Computer Weekly – 16 October 2012: Delivering IT change at Royal Mail
In this week’s Computer Weekly, we talk to Royal Mail CIO Catherine Doran about one of the UK's largest IT transformation programmes as the postal service prepares for privatisation. Software suppliers are under fire for the complexity of their licensing policies – we look at the issues. We examine how to manage multiple suppliers as firms increasingly turn to multiple outsourcing providers. And the final part of our buyer's guide to Windows 8 looks at software compatibility in the new operating system. Read the issue now
Transforming IT delivery at Royal Mail
CIO Catherine Doran talks about the role of IT in building a sustainable future and driving profitable growth for the UK postal service.
Companies struggle to comply with complicated licensing regulations
SAP and Oracle users call for changes to opaque software licensing rules that are costing some millions in penalties.
How to manage suppliers in a multi-sourced IT environment
IT departments are increasingly using multiple IT service providers to deliver services in an effort to cut costs and increase service levels. But managing and ensuring your best interests when you have a supplier ecosystem with multiple, often competing companies, is a challenge.
Buyer's guide to Windows 8 – part three: Microsoft’s business targets
With Windows 8, Microsoft hopes to make developing enterprise client applications easier, but will compatibility be an issue?
M2M technology ushers in the age of total connection
Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is transforming the world into one where everything and everyone is networked.
How the enterprise can reap the benefits of an app store
Once enterprises move beyond mobility as a channel for email, contacts and calendaring, and start building applications to mobilise their workforces, CIOs will want to consider launching an enterprise app store.
Case study: Sandvik streamlines supply chain by implementing single order portal
Sandvik, a global Swedish mining and construction engineering company, has simplified its supply chain with a single purchase order portal. This has created information, not previously available, to make decisions about supplier relations, such as renegotiating contracts.
Opinion: Will European Commission law lend the momentum to float the cloud?
A European Commission report has identified obstacles to cloud uptake which it says could be removed through legislation, write Graham Hann and Neil Hawley from international law firm Taylor Wessing.
This week's Computer Weekly is sponsored by AppSense, Flexera, Fujitsu, Intel and T-Systems.