Computer Weekly – 24 July 2012: What Estonia can teach us about government IT
In this week’s Computer Weekly, UK government digital chief Mike Bracken tells us why Estonia is a role model for online public services and the use of open source. Retailer Asda talks about how a software overhaul is improving its e-commerce and supply chain operations. We look at the fastest growing niche in the tech world – supercomputers. An exclusive survey investigates the reasons for the lack of women in IT – and how male and female attitudes to the issue differ. And the final part of our buyer’s guide to healthcare IT looks at how consumer technology can help the NHS. Read the issue now.
Estonia is a role model for digital and open source in public sector IT
Estonia has one of the most advanced online public service portfolios in the world and is held up by some as a model for the UK’s digital remit. Earlier this year Mike Bracken, head of the Government Digital Service, visited the country to see what the UK could learn.
Case study: Software delivers for Asda Direct
Asda is deploying software from Manhattan Associates to support the future growth of its general merchandise e-commerce operation Asda Direct.
What you need to know about supercomputers
At the forefront of technological advancements, high-performance computing and its far-reaching potential is hindered only by the shortcomings of the humans employed to utilise it.
Buyer’s Guide to healthcare IT – part three: Taking the tablets to boost efficiency
We look at how consumer technology trends are improving healthcare provision in the NHS.
How men and women disagree on why IT is less attractive to women
Men and women disagree over the reasons why females may find a career in technology less attractive than men, according to exclusive Computer Weekly research.
Businesses migrate to Malaysia for skills, infrastructure and workforce
Businesses are increasingly taking advantage of the economic and political benefits of setting up operations in Malaysia, whether to gain access to a highly skilled but low-cost workforce to support global operations, or as a stepping stone to high-growth economies in the region.
Opinion: European court legalises second-hand software
In a landmark decision, the European Union Court of Justice ruled that the reselling of used software licences is legal. The implications on international trade, intellectual property enforcement and IT asset management are enormous, writes Glenn Wilson, executive vice-president of the International Association of IT Asset Managers.
This week's edition is sponsored by Gartner, GE Healthcare and RES Software.