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Past articles by Mark:

CIO interview: Clare Lansley, CIO, Aston Martin Formula One

Clare Lansley, CIO at Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One, reflects on the role of the modern IT leader and says she’s lucky enough to be in her dream job. → Read More

Where next for NHS IT?

In this week’s Computer Weekly, as NHS Digital is folded into NHS England, we consider what the merger could mean for the future of NHS IT. We find out how data science and analytics has become an increasingly important function for the John Lewis Partnership. And we examine the importance of building empathy into metaverse applications. Read the issue now. → Read More

New job? Here are 5 ways to make a great first impression

You'll need to show people quickly how you're going to make a positive impact in a new role. Here's how. → Read More

Tech and sustainability: How companies are getting started

Sustainability can seem like a very distant goal. But there are ways to make it more achievable. → Read More

CIO interview: Ed Higgs, group director of IT shared services, Rentokil Initial

Rentokil Initial operates in around 90 countries globally. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, the company was founded in 1925 and has continued to grow organically and through a series of acquisitions. → Read More

How PepsiCo works with tech startups to drive growth

In this week’s Computer Weekly, we talk to food and drinks giant PepsiCo about how it works with tech startups to drive growth and digital transformation. Our latest buyer’s guide examines the key elements of a composable business. And with all the chatter about ChatGPT, we look at the implications of generative AI. Read the issue now. → Read More

Cybersecurity staff are struggling. Here's how to support them better

Bosses must find ways to take the strain off their under-pressure and over-worked security teams. Here's a few ideas. → Read More

CDO interview: Lisa Heneghan, global chief digital officer, KPMG

After 12 years with KPMG, Lisa Heneghan took on her latest and greatest challenge for the consultancy firm when she became its global chief digital officer (CDO) in October 2022. Having been UK CDO for the previous four years, she’s relishing the opportunity to now apply her experience at an international scale. → Read More

CDO interview: Barry Panayi, chief data and insight officer, John Lewis Partnership

Panayi says he was attracted by the immense cache of the JLP brands – John Lewis, Waitrose and John Lewis Financial Services – which he says offer a unique blend of non-food retail, grocery retail and financial services. → Read More

Remote work is everywhere now. But here are 3 things I've learned from doing it for years

Remote working isn't a new invention, even if most people have only recently discovered it. → Read More

CIO interview: David Schwartz, vice-president, PepsiCo Labs

Schwartz says PepsiCo is always looking to build out its innovation programme. The company will run six startup programmes this year and one of the big themes is sustainability, which covers key business areas, such as fleet management, human resources and front-line services. → Read More

'Find something you're passionate about.' Five ways to build a career path that works for you

Five experts outline the best ways for young professionals to boost their resumes. → Read More

'Spin the wheel': Six top execs share the top career lessons they've learned

Senior professionals who've already reached the pinnacle offer best-practice advice to those who are still climbing the career ladder. → Read More

Video meetings don't work, so can the metaverse do better? Here's what I found

Tech giant Meta believes the metaverse can help professionals collaborate more effectively. I tested its latest technologies and discovered some unexpected benefits - and challenges. → Read More

CIO interview: Steve Capper, CIO, SNC-Lavalin

During the past two years, Capper has focused on bringing disparate people and systems together to create a single IT organisation at SNC-Lavalin. → Read More

CIO interview: Andy Pocock, IT director, TrustFord

TrustFord is the UK’s largest Ford-dedicated dealer group for new and used cars, vans, servicing and repairs. The company sells one in four Ford Transits sold in the UK. As the company continues to grow, Pocock says technology – from mobile to the cloud and onto robotic process automation (RPA) – will playing a crucial role during the next couple of years. → Read More

Managers and leaders aren't the same thing. Here's why that matters

It seems like every up-and-coming professional aspires to being a leader, but don't make the mistake of thinking managers aren't just as important. → Read More

This giant geothermal plant is surrounded by lava. It could help solve tech's energy problem

By using hydroelectric and geothermal power and newly laid subsea cabling, a group of data centre companies want to provide a more sustainable way to keep the data flowing. → Read More

How to stop data retention from killing the planet

In this week’s Computer Weekly, there’s a hidden environmental cost to the vast volumes of data being generated – we examine what can be done to address it. We talk to the CISO of consumer reviews site Trustpilot, about building trust in IT security. And we look at what IT leaders can do if they inherit a toxic team environment. Read the issue now. → Read More

Hybrid working tips: 5 ways to beat the mid-afternoon slump

It's tough to keep your energy up mid-afternoon, especially if you've been stuck on a series of video calls. → Read More