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  • Quocirca Insights

    Confidence in data security part 1 - Room for improvement

    It will not come as a surprise to many that UK enterprises could do more to improve their confidence in data security. Security managers know this, but often struggle to get the funds they need. The first of three 2015 Quocirca research reports quantifies the business benefits of a range of measures in bui...

  • Computer Weekly Editor's Blog

    With Windows 10, Microsoft has built a fine sail, but has the ship already left harbour?

    With Windows 10, Microsoft has built a fine sail, but has the ship already left harbour?If anything encapsulates the change in the technology world in the last 20 years, it's the relative reactions to the latest versions of Windows. Two decades ago, Windows 95 was unveiled to an enormous hoopla, with The T...

  • Downtime

    Ghost cars plague Uber app users, claim researchers

    In Downtime's experience, Uber users tend to be a smug bunch, who love boring on about how much cheaper their cab journeys home have become since downloading the taxi-booking app. No longer do they have to deal with the indignity of having to run for the last train home or using the nightbus like some kind...

  • Ahead in the Clouds

    The invisible business: Mobile plus cloud

    In this guest post Amit Singh, president of Google for Work, explains why enterprises need to start adopting a mobile- and cloud-first approach to doing business if they want to remain one step ahead of the competition. One of the most exciting things happening today is the convergence of different technol...

  • WITsend

    Why girls DON'T need to learn to code

    This is a byline by Richard Protherough, managing director of Spring TechnologyAs the English summer begins, there are two things that are certain: Brits will keep calm and carry on complaining about the weather, and virtually every newspaper and blog will publish an article encouraging girls to take up co...

  • CW Developer Network

    TIBCO EMEA CTO: where (fast data) advanced analytics goes next

    This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network blog written by Maurizio Canton, CTO EMEA, TIBCO Software. This post is focused on content from the TIBCO Fast Data Platform. The team asserts that firms need to integrate so-called 'fast data' (i.e. high velocity data payloads being generated ...

  • Data Matters

    App-based approach key to achieving efficient self-service Business Intelligence (BI)

    This is a guest blog by Sylvain Pavlowski, senior vice president of European Sales at Information Builders As workers and business units clamour for more control over data analysis to gain insights at their finger tips, there is a rise in the use of self-service business intelligence (BI) tools to meet dem...

  • CW Developer Network

    Developer antidote for Microsoft .NET -- SAP integration headaches

    In 2015, it's okay to start your company name with a smaller case letter and end with capitals. Taking this message to heart, enosiX (pron: EN-OH-SIX) has this month come forth with the 2.0 version of its own software framework. The product is a means of integrating with enterprise resource planning (ERP) ...

  • CW Developer Network

    When software encryption fails, use a PIN number

    Malware, phishing, hacking, BYOD risks and security vulnerabilities of all kinds are becoming more sophisticated every day -- this we know to be true. Equally, of course, the strength, robustness and resilience of encryption controls are increasing every day. Yet still, software-based protection often fail...

  • StorageBuzz

    Infinidat stakes claim to the future of hyperscale storage in the enterprise

    Enterprises need hyperscale or webscale storage. They look at the likes of Google and Facebook and need to do what they're doing; processing and storing huge amounts of data with transactions and analysis on the fly. But they lack storage products to do it, and existing enterprise storage isn't up to the j...

  • Open Source Insider

    IBM pumps extra DBaaS juice into Bluemix

    IBM buys other companies, it's just the way things are. This month we see the firm scoop up a private outfit known as 'Compose' -- a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) company. What is DBaaS? DBaaS provides a flexible (cloud scalable) database platform orientated toward self-service and management, particularly...

  • Open Source Insider

    Intel with Rackspace: 'Cloud for All' developers, developers, OpenStack developers

    Intel has announced its Cloud for All initiative, a programmer designed to drive all types of cloud adoption through easier deployments. The firm hopes to 'unleash' tens of thousands of new cloud deployments carrying new digital services. The cloud gap Failure to adopt cloud computing has been variously mo...

  • Computer Weekly Editor's Blog

    Scalextric shows the way to winning the digital race

    If, like me, your childhood featured the joys of Scalextric, then you can't fail to feel a frisson of excitement at the prospect of controlling the racing cars from your smartphone, and sharing race data with your friends.This is just one of the innovations being considered by Hornby, the owner of Scalextr...

  • Open Source Insider

    Fanatical elasticity: ObjectRocket by Rackspace adds managed Elasticsearch

    The company known for its 'fanatical' approach to managed cloud services support, Rackspace, has added managed Elasticsearch technology to its cadre. More specifically, Rackspace's managed database platform ObjectRocket is expanding its database service portfolio to include fully-managed instances of Elast...

  • WITsend

    Reader discount for 2015 everywoman Academy: Advancing Women in Technology

    It's nearly that time of year again where our friends over at everywoman hold their leadership academy at IBM's Southbank. The 2015 everywoman Academy: Advancing Women in Technology aims to equip women in technology with the skills they need to advance their careers and to become confident leaders. As a pa...

