Computer Weekly – 23 April 2013: Time runs out for Windows XP – what should you do?
In this week’s Computer Weekly, with less than a year until Microsoft ends support for Windows XP, we examine the options for the many firms still using the popular operating system. Meanwhile, the PC market has seen a record slump in sales as Windows 8 fails to stimulate buyers - what does it all mean for the IT industry? We evaluate the progress that organisations are making in moving software to the cloud. And pioneering online business Lastminute.com talks about managing technology innovation. Read the issue now.
How to manage your IT estate in the final year of Windows XP
Support for the Windows XP operating system ends in less than a year, but many firms still rely on it for vital business applications. We examine the options.
PC shipments slump in record decline
Economic pressures, a lack of major IT renewals and the rise of the tablet are all contributory factors to critical time for the industry.
Shift in focus sees large companies beginning to gather in the cloud
More enterprises are asking how they can make the most of cloud, though will this mean a loss of control for IT departments?
‘Failing fast’ is the best way to discover what works for IT users
Lastminute.com director of innovation Bill Beckler talks about creating an environment that nurtures innovation and building a mobile app for travellers.
Buyer’s guide to context-aware security – part three: The internet of things is set to change security priorities
IT leaders must protect against the security risks introduced by the growing interaction between technology and the physical world.
Case study: University hospitals move from shared services to in-house IT
In a move that bucks the general trend, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has moved away from a shared services IT model to an in-house IT infrastructure based on HP’s converged infrastructure products.
Opinion: The industry’s obligation to young people
Fixing the IT skills shortage is no longer optional. It is crucial to national competitiveness in the 21st century, writes Yva Thakurdas.
IT and education experts assess schools’ ICT syllabus
Education minister Michael Gove unveiled the computing curriculum earlier this year, but some worry it will not deliver the right skills.
This week's issue is sponsored by Gartner.