Tuesday, January 19, 2016

IT News Head Lines (ComputerWeekly) 20/01/2016





Cloud host dumps hybrid for all-flash software-defined storage
Cloud firm Togglebox tried Linux software-defined storage and Nimble hybrid flash, but customers hit it too hard so it opted for all-flash with storage software from StorPool

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PCs will redefine the workspace
The PC market has been in decline since 2012, thanks in part to the popularity of tablets – but, with Windows 10, the PC is set for a comeback

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Gartner: IT spending to grow just 0.6% in 2016
US-based IT companies were hit hard by a strong dollar last year, with sales totalling $216bn less than in 2014

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UK IT and business process outsourcing plummeted in 2015, show ISG figures
The amount of money UK organisations spent on IT and business process outsourcing fell sharply in 2015, compared to the previous year

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Canary Wharf Group brings 4G network coverage inside its properties
Arqiva deploys an in-building network to enable 4G browsing in the underground shopping centres at Canary Wharf

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Migration recommendations could hike the cost of Indian IT services
Government recommendations to tighten up the rules around overseas workers in the UK could increase IT costs for businesses

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Offshoring IT services: Beyond the usual suspects
India is the prime location for offshoring IT – but it may not be the best fit for every business, and there are now many alternatives around the world

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Only half of businesses ready to defend against cyber attack
Lack of confidence in cyber security is driven by businesses' struggle to keep pace with the agility, resilience and persistence of attackers, says Cisco report

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BT names global IT architect Howard Watson as CIO
BT chief architect and managing director of global IT platforms, Howard Watson, is to replace Clive Selley as the telecoms firm's CIO

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Automated bots drive cyber attack innovation
Persistent cyber attacks will feature highly in 2016 as automation takes over, according to cyber security organisation Radware

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Sigfox brings the internet of things to Antarctica
Connectivity provider teams up with GPS supplier Sensolus and Belgian government to use the IoT to support climate change researchers

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BT brings 1,000 customer service jobs back to UK
BT is to create 1,000 jobs as part of its commitment to answer the majority of its consumer-facing service calls in the UK

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Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull calls for free, open and secure internet
International norms of behaviour should prohibit states from conducting cyber intellectual property theft, says Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull

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UK cyber fraud up 21%, says police fraud unit
GetSafeOnline says more than 95,500 phishing scams were reported in the 12 months up to October 2015

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Education, industry and government mismatch main barrier to digital skills
Government, education and the IT industry should collaborate on a local level to address the skills gap

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Take care when reaping rewards of open source
Moving into the open source world can be a rewarding experience, but some due diligence is required

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Still no consensus on need for FTTP, argues government
In its response to a European consultation on broadband speed and quality, the UK government sticks to its guns, advocates for a mix of delivery technologies and insists there is no consensus on the need for FTTP

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Chinese university targeted by Islamic State hacktivist
Beijing’s Tsinghua University is the latest organisation to be attacked by hackers with a social or political agenda

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