Thursday 29 September 2016

Breaches should be on the decline by now, says infosec veteran John Walker

A focus on the board, governance and compliance is distracting many infosec leaders from the real objective of security data, says John Walker

Business secretary calls for national broadband upgrade

In a speech to the Institute of Directors’ annual conference, Greg Clark calls for a major broadband upgrade to support the reinvention of the government’s industrial strategy

BlackBerry ends production of mobile phones

Canadian firm to focus on a strategy built around software development, including security and applications, and mobile device management

Is it NAS? Is it object storage? It’s both. It’s Avere’s C2N

Avere launches C2N hybrid NAS/object storage box that uses touted efficiencies of erasure coding to take aim at claimed drawbacks of clustered NAS rivals like Isilon

Microsoft’s grand plan aims to make big data intelligence accessible to all

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants to democratise access to big data intelligence across the enterprise through the use of cloud, machine learning and new datacentre chip technologies

Trust issues stifling digital economy growth, study shows

Businesses that have products and services based on trust have a significant opportunity to future-proof their business, but those who do not risk being side-lined, a study shows

Amazon Web Services expands European datacentre footprint with Paris region opening

Amazon Web Services outlines plans to build Paris datacentre region in 2017, as demand for locally hosted cloud services grows

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Computer Weekly @ 50: The next big things in tech – a developers’ perspective

Leading technology experts discuss the trends in enterprise software and how this will impact future applications

ESN: a long-term evolution or a game-changing revolution?

There is little doubt that the Home Office’s plan to update the Emergency Services Network is transformational, but how does it compare internationally?

Yahoo breach underlines need for Security Serious Week

The recently disclosed Yahoo data breach shows that no business is immune, underlining the need to raise awareness and improve practices, say the organisers of Security Serious Week

Lax perimeter security exposes bank to hacker extortion attempt

Failure to follow standard network security best practice has exposed a Californian investment bank to cyber criminals’ demands

Infosecurity – the GCHQ way

Balancing privacy and security requires highly developed information security policies and, of the UK intelligence agencies, GCHQ has taken the lead.

Microsoft preps datacentres for AI revolution through deployment of reprogrammable chips

Microsoft claims field programmable gate array chips are now live in Azure datacentres in 15 countries, as it future-proofs its infrastructure for the rise of big data applications

Gigaclear to deliver fibre broadband through old water pipes

Rural fibre broadband supplier Gigaclear has teamed up with Affinity Water Distribution to study the feasibility of using disused water mains as an FTTP delivery mechanism

UK Oracle MD: companies repeating tangled architectures in cloud

Oracle’s UK, Ireland and Israel managing director, Dermot O’Kelly takes stock of Open World 2016 and urges CIOs not to reinvent on-premise “accidental architectures” in the cloud

UK National Cyber Security Centre set to launch

NCSC is due to launch officially on 1 October 2016 and will help the healthcare sector deliver consistent quality of data security

Mastercard woos software developers with API platform

Credit card company Mastercard is investing heavily in digital payments and wants to engage with developers and startups

Docker storage: how to get persistent storage in Docker

Docker, by default, doesn’t come with persistent storage, which presents an issue to some workloads customers that want to run in containers – however, there are ways to achieve persistent storage

Splunk vs the skills shortage – trying to help organisations gain the right skills

Splunk’s CEO Douglas Merritt explains how the organisation has been working to help people both in and outside its organisation to gain the skills needed to use its big data technology

5G worth more than €113bn per year to European economy

An EC-supported study conducted by InterDigital suggests investment in 5G could generate an annual benefit of €113bn by 2025

NHS Digital aims to put healthcare on firm cyber security footing

NHS Digital set to work closely with National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to boost healthcare sector cyber security capabilities

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Bangkok Airways takes customer service to the cloud

Airline is the latest Southeast Asian organisation to harness cloud-based software to improve customer services, deploying the Oracle Service Cloud

Unprecedented hardware problem brings down Australian Stock Exchange

Financial regulator launches probe after hardware failure in main database led to problems for stock exchange market system

Computer Weekly @ 50: Working with startups - a CIO perspective

In this video, we speak to a panel of CIOs about best practices in working with IT startups

Adrian Davis discusses the evolution of security in the age of IoT

Cloud computing and the internet of things will have a major impact on how security is implemented going forward.

