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Is the evolution of Windows a story of creation?

Looking at the different headlines around the latest version of Windows, it is forgivable for a person to be somewhat confused. Is Windows 8 the best thing since, well, Windows 7, based on it selling faster than anything else Microsoft has ever put out there, or is it the biggest dead duck since Windows Vista based on Microsoft being late to the market and missing the point? ...

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04/07/2013 | CW - Windows final.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly

Software defined networking – prepare for change

Remember the days when every large organisation had its own telecoms department? Highly skilled and dedicated engineers who went around installing cabling, terminals and phone sets along with ensuring the key systems (i.e. the specialised control centre as used by the receptionist) were in place and that enough lines were in place for incoming and outgoing calls to meet demand? Ever wondered what happened to them? ...

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04/07/2013 | CW - SDN final.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly

Infrastructure for big data

It seems that 2012 was the year of big data – at least as far as the vendors were concerned. Nearly every vendor in the market had something that could be marketed as part of a solution for big data, and this massive raft of misplaced technologies has led to misperceptions and misunderstanding of what is really needed for an organisation to really deal with the problem. ...

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01/07/2013 | CW - big data final.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly

Is "Green" still a hot topic?

Data centres are increasingly finding themselves being pointed at as major energy hogs, and green initiatives seem to have taken a step back in poor economic times. Can green be done while saving money for the business? ...

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01/07/2013 | CW - green final.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly

Mobile security BYO watershed - from SOAP to SUDS

The technology landscape is changing quite dramatically. What was once carefully chosen, constrained and controlled by central IT diktat is now overwhelmed by consumerisation and ‘hyper’ connectivity. ...

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30/06/2013 | Quo soap to suds.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly

Buyer's guide: managing the mobile enterprise

Mobile working has brought new challenges for IT departments, but the fundamentals of managing them remain the same. Many new technologies appear to be completely different and ‘disruptive’ to the status quo, suggesting that they need to be considered and managed in an entirely new way; but as reality bites, it turns out that that the fundamentals of management change very little. ...

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20/05/2013 | Quo MDM buyers guide.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly

Buyer's guide: context aware security

Some things only appear suspicious when looked at in a broader context. ...

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13/05/2013 | BG - Context aware security - for web.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly

Mobile cost concerns - have they gone away?

Anyone with a personal mobile phone will have seen the odd big bill, perhaps as a result of roaming or with tariffs where the bundled time, text and megabytes did not match the actual usage, or maybe just too many international calls. But most people only get stung once or twice. Once they understand the consequences of their usage, they can use less hungry data apps, perhaps get a different tariff, or switch from voice calls to text. ...

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08/04/2013 | Quo mobile TEM.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly

Desk-top-less - managing the flexible office

The impact of new mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones might not altogether remove the need for desktop computers, but it does open up the potential for a really radical shift in how workplaces of the future might look. ...

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03/04/2013 | Quo desktopless.pdf | VIEW

Computer Weekly

Out-running the leopard – targeted attacks in cyber-space

It’s time to rethink your security options as internet attackers become smarter and more focused in who they attack - and how. ...

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26/03/2013 | TA for Tech Rep - for web - March 2013.pdf | VIEW

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