Services and outsourcing

Capita and IBM battle for London’s congestion charge scheme

Congestion charge C road sign in London
Capita is the frontrunner for contract commencing October 2015
01 Oct 2013

UK rail users to get high-speed mobile broadband

Train leaving London with City skyline behind image
70 per cent of the travelling public to benefit from better coverage by 2019
01 Oct 2013

Cloud wars: AWS and Microsoft fight it out

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With AWS seemingly on a mission to wipe out on-premise computing, Peter Gothard hears how Microsoft is striking back with hybrid offerings that it believes better meet the needs of enterprise IT leaders
01 Oct 2013

Cloud SLAs are full of holes, so how do you establish trust?

Panelists at the Data Centre Summit 2013 discuss the best ways to approach cloud contracts
26 Sep 2013

'Location, location, location,' key to data centre security says Attenda

Location of data centre can also be key to services it offers, argues John Noakes of Attenda
25 Sep 2013

Approach to cloud security depends on whether you're John Travolta or Dennis Bergkamp

SaaSAssurance CEO Mark Dunne talks cloud security at Computing's Data Centre Summit
24 Sep 2013

Good news for cloud firms as more services quit the data centre

But cloud firms need to improve service levels and deliver on promises, according to research presented at the Computing Data Centre Summit 2013
24 Sep 2013

Computing's Data Centre Summit 2013

Stay tuned for all the latest news from the Data Centre Summit via the live Twitter feed
24 Sep 2013

NG Bailey awarded Ministry of Defence networking contract extension

NG Bailey will remain responsible for communications across more than 210 military bases
23 Sep 2013

Cost of building a data centre in Brazil is '40 per cent more than the US'

Frost & Sullivan analyst says costs of IT are extortionate in Brazil and could hold country back from capitalising on growth in sector
20 Sep 2013

Rackspace exec reveals five toolsets for getting more out of IaaS

Rackspace VP of technology says firms are not getting the most out of the cloud
20 Sep 2013

How can service providers survive in the age of Amazon?

With Amazon dominating the market for cloud infrastructure services, two companies offer alternative approaches at GigaOm's Structure Europe conference
19 Sep 2013

California Academy deploys Avere to optimise CGI at world's largest all-digital planetarium

The California Academy of Sciences Morrison Planetarium houses the world's largest all digital planetarium
19 Sep 2013

Cool future for data centres as efficiency comes first

Verne Global CEO Jeff Monroe tells Computing that data centres in energy efficient locations will only become more popular
18 Sep 2013

Digitalbox returns to Experian QAS data management after 'bad move' away

CEO tells Computing why Digitalbox re-adopted Experian QAS after things went 'very, very wrong' with its replacement
13 Sep 2013

NAO: £480bn of government revenues and £210bn of expenditure reliant on legacy ICT systems

Public sector performance in managing legacy ICT systems is 'patchy', says Amyas Morse
11 Sep 2013

Angry Birds creator Rovio deploys Basho Riak NoSQL solution

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