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  • Load balancing supports Kent County Council's VDI project

    Kent County Council picks Kemp Technologies load balancers to support a deployment of VMware Horizon View and Workspace across its estate

  • Microsoft withdraws problematic Windows update

    Microsoft has withdrawn one of its August security updates after reported problems, pending investigation

  • Apple’s new operating system

  • Open beta

  • New features

  • Keeping it in business

  • How will Microsoft compete?

  • Apple OS X Yosemite – How open beta will improve enterprise outlook

    Apple recently submitted its most recent operating system, OS X Yosemite, for open beta. This move could signal greater opportunities for Apple in the enterprise.

  • Windows 2012 Server Network Security

    This book provides the most in-depth guide to deploying and maintaining a secure Windows network. The book drills down into all the new features of Windows 2012 and provides practical, hands-on methods for securing your Windows systems networks, including: secure remote access, network vulnerabilities and mitigations, Windows personal firewall, and network diagnostics and troubleshooting. This extract offers an introduction to Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and IPv6

  • Windows 8 Secrets

    Microsoft is introducing a major new release of its Windows operating system, Windows 8, and what better way for you to learn all the ins and outs than from two internationally recognized Windows experts and Microsoft insiders, authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera? They cut through the hype to get at useful information you'll not find anywhere else, including what role this new OS plays in a mobile and tablet world. This extract for Computer Weekly readers takes readers through the basics of installing Windows 8.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Operating systems
  • Tor Project claims spy leaks help maintain anonymity

    A developer of the Tor browser for anonymous web surfing claims some spies are helping fix flaws exploited by state intelligence agencies

  • Heartbleed bug linked to US hospital group hack

    A security firm has linked the Community Health Systems data breach to the Heartbleed bug

  • Stuck between a rock and a hard place: How to renegotiate software contracts

    As a ruling against support provider Rimini Street demonstrates, suppliers can and will exploit any doubt in a software contract

  • Open source in the NHS: With choice comes responsibility

    What do NHS Trusts need to think about when using open-source technologies?

  • Facebook optimises software infrastructure for datacentre power efficiency

    Facebook has developed a system called Autoscale to optimise its software infrastructure and make its datacentre more energy efficient

  • Accenture Technology Vision 2014

    The Accenture Technology Vision 2014 identifies six technology trends that are enabling large enterprises to push the boundaries of innovation and take advantage of digital technologies for competitive advantage. Leading enterprises are pursuing digital strategies that leverage mobility, analytics, and cloud to improve business processes, take advantage of real-time intelligence, expand the boundaries of traditional workforces, and transform the way data is managed and used.

  • Inspiring disruption: Tech Trends 2014

    Disruptive technologies provide an opportunity to reshape organisations, change business models and transform industries, according to Deloitte’s Annual Tech Trends Report 2014. This in depth study from Deloitte assesses the top 10 business technology trends in 2014 ranging from the role of the CIO to the impact pf wearable technology.

  • Smart cards: security risks

    Version 3 of the Java Card smart card specification, released in March 2008, overhauled the technical architecture of the smart card. The Connected Edition of the specification introduced a significantly enhanced execution environment and a new virtual machine. It includes new network-oriented features, support for web applications with new Servlet APIs, multi-threading and support for applets with extended and advanced capabilities. Such features add complexity to the smart card platform and the hosted applications, increasing the attack surface and introducing a multitude of vulnerabilities. The security models, testing and risk management programmes must cater for these susceptibilities. In this article we consider the new features of the Connected Edition and identify some of the security problems that developers need to be aware of.

  • CIO interview: Rorie Devine, CTO, Hailo

    A technology overhaul is taking place behind the scenes at cab-hailing smartphone app Hailo as the company extends its international reach

  • London’s Orchard and Fig join Docker

    San Francisco firm Docker has acquired London-based Orchard Labs and its orchestration tool Fig

  • VIEW MORE ON : Open source
  • CIO Interview: Gary Steen, CTO, TalkTalk

    Gary Steen, CTO at ISP TalkTalk, says transforming internal IT will help him meet growing demands for superfast data connectivity

  • Andrew Brem takes up chief digital officer role at Aviva

    Insurance giant Aviva has announced Andrew Brem as its chief digital officer

  • Steve Ballmer quits Microsoft board

    Steve Ballmer has quit his post on the Microsoft board just six months after leaving the role of CEO

  • What ingredients go into the successful app store?

