• CW500: Managing IT transformation at the BBC

    The BBC planned to cover every sport from every venue during the entire London 2012 Olympic Games. With more than 2,000 hours of live sport that meant the pressure on the IT department to ensure that everything worked was enormous.

    But the BBC has this year faced several major challenges, from broadcasting the Diamond Jubilee and the European football championships not to mention the Proms, and live music festival the Hackney Weekend, all while moving large chunks of its operation from London to Manchester, and into its newly expanded Broadcasting House location in central London.

  • Computer Weekly Supplier Directory

    In this Computer Weekly Supplier Directory you will find supplier profiles on a full range of vendors. A downloadable report is available, on each supplier, analysing the challenges facing it, along with figures about financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold.

    In addition you will find up to date news and tips on each supplier, videos and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • A guide to the Public Services Network (PSN)

    The Public Services Network (PSN) is intended to create a “network of networks” to enable the delivery of government services from any provider or location.

    Whitehall has already released two frameworks for PSN connectivity and services this year, and hopes that will save £390m by cutting costs and providing greater flexibility.

    But rather than existing as a centralised programme, PSN can be viewed as an on-going move toward network aggregation. Many local authorities have already created local PSNs in their area, rather than waiting for central government to take the lead in creating a ‘top down’ national PSN.

    In this guide to the Public Sector Network you will find news, case studies and videos on the topic.

  • A guide to business process automation software

    Automation software is being used by businesses to reduce the costs associated with completing particular processes. It is a way of reducing labour intensive activities.

    Business processes begin with a task such as a customer asking a mobile operator for a new SIM card, which triggers off a chain of events that is concluded when the customer confirms receipt of the card.

    This guide, with news, case studies and research, describes what automation software is and how it is transforming businesses. Keep up to date with the spread of business process automation software.

  • IT in Healthcare

    Health informatics in the NHS is going through a massive period of change, following plans to dismantle the National Programme for IT and devolve procurement to local commissioning groups.

    While trusts will be tasked with overseeing systems such as electronic patients records at a local level, central government is intent on pushing through an open data agenda for health in an attempt to broaden the marketplace for companies offering mobile health apps.

  • Supplier profile: Cisco

    In this Cisco supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing Cisco, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on Cisco in addition to further Cisco resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • A guide to application performance management

    Application monitoring solutions are designed to aid your organisation in detecting and resolving issues with application performance, before they affect your end users.

    Focusing on monitoring and managing the performance/availability of applications, this guide offers news articles, tips and advice. This guide includes topics such as the speed of transactions, networking issues, workflow and related tools for performance detection and diagnosis.

  • Supplier profile: IBM

    In this IBM supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing IBM, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on IBM in addition to further IBM resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • CW500: Datacentre transformation

    IT departments are often caught up in a dilemma when it comes to datacentre management. Demands for storage and processing power continuously increase, while budgets are nearly flat. Meanwhile, new technology models, such as virtualisation and cloud computing, are offering radical new ways to deliver datacentre services.

    In such a scenario, what should the CIO do? How can an organisation ensure that a datacentre transformation improves service levels, meets user needs and cuts costs?

  • Supplier profile: Microsoft

    In this Microsoft supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing Microsoft, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on Microsoft in addition to further Microsoft resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • CW500: The future of software development

    Today’s software development strategy needs to consider trends such as agile, mobile, app stores, cloud, middleware, open source and open standards – and more. The future of software development increasingly blurs the lines between in-house applications, packaged software, and the cloud.

    How can an IT leader ensure their software strategy meets such demands, and uses the right combination of in-house and external skills?

  • Supplier profile: Infosys

    In this Infosys supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing Infosys, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on Infosys in addition to further Infosys resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • Next Generation Firewalls: Learning Guide

    Networking has come out of the shadows in recent years. With more mobile devices than ever, cloud computing taking hold and highly virtualised data centre environments, it is no longer about dumb pipes or the plumbing in the background, but a key feature to modern tech deployments.

    But, with great power comes great responsibility, and as much as networks have never been as important as they are now, keeping those networks secure is top priority.

    The term firewall has been used for many years as something to keep the bad guys out of the corporate network and keeping your data safe. Now, the phrase on the lips of networking professionals is Next Generation Firewalls, where the safety of the application is king.

    In this guide, we give you the definition of a Next Generation Firewall, tell you about the big players involved and try to cut through the hype of the phrase that is becoming common place in data centre conversations.

  • CW500: Managing social media

    With the advent of IT consumerisation, employees continue to increase the pressure on CIOs to allow more flexibility in how they operate. Staff who are familiar with social media in their personal lives want to use similar tools to help their working life. Increasingly, business leaders also want to deliver products and services based on social media.

    IT leaders need suitable strategies and governance to exploit social media technology to improve productivity and collaboration, to set the boundaries between flexibility and corporate data security, and also to measure results.

  • Supplier profile: Capita

    In this Capita supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing Capita, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on Capita in addition to further Capita resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • Supplier profile: HP

    In this HP supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing HP, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on HP in addition to further HP resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • Supplier profile: EMC

    In this EMC supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing EMC, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on EMC in addition to further EMC resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • IT in Europe

    The IT in Europe ezine explores hot topics and issues that European businesses are currently facing. Take a look each month for in-depth European news and technical advice. Below you can download our collection of IT in Europe ezines.

    Contributors to the IT in Europe ezine include:

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  • Supplier profile: Dell

    In this Dell supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing Dell, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on Dell in addition to further Dell resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • Supplier profile: CA Technologies

    In this CA Technologies supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing CA Technologies, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on CA Technologies in addition to further CA Technologies resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • EMC World 2012 conference coverage

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    EMC World 2012 is taking place 21-24th May at The Venetian, in Las Vegas.

    Keep up to date with all the conference news and industry tips.

