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Microsoft Azure failure explained: configuration changes sent systems into infinite loop

Changes to storage configuration crashed the system and also took down monitoring dashboards
21 Nov 2014

IBM patents 'data privacy engine' to simplify and secure international e-business

Data privacy engine will help businesses protect personal data as it is transferred between countries, including across private clouds, claims IBM
20 Nov 2014

Microsoft Azure suffers huge outage affecting websites and Office 365

Northern and Western European customers could still be affected by glitch
19 Nov 2014

John Lewis builds own BPM application on the Appian Cloud platform

Allows all aspects of sales of home furnishings and fitted kitchens to be tracked and managed in one place
17 Nov 2014

We could learn something from Salesforce when it comes to marketing, admits Tibco CEO Ranadivé

CEO Vivek Ranadivé and COO Murray Rode discuss the need to focus on the 'prosumer' and the pressures that led to the private equity buyout
07 Nov 2014

Illumination's Bruno Mahe on why 'Minions' animation studio selected Avere cloud servers over Hitachi and EMC

Animation firm's head of technology explains how Avere Systems benefits production of films like the upcoming Minions
05 Nov 2014

What were delegates' key take aways from Computing's Data Centre and Infrastructure Summit 2014?

Delegates were involved in many discussions at Computing's Data Centre and Infrastructure Summit 2014 - here are some of their key take aways on the day.
05 Nov 2014

Microsoft and Dropbox to offer Dropbox integration with Office365 – starting with Apple iOS and Android, not Windows Phone

Deal represents shift at Microsoft to provide more integration with third-party cloud services
05 Nov 2014

Why the Department of Health moved 12,000 users to a private cloud

The Department of Health's Bob Armstrong explains the thinking behind the Atos-led, £74m-plus ‘Open Service’ project
05 Nov 2014

Unilever moves its HR system to the cloud with Workday HCM

Fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer Unilever presses on with cloud strategy after opting for SAP HANA Cloud
04 Nov 2014

Orchestrating workload across public and private cloud

Intel lays down its strategy for dealing with infrastructure, endpoint and other technical considerations.
03 Nov 2014

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