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

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

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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"

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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

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

Nvidia enters mobile GPU race with 192-core Tegra K1 chip

Insanely powerful graphics tech designed to challenge chips from Qualcomm, Intel and Samsung
06 Jan 2014

Salesforce1: a case of style over substance?

Peter Gothard examines the SaaS pioneer’s new mobile platform, which some have hailed as a radical upgrade but others have dismissed as snake oil
06 Jan 2014

Intel NUC 4th generation with Core i5 processor - review

Is Intel's tiny NUC computer a miniature desktop replacement or DIY curio?
06 Jan 2014

H4cked Off: Snowden’s not the messiah, or even a particularly naughty boy. He’s just some guy.

Let's drop the profile pieces and get back to the slightly wider issue of all the illegal data theft, yeah?
02 Jan 2014

Google Chromebook outsells MacBooks and Android tablets in US

Does Google’s web-tethered device point the way to the future of laptops?
02 Jan 2014

Of toys and tablets

Tomy’s products may appeal to the younger consumer, but that does not mean its systems are child’s play. Peter Gothard finds out how Sybase and Afaria helped sales staff go mobile
24 Dec 2013

Influence - Data Centres: In-house or Outsource?

What are the specific use cases for keeping data locked up in the basement, or in the care of a third party?
21 Dec 2013

ISP porn filters block sex education, rape support sites

Sexual health advice, porn addiction resources and domestic abuse aid also barred
19 Dec 2013

Computing's Christmas Tablet Roundup 2013

The best of the current sub-£200 Android tablet offerings. Are there any hidden gems a CIO should look out for?
18 Dec 2013

BlackBerry executive exodus continues with three more departures

VPs of global sales, strategic alliances and global public policy all off
18 Dec 2013

£30 Aakash 2 tablet now on sale in the UK

'World's cheapest tablet' could cause waves in education sector - or end up in municipal dumps
17 Dec 2013

JP Morgan moves in to patent Bitcoin-like payment systems

System to stay anonymous, with bonus of saving wiring fees
11 Dec 2013