TechTarget News - Week of Sep 10, 2017

EAN airline broadband service moves closer to reality

The European Aviation satellite has successfully completed in-orbit testing and will begin to service in-flight broadband customers later in 2017

HMRC should prioritise ‘basic’ customs IT system, says report

Amidst concerns that the customs declaration service won’t be ready in time for Brexit, the Institute for Government calls on HMRC to focus on getting the basics right and let innovation come later

Riak NoSQL snapped up by Bet365

Betting firm Bet365 aims to give away enterprise version of Riak NoSQL to the open source community and continue the development of the product

VMworld 2017: VMware updates software legacy

VMware is beginning to recognise there is life beyond the hypervisor as it announces VMware HCX, which will provide interoperability between private and public cloud

Openreach and rivals want collaborative approach to broadband

The government’s ambitions for FTTP broadband roll-out can only be met through collaboration, and an urgent shake-up of Ofcom regulatory policy is needed to reflect this, say Openreach and CityFibre

Calling 'all aboard' on the six-month Java release train

If Oracle moves to a six-month Java release cycle instead of the existing feature-driven one, what happens next? We talk to Azul's Gil Tene about Mark Reinhold's proposal.

CBI calls for transitional deal with EU on data

The CBI is warning of the risks to UK businesses of no deal with the European Union on data exchange when Brexit arrives

Vodafone identifies 50 future digital hubs

A Vodafone research report has identified a number of towns and cities that have the potential to become what it refers to as Digital Super Towns

CIO interview: Karl Hoods, CIO, Save the Children UK

The charity’s CIO is looking at the potential of blockchain technologies and establishing an internal digital academy to drive its digital transformation strategy

Philip Hammond: AI will stoke productivity in government

Philip Hammond, chancellor of the exchequer, told a House of Lords select committee that artificial intelligence could stoke government productivity in areas of “low-level decision making”

Equifax breach response deemed insufficient in multiple ways

Experts criticized the Equifax breach response as insufficient, given the size and scope of the data loss, and they said the company was likely not prepared for such an incident.

How enterprises can take advantage of social media mapping

If your company wants to tap into the emotion and sentiment customers display on social media, social media mapping may be the answer. Learn about one company's approach.

Lack of skills main barrier to civil service tech adoption

TechUK civil servants survey highlights need for skills training, common standards and working practices across departments to deliver joined-up public services

Technology vital to healthcare in Asia-Pacific

The opportunities for technology to improve healthcare services were explored at HIMSS AsiaPac17 in Singapore, but experts warned that challenges must be addressed before innovation can truly transform the sector

Government aligns data laws with GDPR

The UK government announces details of its data protection law that will align with the EU’s GDPR

£30m National Innovation Centre for Data launched

The government and Newcastle University have teamed up to launch a £30m National Innovation Centre for Data, as part of the Northern Powerhouse

Oracle moves Java EE to Eclipse Foundation

In an effort to spur innovation and collaboration on the Java EE platform, Oracle has enlisted the help of IBM and Red Hat in moving Java EE to the Eclipse Foundation.

Technology chiefs need to act like CEOs

KPMG Australia CIO Craig Wishart says his counterparts need to start running IT like a business service and that the days of doing large SAP implementations are over

Oracle 2017-18 Q1 results: Cloud revenue jumps by 51%

Oracle’s first quarter 2017-18 results show jump in cloud revenue of 51%, boosted by NetSuite acquisition. Executives continue to be bullish on cloud growth, and the AI makeover of core database is flagged

HMRC builds blockchain proof of concept for UK border

HMRC‘s Mike Potter says department has built blockchain proof of concept to coordinate interventions at the border, and highlights the need for an ‘API economy’ in Whitehall

Apache Struts vulnerability blamed for Equifax data breach

Equifax has confirmed an unpatched critical Apache Struts vulnerability was exploited in the breach that compromised the personal data of 143 million U.S. citizens.

Huawei wants to grow public cloud market share

Bloggers explore Huawei's efforts to grow its public cloud market share, workload performance in containers and Cisco's new emphasis on LISP.

DHS banned Kaspersky software from all government systems

News roundup: DHS has banned Kaspersky software from use in government systems. Plus, the commonwealth of Virginia decided to do away with touchscreen voting machines, and more.

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