    An enterprise app store should provide the controlled availability of apps for employees.We look at what is available for organisations to use

  • Gartner: Start Windows 7 migration now

    CIOs must start preparing for the end of Windows 7 support now, to avoid the issue many faced when XP support ended earlier this year

  • BBC hands digital testing contract to Mindtree

    Multi-million pound contract awarded under the terms of the BBC Digital Services Framework initiative

  • Chromebooks set to replace low-cost PCs

    By 2017, sales of Chromebooks are set to reach 14.4 million units, according to Gartner, as PC makers target low-cost computing

  • Forrester: Build an app store into your corporate mobility strategy

    Corporate internal app stores can distribute the tools staff need, but they can also control who uses what and shore up data security

  • Accenture Technology Vision 2014

    The Accenture Technology Vision 2014 identifies six technology trends that are enabling large enterprises to push the boundaries of innovation and take advantage of digital technologies for competitive advantage. Leading enterprises are pursuing digital strategies that leverage mobility, analytics, and cloud to improve business processes, take advantage of real-time intelligence, expand the boundaries of traditional workforces, and transform the way data is managed and used.

  • Apps Revolution

    Apps are now becoming critical to product and service leadership in just about every industry sector. They represent the future of how enterprises interact with customers, employees, part­ners and machines, as we increasingly access the Inter­net and control our world from the palms of our hands. This report from CSC describes the Apps rEvolution: an evolution in technology that is creating revolutionary business and personal change.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Mobile
  • Banks are not contemplating core system replacement

    European banks are maintaining rather than replacing core banking IT, in spite of recent, high profile failures in such systems

  • Office Depot uses Teradata Active EDW to perform real-time data analytics

    Office Depot is using data warehousing technology from Teradata to do real-time data analytics

  • CIO Interview: Hugh Fahy, CIO, Net-A-Porter

    Net-A-Porter CIO, Hugh Fahy talks about how his in-house 300-strong IT team are experimenting with agile ways of working

  • Universal Credit uptake slows to lowest since infancy

    The rollout of the Department of Work and Pension’s (DWP) troubled Universal Credit system has slowed to its lowest uptake since its infancy

  • Home Office pours £3.8m into shared service for biometric cards

    The Home Office has awarded a £3.8m contract to Thales for a service to support the production of Biometric Residence Permit cards

  • Government breaks grip of IT oligopoly

    Figures for public sector software and IT services investments reveal a dwindling share for IT giants, but can the oligopoly be removed?

  • Analytics across the ecosystem

    Analytics is a key enabler for life sciences and healthcare organizations to create better outcomes for patients, customers and other stakeholders across the entire healthcare ecosystem. While almost two-thirds of organizations across the healthcare ecosystem have analytics strategies in place, this research from IBM shows that only a fifth are driving analytics adoption across the enterprise. The key barriers are a lack of data management capabilities and skilled analysts, as well as poor organizational change management. To develop and translate insights into actions that enhance outcomes, organizations will need to collaborate across an expanding ecosystem.

  • Analytics exploration – today and tomorrow

    Existing analytics approaches meet point needs for specific roles within an organisation. However, how analysis is carried out, and the roles of people who will be carrying out the analysis, will need to adapt dynamically to meet the organisation’s changing needs. The analysis of a blend of multiple different data sources will help to add distinct business value to an organisation. This report will be of interest to those tasked with ensuring that a suitable data management and analysis platform is implemented within their organisation to provide a strategic, flexible, long-term analytics platform.

  • Reducing costs no longer top IT priority at UK banks

    UK banks no longer consider reducing costs as their top priority as they focus IT developments on raising customer service levels

  • HP sues former Autonomy CFO

    HP is suing Autonomy's former chief financial officer, Sushovan Hussain, for his part in the 2011 acquisition of the UK software company

  • VIEW MORE ON : Database
  • What ingredients go into the successful app store?