BoxWorks 2016: The fight for diversity should not always surround gender

Three CIOs and an executive from collaboration firm Box discuss the global search for diversity in tech, and how gender parity is not the only issue

Microsoft accuses public cloud rivals of overlooking enterprise

Software giant talks up its enterprise credentials and heritage, while taking a swipe at its public cloud competitors

Mobility is about to enter the post-app era, says Gartner

At an event in South Africa, Gartner analysts look ahead to an era of mobility that goes beyond apps

Monday 26 September 2016

Australia must take cyber security opportunity

Australia may never be able to create an IT industry like that in the US, but it can lead in cyber security

Liam Maxwell: How the UK government is supporting British Technology

A video of the presentation Liam Maxwell, national technology adviser, HM Government, gave at Computer Weekly’s 50th anniversary

On-premise IT still the only way to run certain tasks

How to augment a public cloud strategy with on-premise IT by running workloads in a private cloud and bursting to the public cloud

Apple to fix backup security vulnerability in iOS 10

Apple is to issue a security update for a security vulnerability in iOS 10 that could give hackers access to passwords and other security data

Growth in UK smartphone market levels off

Deloitte’s annual study of UK consumer mobile habits reveals that more than 80% of Brits own or have access to a smartphone, and growth is levelling off

Yahoo security still poor despite massive breach, claims Venafi

Yahoo is likely to have been a victim of its own encryption and security is still poor despite the huge breach that hit the company in 2014, according to security firm Venafi

Salary survey shows IT managers command big bonuses

A Computer Weekly survey has shown the scale of remuneration package that IT managers can expect - with bonuses an increasingly important part

Yahoo sued over data breach

Yahoo is facing a class action lawsuit that alleges that the internet firm showed a reckless disregard for the security of its users that resulted in a breach affecting half a billion people

Emirates Islamic bank and the Muslim finance revolution

The CIO at Dubai-based bank Emirates Islamic tells Computer Weekly about how IT is supporting the company through industry change

Sunday 25 September 2016

Qadars Trojan gears up to target UK banks

Advanced Trojan that has been targeting different regions is now preparing to hit UK banks, according to IBM X-Force Research

IBM opens first Nordic cloud datacentre

Oslo datacentre is IBM’s 12th in Europe and 48th globally and will target large and small enterprises and startups to offer services

Virtual Instruments extends VirtualWisdom to NAS testing

Storage performance monitoring and analysis provider extends capability to NAS testing for the first time as customer use of file access for virtualisation brings storage issues

Essex hospital trust upgrades IT infrastructure

Mid Essex NHS Trust upgrades its storage infrastructure to keep up with increasing volumes of data

Finance consultancy puts blockchain apps in the cloud

US fintech services provider Synechron makes a number of its blockchain applications available in the cloud to help financial services firms get to grips with the emerging technology

Saturday 24 September 2016

Interview: British Medical Journal’s CDO talks datacentres, DevOps and desktops

BMJ’s chief digital officer explains how the 170-year-old healthcare publication has negotiated several major digital transformation projects since she joined in 2012

Government enlists startups to develop exporters’ network

The Department for International Trade selects two startups to help it build an artificial intelligence, peer-to-peer knowledge network

Cutting the cable: why industry is turning to wireless

Wireless networking technology is heading out of the office and the living room, and on to the factory floor. We explore the trend

Government mishandling smart meter roll-out, says committee

The Science and Technology Committee accuses the government of being unclear on the benefits of gas and electricity smart meters, and mishandling aspects of the national roll-out

Friday 23 September 2016

Pizza Hut Hong Kong rips up traditional CRM rule book

IT director of parent company Jardine Restaurant Group has transformed the way Pizza Hut interacts with customers in Hong Kong and plans the same in Myanmar and Vietnam

Accenture apprentice scheme gets first female graduate

Accenture’s IT apprentice programme has its first female graduate, and the company hopes this is the start of more female graduates to come

Investigatory Powers Bill – the case for mass surveillance

As the Investigatory Powers Bill goes through its final stages in Parliament, a former GCHQ intelligence officer puts the case for the bulk surveillance powers contained in the legislation

Yahoo under fire over data breach affecting 500 million users

Yahoo comes under fire for not detecting and notifying users sooner of the biggest breach of personal details to date

UK government partners with tech startups on cyber security

Applications are open to cyber security startups for the first of two cyber innovation centres to receive £50m over five years, as part of the government’s £1.9m National Cyber Security Programme

BBC opens up about holographic TV trials

Broadcaster reveals how it is attempting to pre-empt the potential change in viewing habits the rise of augmented reality could bring

RBS tests claim blockchain could replace UK’s Faster Payments bank clearing scheme

Researchers at the Royal Bank of Scotland investigate the use of distributed ledger technology for bank clearing systems

Infrastructure as code: What does it mean and why does it matter?

