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Darren Allan
Darren Allan

Darren was a staff writer and then Deputy Editor at IDG Media on PC Home. He has since moved to become a freelance journalist, writing for various computer and gaming related websites for the past twelve years. He has also co-authored two humour books, “The Crap Old Days” and “1001 Ridiculous Ways to Lose a Fortune”.

Articles by Darren

European cloud report shows businesses still well adrift on data protection standards

18 hours ago  by Darren Allan
European cloud report shows businesses still well adrift on data protection standards
Skyhigh has produced a new European Cloud Adoption and Risk Report which highlights fresh security and data protection concerns when it comes to cloud services.

UK economy stands to lose £9bn due to the sluggish pace of smart technology adoption

20 hours ago  by Darren Allan
UK economy stands to lose £9bn due to the sluggish pace of smart technology adoption
Businesses will leak the majority of that cash – almost two-thirds of it – but UK consumers are also to blame for their lack of understanding when it comes to smart tech.

Queen sends first official tweet from Science Museum’s Information Age exhibition

23 hours ago  by Darren Allan
Queen sends first official tweet from Science Museum’s Information Age exhibition
The Queen’s debut tweet weighed in at a healthy 137 characters, and didn't need any text speak whatsoever to get under the limit.

Job centres to adopt digital signing-on pads, PCs and free Wi-Fi

24 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
Job centres to adopt digital signing-on pads, PCs and free Wi-Fi
Job centres across the country will be undergoing a major digital makeover, with electronic pads that will eliminate the traditional queues job seekers face when signing on.

Further details on Microsoft Lumia rebrand clarified, Nokia entry-level phones will still be made

24 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
Further details on Microsoft Lumia rebrand clarified, Nokia entry-level phones will still be made
Microsoft has spoken in more detail about what the switch from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia will mean, and the fact that low-end Nokia brand phones will still be produced by Redmond.

Microsoft boasts of record Q1 revenue, driven by cloud and hardware

24 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
Microsoft boasts of record Q1 revenue, driven by cloud and hardware
Revenue hit $23 billion, an increase of a quarter, although profits dipped due to major integration and restructuring expenses.