TechTarget News - Week of Jan 24, 2016

South-east Asia poised for strong datacentre growth

Businesses and IT suppliers are planning to build datacentres across the Asean region, with challenges to Singapore’s dominance emerging

MPs’ broadband report renews row over Openreach future

MPs have again called for BT and Openreach to be split up, but have been heavily criticised for including misleading statistics in their evidence

Twitter chief claims executive exodus voluntary

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey confirms CTO and COO are to take on additional responsibilities with the departure of four top executives

Google pays HMRC £130m in tax deal

Google is to pay more UK tax in line with new rules – £130m, said to cover the last 10 years – but denies any wrongdoing in the past

Salesforce IoT Cloud still on road to maturity

Offerings such as Salesforce IoT Cloud are open for business. But are IoT-connected devices ready to generate meaningful data?

Could Sweden become the first cashless society?

Sweden is fast becoming a country where cash is on the periphery of payments, and some think it might be the first to become cashless

Government may consider state-owned broadband provider

A public sector-owned broadband infrastructure provider is one option on the table as DCMS consults on the future of the £1.7bn BDUK scheme

CIO interview: Jo De Vliegher, Hydro

The CIO at Norway's Hydro has established an IT department that allows for regional autonomy and central guidance at the same time

Arrow calls time on COO position as Bryant retires

Arrow has followed the example of other firms and opted to spread the COO responsibilities once the current incumbent opts to leave the distributor

Global IT spending stagnant amid rising appetite for ITaaS

Global IT spending hits a plateau, says Gartner, but SaaS expenditures are up. What does it mean for CIOs? Also, in Searchlight: Dell-EMC deal in trouble? Microsoft to donate $1B in cloud.

Security is crucial to IoT market success

Growth of the internet of things will be slowed or stunted if the industry fails to be proactive about data security, according to IoT Security Foundation

Stop looking for an SDN definition, says networking pro

In this SDN blogs roundup, an expert says deploying SDN is more important than defining it; an SDN company gets Google's attention; and the brite box turns 2.

EE emerges as top performing network at London airports

RootMetrics’ analysis of mobile broadband connectivity at London’s City, Gatwick and Heathrow airports reveals EE is far outpacing its rivals in terms of performance

BBC awards broadcast network contract to BT

BT is awarded a seven-year, £100m plus contract to supply networking services to the BBC

ICO launches data privacy assessment tool for SMEs

The ICO has launched an online self-assessment tool to help SMEs to comply with data protection laws and improve data handling procedures

HSBC online services hit by DDoS attack

HSBC was hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which targeted its online personal banking services.

Ofcom to probe EE over billing mishap

Regulator announces an investigation into errors made by EE in applying European roaming charges

2016 CIO top priorities revealed in survey

This week, CIO top priorities revealed, Juniper Networks acquires BTI Systems -- an optical networking firm -- and Netronome introduces Agilio.

BT completes EE acquisition on schedule

BT has completed its £12.5bn acquisition of EE on schedule, with the mobile operator set to become a new business unit in the wider group

Data quality metrics a governance must, managers say

Data governance managers who spoke during an online conference said that tracking business-oriented metrics on data quality improvement is a key to success in governance efforts.

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