TechTarget News - Week of Jan 03, 2016

Nokia takes control of Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia takes control of 80% of outstanding Alcatel-Lucent shares and prepares to wrap up multi-billion euro deal

Games developers to be in demand in 2016

The UK video games industry is set to grow over the next year, with more than 70% of employers planning to make new hires

Free public communications network rolls out in New York City

Communication hubs will provide free public Wi-Fi, voice and video calls, device charging and tablets for internet browsing, access to city services, maps and directions

Seven standout Nordic enterprise startups on the rise

The Nordic region is a hotbed for IT startups and, while it is better known for consumer-targeted creations such as Angry Birds, there are more and more startups targeting businesses

Security experts support Dutch stance on encryption

Security experts have come out in support of a Dutch government statement against weakening encryption for the purposes of law enforcement and intelligence agencies

Upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 to reduce risk

Failure to update to the latest version of Internet Explorer by 12 January 2016 could put users at risk, Microsoft warns

CIO interview: Mats Hultin, Saab Group

Saab Group's CIO talks to Computer Weekly about the huge challenge of integrating 40 separate IT organisations into one

EU privacy watchdog to set up ethics advisory group

The EU data protection supervisor plans to encourage a discussion on the ethics of future technologies to prevent individuals being reduced to mere data subjects

Italy wakes up to new IoT opportunities

Organisations in Italy are investing in internet-connected technologies, with infrastructure providers building the underpinning networks

Yahoo plans to cut workforce by 10%

News of workforce reduction comes a day after activist investor Starboard Value called for significant changes in a letter to Yahoo board

Mixed prospects for IT spending in Europe

Europe’s economies have varying expectations for IT spending over the next couple of years as the global market sees moderate growth

Mobile spectrum sharing pilot begins in France

Ericsson joins with startup Red Technologies, Qualcomm and the French government to run a radio spectrum sharing pilot for future 5G mobile networks

European police smash ATM malware gang

Cyber criminals caused substantial losses across Europe by using Tyupkin malware to access ATM cash cassettes

Half of UK banks have insecure SSL

A UK-based security company has revealed that half of UK banks are using out-of-date security technology

AWS expands datacentre footprint in Apac

Cloud services giant is opening new datacentres in Seoul in response to Korean customer demands

Time Warner Cable denies breach

US telecoms firm believes passwords were stolen either through phishing attacks or data breaches at other companies that store its customer information

Looking ahead at NFV trends in 2016

In our latest roundup of posts from SDN blogs, analysts explore network functions virtualization trends, SD-WAN adoption rates and software-defined security tools.

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