Computer Weekly – 21 August 2012: How the credit crunch changed the face of banking IT
In this week’s Computer Weekly, we look at how IT has changed in financial services, five years after the start of the credit crunch. The BBC's chief technology officer talks about the broadcaster's widely praised Olympics coverage. Our buyer's guide to IT for SMEs examines the benefits of IT lifecycle management. IT leaders discuss the latest trends in software development. And as open source grows in popularity, we review the latest version of the leading Linux distribution, Ubuntu. Read the issue now.
How the credit crunch changed the face of IT in financial services firms
The UK banking sector’s IT infrastructure is no longer fit for purpose and risks damaging the economy with glitches such as the recent RBS software outage, says a new report. We look at how financial services IT has changed since the credit crunch.
Buyer's guide to SME IT – part one: Optimising IT assets
A full lifecycle management approach to hardware can help small businesses extract the greatest value from their IT purchases.
Review: What Ubuntu did next
Ask a non-Linux user to name a Linux distribution and the most likely candidate for recognition will be Ubuntu. With its latest release for desktop and server, the question now is whether this well-branded and well-supported free and open source operating system has truly come of age.
The business side of programming
Given the right opportunities, software developers have a lot to contribute to innovation in the business, particularly with the growing interest in agile development methods.
Preparation key to smooth delivery of the Olympic Games, says BBC CTO
The BBC delivered 2.8 petabytes of data on the busiest day of the London 2012 Olympic Games, along with the largest online mobile streaming ever, at 12 million video requests. What was it like behind the scenes of the most widely broadcast Games ever?
Can IT investment in schools keep pace with technology advances?
The profound changes in the education sector promise to cast long shadows over the future of IT investment in schools, prompting the question of whether the next generation is getting access to the right technology crucial to the digital world.
Council invests in innovative ideas
Staffordshire County Council CIO Sander Kristel talks about the benefits of a forward-thinking approach to IT.
Opinion: 440 million reasons to learn three IT risk lessons
You might wonder when a major problem will strike your IT department, but it’s easier to prevent than you might think. To prevent IT failures, leaders need to take three key lessons to heart, writes Brian Barnier, risk advisor with IT security group Isaca.
This week's digital edition is sponsored by Intel, Skillsoft and West Herts College.