The growing demand for developers with security skills is outpacing supply, but a survey reveals that a lack of formal security education and training by employers is contributing to the growing skills gap

Jonathan Fletcher, #CTO of insurance company #Hiscox looks at the challenges of becoming a #cloud-first company, and how this fits in and relates back to the company’s on-going #DevOps adoption push

The Scottish parliament has been hit by a cyber attack similar to the one that struck Westminster in June

Having worked at Sky for three years on DevOps, Andy Burgin, lead Devop engineer at Sky Betting and Gaming, shares his experiences about how to win over the pockets of resistance to adopting DevOps/agile methods.

Amine Boudali, senior project manager at #Nordea and Jose Quaresma, #DevOps lead at #Accenture, talk about how the bank is embracing the use of containers as part of a wider push to replace its core banking platform and reduce the complexity of its in-house systems.

While analysts predict enterprise investments in on-premise IT will continue to dwindle as time goes on, virtualisation remains a popular means of getting more out of the servers, storage and networking hardware that many still have deployed in their datacentres.

Brian Timmeny, head of advanced engineering, DevOps and IT processes at multi-national banking group BBVA, discusses how BBVA has approached the challenge of getting the company’s geographically dispersed 12,000-strong team of developers engaged with the company’s DevOps push. In this video he covers how to ensure DevOps momentum doesn’t falter by using a mix of top-down and bottoms-up management styles.

Co-founder and CEO of MicroStrategy takes the long view on business intelligence and sees its universe expanding with mobile technologies

Customer relationship management is a vital focus for many organisations. In this 13-page buyer’s guide, Computer Weekly looks at co-ordinating data for effective CRM, how to reduce the risk of #Salesforce, and what to choose in #CRM #software

US streaming firm Hulu is opting out of investing in its own datacentres by moving more of its workloads to the AWS public cloud

DevOps will kill DevOps, ultimately

DevOps, as we know, is the portmanteau coming together of Developers and Operations to create an amalgamation of cultural philosophies, working practices and technology tools designed to make software application development more Agile and less painful.

WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins under house arrest

British security researcher Marcus Hutchins is under house arrest in the US after appearing in court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and pleading not guilty to six charges of helping to develop and maintain the password-stealing malware Kronos between July 2014 and July 2015.

Let´s take a look at how features and functionality built into popular virtualisation environments can help with disaster recovery planning, testing and execution.

Artificial Intelligence and the sub-set of it which is machine learning are hot. It’s been impossible to attend an IT conference in the last year or so without encountering a dead human genius reincarnated as a software system or a robot. What lies beyond the hype?

The telecoms sector in 2017 finds itself increasingly challenged as operators and end-users respond to multiple challenges, such as the emergence of software-based networks, the steady erosion of voice revenues, and the growth of ‘free’ communications services.

We look at how Microsoft Office 365 works and how far it has gone towards becoming a platform for integrating other tools

Businesses are still getting caught by ransomware, despite the fact that there are fairly straightforward methods to avoid it

Focus: Women in IT

Diversity has been an issue in the IT industry for a long time, and the number of women choosing IT for a career has been stagnant over the last few years. Many firms have been trying to shift the dial to increase the number of women they have in their technology remit, but the number of women in tech has stayed steadfast at around 16%. This guide offers a collection of articles highlighting some of the prominent issues surrounding increasing the number of women in the IT industry, as well as some of the solutions that will help increase the number of women in the IT industry proposed by those on the front line.

Data protection: Not just about personal data and compliance

Despite the focus on data protection, many organisations are still leaving their data wide open for attack through the digital equivalent of leaving the front door open and the windows unlocked from a hacker perspective.

Business applications software suppliers have, in recent years, been on a route march to the cloud. To what extent this has been driven by customer demand, and to what extent by investor demand is an open question.

Darktrace’s Asia-Pacific managing director, Sanjay Aurora, offers insights on what organisations can do to reverse the odds against them in combatting cyber threats

Why does tech recruit men who have a problem with women?

