Services and outsourcing

The new business ‘ecosystem’: Tapping into a partner’s skill set

danny-reeves-balfour-beatty
The CIOs of Balfour Beatty and TfL tell Sooraj Shah how they have combated the IT skills crisis by leveraging third party resources
31 Jul 2014

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

david-gooding-biffa
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

Executives don't think CIOs help accelerate business progress, says Forrester report

Forrester suggests the CIO isn't respectecd by some business peers
Forrester research suggests a lack of respect for the work of IT from other departments
29 Jul 2014

Engineering a new infrastructure: an interview with Balfour Beatty CIO Danny Reeves

Balfour Beatty CIO Danny Reeves describes how the company has moved away from a 'closed-shop’ approach to IT and is now modernising its infrastructure in partnership with key suppliers
28 Jul 2014

Government ‘loses £700m legal battle with Fujitsu’ over failed NHS IT project

2008 sacking from NPfIT could leave NHS with biggest payout in its 60-year history
28 Jul 2014

PernixData FVP virtualization software takes SEGA’s storage to the next level

SEGA Networks adopts PernixData FVP software to optimise gaming service platform
28 Jul 2014

Contactless bank cards to be accepted on tube network

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

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

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