Women in IT 2016: Damilola Erinle, Salesforce


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Women in IT 2016: Damilola Erinle, Salesforce
In this video Damilola Erinle from Salesforce.com, urges IT leaders to increase diversity in IT teams in order to gain business benefit.

Women in IT 2016: Harriet Green, IBM
In this video, Harriet Green from IBM discusses how introducing diversity in an organisation will increase innovation across a business.

Amazon.com CTO cautions enterprises against underestimating value of test and development
Speaking at the AWS Summit in London, Amazon.com CTO hits out at legacy suppliers and urges enterprises to get experimental to protect themselves against competitive threats

Pure Storage drips out more of its all-flash analytics FlashBlade
Pure lets more customers use its flash-based analytics platform FlashBlade, before the product aimed at high-throughput unstructured data is made generally available later in 2016

A tale of two Israeli technology incubators
Computer Weekly looks at two very different technology incubators in Israel

Brexit: AWS reinforces commitment to UK datacentre builds
Cloud services giant claims outcome of EU referendum vote has no bearing on its willingness to invest in the UK or Europe

The challenges facing social tech and what will tackle them
As part of the Cast launch event, government, corporate and social tech representatives discussed some of the challenges facing social tech and how we can grow tech for good initiatives

Saudi Telecom Company leads nation’s transformation agenda
Saudi Telecom Company and its technology partners support the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s drive into digital public services

Storpool upgrades software-defined storage but remains Linux-only
Bulgarian software-defined storage maker Storpool adds Cloudstack support and boosted performance, but holds fire on adding enterprise-friendly VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments

The problem of passwords and how to deal with it
Security experts have long recognised passwords as inadequate, but finally technology is offering some viable alternative authentication methods that businesses can explore to keep their data safe

Australian real estate company goes all in on public cloud
Australian real estate marketing company moves systems into the cloud to help it compete during a property boom

Business has critical role in fighting cyber crime, says report
The National Crime Agency is calling for a stronger collaboration between business and law enforcement to fight cyber crime in the light of a report produced with private sector partners

Case study: Inside JP Morgan’s Glasgow developer centre
JP Morgan chief development officer Stephen Flaherty heads a team of developers in Glasgow, one of the bank’s strategic hubs

Iceland tops list of low-risk datacentre locations
Europe nabs six out of the top 10 spots in Cushman & Wakefield’s list of low-risk locations to build or buy up datacentre capacity

Openreach starts duct and pole sharing trials for broadband delivery
Openreach enlists five broadband services providers to take part in a trial of processes for sharing access to its duct and pole infrastructure

Lufthansa IT services arm transforms to meet customer demands
IT supplier Lufthansa Systems is changing its business model as its airline customers invest in digital technologies

HummingBad Android malware highlights worrying trend, say researchers
Security researchers uncover a cyber crime operating model that provides financial self-sufficiency, which they fear will enable larger and more sophisticated campaigns in the future

IDC predicts slowdown in public cloud infrastructure spend will be short-lived
IDC claims prospect of overseas datacentre builds and growing enterprise demand for off-premise services should ensure sales of IT infrastructure increase through 2016

UK’s Darktrace aims to lead the way to automatic cyber security
Darktrace hopes to be a leader in the move to automated cyber security to free up security professionals to focus on business risk and innovation

How and when you should automate expense processes
Gartner looks at the benefits of expense management tools and the circumstances that make software as a service preferable

Public sector data sharing to transform service delivery, says government
The government sets out to transform how data is shared across public sector bodies as part of a commitment to improve public services

Is Singapore ready for a Paym-style platform?
City state is considering developing a payments system similar to the UK’s Paym, which allows people to send money using just a mobile number

Overcoming the scale-up challenge of enterprise DevOps adoption
CIOs and IT leaders share their advice on what enterprises can do to accelerate the spread of DevOps within their organisations

Digital Economy Bill enshrines right to broadband into UK law
Legislation introduced to parliament will place the right to broadband into law alongside measures to improve data sharing and online protection

