Computer Weekly – 20 November 2012: Inside the £65m datacentre supporting Tesco's online strategy

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Computer Weekly – 20 November 2012: Inside the £65m datacentre supporting Tesco's online strategy

In this week’s Computer Weekly, we visit the £65m datacentre that sits at the heart of Tesco's ambitious online strategy. The UK government has approved the iPhone for use by Whitehall officials – we assess the risks. The CIO at British Gas talks about how IT transformed the firm's customer service. And our buyer's guide to infrastructure as a service (IaaS) considers the need for standards in cloud computing. Read the issue now.


New datacentre crucial to Tesco’s online strategy

Tesco is investing £65m in a state-of-the-art datacentre that will provide the infrastructure to power its "clicks-and-bricks" retail strategy.


GCHQ approves iPhone iOS6 use for sensitive government information

Government has reviewed criteria for public sector mobile devices in a bid to end reliance on BlackBerrys, but what are the data risks?


British Gas CIO just loves being in control after CRM repairs the brand

David Cooper had his work cut out after poor customer service caused many customers to leave, but an IT push is restoring the utility’s reputation.


Buyer's guide to infrastructure as a service – part two: Lack of cloud standards holds up enterprise progress

Problems with management, portability and interoperability are preventing firms realising the benefits of infrastructure on demand and cloud computing.


Will the ICO’s ‘big stick’ approach backfire on voluntary reporting?

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) claims to be about helping organisations to do the right thing, yet it punishes organisations that report breaches. But does this make sense? Is this really a good policy?


Case study: Benetton rolls out in-store Wi-Fi for both customers and employees

Clothes outlet Benetton has embraced the mobile trend and brought public Wi-Fi access to its customers to improve shoppers’ experience.


Preparing for Solvency II

Data management rules are creating hurdles for IT, but comprehensive planning could lead to competitive advantage.


Opinion: Reinvesting 4G proceeds is essential to skills growth

Government must bridge the gap between invention and commercialisation for the next generation of technology, writes Geoff Mulgan, chief executive of Nesta.


This week's issue is sponsored by Citrix.

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