Peter is a Reporter at Computing, and specialises in technology trends, endpoint, apps in enterprise and IT education.

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

Articles & blogs by Peter Gothard

Apple stock down 8 per cent after lower than expected holiday sales and weak revenue forecast

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Big push into China needs to continue to maintain company growth
28 Jan 2014

German court orders Google to block Max Mosley sex party images

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Web search giant will appeal, saying ruling contravenes European law
27 Jan 2014

Government education measures “still too predicated on volunteerism” says SET's Bob Harrison

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CAS, Master Teachers and Barefoot Computing Initiative would benefit from greater spend, says Harrison
24 Jan 2014

Recent UK ICT education like “teaching children to send a telex or travel in zeppelin” says Gove

Previous ICT resources were “creaking into obsolescence” for years, says Education Minister
23 Jan 2014

SAP going after Salesforce, Workday “with everything we have” says CEO McDermott

Salesforce “has had a free run of it with cloud sales. No more”
21 Jan 2014

HP “needs more time” to move ahead with fraud claims against Autonomy

Years-old acquisition legal clash rumbles on into 2014
20 Jan 2014

IBM to invest $1.2bn in 15 data centres to expand push into cloud

Global expansion as IBM attempts to double current capacity
17 Jan 2014

China announces its own phone operating system

China looks to attack the dominance of Google and Apple - but is the new OS all it seems?
17 Jan 2014

Plugging the IT Skills Gap Part Three: Visa Europe

Visa Europe builds its IT talent from the ground up, with in-house degree-level training
17 Jan 2014

Obamacare site not safe, say cyber security experts

70,000 private customer records extracted within minutes by security researcher
17 Jan 2014

Marissa Mayer fires Yahoo COO de Castro after just a year in the post

No direct reason given for CEO’s 'difficult decision'
16 Jan 2014

Huawei mobile sales soar while Apple remains 'optimistic' about China Mobile deal

Huawei revenues climb to just under $40bn, while Apple targets China sales
15 Jan 2014

Keeping it reel - why tape storage isn't going away

For a data backup technology that dates from the early 1950s, tape remains surprisingly popular – especially given the rapid rise of SSD and cloud alternatives. Peter Gothard unspools the reasons behind its stubborn refusal to die
10 Jan 2014

Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the "battle for the living room"

Xbox One, PlayStation 4 - not really the productivity solutions some may have hoped for
08 Jan 2014

Plugging the IT Skills Gap Part Two: Microsoft's Apprentice

In Part Two of a three-part series we meet a college leaver turned Microsoft-trained IT project manager
06 Jan 2014