Computer Weekly 18 October 2011: Download the latest issue of the UK's leading technology publication, where we analyse the latest news in IT and what it means for IT managers
In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to the CIO of the London 2012 Olympics about progress on the UK's highest-profile IT implementation. We ask customers what they think about Oracle's long-awaited Fusion Applications; review Windows Server 8, the latest version of Microsoft's key business software; and we find out how the huge Blackberry service outage affected corporate customers.
CIO interview: London 2012 Olympics CIO Gerry Pennell is focused on the finishing line
With less than 10 months to go, the man in charge of the highest-profile IT project in the UK next year is fully focused on the task of delivering IT systems that simply cannot miss their deadline.
What does Oracle's release of Fusion Applications mean for its customers?
After what seemed an interminable development period, Oracle has finally released its Fusion Applications. We look at what Fusion means for the supplier's customers.
Windows Server 8: into the cloud
Microsoft has previewed the next version of Windows Server, which the company says is optimised for the cloud. We review the key features for IT managers.
Businesses likely to rethink continuity plans after Blackberry outage
In the aftermath of Research in Motion's largest services outage in the Blackberry-maker's history, we examine how businesses are building resilience against a single point of failure when a supplier's service goes down.
Buyer's Guide to customer engagement tools: Part three - Can Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform manage social and mobile technology?
As the maker of Flash targets the "customer experience management" market with its Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform, what challenges does it face?
Opinion: ITIL 2011 - it's how you use it that counts
What has the latest update of IT service management (ITSM) framework ITIL achieved, and how will the ITSM community benefit from this new edition, asks Matthew Burrows, board member of the IT Service Management Forum.
The age of the connected classroom
The UK's IT education system came under fire from Google supremo Eric Schmidt in a recent speech, when he damningly described the country as wasting its technological talents due to an inadequate IT curriculum. But as the march towards all things digital continues at breakneck speed, what do technological developments mean for the school environment?
Warwick University enters final phase of three-step IT transformation programme
Warwick University has embarked on the latest phase of its three-year IT transformation with a strategy to introduce small-scale, user-driven IT changes. This follows the completion of large infrastructure and education projects.