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Netflix goes all-AWS as it abandons in-house data centres

Films and television streaming website Netflix has abandoned in-house data centres and shifted its entire service over to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.  The move marks the end of a seven-year effort by Netflix to migrate its IT to the public cloud platform, and perhaps provides a pointer to the future of corporate IT. The majority of the company’s ... Read More »

More than a third of UK IT decision makers say they lack the know-how to adopt agile

The 5 best TED Talks for IT professionals Read More »

Reflections on the UKIT Awards: Zen Internet’s Martin O’Donnell

Caption: (Left to right) Stephen K Amos, senior account manager Mark Thornton, service manager, managed services, Nitish Baliga and Computing sponsorship sales manager Jon Robson   Zen Internet won the 2015 UK IT Industry Award for Best Services Company of the Year, and Computing recently caught up with the managing director of its corporate and mid-market division, Martin O’Donnell, to find out what ... Read More »

134 Dixons Carphone stores to go as company mulls new ‘3-in-1’ superstores

Dixons Carphone, the company created by the merger of electronics retailer Dixons and mobile phone shop Carphone Warehouse in August 2014, has announced that it is to close 134 retail outlets as part of a major restructuring process. Dixons owns the PC World and Currys chains, and new “3-in-1” retail stores will be created in which all three brands have ... Read More »

Comparethemarket.com opens Shoreditch office to attract 40 IT hipsters

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

Trustwave sued by casino company for failure to contain security breach

US casino chain Affinity Gaming is suing security firm Trustwave, accusing the firm of declaring that a security threat had been contained when it hadn’t. Trustwave had been hired by the company in 2013 when it suffered a breach that exposed the data of up to 300,000 Affinity customers. Its job was to investigate and contain the data breach. However, ... Read More »

BT-EE deal approval by CMA could be ‘extremely damaging’ says trade association

The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) decision to unconditionally approve BT’s takeover of EE could be “extremely damaging”, according to ITSPA, the UK’s trade association for VoIP and new communication services. Eli Katz, the chair of ITSPA, said that the organisation had hoped that the CMA would have considered potential wholesale mobile remedies in its final report, particularly as the ... Read More »

‘The UK does not undertake mass surveillance,’ Theresa May tells Parliamentary Committee

The British government doesn’t undertake mass surveillance and the draft Investigatory Powers Bill is not about enabling it to do so, Home Secretary Theresa May has claimed. May made the comments while presenting evidence on the Bill to the House of Lords Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee. The draft Bill – dubbed the Snooper’s Charter by critics – was ... Read More »

AI can help humanity solve the world’s ‘hard problems’, claims Eric Schmidt

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to help humanity solve some of the most difficult challenges it faces, Google chairman Eric Schmidt has claimed. Schmidt made the comments at a conference in New York and, according to Bloomberg, told attendees that AI can help scientists to solve some of the world’s “hard problems” such as population growth, climate change, development ... Read More »

Formula E deploys customer identity management platform to better understand fans

Formula E, the global electric car racing series, has selected customer identity management platform Gigya to gain a better understanding of its fan base. The 10-race championship series is now in its second season and visits locations across the globe, from China to London to Argentina. Formula E wants to use Gigya tools to improve customer data management for its ... Read More »

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