Computer Weekly - 14 February 2012: Does government IT deliver value for money?

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In this week’s Computer Weekly, our investigation into the costs of government IT asks whether taxpayers are getting value for money from the 8,000 IT staff employed by Whitehall. We examine how IT leaders are preparing for the growth of bring-your-own-device policies and the mobile security implications. The latest part of our Buyer’s Guide to virtualisation looks at how the technology affects corporate IT networks. And after VeriSign’s admission of a security breach, we look at the challenges of managing authentication certificates.


Central government in-house IT staff numbers 8,000 despite outsourcing

Despite the government outsourcing most of its IT, research by Computer Weekly reveals Whitehall still has 8,000 in-house IT staff. With public sector IT spending under growing scrutiny, does the taxpayer get value for money from the IT departments running central government?


Surge in workers’ mobile device use pushes security up the 2012 agenda

About 30% of UK IT departments are incorporating smartphone and tablet initiatives in their strategies for 2012 as employees increasingly use the devices for work purposes.


How to manage certificate risks

Internet certificate authority VeriSign has admitted it was the victim of numerous data breaches, demonstrating just how vulnerable IT systems are to so-called trusted third parties. What are the risks of compromised security certificates?


Buyer’s Guide to virtualisation – part three: Virtual servers mean network rethink

For years, network topology was defined by the physical connections between network devices. Today, network hardware is being completely transformed into virtual hardware that exists only within the realm of Linux KVM, Microsoft Hyper-V, or VMware.


SAP UK pushes mobility and Hana in-memory databases

Steve Walker, the new managing director of SAP UK, speaks to Computer Weekly about how the UK business is growing thanks to in-memory databases and mobile applications


Opinion: Reach out to children to secure tomorrow's workplace

Organisations should be working with current knowledge of how behaviour is changing in the workplace. Today this is highly influenced by the proliferation of new, open mobile and social networking technologies, and the experts in this area are still in school— but not for long, writes Tim Wilson, assistant director ICT at NHS East London and City.


Combine study and training to push your IT career in the right direction

IT support professional Ian Kelly talks about how he used initiative and the Open University to realise his ambitions.


This week's issue is sponsored by HP Services and Fujitsu.

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