Mike Simons

Associate Editor

Mike Simons is the Associate 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.

NHS IT: Another project over budget, late and with a functionality shortfall

Hutchison puts up £10bn for O2, BT aggressively targets mobile consumers

Hutchison puts up £10bn for O2, BT aggressively targets mobile consumers

Hutchison Whampoa is acquiring mobile operator O2 for a price that could reach £10 billion, giving a company that already owns Three an even bigger share of the British market. BT meanwhile has responded with aggressive price...

Atos in £670m takeover of Xerox global outsourcing operations

French outsourcing giant Atos gives itself an expensive Xmas present.

SAP faces communications battle with its customers

SAP faces a major communications battle with its UK users. The issue became apparent from the opening session of the SAP UK and Ireland User group conference in Birmingham today.

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

When Marks & Spencer relaunched its website in February after a £150 million revamp, none of its directors could have expected it to drive away customers, yet that is precisely what happened. When M&S warned in May that problems at...

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.

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.

Creative IT and government smokescreens

Something very strange is going on. We all know that IT lies at the heart of most of the most creative social and business changes around today, but why has the government labelled IT a creative industry? Why, suddenly do large parts...

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.

BT CEO resigns to become government minister

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

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.

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.

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