TechTarget News - Week of Jul 03, 2016

Scottish police and Accenture terminate IT systems contract

Scottish Police Authority, Accenture and Police Scotland have mutually agreed to abandon the £40m contract for new operational policing system after project ran into problems

Virtual reality finds fans at Reading University

Professors at Reading University see virtual reality as an increasingly important research and teaching tool in science and arts subjects

NHS needs to create an ecosystem for innovation, says Swindells

NHS England’s national director for operations and information Matthew Swindells calls for the NHS to foster an “ecosystem for innovation”, but doesn’t believe in kitemarking all health apps

Is Singapore ready for a Paym-style platform?

City state is considering developing a payments system similar to the UK’s Paym, which allows people to send money using just a mobile number

Will workers be wooed by Dropbox collaboration tools?

Dropbox's new collaboration tools are aimed at increasing the file-sharing company's footprint in the enterprise. Better now than never, industry experts say. Also in Searchlight: Ethereum fund on life support; China builds the fastest supercomputer.

Brexit strategy: CIO planning for UK-EU split

For CIOs, the U.K.-EU split opens up a continent of unknowns. Also in Searchlight: Cisco locks on to security startup CloudLock; IBM woos blockchain coders; $4 smartphones hit India.

Business has critical role in fighting cyber crime, says report

The National Crime Agency is calling for a stronger collaboration between business and law enforcement to fight cyber crime in the light of a report produced with private sector partners

Storpool upgrades software-defined storage but remains Linux-only

Bulgarian software-defined storage maker Storpool adds Cloudstack support and boosted performance, but holds fire on adding enterprise-friendly VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments

The challenges facing social tech and what will tackle them

As part of the Cast launch event, government, corporate and social tech representatives discussed some of the challenges facing social tech and how we can grow tech for good initiatives

Government announces technical education overhaul

Skills minister Nick Boles has announced an overhaul of the delivery of technical education in the UK, including introducing new courses and a focus on creating skilled workers

IPA rates several government IT projects as red or amber/red

The Infrastructure and Projects Authority gives several IT projects a low rating of red or amber/red, including HMRC’s Aspire exit and the Home Office’s Oracle ERP project

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