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December 3, 2012  5:06 PM

Most businesses to spend more on security in 2013

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budget, consultants, Security, Techtarget

Some 40% of organisations in the UK and Europe expect their IT security budgets to increase in 2013 in response to increased security threats, research from Computer Weekly and TechTarget reveals. Some 34% expect security budgets to remain the same and only 5% expect any decrease in budget. However, in a reflection of financial uncertainty in the economy, 21% said they did not know how their security spending would look next year.

Security Purchasing Intentions 2013.gifYou can find out more about businesses IT security priorities next year by download this free 75 page report, exclusively for Computer Weekly members.
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November 28, 2012  10:28 AM

Track Wipro’s share price

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IT services, Wipro

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Wipro, India’s 4th largest service company, is expanding in three core areas:  data analytics ; multichannel and mobile technology and cloud computing. The company lists Morrisons supermarket chain, Talk Talk, and Thames Water among its major customers.

For more informtion download an exclusive Computer Weekly analysis of Wipro here.

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October 4, 2012  5:08 PM

UK IT spending plans in 2012

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IT departments in the UK are taking a more cautious approach to IT spending, than those in North America and Asia. In the UK, around 38% of organisations plan to step up spending on IT in 2012, compared with nearly 60% worldwide. Similarly in the UK 33% plan to reduce their IT budgets, compared with the global average of 22%.

For more UK IT spending trends, download Computer Weekly’s UK IT Priorities report (right)

October 2, 2012  3:07 PM

IT budget growth worldwide in 2012

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IT spending growth shows considerable variations worldwide, Computer Weekly/Tech Target’s UK IT Priorities Research reveals. Growth is healthiest in Asia, which has largely escaped the economic downturn.

North America is more bullish than the UK which is taking a
more conservative approach to IT spending.

Although many companies (58%) still expect to spend more in 2012 than 2011, that percentage is down from 64% in 2011. That is still a far cry from the 34% that expected their IT budgets to increase in 2010, when the recession had IT fully in its grip.

For more IT priorities, download a copy of the research report here.

July 31, 2012  10:52 AM

Take-up of TOGAF doubles in 12 months

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Togaf Growth.jpgSource: The Open Group

The take up of the enterprise architecture methodology, TOGAF, is booming, the latest figures from The Open Group show.

The number of individuals with TOGAF 9 certification has doubled over the past 9 months. The number of individuals certified as of the 1st July 2012 was 14,851, an increase of 7,640 in the past 12 months.

The TOGAF framework is used by businesses as a tool to improve efficiency. Take-up has been greatest in the UK, closely followed by the USA, Netherlands and Australia.

You can download in-depth reports and guides on TOGAF from the Computer Weekly research library.

July 16, 2012  12:16 PM

How long should you store Big Data ?

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As businesses invest more in analytics technology to extract valuable intelligence from business data, managing and storing that data becomes more challenging.

This graph shows which types of data companies typically retain for the longest. Source files, customer records and organisational records are at the top of the list.

One difficulty is that much valuable company data is stored in spread sheets and documents held on people’s personal computers.

Managing this data requires a proper information lifecycle strategy which ranks data by its value to the organisation.

You can find out more here in this report from Cognizant.

July 12, 2012  11:03 AM

Why women really don’t want to work in IT ?

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IT, survey, Women


Why are there so few women in the in the IT profession ? Men and women have very different views on the problem.

Ask the guy’s and they blame the geeky nature of IT and the failings of the education system. Ask the women on the other hand, and its the combination of the male culture in IT and having to work harder if your a women.

One thing that both men and women agree: being the only women in a team full of men is a real deterrent.

You can find out more in our Women in Technology survey.

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July 11, 2012  10:53 AM

Cisco: interactive share price tracker

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To learn more download Computer Weekly’s special report on Cisco.

Packed with graphs and diagrams this independent briefing is essential for any organisation thinking of working with Cisco.

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July 10, 2012  9:44 AM

Tablet computers are trickling down from the boardroom

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Tablet computers are trickling down from the board room into the rest of the organisation, according to this analysis of tablets in small and medium sized businesses. IT department and developers are the second biggest users of tablets, followed by sales executives and sales personnel.

You can find out more about tablets in the enterprise in this exclusive report from Booz&Co.

July 9, 2012  4:59 PM

Can apprenticeships plug the IT skills gap ?

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Opinions are divided whether modern apprenticeship schemes are a solution to the shortages of skilled IT professionals facing many organisations, this Computer Weekly poll shows. However, nearly half of the 106 IT professionals who responded think it has an important role to play. Certainly, as more skills are outsourced, there is a need to replace the traditional entry level jobs that provided a route into the profession in the past.

You can add your views to the Computer Weekly poll here.

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