Ed Vaizey: Ambition to have local government on one platform + MORE

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Microsoft’s February security update includes fixes for a bug exploited by attackers targeting US defence and financial services firms

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Europe, growth initiatives for startups and a mature conversation with the IT industry were among the hot topics discussed at our political debate

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The question over whether Government Digital Services can scale locally was discussed at a Computer Weekly debate

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Twitter’s latest transparency report shows governments’ requests for customers’ information have increased 40% in the past six months

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Network downtime more costly than previously thought + MORE

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A study conducted for network supplier Avaya has offered some insight into the true impact of network vulnerabilities

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National Grid is using cloud-based analytics powered by IBM SoftLayer to provide preventative maintenance

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Tesco CIO Mike McNamara is leaving the UK supermarket giant and moving to the US to become CIO at retailer Target

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Chairman of Spanish banking giant Santander is confident banks can fight off the challenge in financial services from tech giants

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From poker to business and back again – playing the game of IT + MORE

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Over 10,000 global NetAcademy students converge on Cisco Live! in Milan to explore what Cisco calls the ‘Internet of Everything’

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Apple has posted quarterly revenue of $74.6bn and record quarterly net profit of $18bn, driven by record iPhone, Mac and App Store sales

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Phil Pavitt, the new global CIO of Specsavers, has fixed his sights on helping the high-street optician take a great IT leap forward

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Of the many economic patterns organisations can exploit, one of the more interesting is a cycle known as ‘peace, war and wonder’

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Starbucks launches wireless charging in the UK + MORE

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Starbucks has launched wireless charging points in 10 shops in London

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The UK has been named the number one country to use open data for social and economic benefit

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Managed network services provider hopes to attract ambitious talent and fund new tech businesses through an incentive scheme

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Satya Nadella prepares to make the most important speech since he took the helm of Microsoft just under a year ago

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Retail technology useless without back-end support, says John Lewis + MORE

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust selects HP Enterprise Services to supply a clinical portal from Orion Health, with single sign-on from Imprivata

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Retailers can’t just rely on customer-facing mobile apps and websites to be successful – they need to invest in the back-end support too

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NFC to take off in 2015
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This year will be the year that contactless payment methods such as NFC will take off, according to Deloitte

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Retailers need to ensure they don’t lose customers in the digital divide between physical stores and e-commerce

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Case study: UniCredit uses Fico to apply prescriptive analytics to risk management + MORE

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Italian bank UniCredit is using Fico software to apply prescriptive analytics to risk management

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The growth of the Internet of Things will see devices begin to initiate customer service requests on behalf of humans, according to a Gartner report on mobile customer service

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Online greeting card firm Moonpig has finally suspended its mobile apps 17 months after being warned of serious security flaws

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Sainsbury’s claims Christmas 2014 was its biggest to date for online groceries

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Data analysts deploy Monte Carlo modelling gambit to fight West African Ebola virus epidemic + MORE

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Top 10 cyber crime stories of 2014
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Computer Weekly looks back at the most significant stories on cyber crime in the past 12 months

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Mathematicians are using data analytics to predict how the Ebola epidemic will spread so aid can be deployed effectively

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CW500 Club in 2014
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Computer Weekly’s CW500 Club attracts the top IT leaders in the UK to talk to their peers about the topical challenges they face

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Rather than waiting for somebody to take over IT, why not aim to do something different that gets you noticed

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UKTech50 Video: Digital and corporate IT— Reckitt Benckiser + MORE

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In this video Darrell Stein, CIO, Reckitt Benckiser, will discuss how the digital and corporate sides of IT can work successfully together.

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Top 10 cloud stories of 2014
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Cloud computing has evolved, giving businesses an increasing array of options from simple IT infrastructure up to full business applications

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IT outsourcing has had a big year in the IT services market. The increasing maturity and acceptance of cloud-based services has shaken up suppliers

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Cyber security was high on the national agenda in 2014, with the UK government allocating more money on national cyber defence

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CIO interview: Mark Foulsham, group CIO, esure + MORE

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Barclaycard is trialling contactless payment gloves during the Christmas Shopping period

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It is inevitable that wearable technology will be used more frequently in the workplace – but what are the legal considerations?

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Mark Foulsham, group CIO at insurance firm esure, is overseeing an IT transformation plan that he hopes will help future-proof the business

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Debate about the Post Office scheme to redress grievances of subpostmasters will be held in Westminster Hall

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Cloud security remains a barrier for CIOs across Europe + MORE

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Recruitment is slowing slightly in telecoms sector, but competition will rise in the new year, according to ManpowerGroup

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Security issues are the main factor limiting the further use of cloud computing services, according to a study by Eurostat

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Digital governments from across the world are meeting in London today as part of the inaugural D5 summit

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The BT board has been locked in discussions over the possible acquisition of mobile network operators O2 or EE

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