Sub-prime lender links technology upgrade to financial problems

Lender partly blames new automation software for its poor performance

HMRC admits 2,600 parents affected by childcare website problems

Technical issues while applying for new childcare benefits caused problems for some parents – but HMRC says only 1% were affected

Bupa Dental saves £350k by insourcing and Veeam backup

Healthcare organisation sweeps away chaotic backup situation and standardises on Veeam Backup & Replication to save £350,000 a year in management and maintenance costs

Dutch e-voting is waiting for an opportunity

Despite years of opposition and distrust in voting machines, a small Dutch initiative is aiming for a new form of e-voting

Automation and software-defined IT can bridge server skills gap

New research from 451 Group has identified a shortfall in server skills, but IT admins appear less willing to adopt tech helpers such as automation

Russian hackers expose allegedly doping footballers

Russian hacking group Fancy Bear has exposed 150 footballers worldwide for allegedly taking banned substances, underlining the importance of protecting personal data

UAE telco Du pushes SaaS adoption in Middle East

The Middle East looks set to see strong growth in software as a service and IT departments need to take a different approach

Cambridgeshire firefighters get rugged tablets for frontline work

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue is deploying ruggedised Panasonic tablets across its service to help personnel access vital information in an emergency

Backup product survey: Cloud and VM integration now table stakes

For enterprise backup, cloud integration and the ability to backup and be deployed in virtual machines as well as be controlled from the hypervisor are table stakes, along with data reduction and app-specific backup

CityFibre starts wholesale broadband service in Leicester and Nottingham

Business suffering from poor broadband connectivity in Leicester and Nottingham have been invited to register their interest in hooking up to CityFibre’s FTTP services

First set of Capgemini degree apprentices graduate

The first graduates of Capgemini's degree apprentice programme tell Computer Weekly about their experiences

Mimecast calls for action to counter game-changing email exploit

Email security firm warns of a newly-discovered email exploit that could be a game-changer if used by attackers

Blockchain could reduce deaths and illness resulting from food contamination

Some of the biggest companies in the food supply sector are working with IBM to find ways to use blockchain technology to improve food safety

Flash memory and OLED shortages will hit smartphone sales

Analysts at Gartner have warned that a components shortage will affect sales of high-end smartphones

Almost one-third of IT workers think they need more training to enhance career

More than half of IT workers receive formal training from their employer, but many feel more needs to be done for them to advance, according to Computer Weekly research

Industrial robots a security risk, warns IOActive

Some of the most popular industrial and domestic robot brands have various vulnerabilities that could by exploited by cyber attackers, a research paper warns

E8 dodges NVMe/controller bottleneck with server processing

Startup E8 announces v2 of its NVMe-based products with LUNs, Raid and thin provisioning as it sidesteps the NVMe-controller bottleneck by offloading processing to app servers

How AT&T embraced the telecoms technology transition

AT&T’s CIO of network and shared services, Sorabh Saxena, discusses how to reskill telecoms engineers and exploit open standards as the operator embraces the future of networking services provision

Why embracing new technology is key to successful IT service desks

IT was slow to support bring your own device (BYOD). Now chatbots and digitisation are rewriting IT service management best practices

Barclays installs devices to monitor office use

Barclays bank has installed sensors connected to a cloud-based analytics platform to monitor and analyse office use

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