Facebook’s high-stakes privacy gamble goes to Dublin court

On 21 January 2019, in Ireland’s Supreme Court, a beleaguered Facebook will attempt to beat off a string of legal findings against it – with huge compensation implications – going back to 2014. The appeal itself is complex by deliberate design. On its face, it’s an appeal against 11 questions sent to the European Court […]

O2 powers customer-centric network with Nokia AI

Telefónica, the parent organisation behind the O2 mobile network, will implement Nokia Software’s Service Operation Center (SOC) platform in its UK business over the next 18 months as it transitions towards a so-called “customer-centric” operations model for its 32 million subscribers. The Nokia platform incorporates advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques to […]

DCMS opens local fibre broadband fund to applicants

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has officially launched the Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) Challenge Fund trailed by chancellor Philip Hammond in his technology-heavy Budget statement on 22 November. Download this free guide The latest developments and trends in SDN Join us as we sit down with a number of senior […]

DMCS opens local fibre broadband fund to applicants

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has officially launched the Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) Challenge Fund trailed by chancellor Philip Hammond in his technology-heavy Budget statement on 22 November. Download this free guide The challenge of being in telecoms Computer Weekly catches up with Vodafone’s UK chief technology officer for an […]

HSBC recruits CIO from Google

HSBC has named a former Google engineer as its latest retail bank and wealth management CIO, in a move that reflects the increasing importance of digital banking channels. Download this free guide Sharing is caring: a guide to open source software Nowadays, the largest commercial software providers are big supporters of open source technologies. Discover […]

IR35 reforms: Consultation on private sector roll-out confirmed in Autumn Budget 2017

The government has used the Autumn Budget to quietly confirm plans for a consultation on extending the IR35 tax avoidance reforms to the private sector, despite fierce opposition to the move from stakeholders. Download this free guide UKI Salary Survey 2017/2018 Compare your salary and career progression with over 1200 IT professionals with Computer Weekly’s […]

Nordic CIO interview: Emil Dahlin, Svevia

Mobility push Svevia’s digital push started with its internal processes. The company, which specialises in building and maintaining road infrastructure, employs about 2,000 staff dispersed across 100 locations in Sweden and Norway. The challenge is that over half of them spend most of their time at construction sites and on the move, in other words […]

HPE hails progress in using AI to build autonomous datacentres

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) claims to be getting closer to helping customers run autonomous datacentre environments with the roll-out of its artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled infrastructure management software, InfoSight. Download this free guide Next stage of virtualisation: Containers Who doesn’t love building blocks? Following the burst of cloud computing, containers are becoming a necessity for all organisational […]

African countries have world’s most expensive broadband

The world’s most expensive fixed line broadband services are to be found in the western African state of Burkina Faso, where the average monthly cost of a broadband package is around $965 (£730), putting internet access out of reach of all but the wealthiest members of the country’s elite, according to a survey. Download this […]

What CIOs can learn from investors when assessing fintech startups

Lack of investor understanding So how can a startup operating in highly regulated, process-heavy environments and facing all manner of technical intricacies still be a good option, for both investors and IT buyers? According to Gross, the first point to keep in mind is that a company should not change its goal simply to meet […]

Build IoT apps the easy way

A wealth of platform offerings The fast growth in demand for IoT deployments has led to a range of suppliers from different backgrounds putting together IoT platform offerings. Some have chosen to specialise in a specific area of IoT, such as smart cities or homes. Included within this mix of technology providers are industrial conglomerates, […]

BT sets aside £20m for FTTP roll-out in Northern Ireland

BT is to invest £20m in the commercial roll-out of ultrafast fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband networks in Northern Ireland, and hopes to provide services to 140,000 properties – about 25% of homes and businesses in the region – by March 2019. Download this free guide The latest developments and trends in SDN Join us as we […]

Budget 2017: TechUK demands datacentre energy reform to stop post-Brexit market slump

The misclassification of datacentres The reason why the UK datacentre sector does not receive the same energy cost compensation and concessions offered as other energy-intensive industries (EII) is down to the way it is classified by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), said Emma Fryer, associate director for climate change programmes at […]