rhetoric on immigrants claiming benefits can stop now
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- 4 British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia