TechTarget News - Week of Jun 05, 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics passes final IT test

IT services firm Atos completes its 200,000 hours of testing the IT systems for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Schools trust dumps 22 backup systems for Arcserve UDP

Wakefield-based academy school trust went from 22 different backup systems and no adequate disaster recovery provision to unified Arcserve virtual and physical backup

The smartphone boom is over, says Gartner

Faster processors, flashier screens and extra features are failing to attract people to upgrade their existing smartphones

Internet traffic to triple by 2020, says Cisco

The latest edition of Cisco’s Visual Networking Index predicts a near tripling of internet traffic during the coming years as more than a billion people come online

EDF Energy upgrades network with Vodafone

EDF Energy signs a 10-year, multi-million pound contract with Vodafone to update its communications and IT infrastructure to support training and compliance

Avi software ADC gets Innovation Award

Avi Networks' software ADC brought new features and capabilities to the load balancing and application delivery market.

William Hague MP defends Investigatory Powers Bill

The idea of a 'Snoopers Charter' is ridiculous in the light of current and planned checks and balances around access to communications data, says William Hague

Falling into the tech skills gap? Try a new recruiting tack

Organizations forging into the digital future often come up short in a search for talent. But there are novel ways to close the tech skills gap, say execs at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

The finance technology revolution is here to stay

As the Payment Services Directive makes life easier for challenger banks and payment providers using fintech systems, the big banks need to step up their game

Staff crave positive digital leadership

While people are comfortable using digital technologies at home, the majority don’t have access to, or have a negative view of, technology at work, according to a survey

Londoners go mobile shopping on the Tube

Commuters on the London Underground are spending their time in the tunnels shopping on their mobile devices, says payments provider Pay by Bank

Cyber crime is serious business, shows Imperva report

If organisations want to fight cyber crime, they need to get serious and they need to get professional about it, says Imperva CTO Amichai Shulman

How data saves lives in Australia’s hospitals

Australia’s National Blood Authority saves A$10m as mobile and data innovations inject efficiency into the supply chain

UK plc loses £12.3bn to internet downtime over a year

Research from business ISP Beaming suggests internet connection failures hit two-thirds of British businesses last year, costing the economy £12.3bn

Majority of civil servants don’t understand GaaP

Some 43% of civil servants don’t know what the Government Digital Service’s government-as-a-platform programme is, according to a survey

Middle East virtualisation strategies mature

CIOs in the Middle East are formulating their virtualisation strategies as the region warms to the benefits of cloud computing

IoT security: Lack of expertise will hurt, says Bruce Schneier

Government action at national and international levels is essential for addressing IoT security issues, but the relevant expertise is lacking, according to security expert Bruce Schneier

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