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data centres

Nokia begins major data centre networking gambit

The company has secured high-profile early adopters, including Apple and BT for its routers, switches, and OS
10 Jul 2020
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Cloud

Oracle to put its own hardware in customer data centres

CEO Larry Ellison parks his tanks on Amazon’s lawn, claiming Oracle will offer 50 on-prem cloud services against AWS Outposts’ four
9 Jul 2020
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Hardware

Intel unveils Thunderbolt 4 as Apple confirms support in ARM-based Macs

The standard will allow high-speed data transfers across 2m cables and support for 8K displays
9 Jul 2020
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR compliance checklist: Is your organisation GDPR-ready?

Tips for ensuring your business is compliant with the new rules, whether you're overhauling old processes or setting up a business from scratch
8 Jul 2020
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cyber security

High-value financial accounts on sale for £400 on the dark web

Research finds more than 15 billion account credentials are being traded online, for £12 on average
8 Jul 2020
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Royal Marsden powers virtual COVID-19 agent with IBM Watson

Ask Maisie will give key workers access to the latest HR information and workplace policies
8 Jul 2020
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video conferencing

Zoom launches hardware as a service video conferencing portfolio

The video conferencing giant has partnered with four companies to launch hardware for Zoom Phone and Zoom Rooms services
8 Jul 2020
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cyber crime

MSPs face intensified cyber threat, US secret service warns

Hackers are compromising MSPs to conduct attacks against their customers, ranging from email compromise and ransomware
7 Jul 2020
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Data & insights

Imperial aims to fight coronavirus with AI-powered data hub

The REDASA data platform built by PanSurg, Cloudwick, MirrorWeb and AWS will derive real-time insights to help medical professionals
7 Jul 2020
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ransomware

DXC subsidiary hit by ransomware attack

Some customers with the insurance-based company Xchanging were unable to access IT services
7 Jul 2020
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Microsoft Windows

What is Windows 10 LTSB?

If you’re running critical infrastructure, then Microsoft’s Long-Term Servicing Branch may be the best option for your devices
6 Jul 2020
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cyber crime

North Korean hackers linked to Magecart attack spree

Cyber criminals with ties to Lazarus have been intercepting checkouts on a global scale since at least May 2019
6 Jul 2020
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5G

UK to ban Huawei from 5G networks 'within weeks'

The NCSC is expected to recommend restricting Huawei equipment in the nation's 5G infrastructure
6 Jul 2020
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data protection

EU institutions told to avoid Microsoft software after licence spat

EU data watchdog claims Microsoft's contract terms make it difficult to enforce GDPR
3 Jul 2020
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cyber crime

Cambridgeshire crowned UK's 'data breach capital'

While offences surged by 49% in Cambridgeshire, Thames Valley recorded the highest absolute number of cases
3 Jul 2020
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Business operations

AI news: Europe lags behind on AI patents as Samsung dominates

The South Korean company registered 5,073 patents between 2010 and 2020 while British firms registered just 535
2 Jul 2020
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Development

Developers welcome major overhaul to GitHub's support documentation

The docs.github.com platform brings together support documents for both beginners and advanced users under one roof
2 Jul 2020
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Network & Internet

US officially designates Huawei and ZTE as national security threats

The FCC ruling means telecoms firms cannot purchase equipment or services from the two Chinese manufacturers
1 Jul 2020
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vulnerability

Microsoft releases urgent patch for high-risk Windows 10 flaws

Two vulnerabilities in the Windows Codecs Library affected customers using several iterations of Windows 10 and Windows Server
1 Jul 2020
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Development

AWS launches CodeGuru to identify 'most expensive' code

The automated service can identify the most CPU-intensive lines of code and suggest ways to make improvements
30 Jun 2020
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vulnerability

Hackers primed to exploit CVSS 10-rated flaw in Palo Alto's PAN-OS

The SAML-based authentication flaw in the firm’s networking services allows an attacker to gain access to assets
30 Jun 2020
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Microsoft Windows

Windows 10 business users face new update restrictions

The timeframe in which enterprise customers can delay feature updates has been slashed from 365 days to 35
29 Jun 2020
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digital transformation

NHSX offers £3m tender to phase out pagers

The initial two-year contract aims to devise a framework for technologies that can replace the legacy system
29 Jun 2020
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

'Largest ever' DDoS attack targets European bank

The rare form of attack was designed to overwhelm the victim’s networking gear
26 Jun 2020
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Acquisition

Amazon snaps up driverless car startup Zoox for $1.2 billion

The California-based company will feed into Amazon’s plans to build a force to rival Alphabet’s Waymo
26 Jun 2020
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data breaches

Twitter alerts business customers after flagging data breach

The company has apologised for an error that meant third-parties may have had local access to personal data
23 Jun 2020
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high-performance computing (HPC)

ARM-fitted supercomputer now the most powerful in the world

The Japanese Fugaku supercomputer is the first ARM-powered system to lead the TOP500 benchmarking index
23 Jun 2020
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enterprise security

Safe Documents sandbox tool released for Microsoft 365

The extension to Protected View automatically uploads potentially dangerous documents to be scanned by Microsoft Defender ATP
23 Jun 2020
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data breaches

Activists publish 269GB of hacked US police force data

DDoSecrets publish more than one million 'BlueLeaks' files including documents, videos and emails
22 Jun 2020
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Computer Misuse Act

Businesswoman sentenced for illegally deleting company files

Danielle Bulley accessed a company’s servers months after resigning as director from a previously linked firm that went into liquidation
22 Jun 2020
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vulnerability

‘Severe’ Cisco WebEx flaw grants hackers access to meeting data

The memory leakage vulnerability has been patched, with Cisco urging users to update their clients immediately
19 Jun 2020
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Data & insights

Microsoft acquires data model provider ADRM

The sophisticated data models will be integrated into Azure to give customers intelligent data lakes
19 Jun 2020
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flexible working

How coronavirus will reshape the IT industry forever

An unprecedented experiment in remote working has permanently changed business thinking
19 Jun 2020
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Policy & legislation

MPs vote in favour of 2021 IR35 rollout

The contentious rules have been approved during the committee stages of the Finance Bill
18 Jun 2020
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vulnerability

IBM patches "highly dangerous" Maximo Asset Management flaw

Companies in aerospace, nuclear power and pharmaceutics are vulnerable to server-side request forgery attacks
18 Jun 2020