Computer Weekly - 7 February 2012: IT investment priorities
Virtualisation, Windows 7 and security identified as top areas for investment
UK IT budgets will remain flat in 2012, a worldwide survey of more than 2,500 IT professionals has revealed. The Computer Weekly and TechTarget survey, which gathered responses from more than 200 UK senior IT professionals, showed that IT spending in Europe has been hit harder by the recession than spending in the US and Asia.
Interview: BBC chief technology officer John Linwood
The BBC plans to cover every sport from every venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games. With over 2,000 hours of live sport, that means enormous pressure on the IT department to ensure everything works. With only a few months to go, the top IT man at the BBC, chief technology officer John Linwood, has a lot on his plate.
Google’s prospects for cracking the 2012 enterprise applications market
While Google’s advertising revenue continues to grow, how well is the company doing selling enterprise software? Its online advertising revenue per click fell in the last quarter - without the income generated from advertising, is Google less likely to continue building a viable enterprise business?
Opinion: M-commerce - Why CIOs need to manage the risk
The age of mobile commerce is upon us - yet consumers have concerns. For m-commerce to truly fulfil its potential, CIOs will need to balance technology with a more holistic view of risk for their entire business, writes Steve Watmough, CIO advisory partner at KPMG.
Buyer’s Guide to virtualisation – part two: Managing storage on virtual servers
We explore the alternative storage options as virtualisation drives a move away from traditional storage arrays.
Choosing a menu of shared services
It’s challenging to build a service catalogue for a shared services environment that relies on virtualised IT systems and perhaps a private cloud. Delivering pooled IT resources requires some fancy footwork.
Converging data architectures
In the age of big data, organisations must combine relational and unstructured data architectures. Successfully rebalancing the data architecture portfolio and blending structured with unstructured are key to unlocking that business value.
This week's issue is sponsored by Fujitsu, HP Services and Red Hat.