TechTarget News - Week of Apr 24, 2016

CIO interview: Ulrica Holmgren, Telenor Sweden

The Swedish CIO of telecoms provider Telenor tells Computer Weekly about the company’s agility, pilot projects and the digital journey

Nexsan adds file sync and share to NAS to create Unity

Storage hardware maker Nexsan adds file sync and share to NST arrays from Connected Data acquisition to create Unity family of NAS with private cloud functionality

Nexsan storage software brings Unity to its hardware

Unity software supports Nexsan with NST block devices, Assureon object storage and Transporter cloud sync functionality that it picked up from Connected Data.

Vodafone and Huawei open narrowband IoT lab

Mobile operator Vodafone supplies connectivity to an internet of things (IoT) joint venture development centre with Huawei in Newbury

DDoS attacks hit three-quarters of global brands in 2015

DDoS attack tactics evolve from single, large attacks, intended to take a website offline, to multi-vector barrages – but organisations are fighting back

EE open sources rural network coverage problem

Mobile operator EE enlists Lime Micro and Ubuntu founder Canonical to help develop open source network capabilities and services for rural areas

Riverbed SD-WAN design goes beyond optimization

The Riverbed SD-WAN strategy blends optimization, orchestration, management and other services in a single platform, called SteelConnect.

Juniper provides container firewall to banks, cloud

Juniper Networks has added a container firewall to its SRX portfolio. The latest product provides container protection for banks, carriers and cloud providers.

Volvo tests self-driving cars in London

Swedish auto manufacturer Volvo is to begin trials of autonomous driving on the streets of London in 2017, using 100 family vehicles in real-life situations

Apple CEO looks to services as device revenues fall

Apple's services division has emerged as its second biggest earner after iPhone sales, as quarterly revenues declined 13%, in line with forecasts

IPv6 alone will not secure IoT, warns GE CISO

It is important for all users of the internet of things to understand what they are getting into with IPv6, and to be aware of the risks and myths, says GE CISO Hanns Proenen

Intel's job cuts: The 'PC is dead' or PC evolution?

Intel sheds 12,000 jobs in its shift away from PCs. The PC is dead -- or is it? Also in Searchlight: Google faces more antitrust charges; Viber encrypts all its messages.

Veriflow aims to prevent network outages

This week, networking bloggers discuss a new way to eliminate network outages, OpenStack networking and whether SDN is novel or just natural.

Mobile apps and platforms core to adult learning

Skills traditionally taught in the home, such as cooking, DIY and maintenance, are increasingly learnt via digital platforms, a report by Halifax Insurance finds

Government accepts data ethics council proposal

The government accepts the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s recommendation that a data science ethics council is established at the Alan Turing Institute

Facebook triples Q1 profit as mobile ad revenue spikes

Facebook reports advertising revenue of $5.2bn for the first quarter of 2016, with 82% coming from mobile ads, compared with 73% for the same period the year before

Asean CIOs expect IT budget increase in 2016

IT leaders in the Asean region expect to spend more on IT this year, with big data, mobility and IoT all priorities

Vodafone Qatar launches Wi-Fi as a service for businesses

Vodafone is offering its business customers in Qatar Wi-Fi as a service, which is another sign of the coming together of the IT and telecoms sectors

Report names Hull as slowest city for broadband

A report by broadband comparison site claims that Hull has some of the slowest average broadband speeds in the UK

DropBox ups cloud collaboration with Project Infinite

Enterprise cloud collaboration is a major focus for Dropbox, with Project Infinite allowing users to access company files regardless of hard drive size

Young people unaware of IT roles in financial services

Careers firm Investment 2020 claims young people have little awareness of the IT roles available in the financial services sector, or what routes to take to get there

International IT trade group urges firms to prepare for GDPR

Companies that fail to start planning to deal with the EU’s data protection requirements are in for a real shock, warns the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers

CompTIA: IT industry business confidence dips in Q2

CompTIA's business confidence index saw a slight decline in Q2, but most companies surveyed say they are on track to meet their 2016 revenue objectives.

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