Wednesday 27 April 2016

Business failing to learn lessons of past cyber attacks, report shows

Organisations are still failing to address basic security issues and well-known attack methods, Verizon’s latest Data Breach Investigations Report reveals

OpenStack: "Cloud success determined by business culture, not technology"

The OpenStack Foundation and its supporters claim companies that prioritise technology over business culture are doomed to fail in the cloud

CityFibre rolls out gigabit services in Leeds and Bradford

Fibre backhaul supplier CityFibre enlists local ISPs Diva Networks and Exa Telecom to launch gigabit broadband services in Leeds and Bradford

Vodafone and Huawei open narrowband IoT lab

Mobile operator Vodafone supplies connectivity to an internet of things (IoT) joint venture development centre with Huawei in Newbury

DDoS attacks hit three-quarters of global brands in 2015

DDoS attack tactics evolve from single, large attacks, intended to take a website offline, to multi-vector barrages – but organisations are fighting back

Interview: John Hazen, senior vice-president of direct to customer, True Religion

True Religion’s senior vice-president of direct to customer, John Hazen, discusses the US clothing retailer’s plans for loyalty, simplicity and the pursuit of a single customer record

EE open sources rural network coverage problem

Mobile operator EE enlists Lime Micro and Ubuntu founder Canonical to help develop open source network capabilities and services for rural areas

CIO interview: Simon Kerry, Charles Tyrwhitt

CIO of men's clothing retailer Charles Tyrwhitt talks omni-channel and discusses the firm’s move away from a bespoke e-commerce system to the Demandware platform

Action for Children mobilises staff on Claranet’s managed network

Action for Children, the charity behind Byte Night, moves onto Claranet’s MPLS core network to support the wholesale revitalisation of its ICT

Young would-be cyber warriors battle it out at Bletchley Park

Would-be cyber warriors battled it out at historic Bletchley Park in the CyberCenturion final, with the team from Gibraltar being crowned the top young cyber defenders

Mobility tops 2016 priority list for Middle East IT leaders

Mobility projects will be the most common IT initiative among Middle East organisations this year, according to research from Computer Weekly

HDS G series arrays get native NAS and cloud as a storage tier

VSP G series enterprise hybrid flash arrays see addition of native NAS functionality on a controller card plus cloud as a storage tier via Hitachi Content Platform

GE launches Predix-power application for the industrial internet

GE’s digital division is now a fully fledged software business with the introduction of an asset performance management system

OpenStack Foundation calls for greater enterprise input in open source initiatives

OpenStack Foundation claims enterprises are increasingly realising that their future depends on being actively involved with open source

Volvo tests self-driving cars in London

Swedish auto manufacturer Volvo is to begin trials of autonomous driving on the streets of London in 2017, using 100 family vehicles in real-life situations

Apple CEO looks to services as device revenues fall

Apple's services division has emerged as its second biggest earner after iPhone sales, as quarterly revenues declined 13%, in line with forecasts

Singapore is second most cloud ready country in Asia-Pacific

Broadband quality, data privacy and pro-business regime makes Singapore the second most cloud ready country in the Apac region

Sunday 24 April 2016

IBM financials squeezed but cloud, mobile, security and analytics show growth

Cloud, security, mobility and analytics are the future for IBM as revenue drops for 16th quarter

SAP's financials point to boom in cloud and Hana

SAP is steadily growing its cloud business, but on-premise software licensing and support remain the cash cows

DevOps advocates bust myths around use of agile software development in enterprise

Continuous software delivery experts set out why enterprises could be missing out by shunning DevOps

Friday 22 April 2016

Graduation of apprentices is coming of age for Accenture’s Newcastle hub

The first group of IT graduates emerging from Accenture’s apprenticeship scheme in north-east England will walk straight into jobs, debt-free

BBC micro:bit Model Rocket Car Competition sparks creative interest in Stem

Microsoft and the Bloodhound Project explain how focusing on the creative side of tech helps drive children’s interest in science, technology, engineering and maths careers