  • A beginner's guide to virtualisation

    You would be hard pushed to find someone in the IT sector that hasn’t heard of the word ‘virtualisation’ by now. However, just because it is a hot topic and regularly used buzzword doesn’t mean that everyone is a pro on the subject.

    For those who have only heard of the word ‘virtualisation’ and would like to know more this guide contains information on installation, troubleshooting, configuring, virtual storage, and the different virtualisation technologies available to you.

  • Supplier profile: Accenture

    In this Accenture supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing Accenture, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on Accenture in addition to further Accenture resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • Supplier Profile: Oracle

    In this Oracle supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing Oracle, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on Oracle in addition to further Oracle resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • InfoSec Europe 2012: Conference coverage

    Keep up date with all the news from InfoSec Europe 2012, taking place 24-26 April at London’s Earls Court.

    Here you will find pre-show news, conference news and features, videos and images from exhibitors and attendees around the show.

  • Supplier profile: SAP

    In this SAP supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing SAP, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on SAP in addition to further SAP resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • London 2012 Olympic Games Coverage

    The London Olympics is finally underway! As thousands of tourists and locals descend on the Olympic Park, we keep you up to date with all the news from the Games.

    In this guide you will find all the London Olympic news so far, including the effect it will have on London businesses, commuters, power drainage, bandwidth and more. Read the opportunities that have been created with local communities, IT skills and job creation.

    Keep up to date on IT news from the 2012 London Olympics here.

  • How to comply with the EU cookie law

    The EU cookie law is a piece of privacy legislation that was originally adopted by all EU countries on May 26th 2011. The UK was given one year to comply with the EU directive after it updated its Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, which brought the EU directive in to UK law.

    The cookie law requires websites to gain consent from visitors to store or receive any information on a computer or any other web connected devices (e.g. smartphone or tablet). The cookie law has been designed to protect online privacy of customers by making them aware, and giving them a choice, about the amount of information collected by websites. Each EU member has its own approach to the law; however the basic requirements of the directive remain the same.

    The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is responsible for ensuring that organisations comply with the cookie law. The ICO has issue two sets of guidelines, so far, with the most recent reminding those concerned how the law ‘will not go away.’

    After May 26th if a business is not compliant, or is not visibly working towards compliance, it will run the risk of enforcement action and a possible fine of up to half a million pounds.

    Read news and tips on how to comply with the EU cookie law.

  • The Budget 2012: Are you better or worse off?

    As the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne reveals the contents of his red box, this year, find out all the news from the Budget 2012.

    Keep up to date on the UK government’s plans for the economy and public finances, for the year ahead.

  • Supplier profile: Symantec

    In this Symantec supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing Symantec, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on Symantec in addition to further Symantec resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • Blade servers: How to decide on Unix or Linux

    How do you decide whether to use Unix or Linux for your blade server and whether now is even the right time to consider a migration?

    Common questions that should influence your choice are:

    • Why are you considering moving off your current platform?
    • How many users do you support?
    • Does your application require high availability?
    • Which operating system does your staff know best?
    Nowadays both Unix and Linux are valid and reasonable infrastructure choices, so you just need to figure out which is the best option for you and your business.

    In this guide you will find news, tips and features on Unix and Linux for blade servers. In addition you will find the most popular and helpful command lines for both operating systems.

  • A UK guide to government and public sector IT

    A guide to support IT professionals in making well informed decisions about technologies used within public sector organisations. Tips, news and podcasts include examples from the National Audit Office, the British Army, and local councils on how to translate technology into business benefits.

    Learn how public sector organisations are using virtualisation, business intelligence, and unified communications in addition to implementing tighter security regulations.

  • IT Works

    Keep up to date on IT skills and training in the UK with news, video interviews, tips and blogs from industry experts.

  • Supplier Profile: Fujitsu

    In this Fujitsu supplier profile you will find a special nine-page report from Computer Weekly which analyses the challenges facing Fujitsu, its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the IT market and its future strategies.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on Fujitsu in addition to further Fujitsu resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • Virtualisation

    While virtualisation may be considered the best way forward for data centre infrastructure, there are plenty of barriers to successful adoption.

  • A quick guide to IT security

    Information security and data protection is crucial for every business, as it is likely that your company’s most prized asset is its data. Failure to secure your company’s sensitive information could be damaging to its brand in addition to leading to possible legal ramifications.

    This quick guide, to IT security, includes news, tips, and articles on tackling cyber-attacks, data protection, malware and computer viruses.

  • A guide to embracing IT consumerisation

    In this guide you will learn how to accept IT consumerisation as part of your IT department. As enterprises proactively address this trend, new relationships with between the IT department and users are being developed; however so are new fears.

    Learn how to secure a mobile environment, the best networking techniques and how to benefit from BYOD.

    Desktop computing is no longer about IT providing tools for employees. Consumer technology requires a rethink of IT support.

  • A guide to buying storage hardware and software

    This guide has been designed to help storage managers with their storage software and hardware decisions. It contains information on managing, implementing and maintaining storage technologies to help IT professionals with their storage software and hardware purchases.

    This guide to buying storage hardware and software covers hard disks, tape drives, disk storage, and virtual storage.

  • Reflections on 2011 and predictions for 2012

    With 2011 now behind us we have taken a look back at technology trends throughout last year, in addition to looking ahead to what 2012 may hold.

    In this guide you will find 2011 roundups on virtualisation, cloud computing, outsourcing, storage, data management, careers and the IT channel.

  • A guide to simplifying data centre management

    Nowadays a data centre is a complex and sometimes daunting environment to manage. Efficient data centre management enables you to plan updates and schedule changes in line with your data centres’ build out. Expansions, data centre updates and server consolidation projects are more popular than ever, but can uncover many challenges.

    This guide has been designed to improve your knowledge around data centre management, so you can stay compliant, hit green IT initiatives and targets, lower costs, and increase scalability, in addition to keeping the lights on. Let this data centre managers’ guide be your one-stop resource centre for information and advice on data centre management.

