ICO sets out plans to issue GDPR guidance

Information Commissioner’s Office encourages business to review guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation as it is published to identify what areas need to be addressed in 2017

NRF 2017: The key to success is not taking yourself too seriously, says Richard Branson

Serial entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson tells the audience at NRF 2017 to fail fast, pay it forward and to stop taking themselves so seriously

IBM results show shift to AI and cloud business focus

IBM’s Watson cognitive, artificial intelligence technology and its cloud strategy are overtaking core product areas in terms of revenue

DDoS protection provider alleged to be Mirai botnet creator

Investigative journalist Brian Krebs believes distributed denial of service mitigation firm owner is the author of malware designed to enable massive IoT botnet-enabled DDoS attacks

SSP Worldwide blames engineers at London datacentre for new cloud outage

Insurance software provider says latest service outage was caused by power problems at third-party datacentre site

Avaya files for chapter 11 bankruptcy

Networking supplier has filed voluntary petitions under chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code

Hybrid cloud 101: Using the cloud as a storage tier

We look at what’s possible when it comes to hybrid cloud, what types of data and what hybrid cloud architectures can combine on-premise and cloud storage capacity

Cloud-based contracts make up a third of IT outsourcing contracts in 2016

Traditional outsourcing contracts reduce in number and are being replaced by cloud-based services

Viasat builds IoT network for connected vehicle insurance

Satellite connectivity services supplier’s worldwide internet of things network will support customers operating connected vehicles

IT failures contributed to failed HMRC outsourcing contract

IT delays and failures contributed to a failed HMRC outsourcing contract, finds NAO investigation

National crime survey figures show growing cyber crime

Cyber crime is on the up and is now included in official crime figures

Facebook to build third datacentre in Europe to underpin virtual reality push

Social networking giant hails country's cool climate as one of the many reasons it has decided to site its latest server farm in Denmark

Southampton FC signs up to cloud-based e-commerce

The cloud-based system by Advanced supports fan engagement and is able to handle peaks in traffic on Southampton FC’s website

Carbanak shows how attackers hijack legitimate tools

Criminal gang’s abuse of Google services highlights the trend of attackers using legitimate tools to launch and manage attacks

HPE buys hyper-converged pioneer Simplivity for $650m

Hardware giant pays out for hyper-converged market number two, and says it will keep existing Simplivity products, moving them all to its ProLiant servers by the end of 2017

UK firms struggling to manage cyber threats, survey shows

Businesses want security suppliers to offer more complementary products and collaborate more effectively as they struggle to manage data protection in the light of new laws, a survey shows

How culture change has to underpin success in digital transformation

Digital transformation has been in vogue in recent years. Success depends as much, if not more, on deep-set culture change, as RSA and The Economist Group have discovered

How Singapore can help Southeast Asia reach its digital potential

Singapore could play a vital role in supporting the digital transformation of its Asean partners in the Asian Century

Oracle Database Cloud Service aims to handle apps of all sizes

Oracle continues to take the cloud fight to AWS and other more-established rivals as it expands support for running web-scale and enterprise applications on its databases and IaaS platform.

Expanding Doddle picks Cradlepoint to ease pressure on host networks

Click-and-collect service Doddle has implemented a cloud-based all-in-one network model to support its expansion, and be a better neighbour to its host organisations