Computer Weekly - 29 November 2011: Read this week’s issue of the UK’s leading technology publication, featuring the latest news, analysis and opinion about UK IT

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In this week's Computer Weekly, we go behind the scenes at the datacentre that knows everything about you, at credit checking firm Experian, and find out how the site is becoming ever more energy-efficient. We analyse the government's new plans to change the way it works with IT suppliers and to cut the cost of IT spending; and we kick-off our Buyer's Guide to outsourcing with a look at the latest trends.

How Experian is retro-fitting its datacentre to improve efficiency
Data analytics and credit checking firm Experian is using blade servers, virtualisation and cold aisle containment to boost datacentre efficiency.

New ways of selling to government
The spiralling UK budget deficit and subsequent spending cuts have forced the government to take IT procurement seriously, but how will the public sector emulate the efficiency of the private sector?

Is SAP taking innovation too far?
SAP is pushing mobile, cloud and in-memory computing, but at what cost to its ERP core?

Economic crisis presents IT challenges
Gartner predicts the current global economic uncertainty will stifle growth for the next four years. We report from the analyst's European CIO conference.

Opinion: Time for small companies to address their security
Information security is no longer the private territory of large organisations. Today everyone needs it, though there are huge differences in the size of the pockets and the resources available to address the problem, writes ISSA UK research director David Lacey.

Buyer's Guide to outsourcing: Part one - The state of outsourcing
The days of the multi-year, single supplier megadeal are over. The current economic uncertainty is leading many organisations to re-evaluate how and what they outsource.

Case study: Reaping the rewards of desktop virtualisation
While many organisations adopt desktop virtualisation to consolidate IT systems, the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, used it to run customised, high-performance virtual machines.

Review: Does Embarcadero Delphi XE2 deliver?
We delve into the latest incarnation of the Delphi developer tool, which includes 64-bit and Mac OS X support.

This issue is sponsored by: Gartner UK Ltd, Centrix, FalconStor Ltd, Kaseya International UK and AppSense Ltd UK.

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