Thursday 19 January: VoIP and IP Telephony

VoIP and IP Telephony Peter Gradwell opened his talk with an introduction to the concept of IT telephony, briefly describing the best known players in the consumer market, including Skype, Vonage, freetalk from Dixons, Wanadoo, BT Communicator, and, announced that very morning, the launch of a new service from Tesco. He described the hardware options:… Read more »

Tuesday 29 November: You Can’t Get There From Here… How computability affects the issues of computer evidence

You Can’t Get There From Here… How computability affects the issues of computer evidence We were delighted to welcome a large, well informed audience to the 2005 Christmas lecture. Following on from a highly popular and entertaining talk on Computer Forensics in September 2004, Neil Barrett explained how computer-based evidence generally has to be taken… Read more »

Thursday 10 November Open Source – Turn on the LAMP

Speaker’s Notes As he promised, Alan Lenton has posted his lecture notes on the ibgames website. Open Source – Turn on the LAMP What a challenge for a speaker! We were fortunate enough in our November meeting to hold a joint meeting with, be able to welcome members of, the BCS Open Source Specialist Group… Read more »

Thursday 6 October: State transition testing

State Transition Testing I have a confession to make: if you’d asked me to rank this year’s sessions in order of interest – a session on testing would have come near the bottom. But that was before I’d heard Peter Quentin‘s fascinating talk. Peter set the scene by agreeing with the audience that, since the… Read more »

Thursday 15 Sept: SmartSourcing

SmartSourcing The first meeting of the 2005/6 season got our annual programme off to a good start. Our speaker, Robb Mann of QVIP, took us through the pitfalls waiting for the unwary of outsourcing as well as the benefits. He proposed potential solutions for the shortcomings in the process. From case studies Robb made several… Read more »