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Amazon Web Service’s Ts & Cs upgraded for zombie apocalypse

The Internet of Things can help TfL to solve congestion problems, says CIO Steve Townsend Read More »

HSBC launches ‘nudge theory’ banking app to help customers manage finances

HSBC, one of world’s biggest banks, is trialling a new consumer mobile app using real-time analytics and ‘nudge theory’ to help its 17 million customers better manage their finances. Nudge theory is the idea that indirect suggestions and alerts can encourage individuals to make better decisions. For example, a mobile notification from HSBC which tells the customer they spent over ... Read More »

Oracle must carry apology for botched Java security on its website for two years

Oracle has been ordered by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to publish a letter of apology on its website for two years after it was found to have deceived customers about “significant security issues” in Java since acquiring it in 2010. According to the FTC, Oracle failed to tell customers that Java Standard Edition (SE) would only, when updated, remove ... Read More »

Oracle’s new software licence sales tank – and cloud isn’t growing fast enough to plug the gap

New licence sales fell by almost one-fifth at software giant Oracle, according to its latest financial results, and sales of cloud service subscriptions aren’t increasing fast enough to plug the gap. New software licence sales fell by 18 per cent in the three months to the end of November, Oracle’s fiscal 2016 second quarter, down from just over $2bn to ... Read More »

‘The answer is Hana. Now, what’s the question?’

Ten-year outsourcing contracts are so 2005, warns Hampshire County Council’s ex-CIO Jos Creese Read More »

Further Office 365 and Azure outages ‘could have a detrimental impact on the running of the country’ warns Mimecast

A growing dependence on Microsoft cloud ecosystems could see events such as today’s Office 365 and Azure outages have “a detrimental impact on the running of the country”, Microsoft Exchange partner Mimecast has warned. Speaking to Computing after today’s outage – which lasted around four hours and the damage from which to UK enterprise is still to be calculated – ... Read More »

Adobe dumps Flash as it marks shift to HTML5

Almost three-quarters of companies admit to collecting data but never using it Read More »

‘We don’t want to spook people with Minority Report tech’ – Genting Casinos IT chief on data collection v privacy

There’s an important balance that must be maintained when collecting data from customers while also not invading their privacy so as not to “spook” them with Minority Report technology. That’s according to Genting Casinos UK IT director Chris Ashworth, who is transforming how one of the largest casino groups in the country uses information technology. One of the methods Genting ... Read More »

Big data? We’re still in ‘the playground’, say users in V3 survey

Almost one-third of organisations are still in “the playground” when it comes to big data adoption, according to a survey conducted by Computing’s sister publication V3. The results of the survey were revealed today in a webinar sponsored by business analytics software company Pentaho. However, organisations “playing” with big data today will quickly shift applications to the real-world as soon ... Read More »

Coca-Cola gets collaborative fizz out of Box

The Coca-Cola Company is deploying Box’s cloud collaboration platform internally to 22,000 employees, according to an announcement from the vendor. The deployment will also allow staff to liaise with external companies, partners and customers. The beverage giant’s intention is to streamline the digital marketing workflow both inside and outside the organisation, as well as to develop, share and approve large ... Read More »

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