Business software

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella praises UK startups and digital infrastructures

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'We've always said things should launch first in the UK and succeed there' says technology chief
10 Nov 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Microsoft and HMRC look at past errors while smaller database providers look to big future

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This week's stop stories, as judged by Computing readers
07 Nov 2014

Betting on testing, mobile and DevOps - an interview with City Index Group CIO Mike Lear

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City Index group CIO Mike Lear tells Danny Palmer how continuous testing, DevOps and a focus on mobile are helping to keep the spread betting firm ahead of the game
07 Nov 2014

We could learn something from Salesforce when it comes to marketing, admits Tibco CEO Ranadivé

CEO Vivek Ranadivé and COO Murray Rode discuss the need to focus on the 'prosumer' and the pressures that led to the private equity buyout
07 Nov 2014

Marks & Spencer: 'With Tibco Spotfire it's not like data-based decision making, it's like common sense'

How Marks & Spencer is propagating analytics throughout the organisation to enable more informed decision making on-the-fly
04 Nov 2014

BBC's 'conservative approach' to data use 'makes our jobs a little harder'

BBC Worldwide's Michael Fleshman talks to Computing about the organisation's conservative approach to data use
04 Nov 2014

Unilever moves its HR system to the cloud with Workday HCM

Fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer Unilever presses on with cloud strategy after opting for SAP HANA Cloud
04 Nov 2014

BBC Worldwide's Michael Fleshman on how APIs and analytics are expanding the broadcaster's global reach

The BBC's Michael Fleshman explains the role API management and analytics will play in the broadcaster's forthcoming BBC Store service
04 Nov 2014

The Microsoft sweet spot: Where Joe Belfiore feels Windows 8 missed the mark

The Windows 10 chief Joe Belfiore talks to Computing about Windows, app platforms - and Zune
04 Nov 2014

RBS facing fine of 'tens of millions of pounds' for 2012 IT failure

IT failure left customers without access to money for several days and caused payments chaos
03 Nov 2014

Orchestrating workload across public and private cloud

Intel lays down its strategy for dealing with infrastructure, endpoint and other technical considerations.
03 Nov 2014

Here's why Microsoft's VP of operating systems Joe Belfiore thinks CIOs should buy into Windows Phone

'App gap' is closing, says Windows 10 chief
31 Oct 2014

How to prepare your data centre for the cloud era

How is cloud computing affecting the design and build of data centres? Do evolving government standards affect the process? Are there different energy concerns when embracing the cloud?
31 Oct 2014

Looking beyond Oracle: two high-end SQL databases you may never have heard of

Harte-Hanks and Blue Yonder tell John Leonard why they selected Splice Machine and EXASolution over more established SQL databases from the majors
30 Oct 2014

Microsoft Azure platform 'much more evolved' than OpenStack says CTO Russinovich

Supporting OpenStack 'makes no sense' for Microsoft at this point, says cloud chief
29 Oct 2014

Joe Belfiore and the 'house renovation project' that is Windows 10

Computing sits down with the Microsoft vice president of PC, tablet and phone to go in-depth about Windows 10's promise for the enterprise
29 Oct 2014

How UKTV's Ben Hine is using cloud, mobile and BYOD to 'give employees more technology than anywhere else in television'

UKTV's Ben Hine explains how a flexible working culture based on mobile and cloud technology is driving innovation at the popular TV company
29 Oct 2014

‘With cloud computing, security becomes more of a concern,’ says UKTV director of technology

But combining use of mobile, cloud based working with education about security threats makes for a much more innovative and creative working environment, Ben Hine tells Computing.
28 Oct 2014

Microsoft reveals ramped-up security offerings for Windows 10 and Office 365 across multiple devices

Company wishes to 'significantly improve system protection against modern threats' says Belfiore
28 Oct 2014

McLaren Mercedes battles cyber attacks by nation states - and staff intent on using Dropbox

McLaren Mercedes CIO Stuart Birrell describes how the organisation needs to protect itself from cyber attacks - and staff all too quick to share information online
27 Oct 2014

Top 10 news stories of the week: BPM is dead, coders are dead and soon the cloud will kill the rest of us anyway

It might be a few days until Halloween, but IT industry news this week had a definite theme of horrible demise. But which sepulchral story proved the most popular?
24 Oct 2014

BMC Software, Compuware and now Tibco: Why are more and more software companies being taken over by private equity?

Private equity investors have got their eyes set on under-performing companies in the software sector
21 Oct 2014

Why is Salesforce so expensive?

Or is it? CIOs disagree as to the value provided by the software-as-a-service firm
21 Oct 2014

Why a mobile-first strategy and data scientists are definitely worth it at L'Oréal

L'Oréal global head of digital Vincent Stuhlen tells Danny Palmer how the cosmetics firm is preparing for a digital future
21 Oct 2014