Tuesday , 19 June 2018

Forecast 2016: 5 disruptors to keep on your radar

You’ve honed your list of hot technologies to focus on in 2016, but you also need to make longer-term plans and prepare for changes that are fast approaching by keeping an eye on developments just now taking shape. What should be on your radar screen as we head into the new year? The 182 IT professionals who participated in the ... Read More »

11 Apple Watch talents you’ve probably never used

Apple Watch seems set to be a big seller this season, so you may as well learn what to do with it. Ping You use Glances already? When you do you might even have taken a look at the Settings item. When you need help finding your iPhone head into Settings and tap the big phone icon at the bottom ... Read More »

EFF: Google Chromebooks are slurping student data

CUDDLY INTERNET OUTFIT Google has been accused of using school-friendly Chromebooks to spy on kids, and has been pulled up by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The EFF is taking these concerns, under its Spying on Students campaign, to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Presumably the privacy group expects to get a warm reception and to send a frosty inspection ... Read More »

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

Almost three-quarters (72 per cent) of companies in the UK, France and Germany have admitted that they collect data but never use it, a study by flash storage provider Pure Storage has found. In its European Big Data – Big Failure report, released today, Pure Storage asked businesses whether they have gathered data including financial information, customer insights, HR statistics ... Read More »

Defra and GDS slammed for ‘ineffective collaboration’ for £154m CAP programme

The Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Rural Payments Agency and Government Digital Service (GDS) have all been slammed by the National Audit Office (NAO) for their poor attempt to collaborate for the Common Agricultural Policy Delivery Programme (CAP programme). The programme aims to develop new systems and processes to support the implementation of the Common Agricultural ... Read More »

Bank’s outsourcing deal enabled ‘rogue’ employees to make ‘improper’ payments

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From Post-It notes to Power BI: How Metro Bank is pinning IPO hopes on the Microsoft cloud

Struggling UK challenger bank Metro Bank has just suffered a £10.7m loss in the third quarter of 2015, but has spent much of this money on working with Microsoft to build a future-proofed customer contact solution. Metro Bank, which was only founded – fresh from the European financial crisis – in 2010, has declared plans for London Stock Exchange floatation ... Read More »

Gen Y – or Gen Why?

There seems to have been a rash of articles, discussions and commentaries around the need for organisations to adapt themselves to the needs of the new generation of workers coming in to the workplace. These 20-somethings, also known as “Gen Y” are generally profiled as being at the forefront of social media usage, have moved away from e-mail and are ... Read More »

Intel hires ex-Qualcomm exec to help push mobile chip strategy

INTEL HAS HIRED an ex-Qualcomm executive to head up its recently created Client and Internet of Things (IoT) Businesses and Systems Architecture Group. Dr Venkata “Murthy” Renduchintala will become president of the new group, with responsibility for one of the company’s biggest businesses: selling chips for mobile devices. While at Qualcomm, Renduchintala headed up the development of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile ... Read More »

Apple Music finally coming to Sonos

SONOS MUSIC STREAMING USERS got some good news this week after the firm revealed that it will be compatible with Apple Music from 15 December. Sonos was a notable absence for its thousands of users around the world when Apple Music launched in June. Having Apple Music available through the Sonos system means that users will be able to call ... Read More »

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