Computer Weekly - 27 March 2012: What the Budget means for IT

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In this week’s Computer Weekly, we ask the experts what chancellor George Osborne's Budget means for the UK IT community and if he can deliver his goal to make Britain "the technology centre of Europe". In the last part of our latest Buyer's Guide, we provide tips on how to get your private cloud strategy right. Bloomberg's head of mobile talks about how to make the most of the explosion in apps and what Windows 8 will mean for tablet devices. And we examine the options for choosing the right WAN optimisation strategy.


Can George Osborne turn the UK into the technology centre of Europe?

Chancellor George Osborne said in his 2012 Budget that the government’s ambition is to turn the UK into the technology centre of Europe. But did the budget back up this goal, or was it just political rhetoric?


Buyer's Guide to private cloud – part three: Tips for getting private cloud right

There are a lot of misperceptions about what it takes to get private cloud investments right and drive adoption by developers. Forrester Research offers advice on the best strategy to take.


Keeping on top of the mobile wave

Oke Okaro, head of mobile at Bloomberg, talks about how the media giant and its customers are embracing the era of mobile computing.


Choose the right WAN optimisation

Organisations must consider optimising their WAN to ensure business performance. But what does WAN optimisation entail and what types of optimisation solutions are out there?


Fujitsu ordered to resolve council's problems

A Highland Council committee has criticised Fujitsu for ongoing delays in the delivery of IT services in a £70m contract.


Case study: The technology to keep a fleet of freight delivery trucks on the road

US Xpress chief technology officer Tim Leonard talks about how he manages big data to make the freight carrier's fleet as profitable as possible.


Innovating for a charitable cause

Mark Bramwell, CIO of the UK’s largest medical research charity, the Wellcome Trust, talks about its ambitious investment plans and why IT must be an equal business partner for organisations to be successful.


Opinion: The benefits of collaborating on IT best practices

In an age where operational efficiency is increasingly important, it makes business sense for similar organisations within industry sectors to speak to each other and take a more collaborative approach when it comes to their use of IT, writes Alan Bowling, chairman of the UK & Ireland SAP User Group.


This digital edition is sponsored by APC, Computer Aid, Gartner, Infosecurity, Intel and Oracle.

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