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August 18, 2014  9:58 AM

CIOs need to nurture raw IT talent to power the future economy

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CIO, IT Works, Skills

Each year, with the publication of A-level results, hundreds of thousands of school leavers embark on a journey that ultimately fuels the talent pool feeding the UK...

May 16, 2014  3:27 PM

Big data technology has its work cut out to harness web analytics

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CIO



January 14, 2014  11:46 AM

Will Microsoft pursue a single Windows kernel?

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CIO, Windows 7

During the Build developer's conference in April, Microsoft is expected to reveal more details of a future version of Windows codenamed Threshold.

Rumours on the web suggest that Threshold could become...


May 29, 2013  4:16 PM

Video interview: Kim Stevenson, CIO Intel on BYOD

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CIO

I recently spoke to Kim Stevenson, CIO at Intel. When she started in IT, people used to try to issue one device per employee. She says Intel has been running BYOD for three years. "People like choice and they pick devices for the work they wish to accomplish." At Intel, this means becoming...


April 8, 2013  2:47 PM

Tackling the Big Blue software licensing challenge

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CIO, Licensing

In this guest post Martin Prendergast, CEO and co-founder, Concorde Solutions and board Member, Cloud Industry Forum, writes about issues to consider when licensing IBM software.

Enterprise software can represent as much as...


April 5, 2013  12:48 PM

Five facts on Dell (Denali)

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CIO

Denali is the holding company through which Michael Dell hopes to reinvent Dell. A US securities and exchange filing at the end of March shows the company will actively...


January 17, 2013  3:54 PM

Software licence audits: Confidence in Your Choices

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CIO, Guest Blog, Legal: The Technology Counsel, rants, Software Choices

Over the last few weeks Computer Weekly has written about software licensing and how suppliers are demanding IT departments run costly software audits. At the same time, we have started looking at the complexities of licensing, such as in a


November 1, 2012  1:11 PM

Windows 8: worth the wait?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
CIO

Windows 8 is out, the Microsoft Store in New York is open and Surface has surfaced. Times are certainly changing for Microsoft as it takes aim at Apple with a consumer friendly device and OS. Microsoft needs to win hearts and minds. But the winning formula that  has given it a licence to...


October 18, 2012  10:36 AM

Oracle pushes proprietary, but can it keep ahead in hardware?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
CIO

Oracle is well and truly pushing engineered (ie proprietary) systems.Speaking yesterday in London, Oracle president Mark Hurd claimed that Oracle's vertically integrated stack combining hardware, middleware, database and enterprise applications, has been pre-integrated so customers do...


September 11, 2012  3:31 PM

Calling Apple: Are you good for business?

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CIO

An article on Forbes has quoted the latest research from Forrester, which predicts Apple will sell $7 billion worth of Macs and $10 billion of iPads in the...


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