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So you've finished your Microsoft Windows XP migration project? Now on to Windows Server 2003

With support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 ceasing in April 2015, organisations will need to act fast to migrate applications onto something more modern
31 Oct 2014

The cloud awaits, but are you ready for the jump?

Cloud and virtualisation is there for the taking, but deploying systems beyond the bricks and mortar data centre can be a difficult journey...
31 Oct 2014

Microsoft Azure platform 'much more evolved' than OpenStack says CTO Russinovich

Supporting OpenStack 'makes no sense' for Microsoft at this point, says cloud chief
29 Oct 2014

How UKTV's Ben Hine is using cloud, mobile and BYOD to 'give employees more technology than anywhere else in television'

UKTV's Ben Hine explains how a flexible working culture based on mobile and cloud technology is driving innovation at the popular TV company
29 Oct 2014

‘With cloud computing, security becomes more of a concern,’ says UKTV director of technology

But combining use of mobile, cloud based working with education about security threats makes for a much more innovative and creative working environment, Ben Hine tells Computing.
28 Oct 2014

Hybrid cloud – the future is open source

Open-source projects like OpenStack and Docker give enterprises a more affordable and flexible alternative to proprietary hybrid cloud services
28 Oct 2014

McLaren Mercedes battles cyber attacks by nation states - and staff intent on using Dropbox

McLaren Mercedes CIO Stuart Birrell describes how the organisation needs to protect itself from cyber attacks - and staff all too quick to share information online
27 Oct 2014

Former Dow Jones CIO Stephen Orban moves to Amazon Web Services

Dow Jones runs all of its Asia traffic through AWS in project that was headed by Orban
27 Oct 2014

LHK Fine Wines uncorks custom CRM/ERP system based on the Netsuite cloud platform

Company explains why Netsuite was chosen over SAP, Microsoft and Salesforce, and describes the advantages the new system has brought to the small business
24 Oct 2014

Top 10 news stories of the week: BPM is dead, coders are dead and soon the cloud will kill the rest of us anyway

It might be a few days until Halloween, but IT industry news this week had a definite theme of horrible demise. But which sepulchral story proved the most popular?
24 Oct 2014

How the use of real-time data on iPads could change the face of women's tennis

New WTA rule that comes into effect in 2015 allows coaches to give their players tips on-court using real-time data provided by SAP
24 Oct 2014

Public cloud in 2014: same old pros, same old cons?

Computing polled hundreds of IT leaders about their attitude to, and experience of, public cloud services. John Leonard analyses the responses
22 Oct 2014

'If you turn it off, you don’t pay for it' – Shell’s long but cost-efficient journey to AWS and the cloud

How the money men were satisfied that virtualisation works for the oil giant
22 Oct 2014

BPM software has 'nowhere to go' - says leading BPM software company

Appian CEO Matt Calkins explains why business process management software has hit the end of the road, and how custom applications will replace it
20 Oct 2014

How cloud computing - and other new technology - could lead to the destruction of humanity

Cloud computing is one of a slew of emerging technologies that, together, could render humanity redundant
17 Oct 2014

‘Trust has gone from cloud providers,’ argues security expert following Snapchat, iCloud and Dropbox breaches

Data breaches and NSA snooping mean trust in cloud providers won't return for some time, Dr Kevin Curran tells Computing
15 Oct 2014

Like Jennifer Lawrence’s naked photo leak, the Snappening is another example of why we shouldn't trust cloud services

The 'Snappening', the Apple iCloud hack and even hapless Brooks Newmark MP all demonstrate how people can be too quick to trust 'the cloud' with their data
14 Oct 2014

Seven million Dropbox user account details stolen, claim hackers

Hacker group claims to have accessed files of millions of Dropbox users and threatens to publish them in exchange for Bitcoin
14 Oct 2014

Salesforce Wave: Cloud-based analytics that 'should feel like Angry Birds'

Salesforce execs thrown into the lion pit of a press Q&A session. SVP analytics says beta testers laughed when they used Wave
14 Oct 2014

Can Salesforce.com take on SAP, Oracle and IBM in cloud-based analytics?

Believe the hype? The anticipated Salesforce.com analytics solution, and the SAP-Birst partnership are just the latest in a string of cloud analytics announcements. John Leonard surveys the landscape
10 Oct 2014

SAP and Birst collaborate to offer cloud-based analytics on Hana

Engineering partnership promises high-speed analytics from a single cloud platform
09 Oct 2014

CIOs and the cloud - the importance of the IT team

One of the reasons why so many IT teams have been slow to embrace cloud services is that they feel they might be signing their own redundancy notices. But is this true? This seminar looks at the role of the CIO and the evolution of the IT team.
08 Oct 2014

CIOs and the cloud – staying in control

The advent of cloud has changed the nature of the role of CIO in a number of ways. These changes could be seen as largely positive or mostly negative, depending on the type of organisation you work for. This seminar looks into the cloud from the point of view of the CIO and how to stay in control.
08 Oct 2014

Forget the postponed IPO, Box may struggle just to survive, says Accellion CEO

Accellion's Yorgen Edholm says competitive pressures will intensify in the enterprise public cloud
07 Oct 2014