TechTarget News - Week of Jan 17, 2016

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

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

Scotland needs a chief digital officer, says SCDI

The Scottish Council for Development and Industry, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and BT Scotland have called on the government to create a new role to drive digital transformation

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

Automated bots drive cyber attack innovation

Persistent cyber attacks will feature highly in 2016 as automation takes over, according to cyber security organisation Radware

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

Most Android devices running outdated versions

Nearly a third of Android devices in enterprises today are running version 4.0 or older of the operating system, leaving them highly susceptible to vulnerabilities, a study shows

Government drafts in civilians to fight cyber crime

The government plans to bolster police capacity to fight cyber crime by approving measures to give powers to volunteers with specialist knowledge

Met Police appoints Angus McCallum as CIO

BG Group’s Angus McCallum is the Metropolitan Police’s CIO, heading up its Digital Policing arm and serving on the management board

Consumers misled by advertised broadband prices

The ASA and Ofcom have produced a joint report warning that the current approach to presenting pricing in fixed broadband ads is frequently confusing and misleading

$54m cyber fraud hits aircraft supplier share price

Austrian aircraft industry supplier reports cyber fraud loss of $54m, way above the average cost of the worst breaches in the UK of up to $4.4m in 2015

BT Mobile MVNO deploys agile NFV-based billing

BT deploys an NFV-ready customer billing platform from BSS supplier Openet to give mobile customers more control of their service

Irish sites downed by DDoS attacks

A series of DDoS attacks in Ireland has disrupted government services

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