TechTarget News - Week of Jun 12, 2016

Digital skills gap costs UK economy £63bn a year

The Science and Technology Committee says the UK is facing a digital skills crisis and calls on government to publish its Digital Strategy “without further delay”

Openreach CEO Selley emphasises broadband delivery technology

Joe Garner’s replacement at Openreach, technologist and engineer Clive Selley, discusses VDSL, and pure fibre as elements of the future for UK broadband

Fintech trailblazer hits United Arab Emirates

European challenger bank takes its financial technology (fintech) model to the Middle East with the opening of an office in Dubai

Shadow data and the risks posed by cloud storage and apps

Cloud storage and apps can open up an organisation to risks of data leakage. Computer Weekly looks at key areas of vulnerability and what you can do to prevent your data going viral

UK industry asked to help youth avoid career in cyber crime

Crest and the NCA call on UK industry to help support initiatives aimed at recruiting technically talent people into IT and IT security as an alternative to cyber crime

Only quarter of banks have company-wide digital strategy

Almost all banks are doing some kind of digital transformation, but they are missing out on the full benefits due to a lack of focus on end-to-end change, according to research

Nordic CIO interview: Magnus Åkerlind, Loomis

Director of global IT co-ordination at Swedish cash-handling company Loomis tells Computer Weekly about harmonising IT globally while protecting local independence

Will server hardware perform faster with transactional memory?

For many Java applications doing list processing, having transactional memory built right into Intel's commodity CPUs will result in greater server hardware performance.

Do you have what it takes to be a full stack developer?

There has been an increasing call in the industry for full stack developers. Java Champion Trisha Gee gives us her take on what such a position entails.

Openreach announces SME FTTP service roll-out

A number of cities are to receive a fibre-to-the-premises broadband service specifically designed for small to medium-sized enterprises

New Zealand calls for tech specialists

New Zealand needs more IT professionals, and is hitting its targets through a mix of training existing residents and attracting new ones

BDUK finds more cash for rural broadband

BDUK has uncovered and hopes to recover £150m of underspend from Phase 1 of the rural broadband roll-out project

Wimbledon deploys smartphone app to engage fans

The Wimbledon tennis championships previously used digital tech to engage fans unable to attend matches – but has switched focus to fans in the grounds for 2016

Netronome offers P4 support on server adapters

This week, networking industry bloggers examine Symantec's decision to buy Blue Coat and whether cloud-native applications have merit.

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