Many organisations still do not have scenario-specific business continuity plans, which are helpful when the situation requires a customised response, such as a pandemic, according to Forrester
New chief digital and information officer will earn at least £200,000 a year and be responsible for a £1bn tech budget
Coronavirus pandemic has changed some trends in the global telecom services market, but operators have adapted quickly and temporarily pushed aside some earlier priorities, says IDC
NHSX is seeking suppliers to help scale up remote monitoring across the health service in England, particularly for Covid-19 patients, and will go out to tender shortly
Another busy week across the channel, with some boardrooms opening the door to some fresh expertise
State-owned Swedish mining company LKAB scooped the prize for Best Data Security and Data Protection Project at the Best of VMworld 2019 Europe User Awards. Here we run through what the project involved
Three Scottish health boards are trialling coronavirus contact-tracing software which will be rolled out across the country at the end of this month
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company sees flagship digital project in high demand after proving its value in responding to the Covid-19 crisis
GitLab survey finds developers are adopting DevOps to improve code quality, but more needs to be done on secure coding
MemVerge claims its Memory Machine software layered on Intel Optane DIMMs and DRAM creates petabyte-sized logical pool to power all applications in main memory.
Government and NHS face questions about the involvement of private technology companies with coronavirus datastore
VMware and Google signed their second deal in less than a year, this time to support VMware Cloud Foundation workloads on Google Cloud.
Israeli researchers are using a system developed by big data vendor MDClone to collaborate on COVID-19 data to help find ways to deal with the pandemic.
Distributed tracing data joins log metrics in Grafana 7.0 release, providing users with more ways to connect, observe and visualize data coming from different services.
On what was scheduled to be the closing day, Forescout Technologies instead announced Advent International will not proceed with the $1.9 billion acquisition as planned.
The Texas Department of Transportation was hit with a ransomware attack last Thursday, marking the second ransomware incident on a state agency in less than a week.
Almost 90% of data breaches are motivated by the prospect of financial gain, but cyber criminals have clearly defined breach pathways, giving the good guys an advantage if they care to use it
GitLab expands in Southeast Asia with a Singapore presence to shore up its growing footprint across the Asia-Pacific region
Chinese tech giant hits back at White House decision to extend technology ban and says it will ultimately be self-harming
Projects to develop new forms of air transportation can get a share of up to £30m in funding from Innovate UK
The updated summary report from body of European regulators for electronic communications on how network operators can cope with increased demand for network capacity finds that, by mid-May 2020, all is well
More than half of IT decision-makers and network managers globally say they have had four or more network outages lasting more than 30 minutes, costing between £250,000 and £5m in downtime
Efforts increased to try to make it easier to signpost sustainable products online
Healthcare trusts extend relationships with automation supplier through access to a cloud-based marketplace of pre-baked automation
Trade body launches challenge for tech firms to contribute ideas to create a “critical national digital infrastructure” for Scotland
The cyber criminal gang behind a recent attack on a New York law firm is planning to auction off its client data, one person at a time
QNAP NAS users can use the Storj app to configure spare capacity as part of the Tardigrade S3 cloud, which offers storage at half the cost of the main providers
US-based engineering consultancy TRC Companies scooped the prize for Best Cloud Project at the Best of VMworld 2019 Europe User Awards with its story of how a long-overdue revamp of its data backup systems ties in with its hybrid cloud push
Network monitoring player makes key hire with a brief to work with partners to significantly increase revenues
Cyber attack on EasyJet’s systems originated from a highly sophisticated source, says the airline
Angela van den Bogerd leaves position as Post Office director quietly, despite many years of service
Studies from BCS and Anomali reveal that a significant proportion of the UK population is not prepared to download the Covid-19 contact-tracing app
Exertis parent delivers its numbers for its fiscal 2019, indicating that it is weathering the storm
The NCSC’s popular CyberUK event has been rescheduled to next year, and will again take place in Newport in south Wales
Human Rights Committee Chair Harriet Harman says current data protection law is not up to the job of governing the data collected by the Covid-19 contact-tracing app
Kubernetes persistent container storage that runs from inside the cluster will add application storage profiles for applications such as Apache Kafka, Elasticsearch and Postgres
Leading Chinese operators tap Swedish comms tech giant for 5G core portfolio systems, including cloud packet, NFVI, dynamic orchestration and spectrum sharing
The 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report showed the number of confirmed breaches last year nearly doubled, but it also highlighted some positive trends.
