Computer Weekly 16 August 2011: Read our analysis of the week’s biggest news stories in IT and in-depth features examining the latest technology trends

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Computer Weekly is the UK’s leading business technology publication. In this week’s issue we examine the worrying decline in young people entering the IT profession, and look at the continuing problems with supplier contracts for the NHS National Programme for IT.

Cover story: Providing a resource for IT training, education and career development
Recognising the need to nurture, develop and reskill individuals to support the digital economy, Computer Weekly's IT Works programme provides a resource for those wishing to build a career in IT.

£4.3bn of health service IT contracts to be reviewed by UK government
The controversial NHS IT contracts face a formal review by the Cabinet Office as MPs accuse the Department of Health of "deliberate concealment" over a £200m payment to troubled supplier CSC.

CIO interview: Ailsa Beaton, director of information at the Metropolitan Police
Between security preparations for the London Olympics, leading technology counter-terrorism operations, and being on the board responsible for creating a new national police IT organisation, Ailsa Beaton found time to talk exclusively to Computer Weekly about her IT challenges.

Opinion: It is time for new IT suppliers for government
Mark Taylor leader of the Cabinet Office "New Suppliers to Government" working group, says the existing suppliers to government are not doing the job the taxpayer needs them to do, and calls for greater use of SMEs in public sector IT.

Buyer’s Guide to Big Data – part two
Just a few years ago, corporate databases tended to be measured in the range of tens to hundreds of gigabytes. Now, multi-terabyte or even petabyte databases are quite normal. We look at how businesses can manage growing volumes of data to make it meaningful to users.

How technology can cut health costs
At a Computer Weekly roundtable debate, healthcare and IT professionals discussed the future of telehealth, the challenges it faces and what must happen to broaden its adoption.

This issue is sponsored by: Dell - Secureworks UK Ltd 

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