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Blockchain-as-a-Service and open-sourcing of platform code among a slew of blockchain announcements from IBM

IBM has made a slew of announcements around blockchain technology, demonstrating its intent to get in on the blockchain boom that began with the emergence of the crypto-currency bitcoin a few years ago and which is now attracting the attention of governments, finance, manufacturing and many other sectors. A blockchain is a type of mutual distributed ledger (MDL). All transactions ... Read More »

Microsoft demos DevOps capabilities with updates to Azure Stack Technical Preview

Microsoft’s Azure Stack was released as a Technical Preview at the end of January, but the firm is already extending its capabilities with extra platform as a service (PaaS) and DevOps tools for enterprise customers to evaluate. Azure Stack can be regarded as a version of the Azure public cloud packaged so that it can be deployed on servers running ... Read More »

Department of Health works with G-Cloud provider dxw in intranet revamp

Government announces £250,000 fund to help UK cyber security startups blossom Read More »

Twitter suffers global outage across all platforms

Down, down, deeper and down: IBM shrinks for the 15th consecutive quarter Read More »

My New Year’s resolution: learn more about blockchain in 2016

What Donald Trump was to US politics in 2015, blockchain was to tech. Both had been knocking around for a while but the last few months of the year saw both rise to a sudden prominence, striding the globe making increasingly extravagant claims – or having them made on their behalf in the case of blockchain. According to its advocates, ... Read More »

Microsoft takes back promises of unlimited OneDrive for Business storage for all but premium users

Microsoft has announced it will not be offering unlimited OneDrive for Business storage for all paying customers, despite earlier promises that this would be on the company’s roadmap. The company has published an entry on its Office blog informing that Office 365 customers on premium Enterprise, Government and Education plans will receive OneDrive for Business unlimited storage. The specifics here ... Read More »

How SMACK makes big data faster

Author: John Leonard Source: Computing | 11 Nov 2015 Categories: Open Source | Developer Tags: Big data | Apache mesos | Apache kafka | Akka | Apache spark | Cassandra | Datastax | Internet of things | Iot | Hadoop | Matei zaharia | Open source | Smack If there’s one thing that everyone agrees on, surely, it’s that the ... Read More »

‘Companies will stop hiring data scientists when they realise that the majority bring no value’ says data scientist

Data scientists need to stop playing around and start delivering a measurable return for their organisation, or their jobs will be on the line. That’s the view of Gianmario Spacagna, a data scientist for customer and retail banking at Barclays in London, who believes that many of his counterparts spend too much time “playing” and experimenting with data and analytics ... Read More »

DevOps Summit: DevOps tips the balance in favour of in-house development

Organisations as diverse as publisher Euromoney and British Gas have explained why they adopted DevOps methodologies at Computing’s DevOps 2015 Summit this week. In the process, they have been able to speed up their development cycles, produce more releases and also reduce the risk of failed releases. “At Euromoney, we started our DevOps initiative about a year ago,” said Philip ... Read More »

DevOps Summit: The importance of culture to implementing DevOps – from the board to the IT team

DevOps is being driven by IT departments’ needs to churn out applications and updates faster than ever – and the best way to introduce DevOps to any organisation is to get people in who have done it before, if you can find them. That was the message from the final panel discussion at Computing‘s DevOps Summit 2015. “If you ask ... Read More »

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