Computer Weekly – 23 October 2012: A hacker's story – Gary McKinnon remains in the UK
In this week’s Computer Weekly, we look back at self-confessed hacker Gary McKinnon's successful 10-year fight to avoid extradition to the US, and the lessons for corporate IT security. Our latest buyer's guide examines IT asset management and how it can improve governance, mitigate risk and improve service quality and efficiency. We ask experts for advice on how to renegotiate a failing outsourcing contract. And we take an in-depth look at how to improve the energy efficiency of your datacentre. Read the issue now.
Hacker Gary McKinnon to remain in the UK
The government has rescinded a US extradition order for self-confessed hacker Gary McKinnon. We gather reactions to his case and look back at his 10-year fight to be tried in the UK.
Buyer's guide to IT asset management – part one: How to manage your assets and control business costs
Asset lifecycle management allows the IT department to improve governance, mitigate risk and improve service quality and efficiency.
Renegotiating outsourcing contracts to fit the new reality
Organisations in many sectors seek to renew the terms in their contractual agreements as they adjust to the economic climate.
Datacentre energy efficiency: identifying truths and myths
Growing data volumes and storage hardware increase a datacentre’s energy requirements, while tighter budgets and stricter carbon emissions regulations put restrictions on electricity usage. But despite such pressures, existing datacentres are inefficient.
Security models often ill-prepared for a modern, sophisticated attack
Expert analysis indicates that most organisations need to rethink their security strategies and move away from traditional methods.
Interview: Betfair chief technology officer Tony McAlister
Betfair CTO Tony McAlister oversaw the architecture reconstruction needed to meet the differing demands of online gambling across Europe.
Case study: IT delivers e-learning capabilities at homeless shelter Anchor House
Anchor House, the hostel and life skills centre for homeless people, selected IT and communications provider Foehn to deploy IT for e-learning, IP-based communications and back-office systems.
Opinion: How to guide your lawyers in brokering agile software contracts
A lawyer’s duty is to protect the client, but agile methodology can conflict with risk-averse instincts, making contract negotiation tricky, writes Callum Sinclair, a partner at law firm DLA Piper.