Computer Weekly – 22 January 2013: Technology takes off at Heathrow Terminal 2
In this week’s Computer Weekly, we go behind the scenes at the building of Heathrow's new high-tech Terminal 2 and hear from its CIO about the IT innovations being introduced. John Lewis achieved 44% online sales growth over Christmas – we hear from IT director Paul Coby about how the IT team delivered. And The Sun and The Times publisher News International talks about its experience in moving critical IT systems to Amazon's public cloud. Read the issue now
The IT challenges behind Heathrow’s Terminal 2
The airport’s latest construction project is building in capacity for future technology trends in travel such as automated check-in. We go behind the scenes with Heathrow's CIO.
How News International seized a commercial advantage with cloud
Adopting public cloud services has helped News International, publisher of The Sun and The Times, save money on hardware expenditure and improve scalability, as well as enter new digital channels such as iOS and Android markets quickly, gaining a commercial advantage.
How the IT team delivered festive sales growth online at John Lewis
Department store John Lewis achieved an impressive 44% online sales growth over Christmas – IT director Paul Coby talks about preparing for the busiest time of the year and the challenges which come afterward.
Buyer's guide to software as a service – part three: Consult experts to get the most out of a SaaS roll-out
Businesses often lack in-house expertise and services providers can help them with the project planning, design and up-to-date practices.
How to protect your intellectual property
Intellectual property theft is big business, accounting for tens of billions or more of lost revenue in most major economies, yet many traditional businesses are still ignoring this threat.
Post Office agrees to investigation into ‘error prone’ accounting system
A troublesome IT system that set out to modernise the Post Office in 1996 is under the spotlight as over claims that its Horizon accounting system is error prone. Over the years, dozens of postmasters have been charged and even jailed for accounting shortfalls, while others have had to make up cash discrepancies following prosecutions.
How organisations use private cloud to cut development time and costs
Cloud computing can cut the time and expense of developing software, which will be crucial if banks are to meet demand for mobile platforms.
Opinion: Delivering IT from a service-based hub
Andrew Buss, service director at analyst Freeform Dynamics, looks at how the latest cloud computing and datacentre technology trends fit in with the evolving IT requirements of the modern business.
This week's issue is sponsored by Fi-Ware and CW Awards.