A study by Frost and Sullivan has found that losses from cyber security incidents could account for 7% of the region’s GDP in 2017
UK privacy watchdog is considering using new powers in its investigation of Facebook, while the government is considering new laws to police social media firms
Augmented reality has been positioned as a way to extend digital experiences onto the retail shop floor – but it has far more uses behind the scenes
Theresa May says artificial intelligence could revolutionise diagnosis of chronic diseases and save 22,000 lives a year by 2033
UK government plans laws to make online activity safer after green paper reveals more needs to be done to protect citizens
Another busy time in the channel with various executive moves being made over the last seven days
Economist Intelligence Unit survey shows nearly three-quarters of businesses think retail banking could be mostly automated by 2020
Achieving parity in the technology industry depends on moving away from an entirely gender-focused discussion, say experts
The UK privacy watchdog has issued a monetary penalty against the University of Greenwich for a "serious" security breach
IBM has added data deduplication to Spectrum Virtualize and array products that run it. It has also upgraded array analytics and the cloud version of Spectrum Virtualize
Humans are the biggest weakness in banks’ cyber defences, but there are several others that also need attention, penetration testers have revealed
In the run up to the distributor's Cloud Summit the firm has underlined just why it believes more channel partners need to get involved in the hosted world
Openreach has launched its Scottish engineering school in Livingston as it prepares to train 400 new broadband specialists to run its full-fibre roll-out
Katmandu is the choice for offshore delivery for increasing numbers of multinational companies and is becoming more attractive to local IT professionals as a result
Analysts, users tout CLM's risk management and revenue benefits at event by Apttus, maker of a 'middle office' repository for managing contracts across ERP, CRM and departments.
Recorded Future's Levi Gundert explains why major cyberattacks against Western enterprises are expected to resume following the United States' withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
If not treated properly, data can corrupt agendas, spur endless arguments and narrow thinking, the e-commerce company's Anthony Accardi says.
Micron’s 5210 QLC SSD is aimed at analytics and content delivery in cloud and web-scale operations that currently use 7,200rpm spinning disk in huge Raid sets to gain IOPS
Digital transformation may be impeded by the slow speed at which businesses are ready to adopt new, digitally empowered ways of working
Besides implementing Red Hat’s OpenShift application platform, Ascend Money adopted an open source governance model to keep IT teams aligned with business goals
Closing out the first day keynote at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, Canonical co-founder Mark Shuttleworth hit out at the firm's "more costly" competitors
A lawsuit by a group called Google You Owe Us is seeking compensation from Google for tracking millions of UK iPhone users’ browsing data
The Finnish government is attempting to centralise its fight against increasing cyber threats to its infrastructure
Telenor Sweden says it has seen market-leading results for General Data Protection Regulation consent after enlisting a customer experience firm to manage the process
Security researchers have reported another flaw in common microprocessor chips related to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities
The industry group has found that more customers are looking to use the cloud as a way to introduce more emerging technologies into their organisations
Consumers are increasingly likely to buy insurance from tech giants as the insurtech industry hits the mainstream
Using social media to connect with customers is one of the most “powerful” tools retailers have at their disposal, said a panel of experts at the Salesforce World Tour
Cyber criminals attacking the finance and other industry sector are continuing to exploit legitimate administration tools to hide their activities, highlighting the need for threat hunting, a report reveals
The distributor is keen to stir up some interest from councils and channel partners in EU wifi grants before Brexit ends the opportunity
IT providers are restricting the ability of businesses to innovate, with many IT pros feeling that suppliers deliver poor value, especially on upgrades, a Cogeco Peer 1 survey reveals
Pica8 is rolling out new white box network switch software aimed at campus and branch-office deployments in a bid to build a new market.
Qualcomm is to integrate a number of its chipsets with Facebook’s Terragraph technology to build fixed wireless access broadband solutions for urban areas
The 'Sun Team' group of North Korean hackers placed malicious apps in the Google Play store to target defectors and steal personal data such as photos, contacts and SMS messages.
Startup ClearSky offers new scale-up NAS option to extend hybrid cloud managed service offerings beyond block-based primary storage, backup and disaster recovery.