    This data centre management guide covers management tools, data recovery and virtualisation management.

  • IT services and managed services

    Deciding on whether to utilise IT services, as part of your business strategy, can be a hard decision to make. Firstly you need to decide whether or not IT services will be right for your business, in the long term, and secondly decide which IT services will be better suited for your company.

    For example outsourcing may not always save you money, so it is important to do your research on the subject. According to a survey carried out at InfoSecurity Europe 2011, in London, and the RSA Conference 2011, in San Francisco, IT services contracts were costing more than expected for 62% of businesses.

    The survey conducted by automation software supplier Lieberman Software found that out of the 500 IT professionals, who responded, a landslide 62% admitted to their outsourcing contracts costing them more than expected, despite turning to the option of outsourcing as a way to cut costs. Of these, 27% said costs were significantly higher when they included outsourcing as part of their IT strategy.

    The guide has been designed to support you with decisions about IT services and managed services. Whether you are considering using IT services, currently receiving poor managed services, or outgrowing an existing provider, let this guide be your one-stop resource centre for information and advice on IT services.

    This IT services guide covers outsourcing, managed service providers and cloud services.

  • Green computing energy efficiency guide

    Green computing is no longer just a white-wash expression, as government schemes like the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme, the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) or the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS), are encouraging companies to revaluate their use of IT resources. Finding new ways of improving energy efficiency is no longer a boardroom discussion, but a reality for many UK businesses.

    This guide has been designed to help you improve overall energy efficiency, within the IT department, and implement the right green technology for your business.

    This green technology guide covers green computing, government legislation and energy efficiency.

  • The network administrators’ guide

    As a network administrator it’s your job to install, configure and maintain PCs, network operating systems and network equipment.

    To support you in managing your network, establish security levels, and control system access, we’ve put this mini tutorial together for you. The network administrator tutorial has been designed to support you with your network security and network management needs. Let this tutorial be your one-stop resource centre which contains information and advice for network administrators.

    This network administrators’ tutorial covers network security and your network management.

  • Social Media Awards 2011

    Social Media Awards 2011Computer Weekly's search for the best use of social media in IT is back for its fourth year and we want you to take part in our new, improved awards programme for 2011.

    Social media is an increasingly important tool for communication, collaboration and sharing experiences among the UK IT community, so we’ve expanded our successful blog awards to become the Social Media Awards.

    If you need some help deciding, then click on the category pages to find out more about the shortlisted social media heroes.

    Find out more about IBM's involvement in the Social Media Awards.

    Voting has now begun so click on the link below and be sure to vote for your favourites!

    Vote now

  • Blade servers: How to decide on Unix or Linux

    How do you decide whether to use Unix or Linux for your blade sever and whether it’s time to consider a migration?

    Common questions that should influence your choice are:

    • Why are you considering moving off your current platform?
    • How many users do you support?
    • Does your application require high availability?
    • Which operating system does your staff know best?
    Nowadays both Unix and Linux are valid and reasonable infrastructure choices, so you just need to figure out which is the best option for you and your business.

    In this guide you will find news, tips and features on Unix and Linux for blade servers. In addition you will find the most popular and helpful command lines for both operating systems.

  • Essential guide: EU Data Protection Regulation

    This guide lays out what the new European Data Protection Regulation means for European businesses.

    Find news, features, tips and videos on the European Data Protection Regulation

  • Data analysis and business intelligence tutorial

    Business intelligence can be beneficial for analysing internal raw data, such as turnover by department or product, and identify inefficient business processes that can be re-engineered to better suit your business needs. However, you have to ensure that your data is clean, trustworthy and of good quality for those who will use it.

    This guide has been designed to enable you to maintain a competitive edge, through the analysis of business data and better data management.

    This business intelligence tutorial covers data management, data analysis, business data usage and business analytics.

    Business intelligence (BI) is an all-encompassing category of applications and technologies for gathering, storing, analysing, and providing access to data to support enterprise users in making better informed business decisions. Business intelligence applications include the activities of decision support systems, query and reporting, online analytical processing (OLAP), data management, statistical analysis, forecasting, data analytics and data mining.

  • Migrating to a private cloud data centre

    How do you run your own data centres as efficiently as Google, Facebook, Microsoft or Amazon? Most enterprises are not fortunate enough to start on a greenfield site, so existing data centres must be retrofitted to accommodate greater demands from the business.

    Gartner estimates that the useful life of a datacente can be extended significantly through the use of low power server blades that can run VMs to achieve 90% utilisation. In this series of articles we will look at how the industry is starting to offer hardware as a service to support the private cloud, where users can pay for additional CPUs, storage, and UPS and cooling capacity almost on-demand.

    We will also include case studies that showcases how the major shifts in the approach taken by systems management tools is helping them to reduce the amount of human intervention required to operate private clouds.

  • Spotlight on women in UK IT

    There is growing concern around the lack of women in IT and whether the numbers will improve for roles which are both available now and in the future. In light of this Computer Weekly recently held an event to address the issue of attracting more females to the technology sector, inviting some of the most influential women in IT to share their views and personal experiences.

    You can find coverage of this event below along with the results of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in UK IT Awards. In addition you will find the results of Mortimer Spinks and Computer Weekly’s Women in Technology 2012 survey.

  • Networking and IPv6

    The move to IPv6 has the potential to revolutionise network infrastructure. IPv6 networks provide auto-configuration capabilities. They are simpler, flatter and more manageable, especially for large installations. Networks must be configured manually or with DHCP. IPv4 has had many overlays to handle Internet growth, which demand increasing maintenance efforts.

    End-to-end connective integrity. Direct addressing is possible due to vast address space - the need for network address translation devices is effectively eliminated. With all these benefits, what are the pitfalls, and how does a large enterprise migrate?

