Computer Weekly – 29 January 2013: The end of the PC refresh cycle?
In this week’s Computer Weekly, we ask if IT leaders have seen the end of the regular PC refresh cycle, due to declining PC sales, consumer technology and desktop virtualisation. Remote working can be a challenge, but one IT project manager plans to do so from Everest base camp with just a tablet computer – we find out how. We kick-off our latest buyer's guide, looking at the IT infrastructure needs for big data. And we talk to the head of the enterprise business at Google UK about whether the search giant is ready to move into the IT department. Read the issue now.
Time to rethink the PC refresh cycle
The latest data from analyst firm Gartner paints a bleak picture of the PC industry, suggesting the era of desktop refresh cycles may well be over.
Buyer's Guide to infrastructure for big data – part one: Choosing a platform to manage the big data mix
Big data requires a change in both mindset and technology as businesses seek to analyse various forms of data from myriad sources.
Charity fundraiser takes teleworking to extremes
IT project manager Astrid Byro is planning to work remotely from 5,000m above sea level in the Himalayas using just a Kindle Fire tablet – she tells us how.
Enterprise arm of Google’s business anticipates further growth in 2013
Head of Google Enterprise UK, Thomas Davies talks to Computer Weekly about the increasing technical benefits and values the company can offer businesses.
E-petitions success story could not have happened using the old ways
The creation of the government’s e-petitions site in just eight weeks was hailed as a rare IT success story in Whitehall. But Peter Herlihy, delivery manager at the Government Digital Service, tells Computer Weekly it would not have been possible using the old route of a system integrator.
Keeping Network Rail’s IT on track
CIO Susan Cooklin reveals the efforts behind the rail operator’s recent technology advances and shares its ongoing IT transformation plans.
The uses of data deduplication
Deduplication and single instance storage cut primary data storage costs and offer a great opportunity for start-ups.
Opinion: Don’t be blinded by the numbers – learning the rules of finance is easy
Unwrapping the impenetrable jargon surrounding accounting can lead to a more profitable relationship with top management, writes finance expert Michael Blackstaff.
This week's issue is sponsored by Mobile World Congress and CW Awards.