Strategy

Capgemini revenues to drop by almost one-tenth when HMRC contract expires in 2017

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HMRC plan to scrap Aspire outsourcing contract in 2017 will force Capgemini's global revenues down by almost one-tenth - unless it wins the new deal
29 Oct 2014

Hybrid cloud – the future is open source

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Open-source projects like OpenStack and Docker give enterprises a more affordable and flexible alternative to proprietary hybrid cloud services
28 Oct 2014

DDoS attacks increase almost four times in size and volume in just one year

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Akamai reports a 366 per cent increase in average peak packets per second as DDoS attacks boom in both number and potency
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

Big losses see Amazon's shares hit 12-month low

Investors vote with their feet amid few signs the firm's strategy of acquisitions, price cutting and gadget loss-leaders is working
24 Oct 2014

How the use of real-time data on iPads could change the face of women's tennis

New WTA rule that comes into effect in 2015 allows coaches to give their players tips on-court using real-time data provided by SAP
24 Oct 2014

Public cloud in 2014: same old pros, same old cons?

Computing polled hundreds of IT leaders about their attitude to, and experience of, public cloud services. John Leonard analyses the responses
22 Oct 2014

'If you turn it off, you don’t pay for it' – Shell’s long but cost-efficient journey to AWS and the cloud

How the money men were satisfied that virtualisation works for the oil giant
22 Oct 2014

Lufthansa to save €70m in annual IT infrastructure costs in mega-outsourcing deal with IBM

Airline giant to split-up and privatise IT arm in a deal that will cost €240m upfront, but save €70m annually in IT operating costs
22 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

Betfair rejects SAP, Oracle and Workday in favour of Fairsail for HR

Fairsail HRIS "a quarter of the price" per year compared to "not fit for purpose" SAP solution
20 Oct 2014

Google profits drop by five per cent year-on-year

Missed analyst target causes three per cent share price fall
17 Oct 2014

Choosing Google: An interview with United Biscuits' CIO Clifford Burroughs

United Biscuits CIO Clifford Burroughs on why the global company has become one of Google's biggest enterprise customers
16 Oct 2014

Intel profits surge as PC market recovers

Thirteen per cent rise in profits, eight per cent rise in sales in positive third quarter results
16 Oct 2014

Full-time IT positions down by nearly 10 per cent at London boroughs since 2012

Local authorities offer fewer permanent ICT jobs as cuts bite
14 Oct 2014

'We want to be the Rackspace of Domino’s Pizza,' says US-based manager

Domino's Pizza wants to leverage Splunk multi-tenant platform to countries outside of the US
14 Oct 2014

Seven million Dropbox user account details stolen, claim hackers

Hacker group claims to have accessed files of millions of Dropbox users and threatens to publish them in exchange for Bitcoin
14 Oct 2014

How Reed.co.uk does IT without an IT department

Mark Ridley, Reed.co.uk director of technology, explains how every team within the business pays for their own IT
14 Oct 2014

Symantec to split into separate storage and security firms

Move comes after similar announcement by HP and follows difficult few years for the security vendor
10 Oct 2014

BNP Paribas selects Splunk ahead of Logscape despite bigger price tag

Senior management, as well as developers, benefiting from platform that has replaced 10-year-old counter-party risk system
09 Oct 2014

Pret A Manger serves up improved staff satisfaction and efficiency with ServiceNow

'You could run it with boxing gloves, it’s that simple,' Pret director of IT Andy Chalklin says of ServiceNow
09 Oct 2014

Liam Maxwell: 'We need to reset our relationship with technology'

Government CTO signals the end of big outsourcing contracts to the likes of CSC and Capgemini, and bemoans the situation he was left in by his predecessor
09 Oct 2014