Computer Weekly – 21 May 2013: How Marks & Spencer innovates through IT
In this week’s Computer Weekly: Marks & Spencer CIO Darrell Stein talks about the retailer’s multichannel strategy and how technology is changing the way M&S does business. Our latest buyer’s guide kicks off this week and looks at mobile device management. We examine a new initiative to promote digital skills across the UK. And with many public sector IT workers being laid off through austerity cuts, we offer a guide to what is needed to move to a private sector job. Read the issue now.
M&S puts emphasis on technology to drive innovation and profitability
IT director Darrell Stein reveals that IT is at the heart of Marks & Spencer’s business plan as it pushes the boundaries of multi-channel retail.
Buyer’s guide to mobile device management – part one: Managing the mobile enterprise
Mobile working has brought new challenges for IT departments, but the fundamentals of managing them remain the same.
How to cross from public sector IT to a technology career in business
Professionals who have gone from public to private sector IT agree there is a cultural divide and offer career advice drawn from experience.
Go On UK launches digital skills gap campaign with £15m lottery funding
The Big Lottery Fund has invested £15m to aid cross-sector charity Go On UK in its mission to make the UK the world’s most digitally skilled nation.
Sizing VDI storage for I/O performance in flash arrays
We look at two flash approaches to VDI storage – one hybrid flash with spinning disk, the other pure flash – and how they fulfill IOPS requirements.
4G to underpin ubiquitous mobile services
The roll-out of 4G mobile networks will gather pace this year, promising higher speeds and lower latency, opening up new opportunities for mobile working and customer engagement.
Case study: Cumbria University invests in cloud infrastructure for future expansion
One of the country’s newest universities turned to a cloud platform to support staff, students and its ambitions for growth.
Opinion: How CIOs can be disruptors and exploit digital economies of scale
The ubiquity of digital platforms affords a cheap and easy means of testing innovation with little risk attached to failure, writes James McQuivey, principal analyst at Forrester Research.
This week's issue is sponsored by AppSense and Eaton Power Quality