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Computer Weekly – 7 May 2013:Public cloud is ready for business

In this week’s Computer Weekly: Amazon and Microsoft now make nearly $5bn in public cloud revenue – we ask if public cloud has reached a tipping point and is ready for mainstream use in corporate IT. Banks face huge challenges replacing legacy IT – but is the short-term nature of CIOs hindering progress? We examine the issues around data backup for the public sector in the light of data protection regulations. And we look at how user experience can deliver return on investment for IT. Read the issue now.

 

Public cloud edges towards tipping point for full enterprise deployment

Cloud computing is moving beyond small companies, start-ups and software development to full-scale enterprise deployments.

 

Banking CIO career expectations hold up legacy system replacements

The difficulty of replacing legacy banking platforms and short-term nature of CIO jobs means many will not try to replace their systems.

 

Buyer’s guide to client computing – part two: How improved user experience yields returns on investment

The consequences of poor customer experience are widely acknowledged but resolving such issues still divides opinion in businesses.

 

Public sector backup finds it hard to keep pace with change

Nothing struggles to keep up with change in IT more than backup and data protection. Public sector backup strategy is a complex beast that must operate in large and heterogenous IT environments, amid ever-increasing compliance requirements.

 

Case study: Insolvency firm speeds up fraud forensics with IBM analytics

Investing in a database capable of big data analytics has cut investigations at insolvency agency Griffins from months to minutes.

 

Interview: How Cancer Research UK is using IT to bring fundraising ideas to life

The charity’s IT director Mary Hensher talks about boosting revenues by embracing technology advances to support innovation and drive efficiency.

 

Opinion: Why IT contracts are bound to fail

Archaic principles are still driving modern contracts and are unsuitable to a dynamic IT environment, write Susan Atkinson, a consultant solicitor at Keystone Law, and Gabrielle Benefield, a coach at Evolve Beyond.

 

This week's issue is sponsored by Gartner, Imeche and Optimum.

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