Spectra Logic claims biggest and fastest TFinity tape library

Spectra Logic claims multi-petabyte capacities and speedier tape robot cycle times with TFinity Exascale Edition, a product aimed at tape’s new niche in archive and cold storage

UK economy faces digital divide, CBI warns

A report from the Confederation of British Industry and tech giant IBM paints a bleak picture of UK businesses' adoption (or not) of digital technologies

Nationwide streamlines e-commerce checks with CA Technologies

The building society has deployed CA Technology’s risk analytics to detect abnormal payment activities

Rackspace embarks on renewed push to ease enterprise adoption of AWS and Azure clouds

Managed cloud provider Rackspace outlines how teaming up with IT consultancy Cloud Technology Partners will help enterprises struggling with the move off-premise

France takes the lead in the global open data race

The appointment of a chief data officer (CDO) has already seen the nation create five different types of economic and social value

UK information commissioner weighs in on Privacy Shield

It would be “very sensible” if both the EU and the US answered the questions European data protection authorities are asking about the Privacy Shield pact, according to the UK information commissioner

New Zealand wants UK and other overseas ICT professionals to fill skills gap

New Zealand needs ICT professionals from overseas to fill a growing skills gap

Business needs education in cloud value and security, study shows

Improved trust and security are critical to encouraging continued adoption of the cloud, an Intel Security report shows

CW@50: The changing face of the datacentre over the past 50 years

As Computer Weekly prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, we take a look back at how the design and role of the datacentre has changed over the past five decades

Ticketmaster tech chief claims software engineers should consider sales training

Ticketmaster tech chief says undergoing sales training could help software engineers become more persistent in tracking down bugs

Social media could be used to identify refugees, says fintech founder

A panel at the Innovate Finance Summit 2016 discussed ways refugees could access funds, including digital identities, smartphones and peer-to-peer applications

IBM and Oracle fortunes hit by rapid growth of PaaS, Gartner claims

Gartner’s application infrastructure market tracker reveals how PaaS growth is shaking up the supplier landscape

Thursday 21 April 2016

UK institute seeking better cyber defences for ICS, says director

The UK needs to develop awareness of the vulnerability of industrial control systems to cyber attack and technology-specific security systems, says researcher

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer remains silent on strategy review

Yahoo! considers its options for the future, but CEO Marissa Mayer gave away no details when announcing the company's Q1 financial results

Halfords CIO jumps ship to move to Morrisons

Halfords CIO Anna Barsby will be moving to head up technology at supermarket chain Morrisons

Singapore online grocer RedMart uses cloud ERP to drive growth

Online retailer RedMart turned to cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) when its existing system struggled to keep up with business growth

Business needs to take GDPR seriously, says UK privacy chief

The GDPR is about enabling organisations to realise the benefits of the digital era, but it is serious about enforcement for those that not play within the rules, says UK information commissioner

Intel to cut workforce despite strong Q1 results

Intel says strong first quarter results show that its business transformation is working, but it also means cutting 11% of the global workforce

European Commission ready to splash €50bn on transformational digitisation plan

A cloud initiative for scientists and technologists among the developments as digital single market moves intensify

Israeli volunteers ready their cyber defences as Anonymous affiliates attack

Every April, Israel braces itself for an onslaught from pro-Palestinian hackers, but the occupants of a small conference room in Tel Aviv stand in their way

RBS to close NatWest branches and cut 600 jobs as customers go online

The Royal Bank of Scotland is set to close branches and cut jobs due to the rapid take up of digital banking services

Government surveillance under fire across Europe

UK and US government surveillance programmes are facing criticism from the courts, MPs and data protection regulators

Mixed response to call for more work on Privacy Shield

The Article 29 Working Group’s call for revisions of the Privacy Shield for trans-Atlantic data transfers is welcomed by those keen for a stronger framework and criticised by those keen to avoid delay

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Research identifies organised cyber threat to Australia

Researchers have identified the profiles of cyber criminals and identified the one that is the biggest threat to Australian organisations

La Poste delivers internet of services

The French postal system is taking existing services and adding a digital dimension to support a new business model

Organisations still fail to understand IAM, says KuppingerCole analyst

IAM is seen as being part of IT and not business, and investments tend to be aimed at mitigating one-off incidents, says KuppingerCole analyst Matthias Reinwarth

Mobile operators are overstating 4G coverage, claims Which?

