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What's behind Huawei's UK expansion?

Chinese telecoms supplier's new Bristol research lab is but a small part of an ambitious three-year plan for Europe.
12 Jun 2014

NetApp helps CERN to crack riddle of the universe

Danny Palmer looks at the role NetApp storage technology is playing in CERN’s search for the Higgs Boson particle
12 Jun 2013

Research: first steps with big data

Getting a pilot study up and running requires the support of those who may not understand what big data is all about. John Leonard and Danny Palmer take a look at the issues
15 May 2013

Computing research: Web development for mobile users

The need to develop websites and apps for mobile platforms can put IT leaders back in the driving seat
20 Mar 2013

Computing research: Industrial control systems under attack

The systems controlling our nuclear facilities could be 20 years old and unpatched. What could possibly go wrong? John Leonard and Danny Palmer investigate
06 Mar 2013

Research: Virtualisation and the rise of audit anxiety in the datacentre

Audits have increased with the rise of virtualisation technology, spreading fear and loathing in the datacentre. John Leonard highlights the areas where IT leaders are most likely to come a cropper
23 Jan 2013

Computing research: taming the data monster

A look at some of the technologies Computing readers are deploying to tackle the enormous demand for storage
09 Jan 2013

Computing research: keeping data out of the wrong hands

John Leonard explains how organisation can safely navigate the changing threat landscape
26 Nov 2012

Research: how to bring printing and copying costs under control

The office printer is unloved, unmanaged and uneconomic. Does it have to be this way?
13 Nov 2012

Research: how SMEs can punch above their weight

John Leonard reports on how technology is giving small firms a fighting chance against better-resourced rivals
29 Oct 2012

Computing research: Big data and the quest for the ultimate truth

John Leonard discovers why organisations are turning their attention to data that lies outside enterprise databases
17 Oct 2012

Research: Virtualising mission-critical apps – part 2

John Leonard examines the technical and institutional hurdles to the virtualisation of core business systems
03 Oct 2012

Research: virtualising mission-critical applications

A Computing survey seeks to find out if mission-critical software is a barrier to consolidation
19 Sep 2012

Computing research: The power of data science

Stand aside BI Man. Extracting meaning and value from today’s unstructured business information is a job for the Data Scientist
04 Sep 2012

Computing research: Outsourcing, cloud computing and job security

Computing recently asked readers whether they are feeling less secure in their jobs than they were in 2010. Here are the results
22 Aug 2012

Computing Research: Microsoft Exchange 2010 – taking the plunge

John Leonard relays some practical advice based on expert best practice and readers’ experience
18 Jul 2012

Computing Research: Microsoft Exchange – the great migration

The path to becoming an Exchange 2010 user can be arduous, but it is a journey more and more enterprises are willing to make
04 Jul 2012

Computing research: the business of IT decision-making

John Leonard examines the extent to which business managers are involved in IT procurement decisions
19 Jun 2012

Leicester to host supercomputer capable of answering the ultimate questions

Multi-million pound supercomputer to help astro-physicists study universe
07 Jun 2012

Computing research: a who’s who of IT decision making

John Leonard reveals the influence that various job roles have over technology investment decisions
06 Jun 2012

Computing research: the many faces of IT disaster

From hardware failures to defecating pigeons, Computing examines multifarious threats facing datacentre managers
24 May 2012

Web of woe


22 May 2012

Computing research: how and why big data has hit the mainstream

Exclusive Computing research explores how and why big data is here, and what UK organisations are doing to manage it effectively
10 May 2012

Studying piles


09 May 2012