TechTarget News - Week of Oct 09, 2016

NHS 24 IT system delayed until December 2017

NHS 24’s troubled IT system won’t be fully rolled out until December 2017 as the projected costs of the programme spiral to 73% over budget

Number of women working in IT to rise by 2020

The proportion of women choosing to work in the IT profession is set to increase over the next four years as businesses adopt digital technology, according to a major study by the CEB

Three-quarters of UK policing websites lack secure encryption

A quarter of UK policing websites have secure foundations, but half have room for improvement, and the remaining quarter are in need of serious and urgent improvement, according to the Centre for Public Safety

BT volunteers to take on universal broadband obligation

BT’s chief strategy officer Sean Williams tells MPs the telco will happily take on any broadband USO, as parliament gathers evidence in support of the Digital Economy Bill

Samsung kills off Galaxy Note 7

A day after temporarily suspending production after a spate of battery fires, Samsung finally pulls the plug on its Galaxy Note 7 device

Alsbridge Australia is taking root

IT outsourcing and robotic automation firm Alsbridge now has presences in three cities in the ANZ region

G7 sets financial sector cyber defence guidelines as attacks grow

G7 countries have agreed cyber security guidelines in response to concerns about the safety of interconnected global financial systems that are increasingly coming under attack, according to Symantec

Government failing to prepare UK for robotics and AI

A report produced by the Science and Technology Committee has warned that the UK is fundamentally unprepared for the changes that will come from robotics and artificial intelligence

CIO interview: John Sullivan, CIO, Virgin Trains

Digital innovation is a priority for improving passenger experience and internal operations at the train operating company

Pivot3 adds Edge Office SME/ROBO hyper-converged appliances

Hyper-converged infrastructure maker adds all-flash SME and remote office server-storage hardware with VMware hypervisor to vSTAC SLX products based on NexGen buy

Isle of Man signs up for new policing platform

The Isle of Man’s police force sign up for the Connect policing platform – the largest IT investment the island’s police force has made in a decade

Yandex bakes AI into smartphones to start OTT fightback

As mobile operators struggle to maintain their revenue streams, Russian search engine Yandex is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help them fight back against over-the-top services

CIO interview: Chris White, Clyde & Co

Clyde & Co’s CIO talks about the growing importance of IT in law firms and how to push the power of digital transformation

Government to name and shame departments failing to secure email

The NCSC is piloting various cyber security intiatives with government departments such as Dmarc and other email security measures, and plans to name and shame those which fail to comply

Exertis snaps up Hammer

Storage and server specialist Hammer is the latest distributor to be acquired by an expanding Exertis

CIO interview: Ian Fisher, CIO, DHL UK&I

The logistics giant’s CIO talks about bridging the gender gap, emerging technologies and driving innovation

Three-quarters of Brits use mobile banking

Europeans are rapidly taking up mobile banking which, combined with the adoption of contactless cards, is driving the digital payments sector

Mist introduces new analytics capabilities for wireless

ICYMI: Mist premieres new analytics capabilities on its Wi-Fi platform, while Broadcom targets large data centers with its new switches and IDC sees more security spending.

Samsung Note 7 disaster a CIO parable about quality assurance

Reasons for the Samsung Note 7 disaster are not fully known, but experts are certain of this: A shoddy quality assurance process can kill you. Also: Gig economy up; PC orders down; Amazon stores a-coming.

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