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Tom Phelan
Tom Phelan

After graduating with a Management & Organisational Innovation MSc from Queen Mary University of London, Tom was editor of a music website. He brings his interest in business history and innovation strategies to ITProPortal, along with a love of challenging and creative journalism. He’s a recent iPhone convert and will happily tell you all about the experience.
Away from the multi-coloured décor of the office, Tom teaches English, reviews gigs and chooses his beer wisely.

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Articles by Tom

Startup of the Week: Pulling teeth with 10to8

19 Sep 2014  by Tom Phelan
Startup of the Week: Pulling teeth with 10to8
The second edition of this weekly feature maps the story of 10to8, all the way from its humble beginnings in Cambridge, to its search for passionate staff, to its sometimes bizarre user base.

Can big data keep NHS healthcare free to all?

18 Sep 2014  by Tom Phelan
Can big data keep NHS healthcare free to all?
Big data, wearable tech, iPad usage in hospitals – these were all on the lips of leading NHS and IT industry figures at a conference this week, entitled “Leading the technology revolution”.

Startup Institute partners with Hailo and raises $3m in funding

16 Sep 2014  by Tom Phelan
Startup Institute partners with Hailo and raises $3m in funding
In the lead up to its full-time October London course, the Startup Institute has announced partnerships with London-based startups Hailo, Geckoboard and Toothpick, plus a funding partnership from SVB.

Edward Snowden reveals NSA tapping of Australia New Zealand undersea telecoms cable

15 Sep 2014  by Tom Phelan
Edward Snowden reveals NSA tapping of Australia New Zealand undersea telecoms cable
Edward Snowden has published documents that show the NSA's tapping of a major undersea telecommunications cable, while also accusing the New Zealand Prime Minister of misinforming the public.

How to speed up your Android smartphone

12 Sep 2014  by Tom Phelan
How to speed up your Android smartphone
Android smartphones and tablets can become rather bloated and sluggish, which is no good for user experience. Here's how to keep your Android phone running smoothly.

Startup of the Week: Mendeley - the academic social network

12 Sep 2014  by Tom Phelan
Startup of the Week: Mendeley - the academic social network
The inaugural edition of this new weekly feature is an extensive interview with Victor Henning, co-founder of Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network.