The emergence of software-defined hardware has given rise to the phrase “infrastructure as code” to describe the way these environments are managed

Thursday 22 September 2016

$81m cyber heist highlights gap between attacker and defenders, says Swift

Secure messaging service Swift was surprised by the gaps in banks’ cyber security practises highlighted by mega cyber heist, says CISO Alain Desausoi

London Capital Group improves service deployment with SDN

Online trading firm has revitalised its service delivery after switching a legacy physical network for VMware NSX SDN

Many don’t test disaster recovery plans properly, survey finds

Nearly 40% of UK organisations do not test disaster recovery plans properly, mainly because of concerns about disruption to production operations

Cyber attack aimed at destruction, says TV5Monde

TV5Monde counting the cost of not being adequately prepared for a cyber attacked that downed the network in 2015

Which? calls for user compensation over Windows 10 upgrade issues

Consumer rights champion’s research shows 12% of Windows 10 users have downgraded to an older version of the software because of troublesome updates

Hypergrid adds metered usage and networks to hyper-converged kit

Hyper-converged appliance maker will allow customers to pay for what they use in hardware that will now add networking

Dropbox gives UK enterprises option to host cloud data in Europe

Cloud storage firm makes good on an earlier pledge to give enterprises the opportunity to host data in Europe, as its efforts to court the business community continue

Openreach responds to Fix Britain’s Internet broadband campaigners

Openreach CEO Clive Selley has criticised rival broadband providers campaigning for the separation of the infrastructure business from its parent, BT, saying they are ignoring important facts

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Ellison slams AWS at Oracle Open World 2016

Oracle CTO Larry Ellison criticises Amazon Web Services as a cloud database environment at Oracle Open World 2016, fleshing out earlier critique

Mobile connectivity still costing businesses billions

Despite efforts to bring down the cost of mobile connectivity for business users, a report from iPass shows business travellers are incurring hundreds of pounds of charges every month

Finland’s OP Financial Group outlines digital ambitions

Chief digital officer at financial services group describes how new technology is fundamentally changing the business

Skills gaps and ill-defined strategies hold back cloud adoption, suggests IDC research

Cisco-backed research into cloud adoption trends suggests few enterprises have perfected their off-premise IT strategies

Brussels proposes new rules to stop abuse of roaming charge rules

The European College of Commissioners has proposed new rules to help prevent abuse of the end of mobile roaming charges across the EU

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Business warned not to be complacent about cyber security

Lloyds of London survey reveals just how badly some European firms are failing in terms of cyber security and low levels of awareness about the role of cyber insurance

Monday 19 September 2016

Why more people aren’t cloud bursting

The appeal of cloud bursting is easy to see, but the level of complexity involved negates its benefits – at least for now

Surrey and Borders NHS Trust launches IoT trial for dementia patients

A major trial of IoT technology in the homes of vulnerable dementia patients could pave the way for a revolution in how elderly care is delivered in the NHS

OpenWorld 2016: Ellison stakes claim for infrastructure as a service

In his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, Oracle chairman and CTO cites AWS, Workday and Microsoft as main competitors for cloud revenue in enterprise IT

Consumers trust banks more than government for biometric security

UK citizens think banks are the best organisations to provide biometric authentication for payments

Microsoft cuts Skype jobs in London

Microsoft is consolidating its Skype staff in London to one office and merging some roles, which could result in more than 200 job cuts

Italian bottle maker deploys 88TB of Syneto hyper-converged storage

Serioplast gets reliable disaster recovery as it replaces NetApp plus remote physical servers with Syneto hyper-converged infrastructure at factories across Europe, Africa and Asia

Saturday 17 September 2016

Maturing OpenStack faces enterprise IT challenges

We look at how OpenStack is shifting into the enterprise and explore the cultural barriers it faces

Bank of England sets date for core payments system replacement

Bank prepares to replace one of the UK's core financial systems, with Real Time Gross Settlement service set to be modernised

Mirantis acquires TCP Cloud in continuous delivery push for OpenStack deployments

