Business software

Warning issued over 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

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'Backoff' point-of-sale malware not currently detected by anti-virus software
04 Aug 2014

The ethical dilemmas of big data

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Organisations have adopted an 'analyse first, ask legal questions later' approach to big data projects, but more and more people are raising ethical objections
01 Aug 2014

'My ambition is to be the first team to have all trackside systems in the cloud,' says Caterham F1 IT head

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Bill Peters, head of group IT at Caterham Group, tells Computing that a lot of the Formula 1 team's technology will be virtualized
30 Jul 2014

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

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

Campaigners angered by reports that Oracle's in-memory database feature is switched on by default

Auto-enrollment must stop, says Mark Flynn of Campaign for Clear Licensing on reports that users may pay $23,000 for a feature they never use
25 Jul 2014

Predictive big data analytics in healthcare

John Leonard talks to big data firms Amara and FlyingBinary about applying analytics to healthcare in the US and in the UK's NHS
23 Jul 2014

UK critical business applications more vulnerable to attack than those of US counterparts

Veracode report says many British firms are sitting targets for cyber criminals
22 Jul 2014

Dropbox to open UK office in effort to widen international business user base

Meanwhile, Edward Snowden suggests that Dropbox is 'hostile to privacy'
21 Jul 2014

DropBox 'hostile to privacy,' argues Snowden, urges switch to SpiderOak

NSA whistleblower argues Dropbox is a 'PRISM wannabe," urges use of SpiderOak private storage service
18 Jul 2014

Leicestershire County Council selects Tableau Software to improve data insight

“Tableau has opened up greater possibilities for us by allowing staff to interrogate data and see results on-the-fly in an easily understandable format," says Robert Radburn, research and insight team leader
17 Jul 2014

Windows to be offered free of charge by 2017

But enterprises may be looking at subscription models
15 Jul 2014

Report: Microsoft to announce biggest round of job cuts in five years

Recently acquired Nokia division said to be hit hardest - but marketing and engineering also in the firing line
15 Jul 2014

Big data ‘crucial’ to daily decision making at Netflix

Speaking during a session at MicroStrategy World Forum 2014, Justin Ward, manager for data science & engineering at Netflix, explains how big data and algorithms play a part in everything the firm does
11 Jul 2014

Carphone Warehouse uses Android tablets to put MicroStrategy BI tools in the hands of retail staff

Paul Scullion, head of business intelligence for Carphone Warehouse, explains how business intelligence tools are improving performance across the company
10 Jul 2014

European Space Agency sees out of this world potential in MicroStrategy BI tool

Salim Ansari, head of technical IT services at ESA, tells Computing how the organisation harnesses MicroStrategy's business intelligence solution and how they can push it further
09 Jul 2014

Adidas uses MicroStrategy analytic insights 'to get closer to consumers'

Michael Voegele, vice president of global IT and head of enterprise architecture for Adidas Group, explains how the sportswear firm uses MicroStrategy to bring consumers a better experience
08 Jul 2014

MicroStrategy CEO - We don't develop for BlackBerry because it's 'a lost cause'

Michael Saylor tells Computing that BlackBerry 'isn't coming back'
08 Jul 2014

Travelex moves its HR into the cloud with Workday

5,500 employees can use Workday's self-service portal to manage personal data
04 Jul 2014

Open source in local government, and other unicorns

Despite years of encouragement from central government to adopt open source software, many public sector IT chiefs are clinging to proprietary tools. Stuart Sumner finds out why
02 Jul 2014

Security of open source in a post-Heartbleed world

'We don't have the opportunity to change our minds now, we're using open source, that decision is made,' said Marc Lueck on panel discussion about security
02 Jul 2014

HP settles shareholder lawsuits on Autonomy purchase

Fallout from debacle remains as HP considers taking fight to Lynch and his team.
01 Jul 2014

Email isn't secure but it's here to stay, says Websense information security officer

People dislike email but businesses are stuck with it, Neil Thacker tells Computing's Enterprise Security and Risk Management Summit
01 Jul 2014

ITLF: putting big data into practice

Panel debate tackles skills shortages, the pace of change and the importance of leadership and evangelism
30 Jun 2014

Intel invests in New Zealand wearable technology software firm Performance Lab

Intel expands reach into wearable software and Internet of Things with latest investment
27 Jun 2014