Desktops

'The clerk who’s never used any of the Office suite – why update him?' Biffa CIO David Gooding

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What kind of technology lies behind your bin collection? Peter Gothard visited waste management giant Biffa to find out – and what he discovered may surprise you
30 Jul 2014

Free Windows?

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What are the chances of Microsoft giving away its operating system – and even some of its most popular applications – for free? Peter Gothard asked some Redmond-watchers for their thoughts
28 Jul 2014

Going with the flow: an interview with Severn Trent Water CIO Myron Hrycyk

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Peter Gothard hears how Severn Trent Water is riding the enterprise mobility wave and tapping into predictive analytics
13 May 2014

London borough to roll out Google Chromebooks to escape Microsoft's licensing costs

Barking and Dagenham claims it would have to pay over £200,000 more to replace outgoing Windows XP desktops with Windows 7 PCs
02 Apr 2014

Tablet market growth slows as devices market reaches saturation

It's becoming increasingly hard to convince consumers to purchase tablets, says Kantar Worldpanel ComTech
31 Mar 2014

Microsoft to slash price of Windows 8.1 by 70 per cent - report

Manufacturers of lower-priced laptop and tablet devices to pay only $15 for licence, sources say
24 Feb 2014

How three London boroughs developed a shared services strategy

'Shared services' is the future of local government. And Westminster City Council and its neighbouring boroughs are leading the way. CIO Ben Goward talks to Graeme Burton about how it is working out
07 Feb 2014

Sony in talks to flog flagging PC business

Investment fund Japan Industrial Partners kicking the tyres on proposed £300m sale
05 Feb 2014

Hammersmith and Fulham Council opts for Colt's VDI solution ahead of Citrix XenApp to reduce costs

Replacing Citrix Presentation Server will help council to save £2m in four years
03 Feb 2014

NSA 'could spy' on 100,000 computers - while they're offline

Spy agency physically installs malware and uses 'secret' radio technology to monitor PCs, according to the latest Snowden revelations
15 Jan 2014

Intel NUC 4th generation with Core i5 processor - review

Is Intel's tiny NUC computer a miniature desktop replacement or DIY curio?
06 Jan 2014

How Dell technology 'played a major role' in production of Free Birds movie

Reel FX IT director Scott Correll and lead technical director Ross Moshell tell Computing how Dell helped them make a feature film
04 Dec 2013

St. Edmund's College picks VMware over Microsoft and Citrix because of 'better functionality'

Hertfordshire-based school anticipates £63,000 of savings from virtualisation project
02 Dec 2013

Lean, green and flexible: exploring the IT powering WWF's new HQ

When the WWF designed its new headquarters, it knew its IT infrastructure had to be able to support hot-desking, mobile working and video conferencing in a cost-effective and eco-friendly way. Danny Palmer went to Woking to find out if it succeeded
12 Nov 2013

Keeping the PC in UK plc

When even major vendors like Dell struggle to sustain their PC businesses, what chance is there for UK-based manufacturers?
29 Oct 2013

Apple launches thinner and lighter Macs and iPads – but no blockbuster new products

No iWatch or Apple TV, but A7 64-bit microprocessor appears in more products, while the iPad Mini will take on the Google Nexus 7
22 Oct 2013

VDI is not primarily about saving money, says VMware exec

Installing thin clients can be just as cost-effective, says Andy Tait
16 Oct 2013

VMware buys desktop-as-a-service provider Desktone

Multi-tenant cloud platform is used by Cisco, Netapp, Dell and Time Warner
15 Oct 2013

The home computing era: From conception to consumerisation

Apple's iPhones and iPads have led the era of consumerisation, but their adoption would not have been possible without the advent of the home computing era which began in earnest in the early 1980s.
30 Sep 2013

There’s life in the old PC yet

Some tablets may become obsolete long before laptops and desktop PCs bite the dust, writes John Leonard
17 Sep 2013

Transforming a telecoms giant: an interview with Telefonica group CIO Phil Jordan

Jordan tells Sooraj Shah about the three projects that will transform the firm better known in the UK as O2
17 Sep 2013

Dell to buy Dell after Dell shareholders' vote

Michael Dell secures vote in favour of $24bn deal to take company he founded in 1984 private
12 Sep 2013

Tablets 'will never exceed 30 per cent of PC market' says Nolan Bushnell

Atari founder tells Computing that desktop and laptop PCs unlikely to be eclipsed by tablets
06 Sep 2013

Business-critical systems sales fall by one-quarter at HP

Third quarter results show revenues down eight per cent as big systems sales tank
22 Aug 2013