Services and outsourcing

Backbytes: Austerity? What austerity?

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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

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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

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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

Knowledge 14: 'We're closing all our data centres' - Creative Artists Agency CIO

Speaking to Computing at Knowledge 14, Michael Keithley explains why he's moving all the celebrity talent agency's infrastructure into the cloud - even if some of his peers remain wary.
30 Apr 2014

Knowledge 14: Enterprise IT bloated and under automated, says ServiceNow CEO

"Why are there so many damn people and so little automation?" asks Frank Slootman
30 Apr 2014

Knowledge 14: 'Cloudification' requires IT to evolve - ServiceNow CEO Frank Slootman

President and CEO of ServiceNow tells Knowledge 14 conference in San Francisco that IT needs to be the backbone of the enterprise
29 Apr 2014

US court says cloud companies must hand over ALL data on demand, regardless of where it is held

Holding data overseas doesn't exempt cloud computing companies from US government data grabs
28 Apr 2014

Fashion house Paul Smith saves £840k in one year after launching hybrid cloud strategy with Microsoft

Head of IT Lee Bingham believes no other vendor could provide the same benefits
28 Apr 2014

Amazon increase in expenses eats into profit growth

Web firm's commitment to expansion eats into outgoings, but profit still growing – just not as quickly as it was
25 Apr 2014

IBM, HP, Atos chasing Lufthansa IT infrastructure business

Company "in talks with several sector heavyweights"
22 Apr 2014