    An enterprise app store should provide the controlled availability of apps for employees.We look at what is available for organisations to use

  • Facebook optimises software infrastructure for datacentre power efficiency

    Facebook has developed a system called Autoscale to optimise its software infrastructure and make its datacentre more energy efficient

  • Navigating your Future within an SOA information manufacturing system

    As the IT industry reaches maturity, IT departments should think of themselves not as data centres but as manufacturing centres for information. IT is following in the footsteps of the telephone and electricity industry before it, and becoming a commodity. The mission, whether IT knows it or not, is to provide information to its customer when they need it, where they need it, in a form that they can use it, at a price that they are willing to pay. In a nutshell its role, is becoming information manufacturing. It is the business of information manufacturing systems. Data centers are information factories and the IT staff are information builders. This is a profound shift in thinking that will have significant implications for the future of IT department, IT professionals and the business.

  • An Introduction to Quantum Lifecycle Management

    Quantum Lifecycle Management (QLM) will enable the “Internet of Things” to have an impact on business and the world at large in a way similar to the Internet itself. This White Paper introduces QLM, explains why it is necessary, its emergence, and also how its development and acceptance will be assured under the auspices of The Open Group.

  • The Open Group Service Integration Maturity Model (OSIMM) Version 2

    Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an architectural style that supports service orientation. A service is a business task with an externalized service description that often represents a contract between a provider and a consumer. As organizations adopt SOA and the use of services as the fundamental structuring element of their architecture, they increasingly encounter the need to assess where they are in their migration path and how best to achieve the expected benefit derived from integrating and investing in greater levels of SOA maturity.

  • Infosys takes the wheel in Daimler European datacentre deal

    Daimler has signed a multi-year agreement with Infosys to run its datacentre operations in Europe

  • IBM grows security and mobile businesses, but services decline

    Following its ground-breaking alliance with Apple, IBM has reported major growth in its security and mobile businesses

  • Microsoft makes severe job cuts - 18,000 to go

    Microsoft is cutting 18,000 jobs next year with Nokia bearing the brunt of the company’s strategy

  • Orange opens up to app developers and startups with Apigee

    Orange picks Apigee’s digital API platform to help developers and startups create services by levering data already held by the telco

  • A guide to smart home automation

    Unless it is a new build, the challenge in creating a smart home is that technology must work irrespective of the age of the property

  • VIEW MORE ON : SOA
  • Stuck between a rock and a hard place: How to renegotiate software contracts

    As a ruling against support provider Rimini Street demonstrates, suppliers can and will exploit any doubt in a software contract

  • Tools for CIOs leading M&A projects

    IT mergers and acquisitions are reaching a peak and are becoming more complex. This poses a distinct set of challenges for CIOs

  • What ingredients go into the successful app store?

    An enterprise app store should provide the controlled availability of apps for employees.We look at what is available for organisations to use

  • Home Office pours £3.8m into shared service for biometric cards

    The Home Office has awarded a £3.8m contract to Thales for a service to support the production of Biometric Residence Permit cards

  • Facebook optimises software infrastructure for datacentre power efficiency

    Facebook has developed a system called Autoscale to optimise its software infrastructure and make its datacentre more energy efficient

  • Accenture Technology Vision 2014

    The Accenture Technology Vision 2014 identifies six technology trends that are enabling large enterprises to push the boundaries of innovation and take advantage of digital technologies for competitive advantage. Leading enterprises are pursuing digital strategies that leverage mobility, analytics, and cloud to improve business processes, take advantage of real-time intelligence, expand the boundaries of traditional workforces, and transform the way data is managed and used.

  • NHS develops shared framework to reduce cost of buying clinical data systems

    NHS Shared Business Services has developed a framework to help NHS trusts reduce the time and cost of procuring clinical data systems

  • Sourcing and integrating managed services

    Reliable software applications are as critical for mid-market businesses as they are for enterprises. Choosing the right platform is the key to ensuring that applications are available, scalable, cost effective, compliant and secure. With the growing variety of physical, virtual and cloud-based platforms to choose from for application deployment, many will value the advice of third party experts as they plan the evolution of legacy applications or deploy new ones. This report looks at the issues that mid-market IT and business managers need to take into account when deciding how to deploy applications and when they should consider turning to managed service providers (MSP) for resources and advice. This research should be of interest to those who are focused on delivering their organisation’s core value proposition, whilst also considering how this is best underpinned by IT.

