Computer Weekly is the UK's leading business technology publication. In this week's issue, we examine what reform of the UK's banks will mean for financial services IT strategies; we look at the problems of software licensing when moving to desktop virtualisation; discuss how to make sense of cloud computing, and provide part three of our guide to business intelligence.
Cover story: Financial services reform proposal poses legacy IT dilemma for banks
Financial services companies' IT departments are on high alert after the Independent Banking Commission recommended banks separate their retail and investment operations. Entire IT operations might face restructuring before the recommendations come into force - we examine the implications.
How hackers burgled the internet with the break-in of DigiNotar
There has been much speculation around the identity and motive of the hacker who was able to breach DigiNotar and issue fraudulent digital certificates for hundreds of websites, but what is the broader significance of the incident?
Lessons in innovation from abroad
As a new initiative launches to invest in innovation and bridge the gap between academia and commerce, Computer Weekly looks at what the UK can learn from Australian city Melbourne, which points to success being driven by a simpler and more generous tax relief system.
Opinion: Security skills don't match the threats of the future
IT security training needs a substantial boost, at all levels. But what's wrong with today's security skills? The biggest problem is that management competences are rooted in industrial age thinking. Paper policies and scripted processes dominate the sector, and governance systems operate on year-long cycles. We need a better solution, writes information security expert David Lacey.
Buyer's Guide to business intelligence - Part three: How agility will shape the future of BI
Earlier BI applications have too many limitations. For next-generation BI to be able to face the challenges of the modern business world - a world that does not fit into nice, neat models - it must operate on information without any borders or restrictions using agile technologies.
The business case for desktop virtualisation
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology can cut energy bills, increase business agility and improve mobile working flexibility. But licensing cost and complexity can wipe out the financial savings of a virtual desktop deployment.
How to make sense of cloud computing
The benefits of cloud computing may be easy to grasp but that is only the beginning. Big questions remain around which suppliers, which flavours of the cloud and what type of contracts are required to put together a successful cloud deployment strategy.
This issue is sponsored by: Huawei, McAfee and Oracle