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  • Bank of America: When software relationships turn sour

    Tibco has filed a lawsuit alleging the Merrill Lynch division of Bank of America illegally used $300m of its software for a major IT project

  • Dr Who visual effects studio builds desktop as a service for graphics

    Jellyfish Pictures, the visual effects and animation studio behind Dr Who and the Line of Duty link has developed a DaaS for GPU

  • 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.

  • G-Cloud supplier blames lack of stability for poor government spend

    G-Cloud supplier Databarracks calls for more stability and continuity, warning that lack of guidance and clarity is putting off local government

  • Guide: Maximizing the Value of Cloud for Small-Medium Enterprises

    Cloud computing models are promising significant cost, scalability, and agility benefits, but is there a business case for small business owners to move from traditional IT provisioning to a cloud-based solution? And, if so, how can small business owners adopt the cloud? This guide is designed to help small business owners navigate through cloud services and identify those that will best help them to meet their needs.

  • CW Buyers Guide: Green IT

    With IT such a large energy drain for many organisations, firms that cut IT power consumption will reap big benefits. Going green means that computer room air conditioners and chillers are no longer required in the datacentre, potentially slashing energy costs by up to 50% and dramatically lowering the facility’s carbon footprint.

  • Amazon’s share price falls 6% on quarterly results

    Amazon’s share price fell 6% in after-hours trade after the firm reported a second-quarter net loss of $126m

  • Crew Clothing fashions cloud-based marketing to engage buyers

    British luxury casualwear brand Crew Clothing chose cloud marketing to move from batch email marketing to a more timely and personal approach

  • The Cloud Risk Framework

    Companies that are considering moving to a cloud computing model need effective metrics and analytics to help guide their decisions. This cloud framework is designed to help assess the financial risks of moving to the cloud. This paper is aimed at private or public entities with more than 500 employees, and considers risk from their perspective

  • The Open Group: Cloud buyers’ decision tree

    This White Paper describes a Decision Tree that could be used to help you discover where Cloud opportunities and solutions might fit in your organization. It is put forward for discussion, with the intention that this discussion, and validation in the field, will result in a practical tool for use by enterprises. Your business situation is either a problem or an opportunity for which you are seeking a solution that includes IT enablement. This Tree presupposes that the current and/or future state of the IT resources for your business situation does and/or will not meet requirements. If you are a Cloud seller, then use this Decision Tree in reverse to determine for which business situations your proposed offering would be a good fit.

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  • 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.

  • IT Project Management: Guide to estimating timescales and resources.

    This book extract explains how to estimate the timescales and effort required for IT projects.

  • Guide: Maximizing the Value of Cloud for Small-Medium Enterprises

    Cloud computing models are promising significant cost, scalability, and agility benefits, but is there a business case for small business owners to move from traditional IT provisioning to a cloud-based solution? And, if so, how can small business owners adopt the cloud? This guide is designed to help small business owners navigate through cloud services and identify those that will best help them to meet their needs.

  • How to be influential online

    Communicating persuasively may be a tricky art to perfect, but when it’s done properly, the pay-off can be huge, which is why marketing campaigns continue to siphon off huge amounts of corporate money every year. If you want your message to reach and influence your target audience there is one golden rule you must follow: tailor your communication style to the medium you’re using.

  • How to embed innovation in the corporate culture

    Innovation often features high on CIOs’ agendas because it is recognized as being an important means by which information systems and technology can contribute positively to the evolution and performance of the business. However, in practice the execution often falls short of the ambition. Reasons for this range from the mundane, such as there being insufficient time or capacity to devote to it, to the more fundamental, such as organizational or cultural barriers, or insufficiently defined processes and governance for capturing ideas and seeing them through to fruition.

  • How to improve your communication with your boss

    Effective communication between boss and subordinate is essential. If you and your boss are not communicating effectively, you will be wasting a lot of time attempting to deliver what you ‘think’ your boss wants, inevitably to find our assumptions are fundamentally flawed.

  • Stories That Move Mountains: Improve your presentation skills

    Anyone who has a business role to play in influencing others, needs to make their presentation stand out from the crowd and this extract from Stories That Move Mountains, published by Wiley, promises to help the reader do just that. Authored by three enterprise experts at Microsoft, Stories That Move Mountains, explains to readers how to use a process called CAST (Content, Audience, Story and Tell) to create effective stories and visualisations - known as ‘Story Mapping’ – and deliver persuasive presentations.

  • Five top UK tech startup clusters outside London

    Tech City UK has moved towards promoting the entire UK, rather than just the capital

  • The DNA of the CIO

    The DNA of the CIO provides fresh insight into what it is to be a Chief Information Officer (CIO) today. For many years, CIOs have been talking about becoming a true partner to the business and the executive management team. ut, as Ernsy & Young's report, The DNA of the CIO highlights, relatively few have broken out of their comfort zones to actually become one.

  • The Mindset of the Chief Information Officer

    This study evaluates the leadership role that Chief Information Officers performs in helping their organisations achieve their commercial goals. It examines the skills and behaviours that contribute to their success and considers the relationships the CIO has with the CEO, the executive team and other influential stakeholders. This study, which draws on interviews with leading CIOs, provides senior IT executives with insights to help them reflect on their leadership roles and to consider areas for their own professional development.

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