UK mobile phone users can access 4G services just over half of the time on average, says Which? publisher and charity, The Consumers' Association

European Commission to create €6.7bn continent-wide cloud for scientists

The European Commission hopes initiative will pave the way for greater collaboration between European research teams

Sainsbury’s creates 150 digital jobs in Manchester to boost innovation

Supermarket retailer Sainsbury’s has created 150 digital jobs in Manchester as part of its innovation drive

PC market pauses while enterprises prepare for Windows 10

Windows 10 is set to drive sales of high-end PCs, but businesses are not ready yet, says analyst house Gartner

Three-quarters of Brits unaware of IP Bill, one-third don’t care

Millions of UK citizens remain in the dark about the reach and scope of the Investigatory Powers Bill, or the so-called Snoopers’ Charter, says Broadband Genie

Digital education in the UK is “patchy”, says Capgemini executive

The level of digital skills taught in schools varies across the UK, claims Capgemini’s chairman

Zadara adds object storage, bigger flash and 16Gbps Fibre Channel

Latest version of Zadara Storage features object storage, Fibre Channel and bigger cache options to software-defined cloud storage product that can run on-premise, off-premise and as a hybrid

Balancing privacy and security a key challenge, says NCA

Striking a balance between security and privacy is a major challenge for law enforcement, says NCCU operations head Mike Hulett

T-Systems embarks on enterprise-focused cloud push with colocation provider Virtus

IT services arm of Deutsche Telekom shares five-year plan to close private datacentre in Feltham, after signing colocation deal with Virtus Data Centres

Raspberry Pi competition sparks interest in Stem careers

A competition run by PA Consulting encourages schoolchildren to use Raspberry Pis to create projects that solve real-world problems

GDPR will require 28,000 DPOs in Europe, study shows

The staffing impact of the GDPR will be huge, with 28,000 data protection officers (DPOs) in Europe alone, says the International Association of Privacy Professionals

European Commission formally objects to Google’s Android dominance

Pre-installing Google Search and Play on devices is anti-competitive and limits consumer choice, claims EC

Friday 15 April 2016

Australian universities increase IT spending well above global average

Australian universities are increasing their IT spending as they improve learning and operational efficiency

Stockholm’s public sector boosts productivity with a move towards mobility

The city has a mobile strategy that’s been embraced by staff and citizens

BBC turns micro:bit computers into IoT devices

The BBC and Nominet demonstrate a new use case for the micro:bit computer and hope to turn Britain’s schoolchildren into internet of things pioneers

Microsoft steps up campaign against government surveillance

Microsoft is the latest technology firm to push back against the secrecy of US government data access requests, which it claims are rapidly increasing in number

Security Think Tank: Five tips for creating a patch management strategy

What strategies can companies adopt to help keep up with and deal with the huge volume of software updates they are facing?

Mitel and Polycom merge to form $2.5bn cloud unified communications firm

Communications and collaboration suppliers Mitel and Polycom pool their resources to form a $2.5bn unified communications (UC) powerhouse

Lack of career progression pushes IT workers to shop around for jobs

Research from EMC finds that a lack of career progression in their current organisation is the top reason IT people choose to move jobs

E-commerce struggles for growth in Asean countries

Online retail market growth in the Asean nations remains slow but nonetheless significant, according to a survey of consumer habits in the region

Wednesday 13 April 2016

World’s biggest companies lack maturity in security, says IBM Security

Many big organisations are still grappling with the challenge of establishing a more cohesive and collective security strategy, says IBM Security

Google urges enterprises to abandon data capacity planning in the face of IoT

Director of Google cloud platforms claims enterprises are wasting time trying to predict how their data needs will change over the next five years

Singapore’s Jurong Health Services: Transforming healthcare through data technologies