OpenStack distribution provider claims TCP Cloud acquisition will ensure its customers' infrastructure is equipped to cope with the rate of application innovation they are demanding

Cyber security awareness growing within business sector, research shows

While awareness of cyber security risks is improving, fewer firms know how much an attack is likely to cost them

UK justice system set for ‘wholesale shift’ to digital

£1bn programme is latest government plan to transform courts with better use of technology

Friday 16 September 2016

Microsoft and Google cloud users suffer service outages

Downtime hits Microsoft and Google cloud users as rival service providers both experience technical difficulties

Lauri Love - my battle with extradition

Lauri Love, a 31 year old electrical engineering student, from Suffolk, has been accused of hacking into government computers in 3 US states

Lauri Love: the student accused of hacking the US

How did a brilliant but fragile teenager from a rural English town end up facing life imprisonment in the US? Computer Weekly speaks to Lauri Love

EC overhauls telecoms rules to bolster broadband, 5G

The European Commission is set to make a number of changes to European Union telecoms rules to support ultrafast network connectivity

Oracle Q1 2016-17: Oracle's cloud sales grow to almost $1bn

Oracle’s first-quarter fiscal 2017 revenue increased by 2% year-on-year, with cloud revenue for the quarter reaching $969m

Google sets out plans to stop its datacentre waste going to landfill

Internet giant claims six out of 14 of its global datacentres no longer send any waste to landfill, as a result of its efforts

Furniture maker scraps legacy backup for Arcserve appliances

Lancashire-based JJO dumps separate backup apps for servers and PCs to deploy Arcserve UDP backup appliances, and gains 100% protection of 68TB non-virtualised estate

Thursday 15 September 2016

Gartner highlights gap between enterprise cloud adoption expectations and reality

Market watcher claims enterprise aspirations around cloud adoption are not being met

Third of insurance professionals expect technology-based suppliers to disrupt market

Companies using technology platforms to offer insurance will be increasingly common, and a larger variety of insurance products will be available as a result

Emergency Services Network a risky proposition, say auditors

The Emergency Services Network is untried, untested and carries significant implementation risk, according to the National Audit Office

Australian council removes costly bottleneck with traditional storage architecture

Redland City Council chose to return to a traditional storage architecture when it was struggling to get rates notices out in good time

The way of all flash in Asean

Are all-flash arrays the hottest storage technology in Asean and is it only a matter of time before flash will replace hard drives for all hot and warm data?

Insurance brokers fear regulatory action over SSP Worldwide cloud outage

Insurance brokers hit out at disaster recovery arrangements, fearing two-week outage could put them at risk of action by Financial Conduct Authority

Dubai Culture modernises its datacentre

Organisation that brings Dubai’s cultural heritage to life has implemented the latest technologies to support its mission

Scotland begins new superfast broadband procurement

Scottish government issues prior information notice to kick off new procurement to deliver 100% superfast broadband access across the country

UK SMEs have false sense of cyber security

Many small businesses have the mistaken impression that they are safe from cyber attacks and the huge damage they can cause

Wednesday 14 September 2016

HP Inc to pay over $1bn for Samsung printers

HP Inc has agreed to take over Samsung’s printing business, with disruption in the copier market its aim

The pros and cons of cloud bursting

The much-vaunted benefits of cloud computing can be overshadowed by portability and interoperability issues

Aberdeen City Council begins Swan network roll-out

Aberdeen City Council has begun work on a regional fibre network to enhance digital services under the auspices of the Capita-run Scottish Wide Area Network framework

DNB and Nordea to merge IT operations for Baltic super bank

Two of the Nordic region’s banks will use joint operations, including IT, to help them grow in the Baltic area

ING Bank datacentre fire suppression system test knocks banking services offline

Bank apologises after planned test of datacentre fire suppression system knocks out servers and storage, leaving Romanian customers unable to access funds

Banks and fintech firms respect each other, says HSBC boss

The relationship between banks and fintech companies has sweetened over the past five years with mutual respect evident, says HSBC boss

Number of internet users in Myanmar rockets

Internet use rapidly increases in Myanmar, with most people connecting through smartphones

MPs split on BT Openreach and broadband USO

At the second reading of the controversial Digital Economy Bill, MPs debated the future of BT and Openreach and the proposed universal service obligation for broadband

Yorkshire Bank to invest in online banking to support cost cutting

Clydesdale and Yorkshire group to invest in technology at retail bank while reducing staff and number of branches

