Computer Weekly – 4 December 2012: Games giant Sega takes to the cloud
In this week’s Computer Weekly, we talk to Sega about how the computer game giant has turned to cloud computing to help prepare for the Christmas sales rush. Our latest buyer's guide gives best practice advice on mobile device management, an increasingly important technology for firms looking to introduce bring your own device (BYOD) policies. We assess the progress of the government's G-Cloud initiative as it moves into its second phase of growth. And Unilever tells us how it is using business intelligence and analytics to better understand customer needs. Read the issue now.
Sega’s hybrid cloud gets new games tested in time for seasonal rush
The months in the run-up to Christmas are the busiest for gaming companies, and game software developer Sega is using hybrid cloud services to ensure new games reach testers quickly and securely, as well as to scale its infrastructure during the busy festive season.
Buyer's guide to mobile device management – part one: How to conduct a strategic review of your mobile policy
Mobile device management has largely developed in response to tactical concerns about devices, but – while a number of MDM tools have come to market – CIOs need to take a more in-depth overview of the corporate fleet.
Unilever flies the flag for enterprise data warehousing
Consumer goods maker Unilever is halfway through building a global enterprise data warehouse, a project which has been locked into the critical paths of high-profile business programmes from its inception.
G-Cloud set for next generation of government procurements
The G-Cloud is set to become the blueprint for all new government IT purchasing frameworks – with a new initiative in the pipeline that will include secure email services for the NHS. But what challenges lie ahead?
Air traffic control in the cloud
Gavin Walker, CIO of air traffic control group NATS, discusses deploying virtual desktops across the organisation and the benefits of a multi-supplier approach.
Opinion: CIOs must alter their DNA
CIOs need to develop more-rounded business skills to gain greater influence, say Ernst & Young IT advisory leaders Paolo Cavosi and Michel Savoie.
This week's issue is sponsored by Accenture, Appsense, Citrix, Kaseya, TM Forum and NCFE.