Computer Weekly – 19 March 2013: Delivering software development success
In this week’s Computer Weekly, we talk to IT leaders about successful software development, and how they combine the best of agile and waterfall methods. Drugs giant AstraZeneca talks about how it changed its outsourcing approach to eliminate the mistakes of its previous services deal. We look at a new social media bank that is shaking up the financial services sector. And our buyer’s guide to software-defined networking assesses the impact of the technology on networking professionals. Read the issue now.
How to get the best from agile and waterfall development approaches
We look at how organisations adapt their development methods to combine the best elements of both software agile and traditional waterfall techniques and overcome the shortcomings of each.
Drug giant focuses on co-operation to make outsourcing plan succeed
When pharmaceuticals company AstraZeneca went through a period of rapid change it found its big outsourcing deal became unwieldy, and so opted for a different model for its new services contract.
Buyer’s guide to software-defined networking – part two: SDN will change the world of network professionals
By providing the capability to move a large proportion of a switch’s work to an abstracted software layer, software-defined networking is the way forward for network managers.
Technology you can bank on
Social media is being used by a group of entrepreneurs to create a bank which uses the technology to overcome the cost and complexity of traditional banking, while increasing customer trust through an online community.
Case study: Totaljobs Group employs public cloud services for agility and performance
Recruitment group Totaljobs has improved performance, increased agility and built a robust IT infrastructure using public cloud services, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365.
Interview: The accidental CIO spearheading Dell’s consumerisation programme
Carol Fawcett only intended a little development work to pay for her nursing studies, but ended up pioneering Dell’s BYOD (bring your own device) scheme.
Opinion: Ordnance Survey gets to grips with geospatial big data on a grand scale
The opportunities for exploiting spatial information and big data are huge, writes Marc Hobbell, head of public sector, energy and infrastructure at Ordnance Survey.
Sundance Film festival reaps the benefits of the network
Justin Simmons, director of technology services at the Sundance Institute, outlines the challenges and rewards of co-ordinating the Sundance festival with a live network.
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