TechTarget News - Week of Nov 20, 2016

Reprinting the Middle East in 3D

3D printing is being used in the UAE in a number of industries, and is becoming a regional hub for a technology that could help rebuild war-torn parts of the Middle East

PM Theresa May promises £2bn extra R&D investment

Prime Minister wants to put post-Brexit Britain “at the cuttIng edge of science and tech” and announces an extra £2bn annual investment in research and development

Ofcom to block BT-EE from spectrum bid

Ofcom opens a new consultation on the delayed auction of ex-MoD radio spectrum for mobile broadband, but hopes to bar BT-EE from bidding for parts of it, citing competition concerns

Facebook to hire 500 more people in the UK

Facebook is increasing its UK workforce by 50%, with highly skilled engineers high on its wish list of new recruits

Future of Apple Pay Australia still unresolved

There are still uncertainties over Apple Pay among Australia’s big banks, but smaller finance firms are looking at ways to offer the payment service to their customers

Barclays pilots contactless cash withdrawals

Barclays bank is piloting technology to enable customers to withdraw cash by just tapping their smartphone or contactless card on a reader

Dutch IT ministry needed to take digital lead

Whenever the media covers a failed Dutch government IT project, the question is always asked whether the government should have a ministry of IT

Consumer identity key to digital transformation

Customer identity and access management has benefits for consumers and service providers alike, but is key to digital transformation, says KuppingerCole

Alibaba to open datacentre in Australia

Alibaba Cloud will open a datacentre in Sydney by the end of 2016 as part of its global expansion

Customer identity evolves over time, says Gigya

Customer identity evolves through a series of interactions to enable richer data for improved marketing and customer experiences, says Gigya co-founder Rooly Eliezerov

NHS Wales extends GP records access

NHS Wales Informatics Service develops an audit tool, making it easier for hospital doctors and pharmacists to safely access patients’ details electronically

EE calls on competitors to commit to clarify coverage

EE CEO Marc Allera calls on his competitors to get behind a new proposal to offer better information on the geographical extent of mobile coverage around the UK

Government offers five-year tax holiday on new fibre networks

In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond confirms a massive cash injection for broadband and 5G, and announces business rate cuts for new fibre broadband network builds

Are Asean organisations ready for blockchain technology?

Blockchain promises to increase the efficiency and security of transactions in industries way beyond its financial services roots. But what does it mean in the Asean region?

Gigya is consumer identify leader, finds KuppingerCole

Gigya, Ping Identity, Salesforce, ForgeRock are the current leaders in the consumer identity and access management market, according to a report by KuppingerCole

US Navy breach highlights third-party cyber risk

The personal details of more than 130,000 current and former US Navy personnel have been exposed in a breach linked to the compromise of third-party supplier’s laptop

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