Computer Weekly – 27 November 2012: Announcing the most influential people in UK IT
In this week’s Computer Weekly, we reveal our annual UKtech50 list of the 50 most influential people in UK IT, and interview the winner, Warren East, CEO of chip design firm ARM, about the challenges facing the British technology scene. Also in this issue, we conclude our buyer's guide to infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) with an in-depth analysis of Microsoft's Azure cloud platform. We hear from boardroom executives about what they want from IT. And we examine the fast-growing market for mobile payment technology. Read the issue now.
UKtech50: The 50 most influential people in UK IT
Computer Weekly has announced the third UKtech50, our annual definitive list of the real movers and shakers in UK IT – the CIOs, industry executives, public servants and business leaders driving the role of technology in the UK economy. Read the full countdown.
UKtech50 winner: Warren East, CEO, ARM
ARM’s CEO talks about how the ubiquity of its chips in smartphones has catapulted the company to the forefront of the mobile revolution and why its business model is crucial to fostering the innovation necessary for the digital age.
Buyer's guide to infrastructure as a service - part three: Windows moves toward infrastructure on demand
Microsoft’s Azure cloud was conceived as an abstract platform for applications, but has moved to offer infrastructure as a service (IaaS) as well.
How to speak the language of business in the boardroom
CIOs at the height of their powers can still have problems communicating their agenda to the organisation. Business leaders at a recent CW500 Club meeting gave the view from the boardroom.
Competing firms jockey for position in mobile payments gold rush
While the mobile payments industry is still in its infancy, the promise of the rewards is substantial and competition for market dominance is gathering pace.
Opinion: BYOD - Bring your own device, or demise?
Businesses must put in place security measures and device management policies to meet the challenges posed by the BYOD trend, writes Nitin Bhas, senior analyst at Juniper Research.