Computer Weekly 15 November 2011: Read this week's issue of the UK's leading technology publication, with all the latest news, analysis and opinion for IT managers
In this week's Computer Weekly, we hear from Visa Europe CIO Steve Chambers on the technology behind the credit card transactions that retailers rely on. We examine the challenges facing the government's ambitious G-Cloud project; and we ask how Microsoft will cope when customers become accustomed to pay-as-you-go cloud services and no longer want to purchase software licences. Download the new issue now.
The technology behind Visa Europe
Visa Europe CIO Steve Chambers discusses the IT challenges facing the European card payments business.
What next for Microsoft?
In Microsoft's 36-year history, Windows has been its key sales driver. But with the technology industry shifting away from the traditional software licensing model, what is the future for the tech top dog?
Government revolutionises services with private partnership IT model
Spun-out public sector shared services providers are re-writing the outsourcing rule book.
Nationwide rips out pioneering internet platform in 1bn GBP IT overhaul
Nationwide bank will have completely renewed its front-office systems by 2013 as part of its five-year 1bn GBP IT transformation.
The hurdles government must jump in realising its ambitions for G-Cloud
After a period of uncertainty around the government's G-Cloud initiative, the strategy has returned to the spotlight as central to public sector IT cost-saving.
Buyer's Guide to upgrading from Windows XP: Part three - Virtual XP applications in Windows 7
Virtualisation allows Windows XP applications to run in Windows 7. We look at virtualisation best practice.
Security think-tank: The mindset of a secure organisation
We talk to the experts about the employee behaviour needed to share data securely and responsibly.
This issue is sponsored by: Flexera Software UK, DataCore UK, EMC and Fujitsu