Journalism Portfolio

Anti-social media

Industrial espionage has gone digital and found a powerful ally in social networks. The gadgets and gizmos of the spy movies have not gone away. But today’s corporate spies are more likely to trawl through Facebook pages and Twitter feeds for snippets of information they can build into valuable intelligence on a target organization…

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Countering the counterfeiters

Many businesses undervalue their intellectual property and downplay the risk of counterfeiting—until it is too late. The popular image of counterfeiting is a back street garage in China reverse engineering western products but more sophisticated counterfeiters go straight to the source and steal design files and software code from the manufacturer…

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Tech news column

Example of my weekly tech news column for the Financial Times website, which ran from 2005 to 2011. I was solely responsible for researching, writing and editing the contents of this column, which covered the latest developments in enterprise IT.

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Targeting grid parity in Spain

A generous tariff regime as well as high insolation has driven spectacular growth in concentrated solar power (CSP) deployments in southern Spain. The challenge is now to drive down costs through economies of scale and new technologies so that CSP can one day stand subsidy-free

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Spain warms to solar thermal energy

Its not just the tourists who can’t get enough of southern Spain’s year-round sun. Europe’s leading energy and construction companies are keen to stake a claim in Spain’s fast growing solar thermal energy market, which has just overtaken the US to become the world’s largest.,..

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