Computer Weekly 25 October 2011: Read this week's issue of the UK's leading technology publication, with news, analysis and opinion on the topics that matter to IT managers
In this week's Computer Weekly, we ask IT experts to help answer the question of why so many big IT projects fail. We report from VMware's user conference in Copenhagen on the latest developments in virtualisation; analyse the emerging threat from military-style cyber attacks on corporate IT networks; and talk to the latest IT chief at the NHS about life after the £12bn National Programme for IT.
Avoiding IT meltdown - we ask the professionals why big IT projects fail
Academics, CIOs, lawyers, a professor of outsourcing, a consultant and an investigative journalist answer the question on the minds of many a business and IT professional: Why do big IT projects fail?
VMware sets sights on integration as virtualisation complexity escalates
At the VMworld conference in Copenhagen, VMware CEO Paul Maritz set out his vision for the future of virtualisation.
CIO interview: Katie Davis, interim managing director of informatics at the Department of Health
As controversial plans to restructure the NHS push ahead, only one thing appears certain within the Department of Health: change. IT chief Katie Davis tells Computer Weekly why her role reflects this process of transformation.
How to protect your organisation from a military-grade cyber attack
At its recent conference, RSA shared the lessons from its own experience of a recent major hacker incursion, as evidence grows that nation states are backing attacks that achieve commercial advantage for domestic industries in a competitive global market.
Changing home-grown to packaged tools as business extends its reach
Adam Gerrard, chief technology officer at travel firm LateRooms, talks about transforming the fast-growing firm's IT as it expands.
Opinion How to identify an IT project at risk of failure
At a time of financial cutbacks in most organisations, the cost of abandoning a project is difficult to ignore, says Chris Sauer, Fellow in Information Management at Saïd Business School.
Buyer’s Guide to customer engagement tools: Part four - Six top tips for social CRM strategies
Forrester Research outlines some pointers for organisations incorporating social media into customer relations practices.
This issue is sponsored by: Fujitsu Germany, LogMeIn UK LTD and TeamQuest