Royal Shakespeare Company targets more groundlings with Progress

The Royal Shakespeare Company revamps its web site and gets its customer engagement act together with content management and digital marketing tools from Progress

NHS trusts and suppliers not ready for end of N3 network

Network integrator Updata has warned that NHS organisations and network suppliers must mobilise now to get ready for the transition to the Health and Social Care Network next year

WADA condemns Russian hackers for leaking Olympic athletes' medical data

The global anti-doping agency confirms attack on database led to leak of data belonging to Olympic athletes

Dell kicks HPE off top spot for server shipments

Dell has finally become a market leader in the server market, shipping more x86 servers than rival HPE

Tuesday 13 September 2016

How to get rid of the DailyBee PUP

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Monday 12 September 2016

MaidSafe secure internet concept enters testing phase

Scottish internet startup MaidSafe brings its vision for a more private and secure approach to the web a step closer to reality

Friday 9 September 2016

Cloud security processes need to mature, says panel

Many organisations still need to adapt their business practices to ensure security in the cloud, according to a panel of IT leaders

Computer Weekly at the movies: Werner Herzog takes on the internet

Computer Weekly sat down to watch Werner Herzog’s latest documentary on the internet, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Insurance brokers count cost of lost business as SSP SaaS platform outage enters second week

SSP confirms to Computer Weekly it has no clear idea when all brokers will be able to continue doing business via its SaaS platform, two weeks on from Solihull datacentre power outage

Nordic CIO Interview: Mattias Forsberg, Scandinavian Airlines

The CIO of Nordic airline SAS talks to Computer Weekly about how digital technologies are changing customer experiences as well as the business itself

Dell Technologies to cut up to 3,000 jobs

Creating the world’s largest privately controlled tech company is to come at the price of up to 3,000 jobs following Dell’s acquisition of EMC

CIO interview: Changing supplier relationships at the MoD

Mike Stone says when he became the MoD's CIO the organisation's IT was far behind modern best practice – but now it has a ground-breaking cloud deal

RSA upbeat about future in Dell Technologies

RSA to maintain its independence, but will benefit from being part of Dell Technologies, says RSA president Amit Yoran

Thursday 8 September 2016

Munich Re combines SAS with Hortonworks Hadoop to explore new business

German reinsurance firm Munich Re opts for Hortonworks’ open source Hadoop distribution, in combination with SAS, to deliver its big data analytics programme for new business

Harrow Council teams up with IBM to make smarter decisions using Watson

The local authority is using Watson Care Manager to help it manage its social care budget

Bank IT spending to hit £241m across four major global regions

IT spending across four major economic regions will increase by around 4% in 2016, but Europe is the least certain

Understanding criminal underground key to defence, says Trend Micro

Studying criminal undergrounds provides clues as to how to plan cyber defences, says Trend Micro researcher

Expanded Security Serious Week returns in October

The second annual Security Serious Week in October is to include a government-backed conference and an awards ceremony for unsung IT security heroes

Intel to raise $3.1bn by spinning off security business

Ending what many saw as an uncomfortable marriage, Intel is to spin off its security business as a standalone pure-play cyber security company

A new nearshoring game is emerging

Countries selling themselves as nearshore business services locations need to change their sales pitches to avoid becoming like all the other countries doing the same

Enterprise network access policies must change to account for IoT

With IoT devices set to outnumber notebooks, smartphones and tablets by more than three times, businesses will need to adjust their network access policies to keep things running smoothly, says Gartner

HPE makes further divestments with Micro Focus tie-up to target software-defined market

British software company Micro Focus becomes an enterprise software powerhouse as HPE offloads enterprise software infrastructure products

Broadband association calls for new government commitment to FTTP

In its newly released Building Gigabit Britain report, the Independent Networks Co-Operative Association calls for the government to make a more ambitious commitment to fibre broadband

RSA’s mission unchanged by Dell-EMC merger, says Amit Yoran

It is business as usual, says Amit Yoran, chief of EMC security division RSA, as the company officially becomes part of the newly formed tech giant to be known as Dell Technologies

Use ransomware to get security buy-in, says Trend Micro CTO

Ransomware is one of the top cyber threats to business, but organisations should use that to engage stakeholders and review processes and defences, says Trend Micro CTO Raimund Genes

Identity prominent in Australian security debate

Identity is at the forefront of the cyber security debate in Australia

Security Think Tank: Awareness and incident response key to fighting evasive malware

How can businesses best prepare their cyber defences in light of the fact that attackers are increasingly using malware designed to evade detection and analysis?

