Peter is a Reporter at Computing, and specialises in technology trends, endpoint, big data and analytics, apps in enterprise and skills.

Previously, he has written in the technology and videogames sectors, including Techradar.com and 360 Magazine, with a stint as News Editor on games TM magazine. He has freelanced across a range of other consumer and enterprise technology, entertainment and design publications.

 

Articles & blogs by Peter Gothard

Tesco Hudl and other Android devices contain ‘factory reset’ data retention flaw

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Firmware error is to blame, say security experts
18 Aug 2014

The internet runs out of memory, and the unhackable is hacked: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

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On the flipside, the NHS is grabbing some excellent IT budget-saving opportunities as NPfIT is laid to rest
15 Aug 2014

Will Ebay soon take payments in bitcoin?

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Ebay in talks with Coinbase and other bitcoin companies to start offering payments in virtual currency
15 Aug 2014

BlackBerry expands 'BBM Protected' service to all devices using Balance

More security for your BB-buck, or just another marketing effort?
15 Aug 2014

Living with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

You know we liked it on face value, but how do we feel after a week with Microsoft's redesigned hybrid tablet?
13 Aug 2014

Whatever happened to the 'desktop smartphone'?

From ambitious crowdfunder to barely a whispered memory, the Ubuntu Edge didn't lead the pack in the way many had hoped. But just what is the status of the converged, desktop-capable smartphone?
13 Aug 2014

New iPad production is underway – but can Apple overturn flagging sales?

All the screen sizes in the world promised, but does Apple need to innovate, not imitate?
12 Aug 2014

Theft, breaches and ICO warnings: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

CIOs should be watching their backs after a particularly cybercrime-riddled seven days in IT
08 Aug 2014

BBC CIO Linwood unfairly dismissed, employment tribunal rules

BBC showed a 'cavalier disregard' for disciplinary procedures
07 Aug 2014

Chancellor's Bitcoin viability study hopes to 'cement Britain's position' in global finance

Or is the Chancellor George Osborne just trying to look cool?
07 Aug 2014

Ofcom: smartphone internet use growing seven times faster than laptops and desktops

New Ofcom report shows traditional devices sliding off the map in the UK
07 Aug 2014

'Russian cyber gang' steals 4.5 billion usernames and passwords

'CyberVor' group holds at least 1.5 billion unique credentials in total says Hold Security
06 Aug 2014

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review - is it the future of the endpoint?

Does Microsoft's redesigned hybrid have what it takes to batter the MacBook?
05 Aug 2014

'The clerk who’s never used any of the Office suite – why update him?' Biffa CIO David Gooding

What kind of technology lies behind your bin collection? Peter Gothard visited waste management giant Biffa to find out – and what he discovered may surprise you
30 Jul 2014

Hardware market 'does remain a focus' says BlackBerry enterprise chief

Passport 'will not be for everyone', but company continues to work on new devices, says Sims
29 Jul 2014