Services and outsourcing

Angry Birds creator Rovio deploys Basho Riak NoSQL solution

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NoQSL scalability enables Rovio to cope with fluctuating data demands from millions of users
10 Sep 2013

The limits of IT outsourcing

Forget outsourcing, it’s time for more insourcing suggests John Leonard
10 Sep 2013

Virgin Trains invites bids for new HR and payroll system

Virgin Trains wants a solution that can integrate with existing HR systems
09 Sep 2013

BBC issues tender of up to £144m for newsroom computer system software

Software will support more than 11,000 users, in contract that could run for 18 years
09 Sep 2013

Department of Health invites bids for £450m electronic staff record system

Current contract with supplier expires in August 2015
06 Sep 2013

Local data centres for local people

Why traipse all the way to the supermarket when you’ve a perfectly good corner shop? Peter Gothard looks at the trend for local, boutique data centres
04 Sep 2013

Is the writing on the wall for the in-house data centre?

While more and more organisations are happy to rely on third parties to run their core systems, talk of the imminent demise of the in-house data centre is wide of the mark
03 Sep 2013

Research: How WANs are moving down the size scale

No longer the preserve of enterprises, wide area networks are now finding a home in much smaller organisations
03 Sep 2013

Vodafone and HSBC extend telecoms partnership

Multi-million pound deal sees Vodafone continue to support 21,000 HSBC employees
02 Sep 2013

Will it ever learn? HP still on the lookout for acquisitions

Few companies have a worse track record of acquisitions in recent years, but HP CEO Meg Whitman is nevertheless in the market for deals of up to $1.5bn
23 Aug 2013

Business-critical systems sales fall by one-quarter at HP

Third quarter results show revenues down eight per cent as big systems sales tank
22 Aug 2013

Dragon's Den star Piers Linney: It will take five to 10 years for cloud to mature

New 'Dragon' believes that all firms will be able to leverage the cloud in 10 years
22 Aug 2013

Lambeth Council selects Capita for customer services in £3.4m deal

Nine-year contract includes work to optimise contact centre processes
20 Aug 2013

Google introduces encryption to Google Cloud Storage - but NSA will still have easy access

Server-side encryption will secure user data from attack. But Google will hold the keys
16 Aug 2013

Virgin Money extends Fujitsu’s mainframe contract

Fujitsu had been providing its operating environment to Northern Rock for 20 years
15 Aug 2013

'Google, Amazon and Facebook will gobble up cloud competition' - Trainline IS Director

Josko Grljevic believes the future will be dominated by big cloud providers
09 Aug 2013

Data centre budgets and public cloud adoption on the rise, says report

Uptime Institute research reveals 77 per cent of businesses saw data centre budgets grow in the last year
09 Aug 2013

Licensing consumes most IT budget, patching absorbs most time

Computing surveyed over 100 IT professionals about the biggest consumers of IT budgets and man hours
07 Aug 2013

IBM barred from Australian state after presiding over 16,000 per cent overspend on payroll project

Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM? They might do: Queensland bars IBM from new contracts 'until it improves its governance and contracting practices' after £695m payroll debacle
07 Aug 2013

HMRC's five-year plan as renewal approaches on Capgemini's Aspire contract

The tax authority is moving from a monolithic IT systems architecture to a ‘multi-sourced model’ with an integrator and multiple suppliers. Graeme Burton talks to HMRC’s outgoing CIO, Mark Hall, and Capgemini’s Craig Mills
07 Aug 2013

PRISM could cost US cloud firms $35bn but benefit European providers

Distrust about what happens with information is already pushing customers away from American cloud providers, says report
06 Aug 2013

Does cloud adoption spell the end for the IT department?

Microsoft chief envisioning officer Dave Coplin tells Computing what increasing cloud adoption among enterprises means for the teams tasked with managing in-house IT
05 Aug 2013

CIO interview Ben Hetherington: B&Q owner Kingfisher flies across Europe in the cloud

Kingfisher's group service delivery manager explains how the firm is standardising its UK and European services onto one platform with help from the cloud
02 Aug 2013

'Security? We've heard of it': Cloud contracts hazy on security, says Gartner

Gartner slams cloud computing companies for ambiguous contracts
01 Aug 2013