TechTarget News - Week of Jan 31, 2016

UK surveillance bill could hurt tech sector, warn MPs

Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee says government's planned surveillance bill is too vague and needs to be redrafted to avoid economic damage

Boeing plugs ViaSat into new AH-64E Apache helicopters

Boeing awards satellite broadband supplier ViaSat a contract to supply connectivity for its AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters

Vendor training, certification gets new twist at Atrion

In a departure from typical vendor relations scenarios, Atrion, a consulting and managed services firm, is asking vendors to certify themselves in a reciprocal loyalty program.

Irish row over Safe Harbour deepens

Ireland faces legal challenge over the independence of its data commissioner, in wake of the scrapping of the Safe Harbour data protection agreement

TalkTalk loses 100,000 customers in cyber attack

Communications service provider says it lost 101,000 customers after last year’s data breach, but claims half a million took up its free upgrade offer

WhatsApp reaches one billion user milestone

As the WhatsApp messaging service hits a new peak, Facebook plans to use it to make money by enabling businesses to communicate with customers

CIO interview: James Findlay, HS2

The man in charge of the tech behind the UK’s new high-speed railway talks about infrastructure, open data and working with SMEs

Dell One Identity password management targets channel

Password management appears to be gaining momentum, as Dell launches an offering the company said is designed for the IT channel, with security partners a particular focus.

BT broadband network suffers technical fault

A technical fault on the BT network left users around the country unable to access broadband and phone services

Panzura Global File System gets management upgrade

Panzura builds a new console that centralizes maintenance for its controllers and Global File System. The Google Maps-based monitoring and reporting tool manages cloud storage.

Service provider turns RAM into VDI storage with Atlantis

OGL Computer rolls out virtual desktop service to customers using Atlantis software to provide RAM as VDI storage for non-persistent desktops with 200 IOPS of performance each

Insurance giant RSA outsources to Wipro

Insurance group takes on infrastructure as a service from Indian supplier Wipro in a bid to consolidate its European IT

Italy embraces cloud storage for multiple platforms

Investment in the cloud and storage is rising rapidly in Italy as customers see the benefits of cloud storage for many use cases and the savings it can bring

Threat intelligence vital to cyber defence, claims CrowdStrike

Companies that ignore the global events that are the drivers behind cyber threats will pay for it in the loss of revenue, jobs, intellectual property, and shareholder value, says CrowdStrike

HSCIC chair Kingsley Manning to leave in May

Chair of the Health and Social Care Information Centre Kingsley Manning plans to leave his job, making it the second high-profile NHS IT departure in the past few months

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