TechTarget News - Week of Nov 27, 2016

Petition to force MPs to consider debate on surveillance bill

Open Rights Group has called on parliament to debate the Investigatory Powers Bill and review it in light of pending court actions, after petition against the bill tops 100,000 signatories

Do you have what it takes to be a great CIO?

CIOs have the potential to become business leaders – it’s a matter of nurturing the right skills, talent and relationships, according to Deloitte

Singapore Power deploys IoT platform

Singapore Power is moving to a more advanced digital platform that will enable it to develop IoT-based services

IBM blamed for Australian census website crash

Computer giant reportedly pays $30m to Australian government as reports are released from two inquiries into DDoS attacks on census website

Samsung Electronics considers split

Samsung Electronics is considering a proposal to simplify its structure under pressure from shareholders as it tries to deal with fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 recall

Ofcom to legally separate BT and Openreach

Telecoms regulator Ofcom is to push ahead with plans to require the legal separation of BT and Openreach

CIO interview: Graham Benson, CIO, Rentalcars.com

For an e-commerce business, adopting an agile and product-led approach is the right thing to do, but it hasn’t come without challenges, says Rentalcars.com CIO Graham Benson

Insightly adds CRM security to its product

With smaller security budgets and IT teams than enterprise businesses, small and medium-sized companies are more vulnerable to cyberattacks. Insightly's new security features hope to combat that.

Thousands of National Lottery accounts hacked

National Lottery operator Camelot says the log-in details of thousands of people who do the lottery online have been stolen

Marriott Hotels offers virtual site tours

Hotel chain has enlisted London mobility startup GoInStore to offer visitors to its website virtual facility tours

HPE fleshes out IoT strategy

HPE is moving from IT to operational technology with a set of products and tie-ups to target industrial internet of things applications

HPE Aruba networks readied for mobile, IoT

HPE Aruba networks are getting the access switch and software needed to support mobile and IoT devices, such as surveillance cameras and medical gear.

US and UK government expand surveillance powers

The US has introduced wide new hacking powers for federal agents a day after the UK's Investigatory Powers Act firmed up bulk surveillance powers for intelligence and polices services

CIO interview: Giles Pavey, chief data scientist, Dunnhumby

Analytics pioneer Dunnhumby is undertaking a large reskilling exercise and investing in new technologies to cater for increasingly sophisticated client requirements around data

UK helps dismantle Avalanche global cyber network

The UK's National Crime Agency has contributed to the takedown of a cloud-based cyber crime network in a collaborative law enforcement operation involving 30 countries

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