TechTarget News - Week of Feb 07, 2016

CIO interview: Johan Kestens, ING Belgium

ING Belgium’s CIO talks to Computer Weekly in depth about the technology-driven changes in the banking sector

CIOs urged to act on datacentre power outage threats

Colocation provider Verne Global calls on CIOs to pay attention to Institution of mechanical engineers' concerns over sustainability of UK energy supply

Hunt promises £4bn investment in NHS IT

Government has announced a £4.2bn investment in a ‘paperless NHS’, with money to be spent on electronic patient records, cyber security, apps and Wi-Fi

NHS technology review launched

US professor Robert Wachter’s review of the NHS’s digital future will have a particular focus on clinical engagement in IT implementations

Omnichannel customer service is no small feat

Seamless, efficient customer service is the elusive goal of omnichannel. Salesforce expects to deliver it using IoT to give contact centers 'spooky intelligent' systems.

Chiltern Railways tests enhanced trackside Wi-Fi

Chiltern Railways, part of the Arriva network, tests out an enhanced trackside Wi-Fi network to improve connectivity for passengers on its trains

Survey confirms cyber criminal activity by UK teens

UK survey highlights the importance of understanding the online behaviour of young people to prevent them being drawn into cyber crime

AstraZeneca IT insourcing exceeds expectation

The man heading up AstraZeneca’s project to insource its IT updates Computer Weekly on progress and explains the early benefits being reaped

A quarter of SME IT managers are women

Managed services provider Altodigital studied SMEs and found high esteem for IT; and a quarter of their IT managers are women

Cloud computing in Belgium: a grey picture

Organisations in Belgium and Luxembourg are turning to the cloud for their IT, but there are striking differences in the level of take-up within the region

US takes a step closer to self-driving cars

US authorities have shown a willingness to adapt and waive road-safety rules that have been slowing progress in developing autonomous vehicles

Paym usage doubles every six months

Mobile payments provider says use of its mobile payments service is increasing by about four times each year

London Mayoral candidates go head-to-head on technology policy

From abolishing tuition fees for STEM subjects to recognising broadband as a “core utility” and using the tech sector to prevent terrorist attacks, the five London mayoral candidates set out their policies for the tech industry

Intel report puts spotlight on diversity at work

A new report from Intel on its efforts to increase diversity at work is noteworthy for its transparency. Will it spark industry change? Also: Yahoo struggling to keep employees; wearables' upward trend.

The CEO-CIO business partnership in action

Two dynamic CEO-CIO relationships were on display at the SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit, proving that reporting lines count for CIOs bent on shaping business goals.

CDOs lack organisational design experience, says Gartner

Research firm identifies immaturity in the organisational design of the set-ups led by the new breed of chief data officer and offers a menu of four design options

Interview: Till Wirth, product manager, Pay at GDS

Agile development, cross-department collaboration and a true ‘startup culture’ are all benefits of working for the Government Digital Service, according to Pay product manager Till Wirth

Government launches GDS Advisory Board

Board of industry experts will advise the government on how to deliver digital public services

Cisco earnings show slowdown in data center tech buying

Besides higher revenue and profits, Cisco earnings also showed that volatility in the global markets had caused tech buyers to reduce spending in the data center.

CIO interview: Ismo Platan, SSAB

Retiring CIO of Swedish steel company tells Computer Weekly about the progress made in merging two Nordic steel firms and looks at the biggest hurdles that lie ahead

GDS will help government departments to help themselves

Government digital chief Stephen Foreshew-Cain says GDS will provide the tools and support for departments to build services, but “won’t build them all” for them

Asean poised to gain in the global offshoring battle

According to AT Kearney’s 2016 Global Services Location Index, robotics process automation and business process as a service could change the outsourcing industry, benefiting Asean countries

Netflix is now 100% all-in on the AWS cloud

Streaming firm details the challenges it faced during seven-year push to wind down its datacentres and move everything into the AWS public cloud

NCA dials up UK business engagement on cyber crime

Rapidly ramping up law enforcement engagement with business on cyber crime is a top priority for National Cyber Crime Unit deputy director Sarah Goodall

Spark a natural fit for IoT data analytics

IoT big data analytics is needed to make sense of the mountains of data coming from industrial equipment and Spark may be up to the task.

Brocade partner chief looks to capitalize on SDN, 'new IP'

Pete Peterson, Brocade's global channel vice president, plans to grow the company's partner roster, while planning new features such as a partner relationship management system.

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