We have read a lot about the issue of women in technology lately, since the publication of a dubious “manifesto” by a male Google employee, postulating that women may be biologically unsuited to a job in IT.

Cinema group Vue Entertainment rolls out Kaseya's VSA tool to manage remote IT at its venues and provide proactive maintenance

Information Commissioner’s Office fines TalkTalk for putting up to 21,000 customers’ details at risk of exposure prior to September 2014

The first generation of private cloud failed to hit the mark with enterprises, but things have improved

China's IT industry is becoming more Silicon Valley-like and, as a result, more attractive to the CIOs of western enterprises

The Information Commissioner’s Office has warned against misinformation about the EU’s new data protection rules and how they will be applied

Huddle is thought to be revising its private equity payouts to shareholders, after past and present employees describe current offer as a ‘slap in the face’

In this e-guide we take a close look at some of the latest trends in cloud application development, with in-depth interviews with the likes of Cloud Foundry and Pivotal, and find out how one public sector organisation is tapping into all these ideas in their quest for efficiency.

CW500: Lessons learned on how to get cloud implementations right

Experts share their advice, tips and lessons learned on how to avoid pitfalls and ensure you gain the full benefits of using cloud services

The US court appearance of British WannaCry hero on charges of writing and distributing malware has been postponed

A growing number of enterprise-level organisations are assessing cyber security during supplier contract negotiations, which means cyber security is not only important to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to keep their own data safe, but is also increasingly a requirement for winning new business.

Deloitte Tech Trends 2017

Deloitte Tech Trends 2017
Deloitte's annual Tech Trends report identifies the critical developments that are likely to disrupt UK and global businesses in the next 18 to 24 months.

The race is on to get ready for GDPR next year. In this 16-page buyer’s guide, Computer Weekly looks at how to deal with data under the regulation, how compliance will affect businesses, and what organisations should do to prepare.

Government to strengthen UK data protection law

New legislation will require social media platforms to delete information about children and adults when asked

UK calls for smart car cyber protection

A new generation of internet-connected cars will have to be better protected from cyber attackers, under tough new UK government guidance

Blockchain deployments are rapidly becoming mainstream. Nearly 40% of respondents’ companies are deploying blockchain technology, rising to 57% amongst companies with over 20,000 employees. In part, this is due to increased awareness and understanding of what blockchain entails, particularly at Founder/CEO level. Companies implementing blockchain solutions are moving rapidly to full deployment. Amongst companies who have reached the PoC (Proof of Concept) stage, two-thirds (66%) expected blockchain to be integrated into their systems by the end of 2018.

While analysts predict enterprise investments in on-premise IT will continue to dwindle as time goes on, virtualisation remains a popular means of getting more out of the servers, storage and networking hardware that many still have deployed in their datacentres.

An internal BBC pilot in collaboration with Microsoft shows how voice control could be used on the iPlayer TV streaming app

The use of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to extort money from organisations is on the rise, warns security firm Kaspersky Lab

IT professionals are focusing on endpoint security in the face of custom malware that is bypassing traditional perimeter defences, a survey shows

Pitting a chess computer against a chess champion used to be the end goal for machine intelligence. We explore how game play has improved artificial intelligence

Following the money is a classic technique used by law enforcement to link criminals to crimes by tracing associated financial exchanges, but that may not be easy in the case of the WannaCry attacks

British Airways online check-in systems hit by another IT failure

British Airways check-in systems suffer temporary outage.

With the digitisation of life and work comes the 24-hour threat of cyber attacks. The Nordic region’s pioneering spirit in the digital arena could easily turn heads, some of which may have malicious intent. In this e-guide, we take a look at some of the cyber security trends that Nordic IT leaders should keep their eyes on to maintain the digital momentum built up by Nordic organisations.

Nominet invests £400,000 in digital work experience programme

Nominet launches digital work experience program.

Security Think Tank: Employees should only have to worry about social engineering

Here's why employees should only have to worry about social engineering.

The financial services industry is often described as being a laggard when it comes to cloud adoption, thanks to how highly-regulated the sector is. But things seem to be changing.

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