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  • Networks Generation

    Automation Ultimatum...

    IT - a job for life? Possibly... just finished a meeting with an old IT mate, Mike Silvey of Moogsoft, and we were talking about how all the recent networking reinvention bollox has basically forced companies into investing in new technology, not least network management in its broadest sense, simply in or...

  • Quocirca Insights

    Before and during targeted attacks - a report from the 2016 Eskenzi PR IT Security Analyst and CISO Forum

    A recent Quocirca report, The trouble at your door, sponsored by Trend Micro, looked at the scale of targeted attacks faced by UK and European businesses and the before, during and after measures in place to mitigate such attacks. Trend Micro has plenty of its own products on offer, not least its recently ...

  • Open Source Insider

    Google open sources Chromium browser bug tracker

    Google has moved Monorail -- the bug tracker used by the Chromium open source browser -- to a newly open sourced status. NOTE: Chrome is a proprietary software application development product... and Chromium is open source. Google draws its source code for Chrome from the Chromium project once it is happy ...

  • David Lacey's IT Security Blog

    Putting the SEC into DEVOPS

    I've been pressing for greater speed in security management for many years. "Replace the Deming Loop with the Boyd (OODA) loop" has been my mantra. Yet when I first encountered DEVOPS, I immediately thought it would fail because it broke the segregation of duties principle. Perhaps it would be fine for a ...

  • Ahead in the Clouds

    Think the Open Compute Project isn't for you? Think again

    In this guest post, James Bailey, director of datacentre hardware provider Hyperscale IT, busts some enterprise-held myths about the Open Compute ProjectMarket watcher Gartner predicts the overall public cloud market will grow by 16.5% to be worth $203.9bn by the end of 2016.This uptick in demand for off-p...

  • Open Source Insider

    Snap happy? Ubuntu 16.04 is easy, not difficult

    Canonical will release Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on 21st April, but is it all good news? One press headline reads... have you downloaded @ubuntu 16.04 LTS yet? -- and one well-known tech writer replied no! He then went on to cite how hard it can be (allegedly) to know where all your files are and how much 'tinkerin...

  • Downtime

    Software developers incapable of sitting up straight, research shows

    The software developer community's commitment to poor posture has been laid bare in a blog, showcasing the wide variety of inventive ways coders have found to punish their spines over the course of the working day. The Good Coder; Bad Posture blog features numerous snaps of developers hard at work, while s...

  • Open Source Insider

    Forking impressive, devs go nuts for Hazelcast

    Operational in-memory computing company Hazelcast -- known for its open source In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG) -- has shared its community growth numbers from the Github repository. Forking fanatics Hazelcast has documented new contributors and an 80% increase year-over-year in the number of forks in the first ...

  • Computer Weekly Editor's Blog

    EC's anti-competitive stance is laudable, its action over Google & Android is laughable

    As a football fan, one of my primary experiences of European antitrust law comes through watching the English Premier League on TV.Once upon a time, I paid Sky Sports for a subscription and saw any and all of the games that the Premier League allowed to broadcast live. Then the European Commission got invo...

  • CW Developer Network

    Hootsuite: video is part of social, tout de suite

    Engineers at social media management platform company Hootsuite have had a busy month already -- the firm recently announced the opening up of its API offerings. Pushing further... Hootsuite has announced video integrations with YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Appeal, promotion & education CEO Ry...

  • Computer Weekly Editor's Blog

    Liam Maxwell: The man who checks the homework

    Former Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude used to call Liam Maxwell "the man who checks the homework". First as an advisor to Maude, then as government CTO, Maxwell was responsible for making sure Whitehall IT buyers did what they were told and writing their report card when they didn't. He was never af...

  • WITsend

    Collaborative approach required to help the North fulfil its digital ambitions

    In this contributed blog post, Katie Gallagher, managing director at the North West's digital trade association Manchester Digital, discusses the use of collaboration in narrowing the skills gap. The North of England has long been a prosperous region for technology. But in the past few years this has ...

  • When IT Meets Politics

    Towards Gigabit/Full-Fibre Britain by 2025: Ed Vaizey and Sharon White change the game plan

    The announcement of the Government's Digital Strategy has been postponed until after the Referendum but some of the elements are emerging. One is the death of Verify, shunned by HMRC's users as well as by DWP and unfit for use by the NHS. Another is to turn the GDS from the most recent of a series of faile...

  • CW Developer Network

    Do you speak multilingual semantic Artificial Intelligence?

    First there was Artificial Intelligence (AI), then came machine learning... neural networks and finally cognitive computing technology. Effectively, they all mean the same thing. But then came multilingual cognitive computing technology. Cogito Studio is a product for developing customised semantic applica...

  • Data Matters

    Clearing blurred lines around real-time analytics

    This is a guest blog post by Martin Willcox, director of big data, Teradata Today's increasingly crowded and competitive business environment has led to an explosion in the popularity of real-time and near real-time systems, with enterprises across the globe devoting more and more of their attention to the...