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) is being recognised for its high standards of data use

BT seeks security recruits

BT is to recruit 900 people to its security business in the next 12 months as part of a push against cyber crime

UK would need its own Privacy Shield deal with EU if it votes for Brexit

If the UK voted to leave the EU, it could face a difficult negotiation to conform to new data protection regulations, say experts

NCA attempts 'back door' access to obtain activist Lauri Love’s passwords

Court told that use of civil proceedings to force disclosure of alleged hacker Lauri Love's passwords is disproportionate and would breach human rights law

OpenStack accelerates into production environments

People are no longer just dabbling in the OpenStack private cloud – the OpenStack Foundation has found that many users are starting to undertake production work

GDS appoints Public Services Network head

Government Digital Service (GDS) elevates Mark Smith to head of the Public Services Network (PSN)

Apple Pay struggles in Australia as banks profit from a fee-phobic market

Despite Australia being iPhone crazy its banks aren’t exactly rushing to enable the payment process

European Parliament set to approve EU data protection law

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is ready for its final rubber stamp this week, with EU countries expected to pass it into law in two years

Enterprises that shun cloud comprise a business threat, says 451 Research

Hosted IT reaches a tipping point as analyst house 451 Research claims that enterprises shunning cloud technology constitute a risky proposition

European Court of Justice ruling on Snoopers' Charter delayed until July 2016

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will not rule on the legality of the so-called Snoopers’ Charter legislation until after the UK’s June 2016 EU referendum

Windows PowerShell tied to more than a third of cyber attacks

Security firm Carbon Black confirms widespread abuse of Windows PowerShell by attackers flying under the radar in line with the trend of exploiting operating systems

Security Think Tank: Allocate maintenance processes to each piece of key software

What strategies can companies adopt to help keep up with and deal with the huge volume of software updates they are facing?

Ofcom to present Openreach network access plan by summer of 2016

Ofcom’s Sharon White tells MPs she hopes to present detailed proposals on how BT’s rivals can access the Openreach network by the summer of 2016

UK poised to lead global fintech sector, says Tech City chair Eileen Burbidge

Tech City chair and venture capital expert says the UK is in a position to become a world leader in financial services and sheds light on how cloud can provide failing firms with a stay of execution

Collaboration vital to reduce economic impact of CNI cyber attack

The interconnected nature of critical national infrastructure (CNI) means the impact of the risk and the cost of a cyber attack grows exponentially every day

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Superfast network build brings broadband to Somerset village

Specialist ISP Satellite Internet has connected the third and final village in its BDUK market test pilot project in Somerset in just seven weeks

Network Rail announces Could IT Be You 2016 competition winner

UK rail network manager Network Rail announces the winner of the 2016 cohort of its IT talent competition

UK cyber crime growing exponentially

UK ranks highly in phishing, social media and ransomware attacks as cyber criminals professionalise and take advantage of unpatched websites, Symantec’s latest threat report reveals

Security Think Tank: Using vulnerability management to support the patching process

What strategies can companies adopt to deal with the huge volume of software updates they are facing?

BAE Systems warns about shape-shifting strain of Qbot malware

Qbot malware will become a potent threat, facilitated by exploit kits for initial infection and automated to gain maximum victim count, warns BAE Systems

DWP knew of Universal Credit problems in mid-2012 despite insisting all was well

Documents released after a four-year legal battle show that DWP officials knew of problems with Universal Credit in 2012 despite insisting it was on time and budget

Ed Vaizey MP hails role of UK datacentres in solving enterprise data sovereignty issues

Digital economy minister Ed Vaizey talks up the government's role in supporting the growth of the UK datacentre sector and wider technology industry

Singapore releases cloud outage guidelines

The Singapore government releases a set of tiered guidelines for organisations to follow if they have a cloud outage

Monday 11 April 2016

Openreach passes 25 million premises with fibre backhaul

BT Openreach marks another milestone in its national fibre broadband network roll-out

UK’s Daily Mail publisher eyes Yahoo’s assets

The Daily Mail parent company is putting together a bid for Yahoo’s news properties that would increase its US presence significantly

