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Harnessing hybrid deployment

Computer Weekly explores how the success of hybrid deployment hinges on the network more ...

Cloud-to-cloud backup: What it is and why you need it

Applications that run in the cloud are protected, but only so much. For full protection of data generated by cloud-based apps you need cloud-to-cloud backup more ...

Forging a new identity: IT underpins Openreach’s independence

Openreach chief technology and information officer Mark Lam discusses how IT is helping to forge a new and distinct identity for the network infrastructure business as it leaves the wider BT Group more ...

How to attract investors for your enterprise software startup

Are you looking to find an investor for your enterprise software company? This expert advice explains what investors will be looking to find in an innovative software business seeking backing more ...

‘Sound policy’ to prosecute hackers in UK, says former DPP in Love case

The former director of public prosecutions (DPP), Ken Macdonald, said in written evidence in Lauri Love’s extradition case that it is normal practice to prosecute hackers accused of attacking US servers in the UK – rather than extradite them to the US more ...

Openreach has incentive to stifle broadband competition, says Ofcom

Ofcom is proposing tighter regulation on the wholesale prices Openreach charges service providers, to avoid stifling competition  more ...

Digital infrastructure critical to future development of London

Mayor Sadiq Khan’s new London Plan will treat access to digital infrastructure as critical to the city’s development over the next 20 to 25 years more ...

Lauri Love could face jail in detention centre condemned by US judges

Appeal court hears conditions in Metropolitan Detention Centre, where alleged hacker Lauri Love is likely to be sent if extradited to the US, described by US judges as 'unconscionably bad', and that Love would be at 'real risk' more ...

Uber breach affected 2.7 million Britons

Last year’s data breach, which saw the details of 57 million accounts compromised, affected about 2.7 million accounts in the UK more ...

Mobile operators face profitability squeeze in 2018

Mobile operators will struggle to balance the twin challenges of rapidly declining revenues and rapidly growing demand for mobile investment, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit more ...

Lauri Love: how reformed hackers halted the WannaCry virus

Lauri Love presents a compelling story of the WannaCry malware that nearly brought down the NHS, and the behind the scenes work of former hackers, and security researchers that helped to prevent lives being lost. Love is facing extradition to the US after allegedly taking part in a hacking protest over the death of internet pioneer Aaron Swartz, who faced jail for using a hidden computer to downloading academic journals at MIT. more ...

Norway’s print media responds to digital threats

Subscription-based models are among the tactics being deployed by Norway’s print media organisations as they react to the digital threat to their traditional income streams more ...

DCMS opens local fibre broadband fund to applicants

Public sector bodies invited to apply for funding from £190m fund designed to stimulate local-level investment in FTTP broadband services more ...

Advertising Standards tightens rules around broadband speed claims

ISPs will have to abide by a tighter set of rules that restrict the claims they are allowed to make about their broadband service speeds from May 2018 more ...

Nominet serves high-speed broadband service to Loch Ness

Villagers around Loch Ness to take advantage of more reliable broadband, but no word on whether the area’s most famous resident will sign up more ...

African countries have world’s most expensive broadband

A survey of 196 countries has found many of the world’s poorest consumers are being forced to pay sky-high costs for fixed broadband services more ...

What CIOs can learn from investors when assessing fintech startups

IT leaders who are looking for innovative ideas but wary of using startups could turn to the investment community to see how they gauge which firms to back more ...

MPs press Theresa May to explain why alleged hacker Lauri Love is being extradited to US

MPs question the attorney general and prime minister about why alleged hacker Lauri Love is to be extradited to the US, when at least 13 other hackers have been tried for US hacking offences in the UK more ...

Build IoT apps the easy way

CIOs may find themselves spoilt for choice when assessing digital platforms for IoT. We look at the options more ...

BT sets aside £20m for FTTP roll-out in Northern Ireland

Telco hopes to deliver full-fibre broadband services to 140,000 properties by March 2019 more ...

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