Articles & blogs by Derek du Preez

Lack of IT investment puts supply chains under strain

The interior of a big warehouse
The parlous state of the EU’s economy has led many businesses to cut back on supply chain investment. But are such cost-saving measures are storing up trouble for the future?
02 Apr 2012

Analysis: Is the government's open data drive in danger of stalling?

The Coalition’s open data agenda has been widely welcomed, but some supporters believe more steps need to be taken to ensure its ambitions are realised
21 Mar 2012

On-demand - Overcoming complexity and creating more effective data management strategies

A Rubik cube
In this web seminar, we share Computing's research showing what applications are running on what hardware in UK datacentres
23 Feb 2012

Interview: Phil Pavitt, CIO, HMRC

HMRC’s CIO plans to consolidate the department’s vast and disparate IT arsenal on to a mere 13 machines over the next five years
22 Feb 2012

Big data: hands on or hands off?

Are enterprises better off using outside datacentre specialists when it comes to exploiting big data, and if so, what are the implications for the role of CIO?
21 Feb 2012

UK absent from Fibre-to-the-Home global ranking

Only economies with more than 1 per cent of households connected to FTTH can be ranked
17 Feb 2012

Aylesbury Council plans £1.5m ERP cloud deal

The council may extend the service to other councils in the area
17 Feb 2012

Cisco to appeal £5.3bn Microsoft-Skype deal

The networking giant is taking its concerns to European court
16 Feb 2012

John Lister quits role as CIO of Specsavers

CIO had been in the position since 2009
16 Feb 2012

London NHS trusts plan £400m patient administration system

The solution will cover a wide range of clinical modules
16 Feb 2012

National Grid Metering seeks new ERP system

The new system will support its Industrial and Commercial business
14 Feb 2012

South Lanarkshire Council seeks IT services worth £40m

The hardware and services deal will support more than 140 schools
13 Feb 2012

Oracle to acquire SaaS vendor Taleo for £1.2bn

Deal mirrors recent acquisitions in the cloud space by rivals SAP and Salesforce
10 Feb 2012

Leicestershire and Nottingham councils award shared services deal to Velos-IT

The finance and HR deal is worth up to £20m
10 Feb 2012

Microsoft is mishandling Windows 8 embedded release, argues Intermec CTO

Arvin Danielson argues that enterprises could turn to Android as a result
09 Feb 2012