Computer Weekly – 17 April 2012: How to ensure smartphone security
In this week’s Computer Weekly, we examine the growing threat from smartphones being targeted by hackers and viruses as the devices are increasingly used for work, and ask security experts for their advice. Hospitality giant Mitchells & Butlers talks about its migration to the cloud and how the project helped change its relationship with suppliers. The CIO of Airbus discusses his IT priorities and how he spends €500m a year on IT. And our Buyer's Guide to data security looks in detail at the IT implications of the latest EU data protection reforms. Read the issue now.
Be prepared for smartphone attacks
Security researchers have been warning of mobile malware for at least the past two years, but we have yet to see any significant attacks. However, hackers are increasingly turning their attention to smartphones as reliance on mobile technology grows.
Cloud is a good fit for Mitchells & Butlers
The cloud was found to be a good fit for hospitality company Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) after it approached the IT service provider community with a set of outcomes rather than a list of technology requirements. M&B, which owns hospitality brands such as Harvester, O’Neill’s and All Bar One, is completing a project to harness a private cloud infrastructure with Fujitsu.
Commoditised IT lends Airbus the flexibility to navigate rapid change
Guus Dekkers became CIO of aircraft company Airbus and fighter aircraft manufacturer EADS in 2008. In an exclusive interview, he praises short-term IT contracts in the rapidly evolving world of aerospace R&D.
How to navigate the EU data reforms
The latest changes proposed for EU data protection rules will have significant implications for IT leaders. Computer Weekly asked IT and legal professionals what practical steps businesses can take to ensure they will be in the best possible position when the new rules finally go into effect.
Case study: Guide Dogs takes the lead in BPM plan
The Guide Dogs charity is embarking on a major rethink in the way it runs as part of a business process management (BPM) programme to modernise the 80-year-old organisation.
Opinion: Close the skills gap with work experience projects
Despite many roles being overwhelmed with applications, many employers still complain of a lack of the right skills, and few industries more so than IT. What role could and should work experience play in helping both parties, asks John McGlinchey, vice-president of CompTIA.
Realising the return on investment of self-service business intelligence
Users' ability to search for data and create their own reports is key to unlocking the value of BI.
This week's digital edition is sponsored by Computer Aid, Dell Secureworks and Gartner.