Computer Weekly 6 September 2011: Download the latest issue of the UK’s leading technology publication, featuring the news, analysis and opinion that matters to IT decision-makers
Computer Weekly is the UK's leading business technology publication. In this week's issue, we take an in-depth look at HP's strategic shake-up; discuss a major research study into why IT projects go wrong; and start the latest of our Buyer's Guides, this month focusing on business intelligence.
Cover story: What does HP's strategic shake-up mean for customers?
HP it is to acquire UK software company Autonomy for 7bn, ditch its Touchpad tablet range and seek a potential buyer for its PC division. We look at why the IT giant is overhauling its strategy, and what it means for customers and the UK IT industry as a whole.
Why major IT projects are more likely to fail than any others
Major IT projects are 20 times more likely to fail than other business initiatives because project managers are ignoring unpredictable events and failing to plan for changes in scope, according to a major research study by Oxford University.
CIO Interview: Mittu Sridhara, global CIO, Ladbrokes
The global chief information officer at betting giant Ladbrokes talks about building a multi-channel business, customer-driven innovation and staff development, in an exclusive interview.
Opinion: How IT professionals can make a difference
The annual IT industry charity event, Byte Night, allows IT professionals not only to prevent youth homelessness through fundraising and financial donation, but also to discuss how the IT industry as a whole can make long term changes to those who need it most, writes Byte Night board member Mike Barrett.
Buyer's Guide to business intelligence - Part one: how to make BI work for your organisation
The business intelligence (BI) market has gone through great changes in recent years, as major software suppliers acquire specialist BI providers; open source BI products start to mature; and the cloud offers new alternatives. We examine how to choose the right option for your organisation.
Supplier profile: Adobe
Adobe has built a strong portfolio of rich web design and business applications, spanning consumer and enterprise. If it can stay on top of standards and licensing, CIOs would do well to explore its product range.
Green IT: How to deliver value to your business
A global survey of business leaders revealed that, despite a challenging economic environment, organisations were continuing and even increasing activity on climate change and sustainability. Yet it was clear that, despite clear business drivers, increasing budgets and planned initiatives, organisations were struggling with execution. IT has an important role to play.
This issue is sponsored by: Dell - Secureworks UK Ltd, McAfee and Oracle