Features

Big science: Decoding the human genome and the mysteries of the universe with supercomputers

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Cambridge University experts explain how supercomputers and big data are helping answer some of science's thorniest questions
29 Jan 2015

Why the Hadoop big data bubble will continue to expand in 2015

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After HortonWorks' successful IPO, MapR and Cloudera are out to prove that they too can flourish on the public stage
27 Jan 2015

What does Tesco's sale of Dunnhumby mean for its data strategy?

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Dunnhumby set Tesco apart from its rivals by masterminding its Clubcard back in 1995. So why is the retailer now looking to jettison the data analytics pioneer?
14 Jan 2015

Will the EU data protection regulations shoot down cloud social media and big data?

The European Union plans to tighten-up data protection by passing regulations – not a directive – that will be applicable not just in the EU, but globally
24 Dec 2014

Top 10 IT security stories of 2014

Computing looks back at some of the more significant IT and enterprise security stories to take place this year.
16 Dec 2014

No change for government IT regardless of who wins the next election, believes Liam Maxwell

Government Digital Service CTO Liam Maxwell looks forward to continuing his role, regardless of the outcome of the general election in 2015
27 Nov 2014

Does Oracle's licensing leave its customers 'hostile and filled with deep-rooted mistrust'?

Computing hears from end-users and the UK Oracle User Group to find out whether CCL's report into Oracle resonates with customers
27 Nov 2014

Sainsbury's Matt Wills leads back-to-front DevOps revolution at grocery chain

IT infrastructure transformation at Sainsbury's as grocery chain updates IT and implements automated environments for DevOps
14 Nov 2014

Security-Officer-as-a-service - what does it mean and who is it for?

A cyber-skills shortage is leading smaller firms to opt for a part-time CISO, but does it keep them secure, and would it work for larger companies?
11 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

Oxford University's big data and Internet of Things project to 'create the NASA of biomedicine'

Oxford University and the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine creates project to harness big data to improve cancer treatment
27 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

Why is Salesforce so expensive?

Or is it? CIOs disagree as to the value provided by the software-as-a-service firm
21 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

DevOps - the latest in a long line of IT skills shortages, but how crucial is it?

BSkyB, Domino's Pizza and BNP Paribas all weigh in on how DevOps is evolving in their organisations
16 Oct 2014

AXA sharpens up its data act: an interview with CIO and COO Kevin Murray

AXA group CIO and COO Kevin Murray tells Sooraj Shah how the insurance giant is using data from a growing range of sources to better tailor its policies to the needs of its customers
25 Sep 2014

How IT keeps HS2 project on the right track

HS2 Ltd CIO James Findlay on the technology that could one day turn the government’s controversial high-speed rail vision into reality
25 Sep 2014

What's holding back in-memory databases?

While in-memory database technology offers huge performance improvements over conventional databases, a number of key shortcomings have held back adoption. But that may soon change. Graeme Burton reports
22 Sep 2014

Data analytics firms make a serious play for telematics

The rise of telematics in the insurance industry has data analytics vendors’ tongues wagging, Sooraj Shah investigates
18 Sep 2014

The transition from Spine to Spine 2 - a success story or yet another NHS IT failure?

Sooraj Shah reports on how the implementation of the Spine 2 – a platform that connects clinicians, patients and applications – is helping to restore the NHS’s reputation for project management
17 Sep 2014

Using mobile and big data to accommodate customer needs – an interview with Hotels.com CTO Thierry Bedos

Hotels.com CTO Thierry Bedos tells Danny Palmer how harnessing mobile and big data technology is allowing the hotel booking service to cater to the personal preferences of customers
22 Aug 2014

More than meets the eye: transforming IT at Jagex - an interview with head of IT Barry Zubel

Barry Zubel, head of IT at game developer Jagex, tells Danny Palmer about virtualising servers, automation and how IT infrastructure will be key to a smooth launch for their next big release
20 Aug 2014

Running a slick SaaS IT operation: an interview with BG Group global CIO Angus McCallum

Angus McCallum tells Danny Palmer how shifting towards software-as-a-service tools like Box and SunGard has improved efficiency and flexibility at the multinational oil and gas firm
15 Aug 2014

IT defenders still focused on same old foes

Despite the proliferation of mobile, social media and cloud, companies see the main threats as coming from weak passwords and insider theft
13 Aug 2014