Tuesday, February 23, 2016

IT News Head Lines (ComputerWeekly) 24/02/2016





MWC 2016: Faulty mobiles usually users’ fault, report claims
Consumer behaviour seems to be the primary cause of faulty mobile devices, reports Blancco Technology

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X-IO upgrades to Iglu Blaze FX to boost capacity and performance
X-IO Technologies upgrades enterprise storage-featured Iglu Blaze controllers with boosted CPUs to create FX controllers with increased flash and hard drive capacities

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Apple announces Indian technology development operation
Apple announces it will open a development centre in one of India's fastest growing technology hubs, in the city of Hyderabad

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Renault Sport Formula 1 considers deploying VCE VxRail for trackside data analytics
The Renault Sport Formula 1 team explains why it is considering a refresh of its trackside converged infrastructure setup

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Life on the edge: The benefits of using micro datacentres
Enterprises are demanding faster access to applications and ever more processing power. Could edge datacentres fill the gap?

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Interview: How John Deere uses connectivity to make farms more efficient
After pioneering the use of automated vehicle technology 15 years ago, farm equipment supplier John Deere is now going further, with its sights set on efficiency and sustainability, says sales VP Christoph Wigger

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Consumers want to collect loyalty points on mobile phones
Eight out of ten customers would like to start collecting loyalty points from retailers through their mobile devices

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Girls compete in Network Rail Stem careers event
Almost 90 teenage girls visited the Network Rail offices to take part in the second round of the Stem careers event to win work experience

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Dutch water wants to move beyond dipping its toes into big data pool
Dutch water company Brabant Water wants to use data to improve the service it provides to customers, as well as identify problems on its distribution network

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Encrypted traffic security analysis a top priority for 2016, says Dell Security
Decryption and inspection strategies are necessities, with nearly 65% of all internet traffic encrypted, says the latest threat report from Dell Security

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Northern local councils miss SME targets
Local government organisations in the north of England are failing to support local IT SME companies with supply contracts

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MWC16: Ford expands connected vehicle ecosystem
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, auto supplier Ford expands its Smart Mobility programme and launches a connected vehicle

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IBM open sources Blockchain to help developers build ledgers
IBM has released over 40 thousand lines of Blockchain code to help developers build ledgers for the distributed technology that underpins Bitcoin

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UK CIOs over-confident about cyber security, study shows
UK firms are operating from a reactive security posture and tending to symptoms, rather than causes, and yet still believe they can detect threats faster than the industry average

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Internet of things helps track endangered dugongs in the Philippines
Fishermen in the Philippines are using smartphones and apps to help conservationists protect an endangered species

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MWC16: 4G connections pass one billion worldwide, says GSMA
The number of 4G mobile connections worldwide has passed the one billion mark, according to the GSMA

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MWC16: Smartphone suppliers show off virtual reality at Mobile World Congress
At Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, key device suppliers have been quick to roll out their flagship devices, with an emphasis on virtual reality

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Nokia expands professional services portfolio to help mobile operators embrace cloud
Services designed to prepare operators’ datacentres for running business processes in the cloud, and allow them to scale up their network capacity

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Three steps towards a hierarchy of needs for smart cities
Smart cities face challenges around network connectivity, standardisation and data governance, say IoT experts, and these needs must be met for them to flourish

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UAE-based eHosting DataFort to roll out Cisco ACI
Infrastructure services provider is betting on Cisco’s SDN play in one of its Tier 3 datacentres

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Amazon seeks permission to build datacentre on site of former Irish biscuit factory
Cloud services giant is continuing on with its plans to build out its European datacentre region with another facility in Ireland

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Asia-Pacific’s most advanced datacentre coming to Asean
Asean country Thailand will get one of the world’s most advanced datacentres, which is set to stir up competition in the region

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Tech firms rally around Apple over encryption row with FBI
Apple CEO Tim Cook is getting support from technology and information security firms in his refusal to help the FBI to hack into an iPhone used by San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook

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Vision Direct rewrites enterprise applications using Mendix cloud-based platform
Eyecare company has used the Mendix application platform as a service to create new apps to support the business

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Australian C-suite executives fail to take security seriously
Australia’s executives need to get their heads out of the sand when it comes to cyber security and realise they are part of the solution

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