TechTarget News - Week of May 01, 2016

Singapore gets Samsung Pay and Apple Pay

Singapore is the first nation in the Asean region to get the Apple and Samsung mobile payment services

Gov.uk Verify misses April go-live target

The Government Digital Service didn’t meet its target of taking identity assurance service Verify out of beta by the end of April, but is “nearly there”, according to programme director Janet Hughes

NHS 24 delays IT system go-live again

NHS 24 won’t attempt a second go-live of its £117m IT system in June after discovering further technical problems, but still plans to deploy the system in summer 2016

Partners to play 'significant role' in Dell Technologies

Gregg Ambulos, EMC's senior vice president of global channel operations, said channel partners will be an important part of Dell Technologies' go-to-market strategy.

The changing role of the Middle East CIO

CIOs in the Middle East have the skills that could make them CEOs – and technology's growing importance in the enterprise makes this increasingly likely

Designer cyber threats increasing, warns Sophos

Cyber attackers are crafting spam to deliver malware that uses vernacular, brands and payment methods for better cultural compatibility, Sophos researchers find

IBM develops quantum as a service

IBM starts the ball rolling on what it would mean to program a universal quantum computer

Real-time data helps manage traffic in Philippines

OpenTraffic smart data platform provides free GPS information for better analysis of travel speeds and journey times in Metro Manila and Cebu City

Backlash against a bimodal IT strategy

A new report from Forrester cautions CIOs against bimodal IT, contending the two-tiered approach could create more problems than it solves.

D-Day for GDPR is 25 May 2018

The European Parliament’s official publication of the General Data Protection Regulation means it will become enforceable on 25 May 2018

CIO Interview: Vesa Pirinen, YIT Group

When Vesa Pirinen became CIO at Finnish construction firm YIT Group, he set out to question the norm

Romanian companies look to attract programmers

Romanian organisations are training software developers internally after having problems recruiting people with the right skills and experience through the labour market

Ransomware emerges as a top cyber threat to business

Security researchers at Kasperky Lab and FireEye confirm that the upward trend of ransomware is continuing and has emerged as a top threat to business

CIO interview: Henrik Iversen, Monjasa

The head of IT at Danish oil and shipping company Monjasa tells Computer Weekly about making IT part of the decision-making process and managing personal development

Socitm looks at GaaP potential for local public services

The Local Digital Coalition is “well-placed” to extend government as a platform (GaaP) services – such as gov.uk Notify, Pay and Verify – says Socitm

Technology entrepreneurs: Tech is part of everything

A panel of technology entrepreneurs gave advice to teenage girls about starting tech companies, and admitted there’s a reason people are “falling into tech”

Commercial code riddled with open source vulnerabilities

Roundup: Customers, vendors both unaware of unpatched open source vulnerabilities in commercial software. Plus OpenSSL patches, warrantless wiretaps and more.

Unify partner program reduces certification demands

In an effort to simplify its channel partner program, UC vendor Unify has cut back certification requirements across its portfolio; more IT channel news from the week.

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