  • CW Developer Network

    What to expect from Genband Perspectives16

    It's Spring conference season and that means three things: 1. People should use more tooth floss & avoid 'convention coffee breath' if at all possible. 2. Florida, Vegas, Barcelona, Amsterdam, San Francisco and various other symposium-friendly locations will be doing good business. 3. The information techn...

  • Computer Weekly Editor's Blog

    Universal Credit shows it is time to make all major government projects open and transparent

    After four years of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) spending taxpayers' money on legal fees to prevent the release of key Universal Credit documents, the only surprise revealed by their eventual publication this week was there was so little to be surprised about. We knew already that, in the ear...

  • Open Source Insider

    Microsoft aims for 'lightweight richness' in Visual Studio Code 1.0

    Microsoft doesn't let a week (sometimes not much more than a day) go by without pushing some new code morsels down the feeding pipe. This week is no different as the firm comes forward with Visual Studio Code 1.0, its lightweight code editor for Mac OS X, Linux and (of course) Windows. Redmond says that th...

  • Downtime

    Computer Weekly admits to its part in Whittingdale controversy (no, not *that* controversy...)

    The UK government culture secretary John Whittingdale - the minister in charge of overseeing the British media industry - has been in embroiled in allegations this week after reports suggested that some national newspapers uncovered a potential sex scandal but sat on the story in the hope of influencing th...

  • WITsend

    Tech in Manchester: a man's world

    In this contributed blog post, HR consultant for Equality Pays Michelle Gyimah discusses the lack of women in Manchester-based businesses. Back in February 2016 I attended the Manchester Digital Skills conference. This conference focused on looking at skills within the tech industry to discuss and rev...

  • Open Source Insider

    Hitachi Group's Pentaho: 'metadata injection' kills big data complexity

    Open source data analytics player Pentaho has upped its metadata injection feature set. Metadata injection? Yes, metadata injection -- the diversity of data and the sheer number of different data sources out there gives us a problem in terms of knowing what data means what -- so metadata injection is a mea...

  • CW Developer Network

    Distil Networks: when bad bots feed on API endpoints

    Can we make our mind up about the bots please? One day we're all about the good bots... and then we're straight back to bad bot detection on the next. Distil Networks, Inc. is a player in the (bad) bot detection and mitigation market. The firm's Distil API Security service is designed to protect vulnerable...

  • StorageBuzz

    SanDisk puts SAS 3.0 in InfiniFlash to create IF150

    SanDisk has upgraded its InfiniFlash big data boxes with the addition of the IF150. The new box takes advantage of the SAS (Serial-attached SCSI) 3.0 protocol that was launched last summer and which doubles throughput from 6GBps to 12GBps per port. The IF150 - like the other InfiniFlash boxes - does not ha...

  • CW Developer Network

    Box World Tour: content as-a platform in a modern IT stack

    Box CEO Aaron Levie brought his travelling band to London this week for the UK leg of his firm's annual Box World Tour. In case you need reminding, Levie's core ethos hinges around the proposition that firms should have just one 'content system', allow us to explain... This assertion is put forward on the ...

  • Open Source Insider

    Chatty Puppets on Atlassian HipChat

    Automation-centric open source configuration management tool company Puppet Labs is integrating with Atlassian HipChat. HipChat is a team communications platform that provides 'persistent' one-on-one chat, group chat, video chat, file sharing and integrations. Atlassian has tried to coin the term 'ChatOps'...

  • Quocirca Insights

    Your money or your data? Mitigating ransomware with Dropbox

    Windows 10 has an unnerving habit of throwing up a screen following certain updates that says "all your files are right where you left them". Quocirca has not been alone on first seeing this, in thinking it might be a ransomware message. Microsoft has said it is planning to change the alert following user ...

  • Open Source Insider

    Software 'developer fatigue', it's now a thing

    This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog written by Wayne Citrin in his role as CTO of JNBridge. JNBridge's core message is as follows: it's not Java OR Microsoft .NET, it's Java AND .NET -- working on this premise, JNBridge has become a supplier of Java/.NET interoperability t...

  • Computer Weekly Editor's Blog

    In the digital revolution, the Luddites are the ones in charge

    Between 1811 and 1813, English textile workers and weavers conducted a campaign of protests, sabotage and occasional rioting against the spread of new technology that threatened their livelihoods during the Industrial Revolution. At times they also tried to prevent lower-paid immigrants from taking their j...

  • Data Matters

    Beyond keywords: bringing initiative to enterprise search

    This is a guest blogpost by Jarred McGinnis, UK managing consultant of Ontotext, which explores the interdependency of business intelligence and enterprise-strength semantic search. Business intelligence and enterprise search have always been closely related; enterprise business intelligence is useles...

  • StorageBuzz

    Their eyes met across a crowded datacentre: Load Dynamix and Virtual Instruments

    Storage performance monitoring tool supplier Virtual Instruments and storage testing tool maker Load Dynamix had worked together on the same enterprise accounts - and in roughly similar but complementary areas - for some time so it was almost inevitable they would be develop an attraction. That happened, s...