Services and outsourcing

Contactless bank cards to be accepted on tube network

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TfL says cards will be accepted on Underground, Overground and DLR services from September 16
25 Jul 2014

CTO interview: Technology and tradition at the London Metal Exchange

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Insourcing IT at the London Metal Exchange is just the start of a slew of new projects, chief technology officer Robin Paine tells Graeme Burton
23 Jul 2014

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

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

IBM in big data deal with aero-engine maker Pratt & Whitney

IBM to analyse engine data to improve reliability and prolong engine life
17 Jul 2014

KPMG and Imperial College London team up in bid to help businesses exploit big data analytics

Partnership claims that new centre will help put UK at the forefront of data science
15 Jul 2014

Fujitsu to invest £1.15bn in new global cloud push

New data centre planned for the UK as part of a renewed cloud push by Fujitsu
14 Jul 2014

CIO interview: Unite head of IT Paul Mease

Unite head of IT Paul Mease tells Danny Palmer how he’s ensuring the right IT infrastructure is in place to support the union’s 1.4 million members
04 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Austerity? What austerity?

Austerity never comes for the outsourcing companies whose income has risen by a quarter, according to the Institute for Government
01 Jul 2014

Bestival selects Six Degrees Group to underpin festival website infrastructure

Music festival opts for scalable solution to manage demand in run-up to and during four-day event
26 Jun 2014

Secret trade treaty will undermine cloud data sovereignty rules

The draft Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) – currently being negotiated in secret – will bar countries from making cloud data rules
20 Jun 2014

Enterprise Mobility Summit 2014: Most organisations still based on traditional client/server – but change is happening

Citrix expects a long transition period as mobility and cloud march hand-in-hand
16 Jun 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch hastens international expansion with GT Nexus cloud solution

Supply chain management tool allowing distribution centres to become far more efficient
11 Jun 2014

Highways Agency selects BAE Systems Applied Intelligence to improve national IT estate

Deal worth £7.5m over three years
11 Jun 2014

Estonian plan for 'data embassies' overseas to back up government databases

Data-hosting plan driven by fear of Russian invasion or cyber attack
30 May 2014

Atos to acquire Bull in all-French €620m deal

Atos to buy Bull to beef-up its presence in France and computer security
27 May 2014

"I want to hear teachers saying get your mobiles out, not put them away"

South Staffordshire College director of strategy and infrastructure Jamie Smith tells Computing how the college is improving learning through BYOD
21 May 2014

Francis Maude claims G-Cloud procurement spend now over £175m

Cabinet Office minister tells Public Sector Show that over half of sales are going to SMEs.
14 May 2014

Small business cloud: the importance of partnership

Cloud computing is changing the landscape for small businesses and suppliers must provide more dedicated support
13 May 2014

Harrow Council on the hunt for ICT services in £100m tender

Vendor has to cover infrastructure, applications and service management
09 May 2014

Amazon brings desktop-as-a-service to Europe – Windows 7, of course, not Windows 8

Amazon Web Services WorkSpaces now available out of Amazon's Dublin data centre
07 May 2014

South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council in £1.5m shared services deal with Civica

Agreement designed to make authorities more efficient by digitising services and cutting costs
07 May 2014

Kingfisher to ‘revolutionise’ IT service desk with ServiceNow

Europe's largest DIY retailer deploying a proof-of-concept now, looks to roll out full system by September
06 May 2014

London Metal Exchange 'insources' its IT team

One hundred employees return to tend the IT function at the LME
01 May 2014

Knowledge 14: 'ServiceNow is like a box of Lego'

Elmer de Valk, managing consultant for Plat4mation, talks about ServiceNow's modular approach to PaaS
30 Apr 2014