Australia must take cyber security opportunity

Australia may never be able to create an IT industry like that in the US, but it can lead in cyber security

Government mishandling smart meter roll-out, says committee

The Science and Technology Committee accuses the government of being unclear on the benefits of gas and electricity smart meters, and mishandling aspects of the national roll-out

Cutting the cable: why industry is turning to wireless

Wireless networking technology is heading out of the office and the living room, and on to the factory floor. We explore the trend

Infrastructure as code: What does it mean and why does it matter?

The emergence of software-defined hardware has given rise to the phrase “infrastructure as code” to describe the way these environments are managed

Government enlists startups to develop exporters’ network

The Department for International Trade selects two startups to help it build an artificial intelligence, peer-to-peer knowledge network

RBS tests claim blockchain could replace UK’s Faster Payments bank clearing scheme

Researchers at the Royal Bank of Scotland investigate the use of distributed ledger technology for bank clearing systems

BBC opens up about holographic TV trials

Broadcaster reveals how it is attempting to pre-empt the potential change in viewing habits the rise of augmented reality could bring

UK government partners with tech startups on cyber security

Applications are open to cyber security startups for the first of two cyber innovation centres to receive £50m over five years, as part of the government’s £1.9m National Cyber Security Programme

Yahoo under fire over data breach affecting 500 million users

Yahoo comes under fire for not detecting and notifying users sooner of the biggest breach of personal details to date

Interview: British Medical Journal’s CDO talks datacentres, DevOps and desktops

BMJ’s chief digital officer explains how the 170-year-old healthcare publication has negotiated several major digital transformation projects since she joined in 2012

Investigatory Powers Bill – the case for mass surveillance

As the Investigatory Powers Bill goes through its final stages in Parliament, a former GCHQ intelligence officer puts the case for the bulk surveillance powers contained in the legislation

Accenture apprentice scheme gets first female graduate

Accenture’s IT apprentice programme has its first female graduate, and the company hopes this is the start of more female graduates to come

Openreach responds to Fix Britain’s Internet broadband campaigners

Openreach CEO Clive Selley has criticised rival broadband providers campaigning for the separation of the infrastructure business from its parent, BT, saying they are ignoring important facts

Pizza Hut Hong Kong rips up traditional CRM rule book

IT director of parent company Jardine Restaurant Group has transformed the way Pizza Hut interacts with customers in Hong Kong and plans the same in Myanmar and Vietnam

Dropbox gives UK enterprises option to host cloud data in Europe

Cloud storage firm makes good on an earlier pledge to give enterprises the opportunity to host data in Europe, as its efforts to court the business community continue

Hypergrid adds metered usage and networks to hyper-converged kit

Hyper-converged appliance maker will allow customers to pay for what they use in hardware that will now add networking

Which? calls for user compensation over Windows 10 upgrade issues

Consumer rights champion’s research shows 12% of Windows 10 users have downgraded to an older version of the software because of troublesome updates

Cyber attack aimed at destruction, says TV5Monde

TV5Monde counting the cost of not being adequately prepared for a cyber attacked that downed the network in 2015

Many don’t test disaster recovery plans properly, survey finds

Nearly 40% of UK organisations do not test disaster recovery plans properly, mainly because of concerns about disruption to production operations

London Capital Group improves service deployment with SDN

Online trading firm has revitalised its service delivery after switching a legacy physical network for VMware NSX SDN