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Mike Simons

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Mike Simons is the Editor of ComputerWorld UK and Techworld. He joined IDG in 2006 after almost a decade at Computer Weekly. An award winning IT and business journalist, Mike has a particularly focused on major IT projects and public sector IT. His fascination with the business and social impact of technology began at university, where he obtained an MSc at the Science Policy Research Unit of Sussex University.

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Marks & Spencer - why the CFO should resign for a website failure

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How IBM announced System/360 to the world

This is the text of an IBM Data Processing Division press release distributed on 7 April, 1964, System 360 a family of computers build with the then revolutionary concept of a single, unified architecture. read more »

Capita beefs up security offering with Network Technology Solutions buy

Outsourcing giant Capita has acquired IT security specialist Network Technology Solutions (UK), a privately-held security reseller that provides support and managed services across the private and public sectors. read more »

Creative IT and government smokescreens

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Dreamforce 2013: KLM using social to boost sales by 700%

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OFT to scrutinise public sector IT procurement

The Office of Fair Trading has launched an inquiry into the supply of IT goods and services to the public sector. read more »

BT CEO resigns to become government minister

Ian Livingston has resigned as CEO of BT to become Minister of Trade and Industry. read more »

Gartner: Business intelligence leaders and laggards

Many organisations have yet to begin using systematic data analysis techniques in HR, marketing and social, according to analyst house Gartner. read more »

Dell: Enterpise IT leaders will face serious choices

Michael Dell's move to take private the company he founded has received cautious thumbs up from industry analysts. read more »

Blackberry 10 - it's the enterprise stupid...

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Another government, another NHS IT programme?

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Osborne's Autumn Statement: Mixed messages for IT

Chancellor George Osborne has delivered major breaks to technology businesses in today's Autumn Statement. read more »

HP's Autonomy fraud allegations. Get real...

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UK SAP customers score in Quality Awards

UK-based organisations put up a strong showing in the SAP Quality awards that were presented yesterday at the Sapphire and TechEd conference in Madrid. read more »

Greater Manchester Police fined £120,000 for serial data breaches

Greater Manchester Police have been hit with a £120,000 penalty from the Information Commissioners Office for the loss of sensitive information on more than 1,000 people. read more »

Accenture beats CSC in major NHS Trust deployment

Accenture has signed a three year deal to help West Yorkshire based health IT specialist TPP to implement a full hospital system for the Airedale NHS Trust that will connect clinicians with 1.1 million patient records. read more »

BT picks new head of Global Services as revenue slows

BT has appointed Luis Alvarez as CEO of its Global Services division. Alvarez, a 12-year veteran, was most recently president of BT Global Services Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. read more »

CSC gets £68m for rewritten £2.9bn NHS IT contract

CSC is to receive £68 million from the government under a deal which ends a £2.9 billion pound contract to provide care records systems to the National Health Service. read more »

IBM loses key UK outsourcing leader

IBM has lost one of the most senior figures in British IT services and outsourcing, with the departure of Sean Finnan, the former head of IBM Technical Services in the UK. read more »

Cyber Security: LulzSec hackers plead guilty to DDoS Attack on SOCA website

Two teenage members of the LulzSec hacking group have pleaded guilty to charges that they attacked Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) website. read more »


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