Computer Weekly – 9 August 2016: Will Rio's 4G sink or swim?

Computer Weekly – 9 August 2016: Will Rio's 4G sink or swim?


The Rio Olympic Games are meant to be the fastest Games ever – not just for the athletes, but also for mobile data speeds, as users seek to upload photos and videos in real time. In this week’s Computer Weekly, we investigate how operators are working around Brazil’s patchy 4G. We also find out how Glasgow’s smart city initiatives are evolving following its Future City projects in 2014 and assess how the Google and Microsoft are lining up to take on the might of Amazon Web Services.


  • Will Rio de Janeiro’s 4G networks cope with weight of Olympic traffic? The 2016 Olympics has kicked off, putting unprecedented pressure on Brazil’s mobile networks.
  • How the enterprise cloud war is hotting up: With Amazon, Google and Microsoft all reporting strong growth on the back of cloud, we take a closer look at how the three heavyweight competitors have achieved their success.
  • Turning IT challenges into opportunities at international recruitment firm Airswift: CIO Brad Dowden talks about helping the business 
make the most of technology and use it to improve speed and efficiency.
  • Buyer’s guide to operational IT – part 3 of 3: Digital transformation 
needs mainframe DevOps: As organisations become more digital, CIOs must consider how best to tap into data held in mainframes.
  • Glasgow drives towards a smarter future: It has been two years since Glasgow was awarded £24m under the Future Cities Demonstrator initiative. We check on its progress.
  • The story of the internet and how it changed the world: Computer Weekly’s journey through 50 years of innovation in technology continues with a look back at the history of the internet and the huge changes it has brought to society. Alex Scroxton reports



05 Aug 2016
09 Aug 2016
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