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Catalogue of changes: An interview with Argos CIO Mike Sackman

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Catalogue of changes: An interview with Argos CIO Mike Sackman

Forget flatpack bookcases and budget engagement rings – Argos is moving swiftly into the digital age with minimalist, digitalised stores and an enviable customer data plan. Computing sat down with CIO Mike Sackman to learn how ballpoint pens and order tickets will soon be a thing of the past

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Hipsters welcome: Democratising analytics at M&S has many aims, including attracting top tech talent

Head of enterprise analytics Pete Williams explains why he's rolling out self-service analytics

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The exceptional CIO

See Computing's new infographic based on its latest research into CIOs and their careers

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Research: Anatomy of the perfect CIO

What are the personality traits required of this most demanding of roles? Computing interviewed 12 CIOs to find out

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HMRC: Staff paid to go home as outsourced IT system fails

Outsourcer Concentrix picks up the bill following three-month systems implementation failure.

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IBM sets $40bn target for cloud and software sales by 2018

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty sets out new strategy to breathe life back into IBM

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TalkTalk: 'Hackers stole customers' personal details – two months ago' [UPDATED]

Communications companies admits in email to customers that their personal details were compromised in attack last year

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Going all in with Microsoft: How Shropshire Council has saved space, money and resources with Lumia, Azure and InTune

On course for a £500,000 IT save by picking a direction and sticking with it

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Internet of Things fridge 'a myth' with little benefit, argues academic

Dr Alison Powell says the concept is ridiculous

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Europol, Microsoft and Symantec take down Ramnit botnet

Cyber criminals had been using 3.2 million infected PCs to steal personal data

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HP to buy Wi-Fi infrastructure company Aruba in $2.4bn deal

Reports indicate ongoing talks between the two companies – with deal as early as next week

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DWP awards two-year Universal Credit hosting contract to SCC

SCC is the DWP's new hosting partner for delivering Universal Credit after signing a two-year deal

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Lenovo website hijacked by Lizard squad after Superfish debacle

Lenovo.com content replaced with slideshow of webcam photos - and High School Musical soundtrack

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Google seeks to plug enterprise mobility security gap with Android for Work

Raft of vendor partners join Android to offer EMM, security and productivity standards

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Gemalto claims GCHQ encryption key theft did not compromise 3G and 4G networks

Attacks were “sophisticated”, but only breached “branch networks” and did not threaten 3G or 4G communications, claims Gemalto

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Big Data Summit

Location: London, UK

Following the huge success of the Big Data & Analytics Summit 2014 that brought together over 200 delegates and leading industry speakers, Computing is proud to present Big Data & Analytics Summit 2015. Our 4th Summit will look at the options for updating your technology infrastructure and tools and techniques for making sense and analysing your data. As we start to move beyond the big data hype, will 2015 see the mainstream adoption of big data analytics as we start to see evidence of the impact of big data tools and technologies?

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Enterprise Mobility Summit

Location: London, UK

The Enterprise Mobility Summit is a leading annual conference that brings together over 200 CIOs and Senior IT professionals from across all industries. The 2015 agenda will examine how organisations can manage the increasing array of endpoints which are enabling mobile computing in business.

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DevOps & BPM Summit

Location: London, UK

Only the most agile enterprise stands a chance in today’s ever-changing business environment. To be successful they need to become far more innovative whilst greatly improving velocity which can be achieved by bringing together the areas of DevOps and Business Process Management. But how easy is it to achieve this? What will the impact be on organisational culture? The Computing DevOps Summit will bring together over 200 CIOs and IT professionals who will answer these questions and share their strategies. You will hear the real life case studies from the top IT leaders, meet top industry vendors and discuss your concerns with your peers.

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