TechTarget News - Week of Jun 19, 2016

Leaving the EU would put tech startups at risk, says Ed Vaizey

Speaking at the launch of London Technology Week, minister of state for culture and the digital economy Ed Vaizey says the digital single market is a “massive opportunity” for UK tech companies

StorageOS tackles shortcomings of container storage

As containers gain popularity for webscale apps, startup StorageOS launches in beta to provide persistent storage for containers at Dockercon developer event

TeenTech Awards set to name 2016 finalists

The 2016 round of the TeenTech Awards has announced its latest cohort of entries in a pitching session at the Royal Society London

GDS drafts new technology code of practice

The Government Digital Service (GDS) plans to update its technology code of practice and asks stakeholders for feedback

Singapore to pioneer tropical datacentre

If successful, trial would prove that datacentres can function optimally at temperatures of up to 38°C and humidity of up to, or exceeding, 90%

US takes on the critics of Prism in Irish court

The US says social media companies have to do mass surveillance in Europe, while the European Union says they can’t. The Irish court is to decide competing claims

Capita snaps up Trustmarque

Capita acquires Trustmarque to bolster its software licensing capabilities across private and public sector customers

Australian government entices UK tech startups

Australia is trying to entice UK technology firms to open operations in the country, with benefits including a stepping stone to Asia and a skilled workforce

Docker microservices grab the spotlight at DockerCon 2016

With a move away from SOA-based architectures, along with the container adoption trend, it's not surprising to see more and more people talking about Docker microservices.

Angus Council signs up to Scottish Wide Area Network

Angus Council has become the latest local authority in Scotland to sign up to the Scottish Wide Area Network, or Swan, for enhanced public services delivery

Pica8 open switching OS supports 25/50/100 GbE

Pica8 introduces open switching OS for 25/50/100 GbE. The use of higher throughput switching is growing in mega data centers.

CESG issues challenge to information security professionals

CESG technical director Jonathan Lawrence tells The Cyber Security Summit that information security professionals need to deliver security controls that help business users achieve their goals securely

Microsoft-LinkedIn deal to shake up enterprise social networking

The Microsoft-LinkedIn deal gives us a glimpse into a hyper-social business future. Will employees like what they see? Also in Searchlight: Federal court upholds FCC net-neutrality rules; big announcements from Apple's WWDC.

Stockport council ditches HDS SAN for Nutanix hyper-converged

Stockport council shifts to hyper-converged server storage boxes from Nutanix, with its previous SAN reaching end of life and experiencing operational issues and scalability problems

Avaya VSP NOS targets network disaggregation

This week, bloggers explore Avaya VSP updates, the federal Software Assurance Marketplace and packet loss with TCP.

Think like attackers, says HPE cyber security strategist

Organisations need to think of cyber attackers as adversaries and competitors focused on stealing data, maximising their profit and minimising their risk, says HPE security strategist Tim Grieveson

Most influential women in UK IT 2016: Rising Stars

Computer Weekly reveals the judges’ choice for the 2016 most influential women in UK IT Rising Stars. Special thanks to the Salesforce Foundation for extending its support to our 2016 Rising Stars

Netherlands rushes to mobile payments

Following the wave of e-commerce that has swept the Netherlands, there is a surge to use mobile payment systems

UK IT community rocked but keeping calm in face of Brexit

The UK IT sector reacts with alarm, tempered by a calm pragmatism, to the British Referendum verdict to leave the European Union. Reporting by the Computer Weekly team

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