  • Open Information Security Management Maturity Model (O-ISM3)

    Organizations in different business sectors and countries have different business requirements and risk tolerances. The O-ISM3 framework helps information Security Managers to evaluate their own operating environment and to plan their security management processes so they are consistent with and cost-effective for their organization’s business objectives.

  • World-class enterprise architecture

    The world is changing at a pace faster than ever experienced. Several trends in demographics, technology, the environment, globalization, public attitudes, and political institutions are driving Government and Industry agendas as never before. In order to respond to the demands and needs of their stakeholders, organizations need to develop new and better ways of managing continuous change at ever-increasing pace to deliver significant value in a transparent manner. Organizations need an enterprise architecture function as an integral capability in order to support the requirement for continuous change. However, over the years, many organizations have attempted to set up enterprise architecture practices only to see them fail after a few years. These failures are due to several reasons, such as an inability to merge enterprise architecture processes with the other management processes within the organization – for example, demand management – or the lack of authority for enterprise architects – for example, when making strategic decisions or quality assuring programs and projects. In spite of these previous failures, organizations are again trying to set up enterprise architecture functions as they have found that no other pragmatic alternatives exist.

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  • Load balancing supports Kent County Council's VDI project

    Kent County Council picks Kemp Technologies load balancers to support a deployment of VMware Horizon View and Workspace across its estate

  • CW500: Future gazing to 2014

    Adrian Drury, Consulting Director and Practice Leader at Ovum , highlights some of the key IT trends we can expect to see in 2014. In this presentation, given to Computer Weekly's 500 Club for IT leaders, Adrian Drury talks about the business trends IT leaders need to look out for in 2014.

  • Driving virtualisation into pole position in Formula One

    In this week’s Computer Weekly, we find out how the Caterham F1 team has used virtualisation in its trackside technology to help improve race performance. We analyse how growing competition in the cloud market is affecting Amazon Web Services’ dominant position. And we look at silicon photonics, an emerging datacentre technology that promises better connectivity and reduced complexity. Read the issue now.

  • Windows 2012 Server Network Security

    This book provides the most in-depth guide to deploying and maintaining a secure Windows network. The book drills down into all the new features of Windows 2012 and provides practical, hands-on methods for securing your Windows systems networks, including: secure remote access, network vulnerabilities and mitigations, Windows personal firewall, and network diagnostics and troubleshooting. This extract offers an introduction to Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and IPv6

  • Business Reimagined

    Are you happy with the way you work? Are you engaged, energised in the office? Or do you sometimes feel that your days are dominated by process and technology? Reimagining business is about waking up to a new environment, based on collaborative and flexible working, on technology that, used correctly, liberates rather than constrains. The future of work must be based on being open, on focusing on results, not process and on empowerment, not hierarchy. Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft UK, has been immersed in the technologies that are making waves in the workplace.

  • East Kent Services deploys Citrix virtual desktop

    East Kent Services has issued Citrix mobile workspace technology to organisations to reduce operational cost and increase collaboration

  • Windows 8 Secrets

    Microsoft is introducing a major new release of its Windows operating system, Windows 8, and what better way for you to learn all the ins and outs than from two internationally recognized Windows experts and Microsoft insiders, authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera? They cut through the hype to get at useful information you'll not find anywhere else, including what role this new OS plays in a mobile and tablet world. This extract for Computer Weekly readers takes readers through the basics of installing Windows 8.

