TechTarget News - Week of Apr 17, 2016

Nyansa rethinks network performance monitor space

Cloud-based analytics, real-time DPI and an easy-to-digest console anchor Nyansa's network performance monitor for wired and wireless networks.

The secrets of Nordic fintech boost

London has become the undisputed European capital for financial technology, but the Nordic countries have strong ambitions to challenge for the number one spot

X-IO exploits NVMe to develop super-fast Axellio flash storage

X-IO comes out of stealth with Intel-backed Axellio that will see up to 0.25PB and 12 million IOPS from a 2U box using NVMe as an internal interconnect to speak natively with CPUs

New iPhone SE no panacea for Apple, say analysts

Apple will ship a good number of its budget iPhone SE handsets, but it still faces stiff competition, reports analyst firm TrendForce

CIO interview: Gerard Spans, Arcadis

The CIO of the Netherlands-based global design and consulting company tells Computer Weekly how he manages the three responsibilities which he sees as the future of his role

How BI can improve healthcare in Asean

The Asean region is developing fast and lifestyles are changing, but healthcare services are not keeping pace and the sector will be stretched

Brighton and Hove gets free city centre Wi-Fi service

Brighton and Hove City Council enables a free city centre Wi-Fi network, comprising 40 Wi-Fi hotspots – thirty of which are already live – with support from BT

La Poste delivers internet of services

The French postal system is taking existing services and adding a digital dimension to support a new business model

Zadara adds object storage, bigger flash and 16Gbps Fibre Channel

Latest version of Zadara Storage features object storage, Fibre Channel and bigger cache options to software-defined cloud storage product that can run on-premise, off-premise and as a hybrid

GDPR will require 28,000 DPOs in Europe and US, study shows

The staffing impact of the GDPR will be huge, with 28,000 data protection officers (DPOs) in Europe and the US alone, says the International Association of Privacy Professionals

Intel to cut workforce despite strong Q1 results

Intel says strong first quarter results show that its business transformation is working, but it also means cutting 11% of the global workforce

Facebook's chatbots pave way for centralized mobile platform

Facebook's chatbots aim to change the mobile experience. What are the implications for IT execs? Also in Searchlight: Microsoft sues feds over consumer rights; Box expands global reach.

Business needs to take GDPR seriously, says UK privacy chief

The GDPR is about enabling organisations to realise the benefits of the digital era, but it is serious about enforcement for those that do not play within the rules, says UK information commissioner

GCHQ told analysts to assume surveillance 'bulk data' is legal

Documents obtained by charity Privacy International reveal insights into GCHQ’s collection of sensitive bulk data, as lawyers question the impact of surveillance on legal privilege, fair trials and protection of whistleblowers

Identifying where big data apps make sense today

Developers can gain an advantage from identifying the most common use cases of big data apps today. Here, expert George Lawton offers three different things to keep in mind.

UK economy faces digital divide, CBI warns

A report from the Confederation of British Industry and tech giant IBM paints a bleak picture of UK businesses' adoption (or not) of digital technologies

France takes the lead in the global open data race

The appointment of a chief data officer (CDO) has already seen the nation create five different types of economic and social value

UK information commissioner weighs in on Privacy Shield

It would be “very sensible” if both the EU and the US answered the questions European data protection authorities are asking about the Privacy Shield pact, according to the UK information commissioner

NHS England funds online GP appointments

NHS England promises clinical commissioning groups more than 18% increase in funding for IT services and plans to launch a £45m fund for e-consultations

Enterprises bar employees from free Wi-Fi networks

A report compiled for wireless network aggregator iPass reveals that most organisations see free Wi-Fi hotspots as a significant threat to their security

Barnet Council audit finds some Capita services lacking

The internal audit reports show a series of failings by supplier Capita, such as “no documented IT disaster recovery plans” and gaps in change management processes

Nordic corporations open their doors to tech startups

Traditional Nordic corporations are starting to take advantage of the vibrant startup community in the region, and they are changing the way they think

Security collaboration key, says BFA-Bankia CISO

CISOs across all sectors need to work together to increase the security capabilities of their organisations and grow together, according to BFA-Bankia's CISO Maria González

Partner opportunity: Midmarket email migrations to cloud

A report by Intermedia revealed slow uptake of cloud-based email in the midmarket -- and an untapped opportunity for partners; more IT channel news from the week.

How a data center improves car engineering

McLaren Automotive has highlighted that racecar engineering principles can innovate better software. More specifically, how a data center can help with that.

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