Computer Weekly – 11 September 2012: Tablets mean business
In this week’s Computer Weekly, we look at the challenges of using tablet computers in the workplace, and examine how IT consumerisation is changing the PC market and shaking up its major players. Microsoft has launched Windows Server 2012 - we review the new features in the most widely used server operating system. The director of the government's G-Cloud gives an update on progress of the high-profile project. And we talk to Warren East, CEO of UK tech success story, chip designer ARM. Read the issue now.
Buyer's Guide to tablets – part one: Challenges of office mobility
The humble laptop and mobile phone are rapidly being usurped by the smartphone and the current generation of touchscreen tablets, enabling users to shift a significant part of their IT away from a traditional desktop or laptop.
Windows Server 2012: Microsoft serves up a feast of features
Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012 is based on the same code as Windows 8, and some new features appear in both, such as the virtual storage manager, Storage Spaces. While the client team was busy re-imagining Windows for tablets, the server team was able to take a more measured approach, building on existing features such as Hyper-V virtualisation and PowerShell automation, and continuing themes first seen in Server 2008.
Shifting business PC landscape will change the future of IT procurement
The PC market in Europe is changing, and this change could transform the way businesses buy PCs. For IT directors contemplating a PC refresh, the market is evolving. Dell, Toshiba and HP are no longer automatic choices as IT consumerisation brings new alternatives.
Keeping the growth slow and steady
Warren East, CEO of chip designer ARM, talks about machine-to-machine technology, on-going patent wars and keeping the company independent.
The dangers of APTs to business and how to mitigate threats to data
Stuxnet, Duqu, Flame and Gauss have nothing to do with businesses that are not involved in finance and critical national infrastructure or government and military contracts – or at least this is the belief behind many organisations’ failure to take these and other advanced persistent threats (APTs) into consideration as part of their information security strategy.
Taking the government into the cloud
Denise McDonagh, director of the G-Cloud programme, talks to about the challenges of implementation and ending dependence on outsourcing.
Opinion: Three predictions to help CIOs navigate the teenage years of cloud
As CIOs, we are charged with bringing predictability to our company’s use of IT, and the coming era of cloud computing will push us outside our comfort zone, write Forrester Research analysts James Staten and Lauren Nelson.
This week's digital edition is sponsored by McAfee and Thames Valley Training & Development