Wednesday 7 September 2016

MoD becomes first tenant in Microsoft's UK Azure datacentre

Microsoft’s UK Azure cloud is now fully operational, offering Azure cloud services and Office 365

A quarter of local council procurement policies do not support use of G-Cloud, research shows

Latest research by public sector-focused IT provider Eduserv sheds further light on reasons why local councils have been slow to adopt the G-Cloud procurement framework

Managed services could be key to connecting up siloed IT in Middle East organisations

Organisations in the Middle East will increasingly look for managed services to connect up their IT as they embark on digital transformation

SAP Hana implementation pattern research yields contradictory results

Research into the user adoption of SAP’s Hana database platform and its S/4 Hana ERP system presents a confusing pattern. Storming ahead or running aground?

NSA used Iraq war to develop surveillance capability, documents show

As the controversial Investigatory Powers Bill inches closer to becoming law, NSA documents reveal that the agency used the Iraq war to develop and expand its surveillance infrastructure

Combined Dell and EMC company targets intelligent things

The $74bn merger of Dell and EMC has created a technology giant with a remit to expand into the software-defined datacentre space to support IoT

Barclays uses blockchain for trade finance transactions

Barclays Bank has successfully tested the use of blockchain technology to complete a large trade finance agreement, which promises huge efficiencies

Master data management gains ground in UK public sector

Local authorities and NHS organisations in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are making slow but sure progress with master data management technology to gain a single view of the citizen

Private encryption key sharing worrying but not new, say security experts

A study has revealed a 40% increase in the past year in the number of internet-connected devices using shared encryption certificates, highlighting that this security risk of mass hacking is growing

Security Think Tank: Business should assess where to use AI to sniff out smart malware

How can businesses best prepare their cyber defences in light of the fact that attackers are increasingly using malware designed to evade detection and analysis?

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Simulated cyber attack in London adds finalists to 2016 UK Cyber Security Challenge

Ten would-be cyber warriors head to the final of the UK Cyber Security Challenge after showing off their skills to prospective employers in dealing with a simulated cyber attack

Silverstone Circuit pilots smart transport service at 2016 British MotoGP

Silverstone Circuit tests InterDigital’s oneTransport traffic flow management service at the 2016 British Grand Prix MotoGP

Mobile device use feeds card fraud in Asean region

Card fraud is rising in Asean countries, with the high use of mobile devices a contributing factor.

Security Think Tank: How to detect the undetectable?

How can businesses best prepare their cyber defences in light of the fact that attackers are increasingly using malware designed to evade detection and analysis?

British Airways IT glitch grounds flights and delays passenger check-in times

British Airways claims services are returning to normal following an unknown IT glitch, but is advising passengers to check-in online to avoid long delays at airports

EE adds more 4G spectrum to support latest smartphones

EE begins to roll out 4G network support for Cat 9 LTE-A smartphones, which can achieve peak speeds of over 400Mbps

DLA Piper moves back-office roles to Poland

Law firm DLA Piper is moving business support jobs, including IT roles, from the UK to a delivery hub in Warsaw

Openreach still neglecting SME broadband, claims TalkTalk

TalkTalk’s business division claims Openreach is neglecting business broadband connectivity, and repeats its call for SME customers to take part in Ofcom’s consultation on the future of the BT Openreach relationship

Three CEO slams ‘unfair’ spectrum holdings

Three CEO Dave Dyson calls on Ofcom to act to prevent one operator from owning more than 30% of the UK’s total mobile radio spectrum

Monday 5 September 2016

Cloud collaboration boosts Cumbria County Council's disaster response abilities

How Cumbria County Council tackled the unsanctioned use of cloud services within its organisation and improved the robustness of its disaster response in face of December 2015's Storm Desmond

Microsoft gets wide support in fight against US gagging orders

Microsoft wins support from a wide range of US organisations in its push back against the secrecy of US government data access requests

HSBC business customers can open accounts with a selfie as ID

HSBC is using facial recognition technology in a mobile app to make it easier for business customers to open accounts

Security Think Tank: Malware infection is inevitable, so be prepared

How can businesses best prepare their cyber defences in light of the fact that attackers are increasingly using malware designed to evade detection and analysis?

