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Managing behaviour in the digital age

Managing behaviour in the digital age | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it

Via Nik Peachey
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A great insight into the gamification of behaviour in schools, and much more!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 31, 2014 6:14 AM

This is my review of a very impressive 'whole school' solution to the management of classroom behaviour.

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Google, Adobe barricade Flash against hacker hordes – we peek inside

Google, Adobe barricade Flash against hacker hordes – we peek inside | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Revealed: Project Zero team's anti-exploit defenses for Swiss-cheese plugin
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#ProbablyForGeeksOnly

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The Hound Dog Effect: How to stop chasing squirrels in IT

The Hound Dog Effect: How to stop chasing squirrels in IT | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
A cute dog provides lessons in how to re-frame IT thinking
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5 things you can do to make sure you aren't chasing squirrels...

 
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Computing Vendor Excellence Awards 2015: and the winners are...

Computing Vendor Excellence Awards 2015: and the winners are... | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Who walked away with the 21 gongs?
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Anyone you know?

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Nokia: We Shall Return to the Phone Business! Kind of...

Nokia: We Shall Return to the Phone Business! Kind of... | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Ever since Nokia sold its mobile-phone unit to Microsoft last year, various news reports have suggested the company will return to the phone business again. Nokia answered the question this week: Yes, we’re going to get back in the game, sort of. But not for a while, and not the way we used to play.
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Nokia to licence the us of its name perhaps?

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'Progress made' as EU aims to get new data protection laws ASAP

'Progress made' as EU aims to get new data protection laws ASAP | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Brussels moves like striking cobra, looks to achieve October agreement
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Coming to a legal system near you very soon.

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Run Windows 10 on your existing PC you say, Microsoft? Hmmm.

Run Windows 10 on your existing PC you say, Microsoft? Hmmm. | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, torching existing stock and starting over may work out cheaper
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I love the smell of napalm in the morning...

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Please stop using Microsoft Silverlight, says, err, Microsoft

Please stop using Microsoft Silverlight, says, err, Microsoft | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Are you listening BT and Now TV? Even Microsoft thinks you should stop using it
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Silverlight not such a bright idea any more...

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Welcome to Jun, the town that ditched bureaucracy to run on Twitter

Welcome to Jun, the town that ditched bureaucracy to run on Twitter | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
The Spanish town has pioneered a way of administering its public services through Twitter, replacing paperwork but not human interaction
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Banish bureaucracy with Twitter! #GoodIdea

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What Murphy’s law has to teach us about data centres

What Murphy’s law has to teach us about data centres | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
'Our IT guy just let me trigger a total network outage'
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He should've bought a lottery ticket!

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This foldable drone origamis itself and dissolves when done

This foldable drone origamis itself and dissolves when done | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
MIT recently unveiled -- or rather, unfurled -- an unusual drone specimen. The tiny robot weighs a third of a gram and is just 1.7 cm long. It starts its
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Watch the video to see it in insectoid scuttling action!

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The Home Computing era: from the ZX80 to the iPhone 7

The Home Computing era: from the ZX80 to the iPhone 7 | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Personal computing has come a long way since home-assembly kits were sold in the early 80s. Computing takes a trip down (random access) memory lane
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Photo is of Norwich City Council taking delivery of their first ever computer in 1957.

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Cambridge boffins: STOP the rush to 5G. We just don't need it!

Cambridge boffins: STOP the rush to 5G. We just don't need it! | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it

Improving 4G coverage throughout the UK should be the priority, not yet another standard.

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Hear, hear!

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Bitcoin, schmitcoin. Let's play piggyback on the blockchain

Bitcoin, schmitcoin. Let's play piggyback on the blockchain | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Cryptocash isn't cool any more – and its core mechanism is being hijacked
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How the blockchain mechanism behind Bitcoin works, and how it's running out of space, whilst simultaneously being hijacked for other purposes. #GeekNews

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Network Services framework FINALLY goes live

Network Services framework FINALLY goes live | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it

The delayed Network Services framework (RM1045) has now gone live, with 61 suppliers included on the agreement that is split into 10 lots, Public Services Network (PSN) trade association Innopsis has confirmed.

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But suggestion is that a review of the lengthy and delayed procurement is undertaken.

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Top 10 fictional AIs and supercomputers: from Holly to Hal 9000

Top 10 fictional AIs and supercomputers: from Holly to Hal 9000 | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
With artificial intelligence seemingly on the horizon, Computing takes a look at some of the most iconic supercomputers to come from television, film and...
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Oracle and Microsoft shuffle out anti-Hacking Team patches while Adobe takes the heat

Oracle and Microsoft shuffle out anti-Hacking Team patches while Adobe takes the heat | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Adobe (finally) patches the security flaws exposed by the Hacking Team crack – while Oracle and Microsoft sneak out their Hacking Team patches
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Notorious Hacking Team cracks get patched.

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ZOMBIE Commodore PET lurches out of its 1970s grave – as a FONDLESLAB

ZOMBIE Commodore PET lurches out of its 1970s grave – as a FONDLESLAB | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Retro-gamers rejoice: There's an Amiga emulator too
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A whopping 3GB of RAM, as opposed to the teeny 4Kb for the original PET micro-computer.

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Mozilla's ‘Great or Dead’ philosophy may save bloated blimp Firefox

Mozilla's ‘Great or Dead’ philosophy may save bloated blimp Firefox | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Moz shop's rebuild-the-fox plan begins to take shape
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If it ain't great, it's out. Great idea Mr Fox!

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Highland Council invites tenders for ICT Core Services

Highland Council invites tenders for ICT Core Services | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it

The scope of the ICT Core Services to be sourced under this procurement are broadly defined as ‘providing managed technology infrastructure, application systems and desktop services required for the delivery of the Authority’s business including educational ICT and online Public Access Services’.

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Just so you all know!!!

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Superfast Cornwall broadband roll-out boosts local economy by £186m

Superfast Cornwall broadband roll-out boosts local economy by £186m | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
The Superfast Cornwall fibre broadband roll-out programme hits its 95% coverage target, with more than £186m of economic benefit already realised
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Rick Stein must be over the moon.

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End of days: Mastercard to verify purchases using SELFIES

End of days: Mastercard to verify purchases using SELFIES | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Check out check-me-outs to jam shopping queues
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Wait, what?!

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How to make end users hate you in 5 easy steps

How to make end users hate you in 5 easy steps | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it

It’s not like everybody starts off not loving the people they work with or for, but in IT it's especially easy to become jaded. Avoiding some common pitfalls can keep you in users’ good graces and make you happier at work.

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Can you add to the 5 steps? 

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No more customisation? Cloud Security Alliance calls for Open APIs

No more customisation? Cloud Security Alliance calls for Open APIs | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Vendors press-ganged into working group service
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The group’s charter will have “a specific goal to protect PII (personally identifiable information) and sensitive data across multiple clouds”.

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Reborn 'retro ThinkPad' is a beautiful piece of conceptual nostalgia

Reborn 'retro ThinkPad' is a beautiful piece of conceptual nostalgia | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
Lenovo wants to back to the drawing board and redesign the classic 1992 ThinkPad in a way it hopes will appeal to the technology nostalgists of 2015
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Nostalgia ain't what it used to be...

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Could status tracking become a flagship government platform?

Could status tracking become a flagship government platform? | The ICT Crowd v 2.0 | Scoop.it
The Government Digital Service's (GDS) consultation with Whitehall departments to consider what common processes might create new platforms within its Government as a Platform (GaaP) ambition has unearthed a new candidate: status tracking.
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#WhereIsMyStuff.gov

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