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Technology Untangled

44 EpisodesProduced by Hewlett Packard EnterpriseWebsite

Why isn't talking tech as simple, quick, and agile as its innovations promise to be?Technology Untangled is just that - a show that deciphers tech's rapid evolutions with one simple question in mind: what's really going to shape our future (and what's going to end up in the bargain bin with the flop… read more

44 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Connectivity in sports: How are connectivity and bandwidth creating the venues of the future?

November 14th, 2023


Sports and data are closely intertwined – and that’s especially true for spectators. So how can data, analytics, IoT and connectivity create better experiences fans? In this episode, we’re taking a look at how major …

Routes into STEM – Could apprenticeships solve the tech talent crunch?

October 31st, 2023


Routes into STEM – Could apprenticeships solve the tech talent crunch?

There’s an acute shortage of candidates for tech jobs – in fact, research …

AI in Healthcare: Are we ready for data to examine us?

October 3rd, 2023


You've heard it from us before on this podcast, but we'll say it again. AI is transforming our world.

Depending on which market research you look at, …

Exascale: Are we ready for the next generation of supercomputers?

September 5th, 2023


The dawn of the exascale computer has arrived. In May 2022, a computer named Frontier was switched on at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the USA. At well over twice the computing power of the previous world record …

Keeping the lights on part 2: How do we optimize our energy usage?

August 22nd, 2023


The world’s energy supply is in a state of flux. Australian coal is being bought up by China faster than it can be mined, Europe is coming to terms with Russian gas being shut off, and the US is grappling with how to …

Keeping the lights on part 1: How do we make more energy?

August 8th, 2023


The world is in a state of flux when it comes to energy production. Australian coal is being bought up by China as fast as it can be mined, Europe is coming to terms with Russian gas supplies being a bargaining chip in …

Can technology help to rebuild after disasters?

July 25th, 2023


2022 saw 421 registered natural disasters worldwide, including floods, drought, famine and earthquakes. It also saw new or escalating conflicts in Sudan, Syria and Ukraine. Thousands of NGOs, activists and charity …

Unconscious Bias: Is AI dividing us?

July 11th, 2023


Bad AI is becoming a major headache for organizations. Tech is a male-dominated sphere, which means that it produces, inherently, male-skewed AI driven by unconsciously biased datasets. The effects of this can be …

Welcome to Technology Untangled: Season 4 Trailer

July 11th, 2023


Welcome to season four of Technology Untangled from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. A new series means a new format, so join your hosts - yes, plural - …

Big Data: More than just a number?

March 14th, 2023


We hear a lot about Big Data. But what does it actually mean? Is it, quite simply, lots of data? Or is there more to it than that? Spoiler alert, there is. A lot more. In this episode, we're taking a look at the age of …

Ransomware Attacks: Should we be worried?

February 28th, 2023


Cyber Security is big business. In fact, it's estimated to be worth $160 billion. But that's likely to be peanuts compared to the value of cyber crime, which is estimated to cost the global economy $600 billion in 2022 …

Lessons from 2022: Turning challenges into opportunities

February 3rd, 2023


2022 has not been a straightforward year. A war in Ukraine has seen the world divided and global energy and food supplies disrupted. International tensions between China and Taiwan have reared their heads again. …

Autonomous vehicles: Are we steering in the right direction?

July 19th, 2022


Autonomous vehicles are a hot topic. Their incredible ability – and at times lack of it – is a source of controversy as much as a source of wonder, from avoidable crashes to drivers literally sleeping at the wheel. …

World poverty: Is technology the great leveller?

June 28th, 2022


Since 1990, the global rates of extreme poverty have gone from around 40% to around 10%, and ending World Poverty entirely by 2030 is one of the UN’s Key Sustainable Development Goals, announced in 2015. However, …

World hunger: Can technology help feed the world?

June 14th, 2022


Ending World Hunger by 2030 is one of the UN’s Key Sustainable Development Goals, announced in 2015. We’re now half way to the final milepost, but estimates still put the number of people in the world who are suffering …

Technology in Sport: A race against the machine?

May 31st, 2022


Professional sport is a world where individuals can earn as much as a decent-sized business, and teams have evolved to become multi-national …

The cloud: Is hybrid the answer?

May 17th, 2022


The Cloud has become a backbone of the world economy over the last decade, powering everything from streaming services to mobile banking. It’s a fantastic resource, but as time goes on the limits of the Cloud are …

The cloud: How far is too far?

May 3rd, 2022


The Cloud has become a backbone of the world economy over the last decade, powering everything from streaming services to mobile banking. It’s a fantastic resource, but as time goes on the limits of the Cloud are …

Coming soon: Technology Untangled Series 3

April 26th, 2022


Technology Untangled is back for a third series.

‘Friendly’ autonomous vehicles, AI, satellites, plotting food supplies, dependencies, hybrid cloud, …

2021 Untangled: Are things remotely normal yet?

December 7th, 2021


2021 has been a year marked by new and continuing challenges worldwide. Coronavirus and travel restrictions have been joined by supply chain shortages in many industries - especially computer components - shipping …

Series 2: What have we learned?