  • Supplier profile: Adobe

    In this Adobe supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing Adobe, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on Adobe in addition to further Adobe resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • Storage and backup infrastructure

    As with the rest of data centre computing, storage is becoming virtual. The industry is addressing the need for virtual server storage and virtual server backup.

    Virtualisation will drive the need for faster storage, such as solid state disks and hybrid drives to cope with the increased demand for more IOPs.

    Along with these trends storage provisioning for disaster recover remains a top priority for IT departments. Investment in SANs is being diverted to more cost-effective data centre replication, such as running Fibre Channel over Ethernet on top of existing wide area networks.

  • VMworld 2012 conference coverage

    VMworld 2012 ran August 26-30, at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco. We had a team of TechTarget editors at the show covering the latest news and analysis.

    Find out the latest news coverage from VMware’s annual conference.

  • Big Data

    Information is the lifeblood of an organisation. In these tough economic conditions business and government are applying sophisticated data analytics to help them identify opportunities and efficiency gains.

    But with the explosion of web metrics, social media and the "internet of things". there is an opportunity to radically reengineer data architectures to provide organisations with a tiered approach to data collection and analysis, using real time and historical data.

  • Where next for virtualisation

    Not many of us are fortunate enough to have shiny new infrastructure.

    While virtualisation may be considered the best way forward for data centre infrastructure, there are plenty of barriers that prevent users from deploying virtual machines, ranging from incompatible hardware, unsupported software to organisational structures that restrict how IT charges and manages virtual assets.

    Given the growing maturity of the virtualisation market, we investigate how IT departments are overcoming such issues.

  • FreeForm Dynamics Library

    In this Freeform Dynamics Library you will find regular contributors from research house Freeform Dynamics.

    Click on the images of the analysts below to read their articles.

    These Computer Weekly contributors provide expert tips and opinion pieces.

    You will also find the latest news from Computer Weekly.

  • Supplier profile: Steria

    In this Steria supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing Steria, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on Steria in addition to further Steria resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • CW500: The boardroom view of IT

    What does your boardroom really think of IT – and of how the IT function is led and delivered? Surveys often highlight a mismatch between how CIOs perceive the relationship with their senior peers, and how those same executives view IT.

    The so-called “IT-business divide” has existed since IT has been used in business, or so it seems. Yet the modern organisation is more dependent on technology, and the skills of those who lead in IT, than ever before.

    So how can the CIO and the CEO best come together to meet the needs of both? In this CW500 Club event, we invited some tech-savvy business leaders to give their views on how IT is perceived in the boardroom.

  • Conference coverage: Dreamforce 2012

    Dreamforce attracted 70,000 people to the Moscone Center in San Francisco recently and 30,000 watched coverage of the conference online.

    The four day event, run by Salesforce.com even managed to entice The Red Hot Chili Peppers and MC Hammer to perform for attendees.

    TechTarget had a team of reporters at the show, finding out what makes it so attractive to attendees every year.

    Read all our news coverage of Dreamforce.com below.

  • VMworld Europe 2012 Coverage

    VMware’s annual VMworld Europe 2012 is taking place in Barcelona this year at the Gran Via. TechTarget has a team of reporters at the show to keep you up to date on all the news, tips and expert advice.

    The Best of VMworld Europe 2012 user awards will also be unveiled, so you can find out all the winners and read their case studies here.

  • RSA Conference Europe coverage 2012

    RSA Europe RSA Conference Europe 2012 recently took place on 9-11 October. Computer Weekly’s Security Editor was present reporting on all the latest news and tips.

    Taking place at the Hilton London Metropole the three days were designed for users to learn, network and discuss the best way to address security issues that threaten us all.

    Read all the news from the event below.

  • IP Expo 2012 conference coverage

    IP Expo 2012 recently opened its doors to 250 exhibitors and 12,000 visitors, who were interested in finding out everything they needed to know about IT infrastructure.

    Taking place over two days, at London’s Earls Court, the show offered 260 seminar sessions across 18 content theatres and a series of keynotes from industry speakers.

  • Citrix Synergy Barcelona 2012 coverage

    Citrix Synergy Barcelona 2012 took place 17-19 October at the International Convention Centre of Barcelona (CCIB). An estimated 2,000 people attended for keynotes, training, certification, networking, and the chance to speak to industry experts.

    Find out all the news from the show here, including videos from the conference.

  • Everything you need to know about Windows 8

    The much anticipated Microsoft Windows 8 has been released, with its touch-control interface, and single operating system that works on desktops and mobiles.

    Microsoft has described parts of Windows 8 as the most important redesign, of its interface, in more than a decade.

    Find out all the Windows 8 news here, including a Windows 8 Buyers Guide, videos and tips.

  • Supplier profile: Atos

    In this Atos guide you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing Atos, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the vendor.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on Atos in addition to further Atos resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • SNW Europe 2012 coverage

    Cloud, storage and virtualisation professionals from around the globe head for SNW Europe 2012 in Frankfurt taking place 30-31st October.

    Find out all the news from the show here, in addition to what took place last year, videos and more news from Computer Weekly.

  • EMC Momentum – Vienna 2012

    EMC Momentum is taking place in Vienna this year, at the Messe Wien Congress Centre. Thousands of EMC attendees will descend on the conference for hands-on-sessions and a selection of sessions.

    Find out all the conference news here in addition to other cloud and storage resources.

  • AWS re: Invent 2012 conference coverage

    Cloud computing is evolving to become a mainstream technology with an increasing number of businesses looking to adopt cloud-based services for scalability, agility and cost savings.

    And one proof of cloud’s growing popularity is that Amazon Web Services – the company that has become synonymous to public cloud computing – is holding its first annual customer and partner conference – AWS re: Invent between November 27 and 29 2012 at The Venetian, Las Vegas.

    Watch this space for our AWS re: Invent conference coverage including AWS cloud use cases, cloud computing best practice tips, cloud’s future and what the future of Amazon is in the cloud space.

    Below is our preconference coverage on Amazon Web Services’ cloud services. Keep watching this space during and after the conference.

