Computer Weekly – 2 April 2013: The benefits of context-aware security
In this week’s Computer Weekly, we look at context-aware security – a next generation technology that promises to improve corporate information security. As banks implement more short-term fixes to cope with new regulations, we assess the IT implications of such an approach. We examine the benefits of executive coaching for CIOs and how it can boost IT’s role in the boardroom. And IT leaders discuss the benefits of shared services as a means to cut costs and improve efficiency. Read the issue now.
Putting security in context
Our latest buyer’s guide series looks at how should organisations approach context-aware security technologies and what business benefits can they deliver.
Short-term fixes could be expensive for UK banks further down the line
Financial services IT departments are creating higher costs in the long run by implementing short-term fixes to meet a deluge of regulations. Banking regulation is an industry in itself, with 140,000 pages of regulations that affect UK banks published over the past two years.
How executive coaching can improve a CIO’s standing in the boardroom
The position of CIO is under threat as tech-savvy business managers buy cloud services and marketing departments spend more on IT than the IT department. Relatively few CIOs have so far managed to reinvent themselves sufficiently to become a strategic business leader.
Case study: Aviation firm shuns cloud to invest in datacentres
At a time when most organisations are looking at using cloud computing in some way, UK airport ground handling business Menzies Aviation has invested $2m in updating its three internal datacentres with new servers, storage and cooling products.
Interview: How to transform the IT department into a global service provider
CIO Hervé Coureil’s background as a chief financial officer proved invaluable in instituting a chargeback scheme at Schneider Electric.
Embracing shared services can halve outgoings
The recession has sparked renewed interest in shared services as organisations look to pool their IT, human resources and financial departments into dedicated service departments.
Opinion: Tips for securing the hypervisor
IT departments must effectively protect the hypervisor platforms that host virtual systems and applications against attack, says Dave Shackleford, owner and principal consultant at Voodoo Security.
This week's issue is sponsored by CW Awards, Accenture and InfoSec