Computer Weekly - 9 October 2012: How agile is Universal Credit?
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In this week’s Computer Weekly, we look at the government's flagship welfare reform, Universal Credit, and ask if its claims to be an agile software project stack up. We examine the advantages and limitations of cloud storage and assess the benefits compared to conventional technologies. Goldman Sachs talks about its new energy-efficient datacentre strategy. And our buyer's guide to Windows 8 looks at the big changes in software development required for the new operating system. Read the issue now.


How agile is Universal Credit?

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) claims the IT behind its flagship Universal Credit project is being developed using agile principles. But just how agile is a £2.2bn seven-year project?


Is cloud storage the right choice for your organisation?

As the initial excitement begins to level out, we explore the advantages and limitations of various cloud data storage systems.


Buyer's guide to Windows 8 – part two: Microsoft takes new approach to Windows app development

Windows 8 signals a huge change, which will require a major effort in rewriting existing applications. We assess the implications.


Goldman Sachs adopts modular datacentre for greater efficiency

Goldman Sachs is launching a new datacentre strategy to achieve higher cost savings and improved IT energy efficiency. The investment bank will replace its existing real estate-based datacentre infrastructure with modular datacentre technology.


WorldPay readies IT infrastructure for final farewell to RBS support

Former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) payment processing division WorldPay will reach a major IT milestone this month on its journey to stand on its own after it was sold, with its co-located datacentres about to go live.


Maximising customer hospitality through cloud-based e-commerce

De Vere Group IT director Jo Stanford talks about developing a flexible and scalable private cloud to support the firm’s e-commerce strategy.


Opinion: Market for enterprise social networking is maturing and has huge potential

The time has come to think seriously about enterprise social networking and consider its role within wider enterprise collaboration strategy, writes Richard Edward, principal analyst at Ovum.


This week's Computer Weekly is sponsored by Intel and RES Software.

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