  • UKtech50: All our coverage of the 2012 programme

    Computer Weekly has announced the third UKtech50, our annual definitive list of the real movers and shakers in UK IT - the CIOs, industry executives, public servants and business leaders driving the role of technology in the UK economy.

    Our aim was to once more identify the 50 most influential leaders in UK IT. An expert judging panel, representing every aspect of the IT profession, helped decide the results, along with a reader vote to determine who holds the most influence over the future of the UK IT sector in 2013 – and hence the future of IT professionals across the country.

    View the complete coverage of UKtech50 below.

  • Supplier profile: Wipro

    In this Wipro supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing Wipro, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on Wipro in addition to further Wipro resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • Supplier profile: TCS

    In this Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing TCS, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on TCS in addition to further TCS resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • 2012: A review of the year

    Here we have put together a full review of 2012 for you. Read the top 10 articles from a full range of different topic areas and see what topped the lists for last year.

    For all of 2012’s hot topics see below for our 2012: A review of the year.

  • Consumer Electronics Show 2013 coverage

    The Consumer Electronics Show was held 8-11 of January, in Las Vegas, with 150,000 attendees viewing the latest technology being showcased by the world’s biggest brands including Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Lenovo and many more.

    Computer Weekly reporter, Caroline Baldwin, took a look at the latest gadgetry to enter the market this year.

  • Guide to mobile business intelligence

    Mobile business intelligence has been gathering pace in corporate organisations. It brings together two strong trends: the proliferation of hand-held devices and the turning of data to business advantage.

    In 2011 the hype was well in advance of implementation, but last year saw reality catching up with the marketing propaganda, to a significant extent. The use cases are not just traditional BI, however. Instead, mobile workers, from doctors and nurses, to truck drivers and police officers are getting decision support information delivered into their hands, whether on smart phones or tablets.

    Focusing on mobile business intelligence in action, this guide offers news, analysis, and a quiz.

    It includes topics such as mobile BI use up and down the organisation, the benefits and challenges of the technology, and how mobile, as a vector, necessitates a rethink of business intelligence itself. It starts with a TechTarget Whatis definition and then a quiz testing your knowledge of the trends.

  • LTFS tape NAS: What it is and how to build it

    In storage, cost is everything. So, imagine a storage medium with the frugal cost profile of tape and access times of NAS. Well, it already exists. Since 2010 the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) has allowed access to tapes as if they are spinning disk. Part of the LTO-5 tape format, LTFS partitions the tape, with one containing indexing information for all the data on the cartridge and the other contains the actual data. Marry this capability to a hardware NAS protocol front end with a disk cache and you have the potential for rapid access to massive amounts of data held on tape.

    Tiered storage is now mainstream. We have super-rapid flash for virtual machines and their data; Fibre Channel and 15k SAS for other fast access use cases. After that there is high-capacity SATA for bulk data, but here is where LTFS could start treading on the toes of disk vendors. That’s because, in some cases, where the use profile of data requires long retention and infrequent but relatively quick access, LTFS tape now rivals large capacity SATA as a nearline store.

    Maybe that’s why LTFS has failed to set the world on fire; there are just too many disk vendors who see it as a threat. Nevertheless, LTFS is worth looking at. And in this ComputerWeekly.com Guide you’ll find articles on why LTFS should be taken seriously and explanations of how tape NAS works and who sells products.

  • Bett Show 2013

    Bett Show 2013 is taking place Jan 30-Feb 2 2013, at the London Excel Centre. Thousands of attendees will visit the education show for a look at some of the latest technologies and to hear from some of the industry’s hottest speakers.

    Find out all the news from the show and keep up to date on the latest IT skills and education hot topics.

  • Cisco Live London 2013

    Cisco Live London took place at the Excel Centre 28 January – 1 February 2013. Attracting over 5,000 attendees the show included technical breakout sessions, keynotes from Cisco executives and hundreds of exhibitors.

    Read the news from Cisco Live London 2013 and find out more information on networking.

  • Dell Technology Camp 2013: Amsterdam

    This year Dell Technology Camp 2013 took place in Amsterdam. The annual event showcases technology solutions and invites industry experts to meet with customers to discuss key challenges such as cloud computing, data insights and mobility.

    Computer Weekly attended the Dell Technology Camp 2013. Below you will find news from the event and other information of interest.

  • Cloud Expo Europe 2013

    Cloud Expo Europe 2013 recently took place 29-30 January at the National Hall, Olympia, in London.

    Along with thousands of other attendees Computer Weekly was present to talk to industry experts, see the dedicated technology theatres and hear the conference programme.

    Read what happened at Cloud Expo Europe 2013 below.

  • IT priorities survey 2013

    IT priorities change annually and a TechTarget/Computer Weekly study of nearly 400 UK IT professionals, on IT priorities for 2013, has revealed that technology requirements are still changing rapidly.

    Below you will find our coverage of the IT Priorities survey 2013 and a global forecast of what’s to come.

  • VDI storage: Key steps in preparation and deployment

    Virtualisation has swept through datacentres affecting all in its path, especially storage. That’s due to the random throughput and I/O needs of virtual machine storage, which are quite distinct from those of physical servers and desktops.

    And virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) storage brings additional requirements: The need to service many simultaneous storage I/O requests as users login at the start of shifts and across a variety of network connections.

    So, before embarking on a VDI storage deployment you’ll need to consider the IOPS performance requirements of VDI storage, what array and drive type to use, how to configure LUNS and RAID levels, how to maximise efficiency across the network and how to protect VDI storage.

    This ComputerWeekly.com guide has articles that take you through all the key steps in implementing VDI storage, plus case studies from organisations that have been through the process already.

  • Mobile World Congress: Barcelona 2013

    Mobile World Congress is taking place at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.

    Taking place 23-28 February, the event is expected to draw 70,000 attendees.

