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Enterprise Mobility Summit 2014: ‘There’s no ROI in BYOD’

BYOD is “not a cost play”, and should not be approached with any expectation of a return on investment (ROI), UBS Bank’s London and US head of client-facing technology for mobile, Paul Whitby, told an audience at Computing‘s Enterprise Mobility Summit 2014 in London today. “BYOD is about convenience to your members of staff and their work-life balance – it’s ... Read More »

‘Staff would just open up Dropbox accounts all over the place’ admits US government services CIO

The CIO of the US government’s General Services Administration has admitted that, before his department became a Box customer, its staff “would just open up Dropbox accounts all over the place”, sharing and collaborating in a way that led to a real fear that “once in a while, people will share something with the world they’re not supposed to”. Sonny ... Read More »

Huawei unearths corruption in internal investigation

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has found some of its employees guilty of soliciting and accepting bribes. The firm has determined that four employees are guilty of corruption, while other employees are also being investigated, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. Related articles The company has since held discussions with employees and reminded them that the company has a ... Read More »

Intel’s Chris Shaw on getting into big data

Last week’s IT Leaders Summit, hosted by Computing in London, brought a lot of hot issues bubbling to the surface. While many were concerned with the IT chief’s place physically and psychologically within the organisation, others were preoccupied with data. That’s nothing new, of course. ‘Big data’ has been the industry-wide buzz phrase for at least four years now. But ... Read More »

Global governments negotiating ‘mega trade deal’ to threaten internet freedoms and international privacy, alleges ‘leaked’ report

Fifty World Trade Organisation (WTO) countries are said to be involved in a secret ‘behind closed doors’ discussion surrounding ways to benefit corporate interests while severely affecting internet freedoms, according to a paper apparently leaked by the Associated Whisteblower Press (AWP). While the so-called Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) was already released in draft text form by WikiLeaks back in ... Read More »

New Public Services Network CTO aims to make PSN less complicated

The new Public Services Network (PSN) chief technology officer (CTO), James Duncan, wants to clarify what the network’s role is and expand its user base. Duncan, who became CTO in October 2014 after a stint as a senior technical adviser at the Cabinet Office, said that he had been told many times that something needs to change with the Public ... Read More »

If you’re trying to manage your data, give up

Experiment with big data now, and worry about ROI later, advises Pentaho ‘guru’ Read More »


Security experts praise Windows 10, but warn that few businesses have sufficient recovery strategy Read More »

Junk it: How BAE saves $3.2m a year by throwing out excess data

Author: Peter Gothard Source: Computing | 25 Mar 2015 Categories: Budgets and Investment | Compliance | Storage Tags: Bae systems | Data | Databases | Data governance “Every IT person should be saving at least 10 per cent of their annual yearly salary,” BAE Systems data… Read More »

Why TfL’s contactless payment’s ‘perfectly secure’ infrastructure is propped up by Microsoft .NET and not Oracle

Author: Peter Gothard Source: Computing | 10 Apr 2015 Categories: Corporate | Compliance | Security Technology Tags: Nfc | Contactless | Mobile payments | Programming | Coding | .net framework | Microsoft | Oracle | Cio TfL’s contactless payment scheme for bank cards is now just over six months old and has suffered no outages… Read More »

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