Nordic CIO interview: Tore Burheim, University of Bergen
IT director of Norwegian university tells Computer Weekly about digitising education and creating co-operative clusters

Virtual reality finds fans at Reading University
Professors at Reading University see virtual reality as an increasingly important research and teaching tool in science and arts subjects

Industrialised cyber crime disrupting business, report reveals
A majority of businesses do not comprehend the methods and motivations of cyber attackers or fully understand the scale of the threat, a BT-KPMG report reveals

More than 2,000 police data breaches in 4.5 years, report reveals
Big Brother Watch calls for new policies to ensure police forces keep personal data safe after FOI requests show an average of 10 data breaches a week

[email protected]: The story of the internet, and how it changed the world
Computer Weekly’s journey through 50 years of innovation in technology continues with a look back at the history of internet and the huge changes it has brought to society

What do Asean region cities want from tech startups?
Malaysia and Singapore seek to connect UK tech startups to their smart city plans

Thailand’s TMB Bank modernises IT through the cloud
Bank used a move to Office 365 as a starting point for its transformation into a cloud-first organisation

Australian tech startups mourn loss of political voice after election
Australian tech startup community loses a strong political voice as innovation minister loses seat in general election

CityFibre and Gigaclear partner to close rural broadband gap
Backhaul supplier and ultrafast ISP form strategic partnership to boost broadband speeds in rural areas

A second US man pleads guilty to hacking celebrity accounts
A second US hacker faces five years in jail after a guilty plea for hacking into celebrity accounts and stealing private images that were leaked online in 2014

Evolving Glasgow’s Future City
It has been two years since Glasgow was awarded £24m under the Future City demonstrator programme. We find out how it has evolved

Huge uptick in Zepto ransomware spam, warn researchers
Security researchers have raised concerns that attackers are gearing up for a massive Locky-related ransomware campaign

Facilities firm ISS picks IBM Watson IoT to manage client sites
Danish outsourcing and services firm signs new deal with IBM to use Watson’s internet of things capabilities to better manage its clients’ properties

European omni-channels: Hype or reality?
Organisations in Europe are adapting to demands for omni-channel services from consumers across the continent

Security Think Tank: Use biometric security at the right time and place
How can organisations move to biometric authentication of users without running the risk of exposing sensitive biometric information?

The Services Family bank outsources IT to Sopra Steria
The Services Family, a bank set up to serve military personnel, has outsourced technology services to Sopra Steria

The strange case of the UK’s missing information commissioner
The post of information commissioner for the UK remains vacant, with new appointee, Elizabeth Denham, still in Canada awaiting a Crown warrant of appointment

Five retail-based startups head for 2016 Jlab incubator
Five of the 23 startups that pitched for a place on John Lewis’s 2016 startup programme will be spending the summer in the retailer’s Jlab accelerator

Most influential woman in UK IT 2016: Maggie Philbin speech
Maggie Philbin, discusses how many people accidentally find themselves in technology careers and the importance of embracing tech talent.

HPE wins $3bn in damages from Oracle
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has won $3bn in damages after a five-year legal battle with Oracle over its decision to stop supporting its database on Itanium-based servers

First fatality for self-drive cars as Tesla driver killed in crash
US authorities have launched an investigation after the driver of a Tesla Model S was killed in what is believed to be the first fatality involving an self-drive vehicle

Security Think Tank: Biometrics have key role in multi-factor security
How can organisations move to biometric authentication of users without running the risk of exposing sensitive biometric information?

Barclays banks on agile and DevOps to tackle competitive threats in fintech
Barclays Bank opens up about how increasing competition in the financial services sector has fuelled its 18-month, company-wide campaign to increase its use of agile and DevOps methodologies

China-based Android Trojan netting $500,000 a day
Security researchers say fast-spreading Hummer Android malware could be netting cyber criminals around $500,000 a day for installing porn and other apps on mobile phones

SMEs move into cyber criminals’ crosshairs
The consequences of data breaches for small businesses are greater than ever, with data protection law becoming tougher just as SMEs are turning into a top target for cyber attackers

UK top for mobile broadband speed, says Akamai

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