Computer Weekly – 11 December 2012: Microsoft puts up prices again
In this week’s Computer Weekly, we look at Microsoft's latest price increase for key business software products, and hear from experts on why they think the decision is flawed. In our buyer's guide to mobile device management, we talk to an organisation that swapped 3,000 BlackBerrys for iPads and iPhones to find out what they learned. And we examine the importance of service-level agreements when moving IT infrastructure to the cloud. Read the issue now.
Microsoft increases prices again -yet experts say the rise is flawed
Windows users can expect a 15% increase in the cost of licensing key Microsoft products after the software giant raised its prices at the start of the month. But the price hike – a response to proliferating devices from which users access its products – is flawed, say experts.
Buyer's guide to mobile device management – part two: Apple squashes BlackBerry as Brent Borough Council deploys iPads
The north London local authority is planning to provide staff with up to 3,000 iPads and iPhones as it phases out Blackberry smartphones, using MobileIron’s mobile device management software to secure the devices.
Dictate your move to the cloud
As more businesses expand into the cloud, service-level agreements are more important than ever.
Case study: Bletchley Park embraces range of technologies to make site interactive
The CEO of the former home of Britain's WW2 code breakers talks about a forthcoming Google Maps pilot and its plans to archive wartime documents.
How Sunderland City Council turns IT to profit and ensures data protection
Head of ICT Tom Baker talks about how the local authority built its own cloud and runs the datacentre as a business to nurture local enterprise.
Reviving Cornwall’s fortunes
The Superfast Cornwall project has brought high-speed broadband to homes and businesses across the county. We take a tour to see the benefits.
Opinion: Automating the transaction process effectively should be high priority
Most successful B2B performers commonly use trading hubs and marketplaces, as well as web portals linked to internal systems, writes Freeform Dynamics analyst Andrew Buss.