Supermarket giant Tesco has announced it will be closing its Tesco Direct website, which focuses on the sale of non-food-related products
Micron and Intel unleash QLC NAND flash that can store 4 bits per cell. Micron starts shipping a 2.5-inch QLC enterprise SATA SSD to select customers and targets fall for general availability.
Recorded Future's Levi Gundert discusses how the Iranian government uses proxies and contractors to launch cyberattacks, and how its strategy presents challenges for the country.
Slack has designed a shortcut to convert Slack messages into content within business tools like Zendesk and Jira. The company said more than 90% of paid teams are using Slack app integrations.
HPE strengthened its composable infrastructure strategy with the acquisition of Plexxi, a startup that adds a networking element crucial to the company's success in that market.
CDP-based data protection product will allow point-in-time copies from seconds to years ago with Elastic Journal, as part of a move to unify backup, disaster recovery and cloud data protection
Job site Indeed.com has released a list of the most in-demand skills for today's CIOs, based on job postings. Experts I talked to said 'most in-demand' doesn't mean most valuable.
A new Spectre vulnerability was disclosed this week, adding to concerns about side channel attacks exploiting speculative execution in modern processors.
The city-state is the first country outside Europe to embrace the Peppol e-invoicing standard to speed up business transactions and lower operating costs for SMEs
Deloitte reveals the next 12 months could see businesses move from exploring blockchain to applying it to business challenges
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has claimed the social network is ready for GDPR, but failed to give any answers to the most probing questions posed by European MEPs
Chancellor promises to boost smaller companies with funding for digital technologies, and plans to launch a review of the UK’s productivity gap
In a speech to the CBI, chancellor Philip Hammond pledges to build a nationwide FTTP network by 2033
The first MSP Day has come with research showing the progress of the channel to deliver services but highlighted a mismatch with what SME buyers want to buy
Skill shortages remain a major risk to long-term information security capability and business is still struggling to defend against cyber breaches – but it is getting better at dealing with them, an IISP survey shows
The channel player has provided a Q3 update that indicates it will finish the year ahead of expectations
Film giant Technicolor had to duplicate workstreams or schedule access to movies being worked on, but Excelero NVMe allows concurrent access to 10 or more workstations at a time
Retailer announces plans to accelerate its business transformation and close 100 stores by 2022 after continued shifts in consumer behaviour
Firms quizzed by Cogeco Peer 1 have expressed frustration with the level of service currently being offered by vendors
Fake profiles and throw-away devices are transforming social media into a cyber criminal marketplace, a fraud report reveals
Zerto 7 will feature a journaling capability that extends far beyond what the vendor previously offered. The vendor's IT Resilience Platform also includes automation and analytics.
The concept of unified communications is now so wide-ranging that it is ripe for disruption – or improvement – by artificial intelligence, argues analyst Zeus Kerravala
When you hand over data to a cloud provider, you don’t hand over responsibility for legal and regulatory compliance. Beware of falling into a cloud compliance trap
The UK has proposed a new data-sharing model to ensure ongoing data protection collaboration and free flow of data between the EU and the UK post-Brexit
The Pure Accelerate conference kicks off with an NVMe-enabled FlashArray refresh and upgrades to all-flash Pure AIRI and FlashStack-Cisco UCS converged infrastructure for Oracle.
Fortinet researchers uncovered a new variant of the Mirai malware, known as the Wicked botnet, which targets vulnerable IoT devices and uses multiple existing exploits.
Chef Automate 2.0 lays the groundwork for tighter integration between the IT automation software and third-party tools, as Chef stakes its claim in the DevOps gold rush.
Adobe looks to challenge Salesforce by adding e-commerce capabilities into its CX suite of products, just months after Salesforce doubled down on e-commerce with CloudCraze purchase.
Sorry, developers, but infrastructure still matters, even as serverless architectures and containers diminish its central role to build new applications.