  • ITWorks

    Driving STEM into the Fast Lane for UK Primary Schools

    This is a guest blog from Richard Pedley, software engineer, Delcam, part of Autodesk.   The CBI recently highlighted that the UK manufacturing industry is experiencing a crisis. In the UK we are lacking the vital skills to increase our productivity. In particular, the STEM skills gap has been an issu...

  • When IT Meets Politics

    Is Big Data leakage the new Asbestosis: uninsurable? If so ....

    There is a growing gulf between those who think insurers should give discounts to those who  follow "best information security practice" (whatever that is) and underwriters who have been burned by breaches at US retailers (for example) with supposedly "mature" approaches to security. "Cyber" is now ro...

  • Data Matters

    Understanding data: the difference between leaders and followers

    A guest blogpost by Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo Technology.Data is vital to running an efficient enterprise. We can all agree on that.Of course, from there, thoughts and opinions differ widely, and it's no surprise why.Too much of the data conversation is focused on acquiring and storing information. But the r...

  • CW Developer Network

    A DevOps periodic table of elements

    Oh goodness, not more DevOps spin is it? A DevOps periodic table of elements? Surely this can't be anything more than another case of DevOps-washing i.e. contrived puff and fluff from a 'tangential vendor' sitting not that close to the core tasks of DevOps who wants to sneak up to the general level of indu...

  • Open Source Insider

    CloudBees Jenkins plugs in (deeper) to Google Kubernetes

    OSCON is staged this week in Portland, Oregon (as if there were another Portland), USA. The event is one of the highest profile gatherings of open source software, architecture, frameworks and tools for software application development engineers. The year sees enterprise Jenkins company CloudBees announce ...

  • Downtime

    Technology grabs the Rhino by its horns to save it from extinction

    A group of UK conservationists have begun using GPS tags, heart rate monitors and cameras on Rhinos to deter poachers. The project is run by the not-for-profit group Protect which developed the Real-time Anti-Poaching Intelligence Device (RAPID) to try and protect the endangered species from being killed f...

  • StorageBuzz

    Quobyte apes Google storage model and plans a tilt at NetApp and EMC

    Does the world need another software-defined storage/storage virtualisation product? There are plenty to choose from already, such as DataCore, Nexenta, Open-E as well as software storage products from big hitters like VMware with its VSAN. That's what I thought before speaking to Germany-based startup Quo...

  • Open Source Insider

    RealVNC: more open remote access protocols will increase security

    RealVNC, the pioneer of VNC, has opened up its technology for hackers and developers to scrutinise -- but what is VNC? VNC remote access and control software enables users to remotely access and control devices from anywhere -- VNC technology facilitates remote access from one device to another over a loca...

  • Open Source Insider

    CenturyLink shows some 'guts', open source gifts for Docker, Chef & vSphere

    CenturyLink has contributed three of its own technology projects to the open-source community with the intention of improving the way developers use Docker, Chef and vSphere technologies. The firm is a communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company The projects are: • Chef provisioning driver for v...

  • When IT Meets Politics

    Minister urges business parks to bypass BT and organise their own broadband

    On July 13th the House of Commons had another Broadband Debate, this time introduced by Dan Poulter, on how BT was meeting the numbers in the BDUK targets for Suffolk, but leaving a wave of complaints, particularly across his constituency, because of how it was doing so. I recommend you read the full accou...

  • Data Matters

    Our data has to be perfect." No, it doesn't.

    Data is not really perfectible and ultimately, perfection is the enemy of progress, writes James Richardson, business analytics strategist at Qlik and former Gartner analyst, in a guest blog. Ask people what slows or stops the use of business intelligence (BI) in their organisations and poor data...

  • When IT Meets Politics

    A Dirty Digest for Directors and Investors of the Executive Summary of Ofcom Strategic Review discussion document - including why the market has changed (politics and economics not "just" technology)

    The Executive Summary of the Discussion Document for the Ofcom Strategic Review is 20 pages long and omits a key phrase from the main paper regarding the impact of regulation on investment "Whatever approach is adopted, its success or failure depends significantly on the trust investors place in the regula...

  • When IT Meets Politics

    BT declares war on Ofcom - your opportunity to help reset the UK regulatory landscape

    I  was intrigued by Gavin Patterson's reported attack on Ofcom for even raising the question of separating out Openreach. But for the "problems "of the BT pension fund and the block on foreign ownership of its surveillance operations, BT would probably have been broken up by its shareholders long ago....

  • Open Source Insider

    Linux SWAT team busts a multi-scanning move on malware nasties

    Infrastructure security company OpSWAT this month releases a new version of its Metascan product for Linux deployments. The software is a 'multi scanning malware detection' tool. OpSWAT (Operations + Special Weapons And Tactics, get it?) confirms Metascan for Linux 64-bit supports: Debian, Red Hat Enterpri...

  • Computer Weekly Editor's Blog

    Digital Britain needs better broadband - are BT and its rivals willing to share in the future of Openreach?

    Telecoms regulator Ofcom has formally put the future of BT's Openreach subsidiary into play - and hence the future structure of the UK's critically important broadband infrastructure. Over the coming months, you can expect to see some robust opinions from broadband providers such as TalkTalk and Sky, as we...