UK government launches IoT hub

Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, has confirmed a new interdisciplinary Research Hub to drive forward UK research in the Internet of Things (IoT). The PETRAS consortium of nine leading UK universities will work together over the next three years to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security.

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Covata and T-Systems deploy encrypted file-sharing for Barmer GEK

German health insurer leverages Safe Share, Covata’s end-to-end encrypted data-centric cloud sharing solution, to enable high-security data exchange.

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Agreement on Commission's EU data protection reform will boost Digital Single Market

The European Commission put forward its EU Data Protection Reform in January 2012 to make Europe fit for the digital age (IP/12/46). Recently, an agreement was found with the European Parliament and the Council, following final negotiations between the three institutions (so-called 'trilogue' meetings).

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Wipro makes senior appointments

Wipro appoints TK Kurien as Executive Vice Chairman; Abidali Neemuchwala as CEO & Member of the Board.

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Linux Foundation to advance Blockchain technology

New open ledger project to transform the way business transactions are conducted around the world.

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Pivotal bolsters its Cloud Native Platform team with acquisition of CloudCredo

Addition of highly sought-after Cloud Foundry experts and Intellectual Property to better enable enterprise adoption of Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

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Dimension Data predicts digital transformation as high on the corporate agenda

Dimension Data has released its IT predications for the next 12 months, and digital transformation is high on the corporate agenda because it’s already reshaping the competitive landscape.

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Analytics, acceleration and agility will disrupt software in the enterprise market in 2016

451 Research has released its 2016 Software preview report, Software 2016: Analytics, Acceleration and Agility, highlighting the key challenges facing this evolving sector.

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Claranet’s managed network measures up to River Island’s growing demand for digital

Operating globally as an ecommerce retailer and a high street fashion brand with over 350 stores internationally, River Island is a forward-looking company building on 60 years of heritage. Still privately owned by Bernard Lewis and his brothers in London, River Island wanted to ensure its historical brand leads trends in retail by introducing digital technologies into stores to improve overall customer experience.

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Few companies have evolved into truly digital organization

Only 7 per cent of organizations have successfully allied digital technology capabilities with the ability to quickly self-organize and forge partnerships to drive digital initiatives.

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Fujitsu predicts the future

Regina Moran, CEO of Fujitsu UK & Ireland, has shared her predictions for the tech sector in 2016.

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Europe outpaces global online viewing on mobile devices

Ooyala has released its Q3 2015 Global Video Index, showing mobile video consumption in Europe hit 53 percent of all online video plays in the region, surpassing the global trend of 45 percent in Q3 2015. The trend indicates particular regions are further along in the adoption of mobile phones and tablets as a primary screen for video consumption as mobile continues to grow across all markets.

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Tieto signs partnership agreement with Temenos

Accelerates digitalization in banking sector.

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Cox Automotive leads digital transformation with Red Hat-based solution

Parent company for Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book estimates nearly ten years of time and $5 million in savings achieved with Red Hat CloudForms hybrid cloud management platform.

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Neil Patel, Director, European Marketing & Business Development, and Alan Jones, Consumer Solutions & Marketing Manager, UK&I, both at D-Link Europe Ltd, discuss the practicalities of hybrid working, with particular reference to ways in which the home office can be upgraded to ensure an optimised, secure IT environment which, in turn, will lead to an optimised employee experience.
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