The need for better analytics in the healthcare industry is being demonstrated during the COVID-19 crisis. SAS analytics users discussed the problem at the vendor's virtual conference.
Pegasystems has embedded a new tool to combat AI bias in its Pega Customer Decision Hub. The tool can alert users to potential biases before they deploy system changes.
Microsoft's acquisition of Softomotive gives Power Automate users a low-code RPA system to build bots for Windows-based tasks.
Singapore startup Responsible Cyber plans to bolster its Immune platform with access control management capabilities, and sets out to expand its global footprint
More than half of Singapore respondents to a CrowdStrike-commissioned survey believe their devices are only somewhat secure against advanced cyber threats
Error saw almost 300 coronavirus contact tracers’ email addresses made visible to other recipients of the message
Covid-19 has spurred the use of financial technology in Bahrain, which could boost the industry in the country and wider Gulf region
Survey reveals small businesses are having a big rethink on remote working as a fundamental business practice when the coronavirus pandemic has passed
Vendor is continuing with a shift towards emerging technology areas that will secure future growth for the business
National Cyber Security Centre has received mountains of feedback on the security of the government’s Covid-19 contact-tracing app, and has now taken the step of making multiple disclosures
Fujitsu has indicated it is taking steps to support its Select partners, and Adobe has come up with a solution to keep partners and ISVs busy during Covid-19
IT has played a key role in supporting people and businesses during the coronavirus lockdown
Security automation tools proved useful for two highly regulated fintech firms, that use them to protect cloud-native infrastructure and demonstrate their security to auditors.
Finnish comms tech supplier Nokia adds to portfolio of customers trailing its cloud RAN solutions in deal with leading Japanese operator KDDI, including Nokia AirScale
Organisations will work together to gather and share coronavirus symptom data from third-party tracker apps
Investment increases in competition aimed at fast-tracking development of innovations arising from the coronavirus crisis
Storage analysts have had a lukewarm response to 2020 virtual shows. Rubrik Forward showed small improvements but failed to escape the 'long webinar' formula that lacks pizzazz.
PayPal introduces QR code payment functionality to its mobile app to support social distancing
Scale Computing expands HCI systems with HC3000 line equipped with NVMe flash. Pivot3 Surveillance Series gets power from new Lenovo servers and AMD Epyc CPUs.
Data analytics supplier SAS took the opportunity of World Bee Day to say it is decoding bee communication through machine learning, and generally promoting bee health
Forescout Technologies filed a lawsuit against Advent International, claiming the private equity firm violated the terms of its $1.9 billion acquisition agreement.
Revenue operations purports to orchestrate the technologies governing marketing and sales and measure their effectiveness. During the pandemic, the strategy is put to the test.
Speakers from Shopify and LinkedIn outline open source database cloud and security challenges and best practices at the Percona Live Online conference.
Microsoft has expanded its AI initiative up to the supercomputer market, unveiling a system focused on helping users build large AI models that work with its Azure cloud platform.
