What a week: top stories you may have missed

A week on from the UK 's worst data breach - HMRC's loss of 25 million child benefit records - the political fall-out from the debacle is continuing. But IT chiefs have entered the debate to urge that organisations now learn the lessons arising from the breach and review their own security provisions.


Outsourcing has also taken centre stage this week, with Prudential confirmed as the latest insurance company to sign a massive BPO deal with Capita. Watch out for more on this in the days ahead.

For all this week's news for IT directors and managers, check out ComputerworldUK.com. Share your views with us. Why not download the latest white papers from our comprehensive library of over 3,000 papers and explore the latest opinions on the Computerworld UK site?

Editor's highlights

Prudential signs huge outsourcing deal with Capita

Capita wins more UK insurance business with £722m deal

Future of centralised NHS IT in doubt as BT 'resets' contract

'Best of breed' technology plans hint at new local mindset

HMRC breach must act as security warning, say IT chiefs

'It serves as a reminder to us all'

Readers' choice

Green matters: John Lewis stacks servers better

Gary Hird is the man to make JLP's IT eco-friendlier

Toyota Europe revs up on-demand service for single sales platform

Migration to Force.com completed in three months

UK banks insist online accounts are secure despite HMRC breach

Security provisions vary but banks play down threat

Halfords doubles spending on store IT

£4m investment in first half as 10 more outlets open

Subverted search sites lead to massive malware attack

Search engines are being utilised to attack users

You said it

Join the discussion and debate on our leading stories...

"I have 2,500 PCs running with an automatic shutdown tool in our university and it is saving huge amounts of energy now. I recommend it to all who are serious about saving the environment."

From: Intelligent datacentre shutdown 'could slash energy bills'

From our blogs

CIO blog:

ID cards, friend not foe


HMRC data: Could it happen to you?

Green Monk:

Do men care more about green issues?

More blogs>>

Digging deeper: SAP's UK user group

UK SAP users 'among slowest' to upgrade ERP

Garrard sparkles with latest SAP platform

We have been complacent, SAP MD tells UK user group

SAP's Business Objects acquisition wins European approval

Digging deeper: HMRC data loss latest

Banks deny claim that they delayed HMRC data announcement

Data protection minister did not know about HMRC breach

Emails confirm HMRC kept bank details on lost discs to save money

ICO targets firms and individuals in push to criminalise data leaks

Digging deeper: Green zone

Google commits millions to green energy

Opinion: On the eco-bandwagon

Microsoft to build datacentre in icy wastes

White papers

Make sure you know what your colleagues are reading. Get the latest white papers from Computerworld UK this week.

Forrester report: Three pragmatic steps to an outsourcing strategy

Using end-user experience to align IT operations and business objectives

Intellect Software Testing: A code of practice

Content Security 2.0: The Impact of Web 2.0 on Corporate Security

Implementing the IBM BladeCenter HC10 Workstation Blade

Browse our library of more than 3,000 up-to-date white papers

More white papers >>

"Recommended For You"

What a week: Top stories you may have missed What a week: top stories you may have missed