    Computer Weekly is on the ground, at MWC 2013. Here you can find all the news from the show including updates on mobile technology, contactless payments and new applications.

  • CW500 Security Club:Building a robust architecture

    Research suggests that many organisations think information security professionals are not fulfilling the needs of business. This should serve as a wake-up call for information security leaders to present IT security as a business issue and build a robust security architecture framework.

    The CW500 Security Club examined the issues of linking IT security with business strategy, enterprise architecture and business processes.

    Speakers:

    • Mark Brown, director of risk & information security at Ernst & Young
    • Alan Jenkins, chief security officer at T-Systems
    • Gareth Lindahl-Wise, group information security manager at British American Tobacco

  • CW500: Building effective shared services

    Employing shared services and using technology to improve collaboration can bring a host of benefits to organisations, from cutting costs and increasing efficiency through to driving business transformation.

    But what should you keep in mind when applying such models to your organisation?

    Speakers:

    • David Wilde, CIO, Essex County Council
    • Malcolm Lambell, interim IT director - shared services, Bupa
    • Jonathan Cooper-Bagnall, Head of Shared Services & Outsourcing, PA Consulting

  • CW500: Key trends for IT leaders in 2013

    In the first CW500 session of 2013, we took our annual start-of-the-year look forward to the 12 months ahead for IT leaders and the key trends of the coming year, to discuss how the challenges may impact your strategic planning process.

    Speakers:

    • The business and economic environment for 2013, by Mark White & Kevin Walsh, Deloitte Consulting
    • The key technology trends, by Tim Jennings, chief IT analyst, Ovum
    • The major recruitment, skills and career development issues, by Sam Gordon, director, Technology & Digital Search Practice, La Fosse Associates

  • A guide to Software as a Service integration

    With Oracle’s recent acquisition of RightNow and SAP buying SuccessFactors, it looks 2013 will be the year that Saas finally becomes enterprise-class software.

    Computer Weekly looks at how businesses and the public sector are taking advantage of this low-cost model for delivering enterprise software. We will cover aspects associated with growing maturity such as vendor-lock-in and issues relating to service levels and data sovereignty.

  • National Museum of Computing and Bletchley Park

    The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) at Bletchley Park is an establishment close to the heart of Computer Weekly. The organisation's dedication to the history of computing has been covered many times by Computer Weekly. The relationship between TNMOC and the publication was solidified when Computer Weekly donated 44 years of archives to the museum in 2010.

    Recently, TNMOC organised a lecture in which Professor Brian Randell told the story of how he uncovered the secret of Colossus – the first programmable computer which helped to break codes during World War II.

  • Inside the 2013 Budget: What does it mean for IT?

    Find out what was in the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s red box this year, and what it means for the IT sector.

    Keep up to date on the UK government’s plans for the economy and public finances, for the year ahead.

  • All the IT healthcare news from HC2013

    The national health conference and exhibition HC2013 took place 16-17 April, in Birmingham.

    Over 2,100 attendees were present for updates from organisations that provide care and business that provide systems to enable care.

    Find the news from the show below.

  • Infosec Europe 2013 coverage

    Infosec Europe 2013, now in its 18th year, is taking place at Earl Court London. Attracting 12,500 visitors and 350 exhibitors Computer Weekly is there to cover all the industry news.

    In this guide you will find up to date news from the show, pre-show coverage and other security resources.

  • Big data storage: What it is and how to build it

    Big Data has hit the headlines in a big way over the past couple of years. It has perhaps become the biggest buzzword in supplier marketing-speak during that period too.

    How much of that is mere hype? Well, analysis of big data sets is not new. Oil and gas companies and financial houses have been interrogating their stores of data for years to gain value from them.

    But, big data has come to particular prominence recently as a result of the activities of web big shots, like Facebook, Amazon and Apple.

    And so, big data has come to mean deployment of near or real-time analytics on large volumes of data. All of which has implications for storage, which needs to be able to handle large capacities and provide rapid throughput.

    But, not all big data environments need the kind of hyperscale compute and storage systems used by the Facebooks of this world. There are many options for big data storage.

    This ComputerWeekly.com guide has articles that define big data, explain the key elements of big data storage environments, the storage implications of a shift to big data platforms such as Hadoop, the use of hyperscale compute and storage platforms for big data, and why big data isn’t just about storage.

  • A guide to HR technology

    Human Resources technology helps in all areas of a business from recruitment to retirement. HR Technology improves the HR’s ability to use data in a more efficient way.

    In this HR technology guide you will find news, analysis and downloadable resources on the topic.

  • BlackBerry Live 2013

    BlackBerry Live 2013 is taking place May 14-16 in Orlando, Florida.

    Computer Weekly’s Caroline Baldwin is on the ground to bring you all the latest news and Blackberry updates.

  • A Guide to Software Defined Networks

    Software defined networking (SDN) allows network engineers to support a switching fabric across multi-vendor hardware and application-specific integrated circuits.

    A network administrator can shape traffic from a centralised control console without having to touch individual switches.

    SDN is also useful for maintaining service level in a cloud environment, by providing an API-enabled approach to manage the network and move workloads in a consistent way.

  • Sapphire Now 2013 coverage

    SAP’s annual Sapphire Now 2013 show took place May 14-16.

    Brian Mckenna, Computer Weekly’s business applications editor headed to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida to find out all the latest SAP news and updates.

  • Supplier profile: Cognizant

    In this Cognizant supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing Cognizant, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on Cognizant in addition to further Cognizant resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • Supplier profile: CSC

    In this CSC guide you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing CSC, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the vendor.

    You will also find up to date news and tips on CSC in addition to further CSC resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

  • UK startups: Essential Guide

    If you're thinking of looking for technology solutions from small innovative companies, but you’re not sure where to look or how to approach them, you may be interested in our UK startups guide.

    In this series of articles Computer Weekly aims to connect CIOs with technology startups.

    In this guide you will find everything you need to know about startups in the UK, with news, business profiles and advice starting relationships with UK startups.

