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DWP: the benefit claims site ‘does not work properly’ with Mac, Unix or IE 7 and above

The Department for Work and Pensions’ website that lets users apply for services and benefits does not work with most contemporary web browsers, its “What do I need?” section admits. Under the “Operating systems and browsers” section of the site that informs claimants of the software required to make a web-based claim, the advice reads: Related articles “The service does ... Read More »

EE sticks with Aris to tie processes together with customer experiences

T-Mobile had been using Software AG’s Aris to align its business processes for over a decade, but when news broke of a merger with Orange, the company had to review whether the platform was still the best fit for the job. EE’s head of process brilliance, Lacey Barnfather, had been working at T-Mobile before the merger. She told Computing the ... Read More »

50 per cent of UK firms using outdated BI practices, says HDS

More than 50 per cent of UK companies are using old business intelligence practices to make critical decisions, while 69 per cent of companies investing in big data analytics do not have the infrastructure in place to extract adequate real-time insights, a new report from Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has stated. HDS also says that 75 per cent of CIOs ... Read More »

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IT Leaders Club The IT Leaders Dining Club is an exclusive, invitation-only organisation comprising the UK’s top CIOs, CTOs and other technologists and business leaders. Date: 02 Mar 2016 London Read More »

Thames Water issues €60m tender for industrial control systems and services

Thames Water Utilities is looking for potential suppliers for its control and automation systems and services. The utilities company, which claims it is the UK’s largest water and wastewater services provider, has issued a tender worth between €25m and €60m. Related articles The contract, which is not covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), is split into two lots; the ... Read More »

Newport City Homes ousts ‘poorly performing’ Microsoft load balancing in favour of JetNexus

Housing organisation Newport City Homes has jettisoned a Microsoft software load balancing solution in favour of a service provided by JetNexus. “It was taking roughly 20 seconds to download the homepage of our website using Windows NLB,” said Owen Barrett, information services manager of Newport City Homes. Related articles “This is not an acceptable level of service for our end-users.” ... Read More »

BT Sport chooses Aspera for high-speed file transfer at new Stratford production hub

BT Sport and partner Timeline Television have implemented a high-speed data transfer and automation platform from Aspera for BT’s live sport coverage. Aspera’s fasp transfer solution and Orchestra workflow automation software were the specific products chosen. Chiefly handling the data workflow between the BT Tower in central London and the telecom operator’s new Stratford production studio, BT needed a solution ... Read More »

Data revolution will dwarf internet revolution and change society

We’re in the “decade of data” and it will “dwarf the revolution that came from the internet” and change every part of society across the globe. That’s what one of the world’s top data scientists, Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, founder and director of the Human Dynamics group and the Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), told ... Read More »

Google working on migrating from MySQL to MariaDB

Internet giant Google is migrating from Oracle’s MySQL databases to MariaDB, the fork from MySQL established by its co-founder, Monty Widenius. The news was broken by Jeremy Cole, a senior systems engineer at Google at the Extremely Large Databases (XLDB) conference in Stanford, California this week. According to reports from that event, Google is actively participating in the MariaDB initiative ... Read More »

Microsoft has lagged behind in infrastructure space, admits cloud CTO Campbell

Microsoft has lagged behind in the cloud infrastructure space, the company’s CTO of cloud and enterprise, Dave Campbell, has admitted to Computing. Speaking to Computing at GigaOEM’s Structure Europe in London this week, Campbell, when asked if he felt Microsoft had fallen behind in the cloud space, replied: “I would say that in the infrastructure space – yes. We started ... Read More »

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