TechTarget News - Week of Apr 03, 2016

EY invests heavily in Singapore IT expertise

New centres of excellence will offer business transformation strategy, cyber security, analytics and manufacturing capabilities across the Asia-Pacific region

Dropbox gears up for new EU data protection rules

Certification on ISO27018 and planned European-based infrastructure put cloud file storage provider in good position for new EU rules

Middle East enterprises warm to wearable technology

Organisations in the region are increasingly investing in wearable technology, but there are hurdles to overcome before there is broad take-up in the enterprise sector

Enterprise IT conference comes to the Nordics

IP Expo is holding an event focused on the Nordic region for the first time as countries such as Sweden and Finland become leaders in enterprise IT

EU cyber security agency urges action to avoid crisis

EU countries lack a harmonised framework to respond to the challenges of a large-scale cyber incident, according to a report by security agency Enisa

Trump hotel group investigates payment card breach

Financial sector sources say a pattern of payment card fraud indicates hackers have breached payment systems at some, and possibly all, Trump Hotel Collection properties

'Citizens will be stripped naked' by Turkey’s data law

Turkey's data protection law, introduced in March 2016, will make Turkey a near total surveillance state, yet the EU, apparently more concerned about securing Turkey's help in controlling immigration, is turning a blind eye

Panasonic launches at-seat mobile payments for airlines

In-flight entertainment and connectivity specialist Panasonic Avionics unveils near-field communications system to let airline passengers use mobile payments in the air

UK and European firms invest in data protection ahead of GDPR

European firms are set to invest in data protection in 2016, with enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation just two years away, Computer Weekly’s IT priorities survey shows

Barclays bank succumbs to Apple Pay

Barclays Bank brings Apple Pay to its customers nine months after its main competitors, with the announcement of its support of the app

EMC launches DD VE, virtual edition of Data Domain

EMC unveils the virtual edition of its Data Domain disk library, DD VE, allowing the Data Domain operating system to run inside a VMware hypervisor and back up to any hardware.

Capgemini strengthens its Indian backbone

With half of its global staff now based in India, Capgemini expands its operations there by opening a facility for a further 30,000 staff

Panama Papers stolen by hackers, says Mossack Fonseca

Breach underlines need to focus cyber security on key data, say experts, after law firm’s founder insists the company was breached by an outside hacker

The Met Office deploys Weather Cloud on AWS

Amazon Web Services will help the Met Office’s servers weather the storm of data requests as demand increases for location-based forecasts

IoT will shake up world of data analytics, says report

A report produced for US network operator Verizon says data analytics will become a core competency as the internet of things becomes more widely adopted by businesses

Security industry welcomes WhatsApp encryption

The more encryption becomes ‘the norm’, the less resistance there will be to adopting it in businesses, say information security pundits

Panama Papers revealed by graph database visualisation software

The 11.5 million files leaked from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca are being interrogated by journalists using a combination of Neo4j’s graph database and data visualisation software Linkurious

U.S. hosts 72% of compromised DNS domains

This week, networking bloggers examine why the United States has so many compromised DNS domains, architecting for things and Brocade's acquisition plans.

Cloud and managed services: SaaS CIO seeks more than colo

Exits Inc., an international trade software company, found greater reliability, cost savings and flexibility after tapping a services provider to manage its IT infrastructure.

Samsung aims for 10% profit bounce in Q1

Korean mobile giant Samsung forecasts a turnaround in its financial performance during the first quarter of 2016

Digital Leaders Awards open for public vote

The Digital Leaders 100 is open for a public vote to decide the winners of this year’s awards, including Digital Leader and FinTech Innovation of the Year

Interview: GDS CTO Liam Maxwell and deputy CTO Andy Beale

Government Digital Service’s Liam Maxwell and Andy Beale talk about the service’s future, its relationship with departments, tactical outsourcing extensions and lessons learned

UK has hit 90% ‘superfast’ target, say broadband analysts

Statistics from broadband comparison site Thinkbroadband seem to suggest the government has hit its target of making superfast broadband available to 90% of UK premises

IT job seekers want to make bigger career moves

LinkedIn, which now has more than 20 million members in the UK, recently looked at how IT professionals’ jobs have changed over the past year

British innovation targets file manipulation malware

Innovative British security software firm Glasswall Solutions is tackling the growing threat of malware that tampers with files and exploits structural weaknesses in popular business document formats

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