  • Gadget Guide: All you need to know about tablets

    If you’re researching the wide range of tablets in the market, you may find this Gadget Guide a useful independent resource.

    In this Gadget Guide: All you need to know about tablets we cover a range of technologies in news, reviews, previews and photostories.

  • LUN storage: LUN configuration and virtualisation

    LUN storage configuration has long been a cornerstone of storage management. The LUN – a chunk of storage created from RAID partitions on a SAN – presents a logical volume of capacity to an individual server.

    That’s still relevant today in the era of virtualisation. Many users retain physical servers that need a one-to-one connection between host and LUN. But, the role of the LUN is also changing with the rise of server and desktop virtualisation. It now forms a container for the logical objects used by VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V etc.

    In this guide you will find all you need to know about LUNs, LUN configuration and management, including their use in virtualised environments.

  • Women in tech: How you can change the future of IT

    Continuing with its mission to encourage more females into the tech sector Computer Weekly recently held a women in IT event, to highlight the issue and ask the question of what YOU can do to change the future of IT.

    Speakers were asked to give a ‘call to action’ in their presentations to ensure the audience left with ideas about how they can make a difference themselves.

    You can find coverage of this event below along with the results of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in UK IT Awards.

    In addition you will find the results of Mortimer Spinks and Computer Weekly’s Women in Technology 2012 survey.

  • 2013 Royal Holloway info security thesis series

    This year's Royal Holloway, University of London, Information Security Group articles discuss topics from a variety of information security disciplines, including Wi-Fi security risks, secure payments, Android security, and secuire RFID.

    Previous years' articles, including the 2012 Royal Holloway Thesis series, have focused on topics such as secure contactless payments, the risks of multi-tenancy cloud computing, and cloud security certifications.

    Techtarget’s Computer Weekly is pleased to present the following articles from the best and brightest of this year's RHUL master of science graduates.

  • Gadget Guide: All you need on smartphones

    If you’re researching the wide range of smartphones in the market, you may find this Gadget Guide a useful independent resource.

    In this Gadget Guide: All you need to know about smartphones we cover a range of technologies in news, reviews, previews and photostories.

  • Rapid7 UNITED 2013

    Business IT defenders gathered at Boston’s Seaport Hotel for Rapid7’s UNITED 2013 summit. Over the three days security professionals learnt tips, tricks and advice from security experts on how best to defend their environments.

    Computer Weekly’s Kayleigh Bateman attended to find out how security professionals can stay one step ahead of the hackers.

    In this show guide you will find all the security news and photos from the show.

  • VMworld Europe 2013 Coverage

    VMware’s annual VMworld Europe 2013 is taking place in Barcelona this year at the Gran Via. Computer Weekly has a team of reporters at the show to keep you up to date on all the news, tips and expert advice.

    The Best of VMworld Europe 2013 User Awards will also be unveiled, so you can find out all the winners and read their case studies here.

  • Coverage of Oracle Open World 2013

    Oracle Open World 2013 is taking place 22-26 September this year.

    Caroline Baldwin heads to the Moscone Centre in San Francisco to find out all the latest Oracle news and tips.

  • A guide to storage compliance and storage security

    Legal and regulatory compliance places a wide range of requirements on organisations. These range from the ability to find data in a timely way in case of e-discovery requests to ongoing requirements that result from regulations such as PCI-DSS.

    There are also legal frameworks including the Data Protection Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000 and EU Data Protection Regulation and the requirement to be compliant in the face of a wave of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) employee hardware and use of the cloud.

    All this impacts on how data is retained, so a major focus of this guide is the implications of compliance on storage and on storage security.

    This ComputerWeekly.com guide has articles that outline the key requirements for storage compliance in the UK, data classification and how to achieve it, preparing for e-discovery requests, storage security strategy, storage encryption, cloud storage compliance, PCI-DSS and the EU Data Protection Directive.

  • AWS re: Invent 2013 coverage

    AWS re: Invent 2013 is taking place November 12-15 November in Las Vegas.

    Computer Weekly’s Kayleigh Bateman is on site covering the show's latest news, tips and advice from Amazon Web Services experts.

  • AWS re: Invent 2013 cloud coverage

    AWS re: Invent 2013 is taking place November 12-15 November in Las Vegas.

    Computer Weekly’s Kayleigh Bateman is on site covering the shows latest news, tips and advice from Amazon Web Services experts.

  • All our coverage of UKtech50 2013

    2013 saw Computer Weekly announce its fourth annual UKtech50 - our definitive list of the movers and shakers in UK IT.

    The list is made up of CIOs, industry executives, public servants and business leaders who are driving the role of technology in the UK economy.

    The aim of the list is to identify the 50 most influential leaders in UK IT, with the top spot going to an individual who in the opinion of our expert judging panel and a reader vote, holds the most influence over the future of the UK IT sector in the next 12 months – and hence the future of IT professionals across the country.

    In this guide you will find the full UKtech50 2013 list in addition to speaker videos from the event.

  • Flash storage: Who makes what and where to deploy

    Flash storage is the big news in storage arrays. Driven by the large and unpredictable workloads of server and desktop virtualisation, the low latency of flash storage has risen to the challenge.

    But flash storage comes in many forms; in all-flash arrays, in hybrid arrays with spinning disk, as server-side PCIe flash. Then there is the alphabet soup associated with flash, MLC, SLC and now TLC.

    So, which flash storage should you choose? What type of flash best suits different virtualisation and high-performance workloads? This ComputerWeekly.com guide walks you through all the key decision points of flash storage.

  • European IT priorities and forecasts for 2014

    Find out the results of TechTarget and Computer Weekly’s IT priorities 2014 survey.

    Below you will find all of the survey’s coverage including news and features on Europe’s IT forecast for 2014.

    The survey covers cloud, storage, networking, security, and mobile to name just a few areas investigated.

