Computer Weekly – 22 May 2012: Why Tesco is spending £150m online
In this week’s Computer Weekly, we talk exclusively to Tesco CIO Mike McNamara about why the UK's biggest retailer is spending £150m on its online business. The London 2012 Olympics is only weeks away; we look at how IT testing is progressing. RSA chief Art Coviello tells us how the security firm recovered from its embarrassing security breach. Our latest Buyer's Guide analyses the trends in storage and back-up technology. And we ask the experts how to balance the demands of compliance and data security. Read the issue now.
Tesco transforms retail strategy to exploit potential of online platforms
"I don’t think we have an online strategy, we have a retail strategy that is increasingly digital,” says Tesco CIO Mike McNamara. Tesco recently outlined a £1bn investment strategy in the UK following disappointing sales, with £150m earmarked for investment across its online channels.
Team Atos faces final hurdles as 2012 Olympics IT dress rehearsal goes live
The Atos Origin team in control of the complex IT supporting the London 2012 Olympic Games are simulating the live environment for a week in the final dress rehearsal before the games start.
Buyer's Guide to storage and back-up – part one: Derive maximum value from storage
In 2011, storage represented an average of 15% of the total IT budget. Making the wrong bets on how you architect your storage environment could cause this number to grow more than your finance chief might like. We assess the changing storage landscape and identify how the various technologies can be implemented to maximum effect.
Striking a balance between compliance and security
If organisations are to minimise risk, they must find ways of bending compliance to the service of security and not the other way around.
Taking a lead role on the security stage
Security breaches at large corporations, governments and even military organisations are becoming increasingly commonplace, but when an IT security firm is breached, it still causes more than a little stir. Particularly when that IT security firm is RSA.
Offshored jobs and poor training will lead to skills crisis, says survey
IT professionals lament the drive to outsource and inadequate IT training as contributing to an expected shortage of UK-based IT skills, as demand for digital expertise accelerates, according to a survey of Computer Weekly readers.
Opinion: Why relationships are everything to your career
Top IT and business leaders spend 50% of their time networking and relationship building, says business psychologist and former CIO Robina Chatham.
Evoking the romance of engineering to fill the UK technician skills deficit
Demand for technical skills is increasing but technician recruitment is failing to keep pace. Politicians have suggested the gap can be closed by recreating the romance that once surrounded British engineering and innovation.
This week's digital edition is sponsored by Computer Aid, Fujitsu and Skillsoft.