A relentless focus on building for customers and inking partnerships with enterprise software bigwigs while lowering prices has given AWS a leg-up over rivals in the ANZ market
Legislation makes the UK one of the first countries to implement the GDPR in local law, but some have criticised it as a “lost opportunity”
Cricketers’ medical images will be stored securely in an independent clinical archive, enabling clinicians to access medical data and make treatment decisions more quickly
Four European cyber security agencies have agreed to increase collaboration in five key areas
Patients will be able to opt out of having their health and care data shared by using an online tool developed by NHS Digital
OpenStack is embarking on a push to position itself as a lot more than just an open source cloud software provider, with forays into containers and continuous integration tools, as enterprises continue to demand their infrastructure do more
The channel player has been given a period of exclusivity to move forward with a bid for the telco's Direct B2B business
Security experts give their views on what final checks businesses should be doing on the eve of the General Data Protection Regulation compliance deadline, while a survey reveals almost half of Brits have not heard of it
Greater Manchester, Wessex and One London are the three areas chosen to become Local Health and Care Record Exemplars, and will receive national funding over two years
On the eve of the GDPR compliance deadline, European politicians agree new rules to strengthen data protection in EU organisations
At the launch of Ocado Technology’s AI:MMO educational game, a panel of experts said the computing curriculum needs an overhaul, but this cannot be achieved in a single government term of office
The channel player has moved into the higher end of the vendor's partner programme
New IDC survey on digital transformation's effects on future IT staffing outline technology trends affecting IT hiring and 20 roles that emphasize need for expanded skill sets.
A new Polycom cloud service will help businesses manage and monitor Polycom desk and conference room phones. The vendor plans to expand the service to cover video endpoints later this year.
Red Hat expands its hyper-converged infrastructure lineup with a cloud offering that combines OpenStack and Ceph. The new option joins Gluster-based HCI for Virtualization.
New malware, dubbed 'VPNFilter' by Cisco Talos, infects 500,000 devices and triggers action from Justice Department, which seized and sinkholed the botnet's domain.
The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security wants to modernize recruitment and management of its cybersecurity workforce. It is asking vendors to explain how DHS can achieve its goals.
Singapore-based ride-hailing company prefers detective controls rather than preventive ones to deter cyber threats – an approach it claims is less intrusive and costly to implement
New rules for protecting European citizens’ personal data are now enforceable by law, and organisations are being advised to focus broadly on commitment rather than narrowly on compliance
The day of 25 May 2018 marks the biggest change to UK data protection law in a generation, with benefits for businesses and consumers, according to the UK privacy watchdog
Mark Shuttleworth says the OpenStack community needs to open up about the economics of using the open source cloud platform to avoid turning users off
Apple has won the latest battle in a long-running patent war with South Korean rival Samsung
The decision by many channel firms to offer a low number of subscription services has been highlighted by Ingram Micro as a missed chance to sell more cloud applications
Science and Technology Committee questions legality of the police’s approach to deleting mugshots of innocent people, and says government’s reasons for four-year delay to a new strategy is “less than convincing”
House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee will look at the impact of automation on workers, businesses and the UK economy as a whole
Windows 10, DaaS and some clever targeting on the consumer side of the PC market are helping get some stability back
London’s chief digital officer, Theo Blackwell, says organisations need to do more groundwork if a smarter city is to be real possibility
Analysts focus on networking automation and the problems facing it, as well as gaming trends that could affect 5G deployment costs and debate questions surrounding the future of blockchain.
Information exposed by leaked recordings that were part an illegal mass surveillance campaign orchestrated under the government of former prime minster Nikola Gruevski have led to his conviction for corruption. He was found guilty of rigging a tender and receiving a luxury Mercedes as a bribe. He may still appeal the ruling
Learning the ins and outs of the Chef InSpec product is only half the battle for compliance as code. The thornier task for some enterprises is to bridge the gap between compliance expertise and DevOps execution.
Storage vendor may replicate North America partner cutbacks within Europe
AWS added a feature to its fastest-growing service that provides more granular response to catastrophic failures and faster recovery -- just hope you never need to use it.
Dragos' Robert Lee talks with SearchSecurity at RSA Conference 2018 about why there are reasons to be optimistic about the state of ICS security, despite growing threats.
Under a new agreement, cloud consultancy Appirio revealed it plans to build a FinancialForce PSA sales and implementation practice; other IT channel news from the week.
News roundup: Dragos researchers say the group behind the Trisis malware has expanded its ICS attacks. Plus, Roaming Mantis malware now targets iOS devices, and more.