  • CW Buyer’s Guide: Virtual desktops in the enterprise

    In this Computer Weekly buyer’s guide to virtual desktops, we investigate the latency and bandwidth issues that arise with thin client access, take a look at cloud economics in the datacentre, review Citrix’s XenDesktop 5 desktop virtualisation application, and see how virtualisation and business process optimisation work at the Co-operative

  • Citrix SaaS revenue rises 12% while overall revenue grows 7% YoY

    Citrix has reported a 7% revenue increase in its second quarter of fiscal year 2014 . But it reported double-digit revenue growth in SaaS

  • VMware Q2 revenue up 17% as investor pushes for spin-off from EMC

    VMware has reported a 17% year-on-year revenue growth to $1.46bn for the second quarter of 2014

  • VIEW MORE ON : Virtualisation
  • CIO Interview: Gary Steen, CTO, TalkTalk

    Gary Steen, CTO at ISP TalkTalk, says transforming internal IT will help him meet growing demands for superfast data connectivity

  • Case study: Borough of Poole uses Huddle for child adoption meetings

    The Borough of Poole has been using Huddle to enable local government teams to collaborate securely on issues of child welfare

  • Andrew Brem takes up chief digital officer role at Aviva

    Insurance giant Aviva has announced Andrew Brem as its chief digital officer

  • Bringing System Management to Messaging & Collaboration

    The fast growing interaction between email, collaborative environments and social media usage on both fixed and mobile devices is putting pressure on the corporate management of these activities. Inability to manage this surge may result in inefficiencies, security issues and damage to corporate credibility. General system management tools lack the detailed ability to seamlessly monitor, manage, plan and update core business messaging and collaboration environments, notably Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint environments. This paper from analyst group Quocirca offers some answers.

  • Code Halos – How the digital lives of People, Things, and Organisations are Changing

    Code Halo refers to the data that accumulates around people, devices, and organizations—data that’s robust, powerful, and continually growing in richness and complexity. The halos contain the code that companies, brands, employers, and partners can use to enhance their understanding of people or objects more deeply. Decoding the information within that invisible field, teasing out the insights, and creating new commercial models does not happen automatically or easily. But every employee, product, building, and organization should have a Code Halo, and this book is going to explain how and why. While technology makes Code Halos possible, they transcend constructs like IT or Big Data or analytics. Code Halos make meaningful connections between people, organizations, and devices in a business context. Extracting meaning from Code Halos—and applying that understanding to business strategies and practices—is a new and essential yet not clearly or widely understood management skill. This book’s extract’s purpose is to provide a fact-based understanding of the Code Halo phenomenon and outline a practical approach to improving performance by harnessing their power.

  • Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC)

    An organisation has multiple stakeholders that need to be communicated with or reported to on a regular basis. Employees, partners, customers and suppliers are part of this community, alongside shareholders, trade and government bodies. Ensuring that all the stakeholders’ information needs are met requires a holistic approach to managing information – the creation of a GRC platform.

  • Inspiring disruption: Tech Trends 2014

    Disruptive technologies provide an opportunity to reshape organisations, change business models and transform industries, according to Deloitte’s Annual Tech Trends Report 2014. This in depth study from Deloitte assesses the top 10 business technology trends in 2014 ranging from the role of the CIO to the impact pf wearable technology.

  • NHS develops shared framework to reduce cost of buying clinical data systems

    NHS Shared Business Services has developed a framework to help NHS trusts reduce the time and cost of procuring clinical data systems

  • IT governance in the era of shadow IT

    The latest CW500 Club invited IT leaders to discuss the challenges of governance with the rise of 'shadow IT' outside the IT team

  • ROI Case Study: Salesforce Data.com Tableau Software

    Nucleus Research examined Tableau Software’s use of Salesforce Data.com to help the company quickly identify sales leads across regions and to manage its customer data within a single, centralised solution. Benefits included increased bookings through greater lead generation and increased productivity through more accurate sales data and more precise territory distributions.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Collaboration
  • Banks are not contemplating core system replacement

    European banks are maintaining rather than replacing core banking IT, in spite of recent, high profile failures in such systems

  • London private equity firm shifts IT to the cloud to cut office move downtime

    London-based private equity fund manager SOF Investments overcame the IT nightmares of an office move by migrating IT to the cloud

  • CIO Interview: Gary Steen, CTO, TalkTalk

    Gary Steen, CTO at ISP TalkTalk, says transforming internal IT will help him meet growing demands for superfast data connectivity

