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Bank’s outsourcing deal enabled ‘rogue’ employees to make ‘improper’ payments

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‘Stove-piped, not joined-up’ blue-chip vendors ‘frustrating’ to work with, says CIO

Traditional blue-chip technology vendors cause problems in the way that they deliver products and are too rigid about their pricing strategies, especially if you don’t represent a large customer. That’s what Chris Ashworth, IT director at Genting Casinos UK told Computing during a recent interview. “When you work with some of the blue-chip vendors, they’re very stove-piped and not joined ... Read More »

TechUK calls for more help for SMEs using G-Cloud

TechUK and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMBs) in the technology industry have called for a campaign of awareness to increase the use of the government’s G-Cloud procurement tools. It comes after a previous TechUK report suggested the government and the technology industry must improve how they work together in order to fight cyber crime. According to a newly published report ... Read More »

HP formally divorces itself

HP has formally split into two companies today, HP Inc and HP Enterprise, with HP Inc encompassing PCs and printers, and maintaining HP’s branding, while HP Enterprise embodies the company’s services and enterprise server hardware. Operationally, the companies have been independent since 1 August. The plan, similar to a plan first put forward by ousted CEO Léo Apotheker in 2011, ... Read More »

Oxford City Council shifts data centre into the cloud in 10-year contract with SCC

SCC, which claims to be Europe’s biggest independent IT services business, has won a 10-year IT infrastructure contract with Oxford City Council. The deal, an initial five-years with the option to extend by a further five years, will see SCC deliver a range of infrastructure services to the Council, including data centre hosting, server and storage, server technical support, database ... Read More »

AWS suffers another outage – Netflix, Airbnb, Tinder, IMDb all affected

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the popular cloud hosting provider, suffered a glitch yesterday that affected many of the customers who rely on its public cloud infrastructure such as Netflix, Tinder and IMDb. Airbnb, the accommodation booking site, was down for much of yesterday as well, with reports suggesting that it too was plagued by the same issues, as it is ... Read More »

Nationwide Building Society outsources IT infrastructure services to Capgemini

Nationwide Building Society has signed a contract with Capgemini that will see the consultancy provide IT infrastructure services to the UK building society. The five-year contract includes the provision of service integration, service desk and end user services. According to Capgemini, the aim of the agreement is to simplify and modernise Nationwide’s end user IT experience. Debra Bailey, CIO at ... Read More »

Qantas Airways deploys Amadeus analytics to reduce impact of flight disruptions

International airline Qantas Airways has deployed the Travel Intelligence data analytics tool by Amadeus to help reduce the impact of travel disruptions caused by bad weather, technical glitches and other problems. The Travel Intelligence software is divided into three modules: Airport Resource Tracker, Schedule Manager and Schedule Optimiser, which have all helped Qantas more efficiently manage some of the most ... Read More »

Why Aggregate Industries dropped ‘inflexible, not easy to use’ IBM Cognos for Qlik business intelligence

Construction and building materials firm Aggregate Industries replaced an IBM Cognos business intelligence platform with one from Qlik in a move CIO Mike Gibbons described as a “no brainer”. Aggregate Industries, which supplied all the concrete for the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, had previously been attempting to use IBM Cognos business intelligence, but Gibbons told Computing that “harnessing the platform ... Read More »

Computing’s Data Centre Summit 2015

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