  • Bett 2014 Coverage

    Bett 2014 took place on 22-25 January attracting more than 35,000 attendees and 700 exhibitors to discuss IT in education.

    With the new computing curriculum due to start this September, Computer Weekly headed to Bett 2014 to find out the education industry’s plans and what resources and materials are being offered to help implement the new syllabus.

    In this guide you will find all of Computer Weekly’s Bett 2014 coverage including news, features and photos from the conference.

  • Human Capital Management and HR technology guide

    Human capital management (HCM) approaches employees as assets (human capital), whose current and future value can be measured and enhanced through investment.

    HCM employers provide employees with clearly defined performance expectations and managers are responsible for rating, rewarding and holding their employees accountable for achieving these business goals.

    In this guide you will find news, tips, and downloadable resources on Human Capital Management an HR technology.

  • All the news from RSA 2014

    The security industry's biggest conference is taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, with thousands of IT professionals flooding to the city to find out all the latest news.

    Computer Weekly’s Warwick Ashford is on the ground reporting all the latest news, trends and issues facing the security industry.

    In this guide find out all the hottest news from RSA 2014.

  • Mobile World Congress 2014 coverage

    MWC 2014 is taking place in Barcelona, with thousands of IT professionals heading to hear about the latest mobile technology updates and innovations.

    Computer Weekly’s Jennifer Scott and Clare McDonald are on the ground bringing you all the news and analysis from the show.

  • A guide to software-defined storage

    Driven by server virtualisation in the datacentre, the IT world has gone software-defined crazy. Compute, networks and now storage have all been hitched to the software-defined wagon. But what is software-defined storage and what can it do for you?

    The software-defined storage scene is a mix of storage virtualisation technologies that have been around for years and newer iterations, in particular from giants such as EMC/VMware that merge software-managed pools of virtualised storage with big data and hyperscale capabilities.

    So, how can software-defined storage work for you? This ComputerWeekly.com guide walks you through all the key decision points of software-defined storage.

  • A guide to iSCSI SAN storage

    iSCSI storage area networks have been around for more than a decade now. They originally arose as a cut-price alternative for smaller organisations that needed block storage but couldn’t run to the cost and complexity of Fibre Channel.

    For some time they were the SME-targeted little brother to market leader Fibre Channel in terms of performance and reliability. But, iSCSI SAN products are now a fully-featured part of most storage array maker’s product ranges and with the speed of 10Gbps Ethernet and careful network design can be the equal of Fibre Channel.

    This ComputerWeekly.com guide walks you through the basics of iSCSI SANs, iSCSI SAN implementation, iSCSI and virtualisation and iSCSI networks, switching and security.

  • 2014 Royal Holloway info security thesis series

    Royal Holloway, University of London, Information Security Group 2014’s articles discuss topics from a variety of information security disciplines, digital forensics, cloud encryption and internet routing.

    Previous years' articles, including the 2013 and 2012 Royal Holloway Thesis series, have focused on topics such as secure contactless payments, the risks of multi-tenancy cloud computing, and cloud security certifications.

    Techtarget’s Computer Weekly is pleased to present the following articles from the best and brightest of this year's RHUL master of science graduates.

  • Disaster recovery planning guide

    Disaster recovery is top priority right now for many UK IT departments and is vital for business and compliance reasons.

    Some argue the advent of virtualisation and cloud technologies have made disaster recovery as easy as a few clicks, but the reality is that the process must be thought through, from risk assessment and detailed planning to testing, training and ongoing updates.

    In this ComputerWeekly.com guide we present step-by-step walkthroughs of the key elements of disaster recovery planning, disaster recovery in virtual server environments and disaster recovery and the cloud.

  • The Digital CIO

    Will you become a digital leader ?

    The rise of cloud computing, social media, mobile technology and data analytics is having a profound impact on the future role of IT leaders.

    This series of articles assess the impact of digital technology on the role of the CIO, and shows how CIOs can seize the initiative to become digital leaders in their organisations.

  • Cisco Live 2014

    Cisco Live 2014 took place recently and Computer Weekly was on site in San Francisco to find out all the latest news.

    Find out what happened at Cisco’s annual show. In this guide you will find all the news and analysis form the show.

  • Achieving diversity in IT: How women AND men can make a difference

    Continuing with its mission to encourage more females into the tech sector Computer Weekly recently held a women in IT event, to highlight how women AND men can make a difference.

    The shortage of women working in technology is not just a problem for women to overcome – men too need to help make the industry more diverse and reflective of society.

    Survey after survey has found that businesses with diverse teams are more profitable, since a mixed team is a better reflection of a diverse customer base. The technology industry is facing a skills crisis, and both male and female IT professionals are in a prime position to encourage more people of all ages and both sexes into the sector.

    In Computer Weekly’s third annual event for women in IT, we heard from women and men who are making a difference to the digital economy and how they have been successful in recruiting skills from a more diverse base onto their teams so far.

    You can find coverage of this event below along with the results of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in UK IT Awards 2014.

    In addition you will find the results of Mortimer Spinks and Computer Weekly’s Women in Technology 2014 survey.

  • Virtual server backup guide

    Virtual server backup is top of many IT departments’ to-do lists. As organisations virtualise servers they must change the way backups are carried out. The old methods of one backup agent per physical server are insufficient to the task and introduce performance bottlenecks.

    In their place, mainstream backup products have adapted to a world of virtualised infrastructures, new specialised backup products have arisen and techniques such as replication have emerged as serious rivals to backup as a data protection method.

    In this ComputerWeekly.com guide we look at the fundamentals underlying virtual server backup and the best approaches for different scenarios, alternatives like replication and snapshots, tips on better virtual server backup performance as well as guides to purchasing virtual server backup products.

  • Oracle Openworld 2014 coverage

    Oracle Openworld takes place September 28–October 2 this year in San Francisco.

    Computer Weekly’s Caroline Baldwin heads to the Moscone Centre to find out all the latest Oracle news and tips.