TechTarget News - Week of Feb 21, 2016

UK CIOs over-confident about cyber security, study shows

UK firms are operating from a reactive security posture and tending to symptoms, rather than causes, and yet still believe they can detect threats faster than the industry average

MWC16: Ford expands connected vehicle ecosystem

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, auto supplier Ford expands its Smart Mobility programme and launches a connected vehicle

Northern local councils miss SME targets

Local government organisations in the north of England are failing to support local IT SME companies with supply contracts

Girls compete in Network Rail Stem careers event

Almost 90 teenage girls visited the Network Rail offices to take part in the second round of the Stem careers event to win work experience

Tech leaders back David Cameron's pro-EU campaign

The CEOs of BT Group, Cisco, IBM and Vodafone put their names to the prime minister’s campaign to stay in Europe

Samsung Pay processes $500m in first six months

Samsung Pay is being used by around five million people in the US and South Korea, with China being the next step in its global launch

5G wireless standards years away but 5G testing moves ahead

The competition is on for 5G wireless dominance at Mobile World Congress as carriers beef up their fiber networks a la Verizon's XO deal, and AT&T rolls out landline texting.

Users discontent with data insights from analytics apps

Companies use analytics apps to derive meaningful data insights, but survey results indicate they are discontented with their BI tools. Can Salesforce Analytics Cloud fill the void?

Cyber crime is fastest growing economic crime, says PwC report

More than half of UK organisations say they expect to be the victim of cyber crime in the next two years, suggesting it will become the UK’s largest economic crime, says a PwC report

CEO training critical to cyber resilience, says APMG

CEOs staying informed on current cyber security risks has a positive impact in the boardroom and beyond, according to certification and accreditation organisation APMG

Londoners lead mobile banking switch

People in London are the most likely to manage their finances using a smartphone, according to a survey of consumers in England and Wales

New Verizon service uses Viptela SD-WAN technology

Verizon has rolled out a managed SD-WAN service using technology from startup Viptela, in addition to a similar service using Cisco IWAN, which it introduced last year.

Cisco NFV technology targeted at mobile carriers

Introduced at Mobile World Congress, the latest Cisco NFV technology is an all-in-one package of computing, storage and networking infrastructure.

Could OpenConfig resolve automation struggles?

SDN bloggers consider the need for standard network models, why simplicity rules in buying decisions and how automation cut a five-week configuration project to four minutes.

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