Oracle Q2 2017-18 results see cloud revenue grow to $1.5bn

Oracle’s second-quarter 2017-18 results show an increase in cloud revenue of 44%, and overall growth of 4% to $9.6bn. Executives are bullish against competition, buoyed by artificial intelligence makeover of database

AMD hits pay dirt in the cloud with EPYC server platform

Chipmaker AMD is looking to regain lost ground with its EPYC server platform, and it seems the cloud provider community is getting on board with its plans

How to futureproof your career as a CIO

Many CIOs have yet to earn the right to be on the board. How can IT leaders upgrade their business acumen, to benefit their own careers and the health of their employer?

DevOps in the public sector: Assessing the challenges and the benefits

Public sector IT leaders trying to transform the way their organisation works using DevOps talk about the challenges they face

Aberdeen City Council launches next phase of fibre broadband programme

A further 57 council sites around Aberdeen will be connected to CityFibre’s gigabit broadband backhaul network in the coming months

B4RN breaks ground on rural broadband network in East Anglia

Community ultrafast fibre broadband organisation B4RN East Anglia has started work on its first dig in Norfolk

Storage briefing: The evolution of software-defined storage

The evolution of software-defined storage, from simple software products to those that offer scale-out, hyper-converged, NVMe, public cloud and container functionality

Robots will create more jobs than they eradicate by 2020

Artificial intelligence technology will begin to create more jobs than it replaces, says Gartner

Highways England plans for 5G, smart vehicles, drones

Highways England report sets out its aspirations for the next few years, and explores how digital technology will be used to keep people on the move

Cyber security skills shortage can be addressed, says (ISC)2

The shortage of cyber security skills can be addressed, starting with training anyone who is unemployed, according to information security professional training and certification body (ISC)2

NVMe: The flash storage standard in search of a form factor

NVMe can unleash flash by doing away with the built-for-disk SCSI protocol. But so far there’s no consensus between suppliers about how to build products around NVMe

Dutch IT expert takes an ethical hacking sabbatical

Ethical hacker discovered nearly 1,000 vulnerabilities after taking a year off from his job in the Netherlands government to set up a hack group

Bitfinex restored after DDoS attack

Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex says its systems have been restored after the company was hit by a second denial of service attack in just over a week

Banks forced to be open about major security and operational incidents

New FCA rules aim to give consumers more information about current accounts beyond interest rates and charges

Quarter of SMEs say digital skills not important for business growth

Survey shows many smaller firms do not consider digital skills essential, but Federation of Small Businesses says talent recruitment can be a “nightmare”

Startups and corporations mingle at Finland’s Slush tech event

Startup events are becoming rich hunting grounds for large enterprises looking for the platforms of the future

GDS staff survey reveals concerns over leadership and evidence of bullying and harassment

Employee survey at Government Digital Service shows staff enjoy their work but have concerns about senior management – plus complaints over discrimination, bullying and harassment

Harnessing hybrid deployment

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

Researchers find trove of 1.4 billion credentials

Security researchers have discovered what is believed to be the largest aggregate database found in the dark web to date, prompting fresh calls for improved identity management

Innovation key to halt cyber attacks

In the light of the number of cyber breaches taking place, innovative security systems are required, according to the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)