Amazon Web Services has developed a machine learning model to translate sign languages into text in a showcase of assistive technology
The number of companies claiming to have developed facial-recognition tools that can identify masked faces has skyrocketed since the start of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic
Commissioning support unit joins up records of children across county into one integrated digital system, despite pandemic challenges
NAO report outlines public spending on responding to the coronavirus crisis, which also includes a £1.2bn hit from delaying controversial IR35 tax reforms
Investment in UK startups is being directed to a small number of already-established firms, with new data showing first-time funding has plummeted since the lockdown began
But that’s not all. The array maker – that brings flash performance with massive amounts of HDD plus cache – plans for NVMe-over-fabric and use of 20TB hard drives too
The third annual MSP Day has arrived along with research into the state of the managed services world, revealing growth and opportunities
Security vendor SecureAge is starting to build its UK presence with one of the priorities being to develop a partner network
Government ministers aim to shore up contact-tracing strategy after junior minister concedes much-publicised app set miss-stated start date and Silicon Valley giants officially launch API for apps that follow different route than NHS
Have spare disk capacity that you can rent? Want object storage in the cloud? Either way, Storj has a proposition for you with its peer-to-peer blockchain-influenced network.
With travel and tourism devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, cyber security entrepreneur Eugene Kaspersky is funneling resources into an accelerator to help the beleaguered industry
The latest version of S/4HANA Cloud has functions for supply chain, finance and SuccessFactors integration that will likely appeal to companies dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.
In the future, businesses may invest less in traditional telephony and look to buy audio and video services from the same vendor.
Arcserve extended its Sophos suite of cybersecurity products aimed at protecting backups from ransomware to include cloud and Microsoft Office 365 workloads.
When incumbent vendors fall short, enterprises should consider these small vendors for new approaches to analytics and network automation.
Linux kernel utility eBPF gets new life as a more effective means to scale Kubernetes networking than native Kubernetes tools, and in some cases, service mesh.
Enterprise IT pros who want a standard approach to Kubernetes multi-cloud deployment say the Cluster API project shows promise, but it needs work to be production-ready.
Storage vendor claims Dell EMC Isilon OneFS scale-out file system pairs with rapid compute to deliver high-performance analytics in Google Cloud Platform.
After the pandemic, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes his firm will have more employees who work remotely, with at least half of its employees doing it full-time. He sees some clear benefits in recruiting and retention.
The first U.S. Census digital experience was launched in time for the pandemic, and now Adobe looks to parlay the success into more government business.
Malaysia’s MyIX internet exchange has been classed as critical national infrastructure, with member telcos adding more capacity to meet the surge in demand for internet services
The lockdown is forcing organisations to change how they operate, and a new study has found that businesses are keen to use automation where possible
Deal covers essential equipment to extend Gigabit fibre access network across UK
Computer Weekly is looking for nominations for its 2020 list of the most influential women in UK technology
As the country enters month three of enforced working from home, research reveals that as personal devices and app overload blurs home-work life, concerns arise over productivity and the mental state of the workforce
Health secretary claims existing data protection law is good enough to guarantee the security of contact-tracing data
2Africa, one of the world’s largest subsea projects, will connect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe
Hacking attacks and phishing emails could become the new norm, according to research by the World Economic Forum
Distributor’s lunchtime sessions have proved popular with resellers, who appreciate the chance to talk about a range of topics
US public utility uses secure and resilient wired and wireless network systems to power 45,000 service connections across 100,000 acres
Research shows Covid-19 crisis has kick-started a small business digital revolution to power recovery, with over a quarter of firms responding to running their businesses remotely with videoconferencing
Workplace Rooms, a new video conferencing service for Facebook's business customers, falls short of competitors on features.
A use case presented during Oracle Analytics' virtual user conference shows how the vendor's platform can bring value to an organization thanks to its usability.
Cyber security vendor replaces traditional tiered structure with performance-based model
If successful, airline’s potential liability for the loss of millions of customer records could be as high as £18bn
Veeam partner training and certification has seen significant uptake since the program's overhaul in early 2020, according to the vendor; more channel news from the week.
Threat actors have developed a new type of attack method by hiding Ragnar Locker ransomware inside a virtual machine to avoid detection.
A major marketing firm has turned to IBM Watson Studio, and its data, to create an interactive platform that predicts the risk, readiness and recovery periods for counties hit by the coronavirus.