Computer Weekly 19 July 2011: A Conversation with the CIO of one of the UK government’s biggest IT estates

Computer Weekly 19 July 2011: A Conversation with the CIO of one of the UK government’s biggest IT estates


Computer Weekly is the UK's leading business technology publication. In this week's issue we talk exclusively to one of the top CIOs in UK government about the challenges of innovating with IT at a time when the public sector is forced to make huge cuts in spending.

We also examine one of the less positive examples of government IT - the failed £469m Firecontrol project - to find out what went wrong and what lessons have been learned.

In this month's Buyer's Guide, we're looking at desktop virtualisation, and this week we review the latest offering from Citrix and present a case study on how virtualisation and business process optimisation helped Co-operative Financial Services in its merger with Britannia Building Society.

Our guest columnist this week is Robin Young, former CIO of Egg and now commercial director of hospitality firm Mitchells & Butlers. Young writes about why the Bribery Act, which came into force on 1 July, will present new challenges for IT leaders, and how to deal with the new legislation.

Also in this week's Computer Weekly:

  • How Citrix wants to help customer improve collaboration by moving into the cloud.
  • A review of Citrix's XenDesktop 5 desktop virtualisation application.
  • The benefits and risks of using the cloud for business continuity and disaster recovery
  • And more!

The week's issue is sponsored by:

Gartner UK Ltd.
APC by Schneider Electric
Dell Compellent

18 Jul 2011
18 Jul 2011
18 Page(s)
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