August 10th, 2021


This series has been a wild ride! We've spoken to some of enterprise tech's brightest brains this season, and one thing they weren't short of was opinions! Innovation is coming thick and fast, and we've discussed 5G, …

Mission to Mars: How far can we push the edge?

July 27th, 2021


In space, there's no room for error and no time for hesitancy. Astronauts depend on crucial communications from mission control just to stay alive. …

Virtual Reality: AR you seeing this?

July 13th, 2021


Who needs reality? VR has placed fantasy kingdoms, alien planets, and more just a headset away, and AR is allowing us to augment the physical world through our smartphones, giving us the power to make better decisions …

Quantum Computing: Superposition or qubit too far?

June 29th, 2021


Quantum computing is enigmatic, thrilling, and almost impenetrable from the outside. If you're not a scientist or a mathematician, it's easy to get swept up in the hype. But are these spooky phenomena and mystical …

Blockchain: What is it good for?

June 15th, 2021


Thanks to the perfect storm of slow news cycles, big marketing budgets, and Elon Musk's tweets, blockchain has been hyped beyond belief... and it's also been made way more complicated than it needs to be. So, what's …

Energy Innovation: Time to stop idling?

June 1st, 2021


Global leaders are determined to combat climate change and lead the planet to "net zero". But how can energy-hungry organizations find real solutions …

Zero Trust: An impossible goal?

May 18th, 2021


“Trust no one,” sounds like the tagline for a paranoid spy thriller, but when it comes to protecting your company, cybersecurity experts say it might just be sound advice.

“Zero trust” is a security concept from the …

Covid & Digital Transformation: Too much, too soon?

May 4th, 2021


Digital transformation has been the most overused buzzword in the technology industry for the last four years, and yet it's all we can talk about. …

Smart Cities: Where are they?

April 20th, 2021


The modern city is changing. With 66% of the population expected to be living in cities by 2050, it's no surprise we're focusing our transformative …

AI & the Future of Work: Do we have the right tools?

April 6th, 2021


The future of work is changing, fast. AI is making waves in all kinds of industries, but despite the incredible results we're able to achieve, when …

Supercomputing: An exascale-sized challenge?

March 23rd, 2021


Supercomputers are big, they're noisy, and they use more energy than a small town. They don't look like much from the outside, but the inside tells a …

5G: Do you want that slice to go?

March 9th, 2021


Super-fast data transfer, ultra low latency, and high bandwidth don't seem to justify the astronomical cost of implementing 5G, especially when …

5G: Build it, but will they come?

February 23rd, 2021


5G has got a bit of marketing problem. Depending on who you ask, it's either a revolution happening in the telecommunications space or a load of hot …

Coming soon, Technology Untangled Series 2

February 16th, 2021


Technology Untangled is back for a second series. 


AI, Everything as a service, Hyper Converged Infrastructure, The Edge (not that one), Containers, …

2020 Untangled: The year everything changed?

December 15th, 2020


2020 wasn't the year that anyone expected. Did anyone have a global pandemic on their bingo card? Our organisations have changed, in some ways …

Digital Ethics: How can we make tech a force for good?

October 13th, 2020


The tech world is at a tipping point. From data analytics to AI, the last few years have seen an explosion in emerging tech, and it's only …

IoT: Is this the fourth industrial revolution?

September 29th, 2020


An infinite number of devices, sprawling networks, and an astronomical amount of data: the Internet of Things is set to change the way we live and work forever! From agritech to deep space communications, and... fitness …

Edge: Are we there yet?

September 15th, 2020


Much like it's namesake, the lead guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist of U2, the Edge is a hot IT topic that's as profuse as it is perplexing.

This week, Michael Bird and a team of guests untangle the Edge, from …

Containers: This decade's biggest innovation?

September 1st, 2020


If you've read any tech blogs in the past few years, you'll certainly have seen rapturous exaltations about containers and Kubernetes. But does this decade's big innovation live up to the hype?

This week, host Michael …

Hyperconverged: Does one size fit all?

August 18th, 2020


Of all the buzzwords bandied about, hyperconverged infrastructure (or HCI) is quite possibly the buzziest of them all. Why? Because it’s …

Sustainability: Can tech ever be environmentally friendly?

August 4th, 2020


Climate change is front-page news, and rightly so. We've collectively got ourselves into this mess, so can tech help us innovate our way out of it? …

Everything-as-a-Service: Is your organisation ready?

July 21st, 2020


What do organisations and IT departments really need in order to digitally transform and be competitive? Buzzwords and benefits are bandied around but as-a-Service is suffering from a serious lack of clarity!

Michael …

AI: Should you start looking for a new job?

July 7th, 2020


Is artificial intelligence really going to change the way we live and work, or are the supposed possibilities no more than seductive PR?

In this …

Introducing: Technology Untangled...

June 3rd, 2020


We're living in the golden age of technology, and in many ways, today's organisations are spoilt for choice. But are all innovations equal?

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