TechTarget News - Week of Sep 18, 2016

MoJ appoints new chief digital and information officer

Tom Read, currently digital boss at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will replace Arif Harbott as chief digital and information officer at the Ministry of Justice

Microsoft cuts Skype jobs in London

Microsoft is consolidating its Skype staff in London to one office and merging some roles, which could result in more than 200 job cuts

Singapore spells out e-payment vision

Singapore outlines its strategy to use electronic payments to improve things for businesses and consumers

Digital Catapult sets up London-wide IoT network

The Digital Catapult is launching a London-wide internet of things network to support digital startups and SMEs as they develop applications and use-cases

Business warned not to be complacent about cyber security

Lloyds of London survey reveals just how badly some European firms are failing in terms of cyber security and low levels of awareness about the role of cyber insurance

Finance consultancy puts blockchain apps in the cloud

US fintech services provider Synechron makes a number of its blockchain applications available in the cloud to help financial services firms get to grips with the emerging technology

JShell: Adding REPL capabilities to the JDK

At JavaOne 2016, Oracle's chief architect of the Java platform group, Mark Reinhold, discusses the addition of JShell. Learn why he's excited.

Qadars Trojan gears up to target UK banks

Advanced Trojan that has been targeting different regions is now preparing to hit UK banks, according to IBM X-Force Research

IBM opens first Nordic cloud datacentre

Oslo datacentre is IBM’s 12th in Europe and 48th globally and will target large and small enterprises and startups to offer services

Virtual Instruments extends VirtualWisdom to NAS testing

Storage performance monitoring and analysis provider extends capability to NAS testing for the first time as customer use of file access for virtualisation brings storage issues

Ellison slams AWS at Oracle Open World 2016

Oracle CTO Larry Ellison criticises Amazon Web Services as a cloud database environment at Oracle Open World 2016, fleshing out earlier critique

Mobile connectivity still costing businesses billions

Despite efforts to bring down the cost of mobile connectivity for business users, a report from iPass shows business travellers are incurring hundreds of pounds of charges every month

The future of Java promises a cleaner, more readable syntax

Java has always been derided as being too verbose, especially when compared with languages like Groovy or Scala. But, according to Brian Goetz, that's all about to change after Java 9.

Pizza Hut Hong Kong rips up traditional CRM rule book

IT director of parent company Jardine Restaurant Group has transformed the way Pizza Hut interacts with customers in Hong Kong and plans the same in Myanmar and Vietnam

Openreach responds to Fix Britain’s Internet broadband campaigners

Openreach CEO Clive Selley has criticised rival broadband providers campaigning for the separation of the infrastructure business from its parent, BT, saying they are ignoring important facts

Case study: Housing & Care 21 makes digital advances

The retirement housing and care services provider has launched its first digital system in a care home and will no longer install analogue systems across its estate

UK government partners with tech startups on cyber security

Applications are open to cyber security startups for the first of two cyber innovation centres to receive £50m over five years, as part of the government’s £1.9bn National Cyber Security Programme

BBC opens up about holographic TV trials

Broadcaster reveals how it is attempting to pre-empt the potential change in viewing habits the rise of augmented reality could bring

Government mishandling smart meter roll-out, says committee

The Science and Technology Committee accuses the government of being unclear on the benefits of gas and electricity smart meters, and mishandling aspects of the national roll-out

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