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Anh Nguyen


Anh Nguyen joined ComputerworldUK as a reporter in January 2010. She read French and Italian at Cambridge University and has a postgraduate diploma in journalism from City University. She has worked as a journalist writing news and features for a range of B2B publications, including The Engineer and MediaFinance at The Press Association. Areas that Anh covers at ComputerworldUK include mobile, careers and green IT.

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Apple Watch is not rugged enough for industrial applications, says Ocado

Ocado’s director of technology Paul Clarke believes that a limited battery life and having a watch tied to a specific mobile platform is a “key constraint” on the potential industrial applications for wearables such as the new Apple Watch. read more »

Waitrose sacrifices profits for better customer data

Waitrose has revealed lower profits in the first half of the year due to investment in its online channel and its loyalty card programme, myWaitrose. read more »

Ocado reports increased sales as IT replatforming project progresses well

Ocado said that it is making good progress with a major project to move its IT into the cloud as far as possible, as it reported a 22.5 percent growth in group sales. read more »

Shop Direct: Experimentation is key to delivering ecommerce innovation

Shop Direct believes that fostering a culture of experimentation and failing fast has helped transform the former catalogue business into a leading digital retailer. read more »

River Island to start trialling RFID to improve stock data accuracy

River Island has revealed it is going to begin trialling RFID technology so that it can improve the quality of its stock data across its supply chain. read more »

Apple Pay will be groundbreaking...when its mainstream, say analysts

It’s easy, as consumers, to get excited about the announcement made by Apple yesterday, which unveiled the Apple Watch, NFC-enabled iPhones and Apple Pay. But for enterprises the announcement deserves greater scrutiny because it poses serious questions about how quickly and how much they should invest in these still niche areas of mobile payments and wearables. read more »

Some Post Office Horizon IT was 'unfit for purpose', investigators say

The way the Post Office handled the Horizon IT problems was poor, and some branches had technology that was “not fit for purpose”, a confidential report has concluded. read more »

Smart metering technology could be out-of-date by the time it is rolled out, MPs warn

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned that some of the technology being implemented for the national smart meter rollout could be outdated by the time it is in place. read more »

Martin & Co improves data collection from franchisees with new cloud software

Martin & Co, one of the UK’s largest property franchises, has completed the rollout of a cloud-based letting and estate agency operating software from Jupix to its nearly 200 offices. read more »

Retailers 'prefer to develop apps for Apple before Android'

Retailers’ technology teams prefer to develop for iPhones first, although the new Apple iPhone being launched today is likely to showcase features that already exist on Android phones. read more »

Department of Health uses Digital Services framework to create new micro-website

The Crown Commercial Service is using the Digital Services framework (DSf) to redevelop a WordPress-based Department of Health (DH) microsite that had become unfit for purpose. read more »

Forrester's future retail store features facial scanning, wearables and smart countertops

Wearables, smart countertops and facial scanning are just some of the technologies that retailers should be looking at implementing in their stores over the next few years, according to Forrester analysts. read more »

DWP replaces CIO Andy Nelson with director general for technology

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has appointed Mayank Prakash as the new director general for technology. read more »

ASOS CIO Pete Marsden resigns

Asos is searching for a new IT lead after the departure of CIO Pete Marsden. read more »

Ocado defends uniqueness of technology

Ocado has responded to criticisms that its internally-developed technology, which it is building as a platform for international expansion, is not unique. read more »

Rolls Royce CIO joins HMRC as non-executive director

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has appointed Simon Ricketts, CIO of Rolls Royce, as one of two new non-executive directors. read more »

Travis Perkins to extend new multi-channel IT platform next year

Travis Perkins is part-way through developing a new multi-channel IT platform to be extended across the business in 2015 and 2016, the company said in its interim results. read more » may be sold off

Sabre, the owner of, has announced it is exploring strategic options that include a possible sale of the online travel and leisure retailer. read more »

Tesco to cut IT investment amid profit warning

Tesco has announced it will be making further cuts to its capital expenditure this year, including reducing its investment in IT, following a profit warning. read more »

TUI UK & Ireland connects customers data end-to-end with Pegasystems

TUI UK & Ireland, which owns the holiday brands First Choice and Thomson, has implemented a system from Pegasystems that joins up customer data from the time of booking to post-travel. read more »

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