Hyperoptic launches FTTP services in Brighton

Hyperoptic rolls out its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband service to housing developments in Brighton

Competition and Markets Authority urges EC to kill Three's O2 merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) urges the European Commission (EC) to rule against CK Hutchison's proposed acquisition of mobile network O2

Smith & Williamson starts legacy renewal with WhereScape Red

Financial services company Smith & Williamson migrates Cobol data into SQL Server data warehouse in a bid to recreate and cleanse legacy data

Sunday 10 April 2016

SSE Enterprise Telecoms connects customers over CityFibre network

SSE Enterprise Telecoms becomes the first customer on CityFibre’s recently acquired long-haul national fibre network

Saturday 9 April 2016

Panama Papers revealed by graph database visualisation software

The 11.5 million files leaked from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca are being interrogated by journalists using a combination of Neo4j’s graph database and data visualisation software Linkurious

Friday 8 April 2016

National Childbirth Trust breach shows all data needs to be safeguarded

Breach of more than 15,000 login credentials and email addresses at the National Childbirth Trust underlines that every sector must take cyber security seriously, say security pundits

CW@50: Storage – From punched cards to flash and the cloud

Since the launch of Computer Weekly in 1966, we have moved from a world of punched cards and paper tape to one where flash and the cloud have revolutionised data storage

CIO Interview: Phil Pavitt, global CIO, Specsavers – Online not the only way

Specsavers CIO explains why the personal touch is as important as digital services for customers of health-related products

CIOs lack faith in IT’s ability to meet digital demands of business

VCE research suggests IT departments lack confidence in their ability to meet the digital demands of their organisation

UK has hit 90% ‘superfast’ target, say broadband analysts

Statistics from broadband comparison site Thinkbroadband seem to suggest the government has hit its target of making superfast broadband available to 90% of UK premises

IT job seekers want to make bigger career moves

LinkedIn, which now has more than 20 million members in the UK, recently looked at how IT professionals’ jobs have changed over the past year

Security Think Tank: Tackle vital patching challenge with risk-based approach

What strategies can companies adopt to help keep up with and deal with the huge volume of software updates they are facing?

British innovation targets file manipulation malware

Innovative British security software firm Glasswall Solutions is tackling the growing threat of malware that tampers with files and exploits structural weaknesses in popular business document formats

Thursday 7 April 2016

Security Think Tank: Five strategies for dealing with software security updates

What strategies can companies adopt to keep up with, and deal with, the huge volume of software updates they face?

Large global companies still manage supply chain with phone, fax and email

Digital supply chain management is still five years off for almost half of the west’s global firms

Time to cut IT costs again, predicts Gartner

IT spending has increased slightly, but not enough to fuel major digital transformations, says Gartner

How an IT department in a portacabin supports UK’s biggest critical infrastructure project

The man in charge of the IT supporting the UK's largest critical infrastructure project – the redevelopment of London Bridge station – tells Computer Weekly about life in a portacabin

Nokia slashes jobs after Alcatel-Lucent acquisition

Nokia embarks on a round of job cuts as part of its post-merger restructuring

Maynooth University modernises network to meet growth challenges

Maynooth University in Ireland has installed a Juniper-based campus network to support its future growth plans

CIO interview: Jean-Christophe Lalanne, CIO, Air France-KLM, on why WANs win business

Operating at locations around the world, the WAN is key to business success for airline Air France-KLM, says its global CIO, Jean-Christophe Lalanne

Samsung aims for 10% profit bounce in Q1

Korean mobile giant Samsung forecasts a turnaround in its financial performance during the first quarter of 2016

FBI briefs senators drafting anti-encryption bill on iPhone hack

US senators drafting a bill aimed at limiting encryption on consumer devices are being briefed on how the FBI hacked into the San Bernardino gunman’s iPhone

Brexit debate: Why IT pros should vote to leave

IT consultant Peter Chadha gives five reasons why the UK would be better off leaving the European Union