  • Load balancing supports Kent County Council's VDI project

    Kent County Council picks Kemp Technologies load balancers to support a deployment of VMware Horizon View and Workspace across its estate

  • Cloud applications spread across IT in Italy

    The cloud computing market is growing in Italy. Research from the Politecnico of Milan shows cloud investment in 2013 is at €1.18bn

  • CIO interview: Dave Ubachs, CIO, Staples Europe

    Staples is undertaking major IT projects in Europe that will see e-commerce improvements and back-end consolidation in 16 countries

  • Accenture Technology Vision 2014

    The Accenture Technology Vision 2014 identifies six technology trends that are enabling large enterprises to push the boundaries of innovation and take advantage of digital technologies for competitive advantage. Leading enterprises are pursuing digital strategies that leverage mobility, analytics, and cloud to improve business processes, take advantage of real-time intelligence, expand the boundaries of traditional workforces, and transform the way data is managed and used.

  • CW500: Future gazing to 2014

    Adrian Drury, Consulting Director and Practice Leader at Ovum , highlights some of the key IT trends we can expect to see in 2014. In this presentation, given to Computer Weekly's 500 Club for IT leaders, Adrian Drury talks about the business trends IT leaders need to look out for in 2014.

  • Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC)

    An organisation has multiple stakeholders that need to be communicated with or reported to on a regular basis. Employees, partners, customers and suppliers are part of this community, alongside shareholders, trade and government bodies. Ensuring that all the stakeholders’ information needs are met requires a holistic approach to managing information – the creation of a GRC platform.

  • NHS develops shared framework to reduce cost of buying clinical data systems

    NHS Shared Business Services has developed a framework to help NHS trusts reduce the time and cost of procuring clinical data systems

  • VIEW MORE ON : ERP
  • Load balancing supports Kent County Council's VDI project

    Kent County Council picks Kemp Technologies load balancers to support a deployment of VMware Horizon View and Workspace across its estate

  • Cloud applications spread across IT in Italy

    The cloud computing market is growing in Italy. Research from the Politecnico of Milan shows cloud investment in 2013 is at €1.18bn

  • New College Durham improves internal processes using Advanced workflow app

    New College Durham has improved its finance system and internal business processes using Advanced Business Solutions' workflow system

  • HR Technology Key Trends 2014

    HR Directors and leading IT suppliers give their take on the HR technology trends for 2014 in this in-depth report from HR Zone.

  • HR Technology Toolkit

    Leading European & international academic offer insights into HR technology in this in-depth report from HR Zone.

  • Improve the success of HR systems implementation

    HR directors in companies large and small are grappling with selecting and implementing HR systems that need to enhance the business and add long-term value. We pretty much have the HR systems that we asked for and yet most of us agree that our HR systems do not meet our expectations or those of the business. Why? We asked the wrong questions during selection and implementation.

  • ROI Case Study: Salesforce Data.com Tableau Software

    Nucleus Research examined Tableau Software’s use of Salesforce Data.com to help the company quickly identify sales leads across regions and to manage its customer data within a single, centralised solution. Benefits included increased bookings through greater lead generation and increased productivity through more accurate sales data and more precise territory distributions.

  • AstraZeneca rolls out IT self service using ServiceNow

    Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has rolled out ServiceNow self service IT to 51,500 staff globally in four months

  • Technology value matrix: Human Resources solutions

    Most small and medium businesses (SMBs) and all large enterprises employ human resources (HR) functionality to manage their employees. Even though many vendors offer HR solutions, these solutions may require integration with other HR software or with enterprise resource planning (ERP) to cover the functionality companies need. Some vendors differentiate themselves from their competitors by providing HR solutions built on new technologies, often times delivered in the cloud, and which can also be accessed on mobile devices.

  • Time to get serious about endpoint security

    In this week’s Computer Weekly, with billions of devices joining corporate networks every year, our latest buyer’s guide looks at endpoint security. IBM and Apple have announced plans to work together on corporate mobility – we analyse what the deal means for IT leaders. And we take an in-depth look at in-memory databases. Read the issue now.

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