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NetApp privacy chief warns enterprises off investing in GDPR snake-oil tech

Speaking at the inaugural Datacloud Ireland event in Dublin, NetApp chief privacy officer, Sheila FitzPatrick, outlined her concerns over tech suppliers cashing in on the enterprise rush for GDPR compliance more ...

The Sanger Institute on using datacentre upgrades to help decode the human genome

Paul Woobey, IT director at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, tells Computer Weekly why the organisation's HPC workload requirements cannot be fulfilled by a move to the cloud more ...

How to make the right technology choice

Organisations need digital technology, but how do you decide which is the best technology for you? The answer is not to make one big decision, but many small ones. Thinking about technology, behaviour and data will help you find the right answers more ...

Ireland mulls datacentre planning review to help others avoid Apple-like build delays

Speaking at the inaugural Datacloud Ireland event, Irish state minister Patrick Breen outlined the government’s commitment to helping other datacentre operators avoid the planning problems Apple has encountered in Athenry more ...

CIO interview: John Mountain, Starling Bank

Starling Banks CIO tells Computer Weekly about life at a bank that is challenging traditional IT thinking more ...

Brexit mobile and broadband debate must involve consumers

The voices of consumers are being missed as communications services providers, industry bodies and the government set the agenda for the UK’s communications infrastructure market after Brexit more ...

BMW opens its second tech startup programme in the UK

BMW has launched its latest programme to support tech startups in the UK more ...

PM pressures internet companies to act on terrorist propaganda

The UK, France and Italy will use a meeting with technology companies at the UN General Assembly in New York to press for development of technical solutions to defeat terrorist activity on the internet more ...

John Chambers to step down as Cisco executive chairman

Former CEO John Chambers will leave the networking sector kingpin after 27 years, supplier reveals more ...

AWS to adopt per-second billing for select cloud services from October 2017

Cloud giant claims the world of tech is a very different place than it was in 2006 when it debuted its per-hour billing model more ...

Public sector cloud use still too focused on ‘low-hanging fruit’ IT projects, finds research

Public sector cloud adoption continues to rise, but wide-scale digital transformation success remains elusive, claims Cloud Industry Forum research  more ...

Outlook outage: Microsoft blames European Hotmail downtime on load-balancing fault

Microsoft claims connectivity issues that blighted Outlook and Hotmail users for much of Monday 18 September have now been largely resolved more ...

Interview: Technology startups gaining momentum in the UAE

The Middle East and the UAE in particular is setting up as a centre for startups more ...

ScotRail to test ‘world’s fastest’ in-train Wi-Fi service

The train operator has teamed up with Cisco, Network Rail Telecoms and others to collaborate on an Innovate UK funded proof of concept for ultrafast Wi-Fi on board more ...

Tech disruption in Middle East a key focus at GITEX 2017

Not surprisingly, Middle East digital disruption will take centre stage at this year’s GITEX event in Dubai more ...

Banks across Europe cut thousands of staff and branches as IT replaces them

Banks across Europe cut jobs and close thousands of branches as IT shakes the industry more ...

Equifax confirms massive data breach was result of missed patch

Equifax appears to have failed to roll out a patch that might have stopped the massive breach of its systems more ...

Enterprise appetites for cloud-based financial apps on the rise, Gartner research suggests

Research into corporate appetites for cloud-based financial apps suggest demand is growing faster than expected, claims Gartner more ...

Trust could be last hurdle for insurtech dominance

Insurance startups that use the latest IT are gaining customers but still face challenges around trust, security and consumer awareness more ...

Technology vital to healthcare in Asia-Pacific

The opportunities for technology to improve healthcare services were explored at HIMSS AsiaPac17 in Singapore, but experts warned that challenges must be addressed before innovation can truly transform the sector more ...

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