Cargotec saves €2m by moving HR systems to the cloud

Cargo handling equipment manufacturer Cargotech reduces the cost of managing its 11,000 employees by moving HR systems to the cloud

Gateshead NHS Trust uses data visualisation to boost performance

Trust is using the Medway BI system provided by System C to enhance clinical, operational and financial performance

Executive interview: Harriet Green, IBM’s internet of things chief

Former Thomas Cook CEO is leading IBM's charge into the IoT, and is pushing its Watson AI technology as a unique differentiator

Security Think Tank: Six alternative strategies to centralised security patching

What strategies can companies adopt to help keep up with and deal with the huge volume of software updates they are facing?

Three makes new attempt to ‘sell’ O2 acquisition

Three parent CK Hutchison is understood to have made a number of further concessions to curry favour with European regulators

Rackspace debuts private cloud packages to drive up enterprise adoption of OpenStack

Rackspace claims pre-configured hardware, software and services stack will smooth enterprise path to OpenStack-based clouds

Wednesday 6 April 2016

Panasonic launches at-seat mobile payments for airlines

In-flight entertainment and connectivity specialist Panasonic Avionics unveils near-field communications system to let airline passengers use mobile payments in the air

SimpliVity adds Hyper-V support to hyper-converged products

Hyper-converged appliance maker adds Hyper-V support to VMware ESXi capabilities and upgrades OmniStack software to support workload optimisation on SimpliVity clusters

Two-thirds of farmers didn’t need to use ‘digital by default’ rural payments system

Internal review produced by Defra reveals full catalogue of errors that led to the withdrawal of the digital farm subsidy system in 2015

UK and European firms invest in data protection ahead of GDPR

European firms are set to invest in data protection in 2016, with enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation just two years away, Computer Weekly’s IT priorities survey shows

Barclays bank succumbs to Apple Pay

Barclays Bank brings Apple Pay to its customers nine months after its main competitors, with the announcement of its support of the app

Capgemini strengthens its Indian backbone

With half of its global staff now based in India, Capgemini expands its operations there by opening a facility for a further 30,000 staff

Panama Papers stolen by hackers, says Mossack Fonseca

Breach underlines need to focus cyber security on key data, say experts, after law firm’s founder insists the company was breached by an outside hacker

BBC to publish details of £560m enterprise ICT and hosting tender

Broadcaster seeks single supplier for IT provisioning, cloud management and hosting services, as Atos outsourcing deal nears end

The Met Office deploys Weather Cloud on AWS

Amazon Web Services will help the Met Office’s servers weather the storm of data requests as demand increases for location-based forecasts

IoT will shake up world of data analytics, says report

A report produced for US network operator Verizon says data analytics will become a core competency as the internet of things becomes more widely adopted by businesses

Atom banking app goes live

Digital-only bank makes app available to iPhone and iPad users, with Android version to follow soon

CW@50: From ICL to ITIL

Standardisation helps industries to grow. Here in the UK, a number of highly influential standards emerged that have become building blocks for the modern computer industry

Finnish contest looks for real-world 5G applications

Finnish city Oulu is running a competition to unearth apps that can utilise 5G networks

Volkswagen Group selects Mirantis OpenStack for private cloud build

Volkswagen outlines plans to use open source cloud platform, as it moves to embrace connected devices and agile software development techniques

Security industry welcomes WhatsApp encryption

The more encryption becomes ‘the norm’, the less resistance there will be to adopting it in businesses, say information security pundits

Tuesday 5 April 2016

John Lewis launches 2016 round of accelerator programme Jlab

Retailer John Lewis launches the 2016 round of Jlab, a programme designed to bring innovation and disruption to the retail industry with technology startups

More than half of teens think school curriculum sets them up for digital

UK teenagers believe the ICT and computing courses in schools teach them the skills they need for a digital job

Security Think Tank: Software patching needs executive sponsorship

What strategies can companies adopt to keep up with, and deal with, the huge volume of software updates they face?

