Computer Weekly - 21 February 2012: Preparing for IPv6
In this week’s Computer Weekly, our latest Buyer’s Guide examines the challenges of migrating to IPv6 now the internet has run out of IPv4 addresses – a process every IT manager will have to go through. We look into the role of IT in improving energy efficiency, and ask how the UK smart meters roll out can help. And especially for meerkat fans, we talk to the real-life Sergei – Comparethemarket.com CIO James Lomas – about the technology behind the leading price comparison website.
Buyer’s Guide to IPv6 migration: part one - How to manage the IPv6 transition
The switch from IPv4 to IPv6 starts on 6 June, but surprisingly few organisations have done enough to prepare for the transition.
Energy efficiency demands IT support
Large businesses are prioritising investments in IT to control and reduce their energy consumption, which is at the same time driving IT service providers to improve their capabilities.
The IT issues facing smart meters
Government plans to give businesses and consumers the ability to better understand and reduce their energy consumption with smart meters has put another large IT project on the national conscience.
What will the beta launch of Gov.uk hold in store for public services?
The launch of the beta version of Gov.uk – the website which will replace departmental sites and handle online government transactions – marks the start of the public-facing Government Digital Service.
Gearing IT up to the machinery of a price comparison website – simples!
Everybody knows that Sergei the meerkat runs the IT behind price comparison website Comparethemarket.com – at least in the popular TV adverts. We talk to the real-life Sergei, Comparethemarket.com IT director James Lomas, about the technology behind the site’s success.
Data protection tops list of UK security investment priorities
Data protection will be the top security initiative for most UK organisations in 2012, a Computer Weekly survey of IT professionals has revealed.
Opinion: How to be headhunted
Allowing yourself to be headhunted presents somewhat of a no-lose situation – a new opportunity will need to be significantly better than your current one, and at the end of the process you might just find out that you are in exactly the right place, writes Jason Addicott, director at IT recruitment firm WBRS.
Manage change effectively
We look at some of the latest ideas for CIOs thinking about their change management strategy
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