Computer Weekly – 31 July 2012: Previewing Microsoft Office 2013
In this week’s Computer Weekly, we look at the new features of the latest version of Microsoft’s ubiquitous productivity software, Office 2013, likely to be released later this year. Nationwide building society tells us how virtual testing helped speed up development of online services. We analyse Nokia’s latest financial results and ask if Windows Phone 8 will save the ailing phone maker. Wireless networking brings new IT security challenges – we examine the issues. And part one of our buyer’s guide to big data looks at the challenges of this emerging trend. Read the issue now.
Exploring touch, cloud and social enterprise in Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the new Office, describing it at the “biggest, most ambitious release in our history”. We delve into the features and functionality of Microsoft's latest Office software.
Nationwide banks on virtual testing of online services
Nationwide is using a virtualised environment to test its internet banking system to cut costs and development time for new online services.
Buyer’s Guide to big data – part one: How to make sense of the big data universe
The prospect of analysing big data can appear daunting, so we look at what data you need, where to find it and how to break it down into manageable, meaningful chunks.
Will Microsoft’s push for Windows 8 be enough to save Nokia’s skin?
Nokia is banking on Microsoft's campaign but it may not be sufficient to save the handset maker after second quarter results showed a 19% drop in sales, a 39% fall in smartphone shipments.
Network security controls struggle to keep pace with wireless devices
Network security controls and practices are among the most mature, but can businesses be sure that some network traffic is not sneaking past traditional controls, especially with the proliferation of mobile wireless and other IP-enabled devices?
London Stock Exchange IT platform leads the world in trading services
The London Stock Exchange is using its core technology to become an investment industry service provider, offering industrialised trading technology and direct trading services, says CIO Antoine Shagoury.
Opinion: Addressing the IT gender imbalance with courage
Gender balance, equality, diversity – these all feel like themes that you have to discuss with some trepidation, the sort of subjects that it is far easier to avoid – but they are key to solving the IT skills crisis, writes James Hallahan, managing director of recruitment firm Mortimer Spink.
This issue is sponsored by Fujitsu, Intel, Northumbria University, QA, Quantum, Skillsoft and Splunk.