Gender bias in tech could ‘die out over time’, says UCL senior network architect

Senior network architect at University College London Emma Cardinal-Richards discusses her career as a woman in IT and a dissolving of the “old guard”

Air France-KLM updates WAN to improve connectivity in emerging markets

Wide area network upgrade promises to help airline improve customer service and boost business

Highways England to test driverless cars on UK motorways

Agency sets out strategy for connected vehicles and promises to test fully-autonomous cars on motorway network in 2017

Digital Single Market: European Commission warned not to over-regulate online platforms

Ministers from 11 EU member states warn European Commission off over-regulating use of online platforms during the creation of the Digital Single Market

EU cyber security agency urges action to avoid crisis

EU countries lack a harmonised framework to respond to the challenges of a large-scale cyber incident, according to a report by security agency Enisa

Monday 4 April 2016

EY invests heavily in Singapore IT expertise

New centres of excellence will offer business transformation strategy, cyber security, analytics and manufacturing capabilities across the Asia-Pacific region

Dropbox gears up for new EU data protection rules

Certification on ISO27018 and planned European-based infrastructure put cloud file storage provider in good position for new EU rules

How operational analytics can help utility companies

Capgemini finds operation analytics has a low adoption rate among UK businesses despite many having data warehouses

Middle East enterprises warm to wearable technology

Organisations in the region are increasingly investing in wearable technology, but there are hurdles to overcome before there is broad take-up in the enterprise sector

Enterprise IT conference comes to the Nordics

IP Expo is holding an event focused on the Nordic region for the first time as countries such as Sweden and Finland become leaders in enterprise IT

Security Think Tank: Ignoring software patching spells trouble

What strategies can companies adopt to help keep up with and deal with the huge volume of software updates they are facing?

IBM plans ‘cognitive storage’ to cut costs for big data and enterprises

Big Blue’s Zurich research labs announce project in which storage systems learn to put value to data so it can be assigned the most cost-effective media and lifecycle policies

UK campaign launched against location data security risks

UK consumers are unwittingly signing up to be location tracked and this data is being used and sold on for commercial benefit, warns privacy campaign

Intel-backed Collaborative Cancer Cloud expands to include two more universities

Joe Gray from the Oregon Health and Science University explains how its cloud-based cancer research project with Intel is progressing

Brocade buys Ruckus Wireless to target 5G and IoT business

Supplier plans to enhance its play in emerging networking segments such as 5G and the internet of things

Saturday 2 April 2016

Barclays Bank closes US technology hub

Barclays Bank's investment banking arm will close its technology centre in McKinney, Texas, and move about 200 jobs

European Union GDPR data rules prompt cyber security review

Isolated legacy security systems are a big cyber security risk – but the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could change that, says Palo Alto Networks

Microsoft sets out to woo iOS, Android and Linux developers

Build is not just for Windows developers – Microsoft is keen to attract iOS, Android and Linux coders too

Aeroflot puts IBM analytics on board to personalise customer targeting

Russian airline Aeroflot has turned to IBM analytics technologies, including BigInsights and SPSS, to improve customer targeting

Friday 1 April 2016

Intel offers enterprises helping hand in making private clouds work for them

Chip manufacturer Intel sets out plans to help the enterprise deploy tens of thousands of cloud environments

Intel expands Xeon processor family to help enterprises build software-defined clouds

Chip manufacturer Intel unveils products and customer use cases in support of its software-defined infrastructure push

Brits feel lack of digital skills holds firms back

Almost half of employers think UK firms would be more productive if there was a higher level of digital skills

IT services firm creates 500 jobs in Welsh local authority

IT services firm CGI creates 500 jobs in south Wales following a £3.2m investment from the Welsh government

US and Canada issue joint alert on ransomware

Organisations urged to backup data because paying ransom does not guarantee files encrypted by ransomware will be released, warns an awareness-raising alert issued by the US and Canada

Singapore smart city chief delivers vision to the world

The Singapore government minister running the city state's smart nation project tells the world about the country’s smart nation vision

Financial services regulator reveals backlog approving peer-to-peer lenders

There is a backlog of firms waiting for FCA approval to become authorised peer-to-peer lending platforms