Security Think Tank: Human factor is key to defeating evasive malware

How can businesses best prepare their cyber defences in light of the fact that attackers are increasingly using malware designed to evade detection and analysis?

More IoT botnets connected to DDoS attacks

Security researchers have found another botnet operation exploiting internet of things devices to carry out powerful distributed denial of service attacks, prompting calls for IoT device makers to improve security

SpaceX rocket explosion is setback for Facebook internet project

Facebook’s internet project has lost a satellite it was planning to use to provide broadband coverage to sub-Saharan Africa

Cheshire councils face complaints over proposed 12-year ERP contracts

The Crown Commercial Service confirms two complaints about a proposed joint council IT procurement framework – offering contracts up to 12 years in length – have been raised

Crest report outlines ways to address cyber security gender gap

Report on the causes and potential remedies for addressing the gender gap in cyber security is aimed at stimulating debate and co-operation in the industry

Saturday 3 September 2016

UAE infrastructure ministry upgrades IT to support smart government

The UAE's Ministry of Infrastructure Development has upgraded its datacentre and networking infrastructure to support the government's smart services drive

Westpac bank launches Databank data protection service

Australia's Westpac bank is offering organisations that share customer data a service that it says securely locks down personal information

UAE firms look to light fidelity technology to enable IoT applications

LED-based connectivity slated as key component of internet of things-related deployments

Asean ministers discuss Europol equivalent in Singapore

Governments in Southeast Asia are considering setting up a regional equivalent of Europol to help fight cyber crime

Prism and the law: The state of play in August 2016

Computer Weekly assesses the history, legal aspects and latest developments in the story of the mass surveillance programme launched by the US National Security Agency

Swift warns banks of fresh wave of cyber heists

An undisclosed number of banks have been targeted and some have lost money in a new wave of cyber thefts, Swift has warned

Benelux IT director interview: Henk Verbruggen, United Technologies

The Dutch IT director of the European branches of United Technologies Corporation talks about how the struggle to standardise and keep things running can put innovation in the back seat

Friday 2 September 2016

VMware banks on competitive collaboration to succeed in multi-cloud era

VMware explains why cosying up to the competition makes sense when it comes to helping customers negotiate the multi-cloud world

Nordic CIO interview: Mattias Wedar, Eniro

Computer Weekly talks with Mattias Wedar, head of user and customer experience at Eniro, about how the Swedish directory company is tackling change with closer integration of IT and product development

Lessons from the Dropbox breach

Dropbox is the latest major company to confirm a data breach, albeit four years old, but – as with all recent data breaches by cloud-based services – it highlights some key security lessons

Chiltern Railways to test Bluetooth ticketing

Train operator has put a new spin on contactless ticketing by enabling it through mobile phones

Security Think Tank: Addressing the malware arms race

How can businesses best prepare their cyber defences in light of the fact that attackers are increasingly using malware designed to evade detection and analysis?

Banks should avoid customer service robots for a few more years

Banking sector should not use software robots to automate customer services such as chat because consumers expect better service levels when it come to their finances

Last.FM joins Dropbox in confirming 2012 hack figure

More than 43 million accounts have been confirmed as compromised in a hack at Last.FM in 2012, underlining the weaknesses of password-based security

Thursday 1 September 2016

Welcome Break uses SAP Jam to spread collaboration

Motorway services company is using SAP SuccessFactors HR technology to manage its people across franchises that include Starbucks and KFC

KYC: a financial services business enabler

In the financial services arena, know your customer (KYC) is set to emerge as a key strategic element of organisations’ business models

Blockchain and the promise of cooperative cloud storage

Blockchain technology allows distributed retention of encrypted data and is at the heart of cooperative cloud storage

Businesses struggling with EU-US data transfer uncertainty

Businesses are facing a highly complex regulatory landscape due to uncertainty around the future of transatlantic data transfers, according to the initial findings of an IAPP report

IT consultants eye big data future, predict analytics trends

Technology consultants and vendor executives share their predictions on likely developments in BI, analytics and big data technologies, and user deployments of them over the next 12 months.

TomTom finds its way to Indian global delivery hub

Sat nav maker TomTom invests in its Indian technology operation to increase innovation in a move that mirrors that of other corporates

How HomeServe Labs plans to use the IoT to shake up the insurance business

Home maintenance services provider HomeServe grows its internet of things startup internally, and is now targeting the insurance industry with a leak detection system