Subpostmasters achieve ‘stunning victory’ against Post Office in Horizon case

Post Office takes criticisms on board Post Office chairman Tim Parker said that despite recent improvements, the judge’s comments were a forceful reminder to do better. “We have taken his criticisms on board and will take action throughout our organisation,” he said. There will be at least four trials in the case. The second trial, […]

Ctera teams with HPE to put cloud gateways in Simplivity HCI

Hybrid cloud file system appliance provider Ctera has augmented its range with the hyper-converged X Series, which sees its cloud gateway software married to HPE Simplivity hyper-converged hardware. The product is aimed at larger edge and remote office deployments where a good chunk of compute power is required in addition to be able to tier […]

Venture capitalists driving Nordic tech enterprise growth

Nordic IT companies are seeing a surge in interest from the region’s venture capital groups, which are funding investments in new technology. Nordic venture capitalist firms such as EQT, FSN Capital, Nordic Capital, Adelis and CapMan are targeting IT firms with growth-potential, and are becoming a hugely important source of investment capital for both IT […]

IBM deal to drive Nordea’s IT-led transformation

IBM’s €473m managed services contract with Nordea reflects an increasing trend among Nordic banks to outsource more of their IT. Increasing competition from tech-led organisations is forcing banks to tap the skills and resources of IT service providers. Nordea’s rival financial groups Swedbank and Handelsbanken are also moving in the same direction, driven by a […]

Volkswagen’s cloud-focused connected car collaboration with Microsoft gathers pace

Volkswagen is extending the availability of its Microsoft-powered Automotive Cloud beyond Europe to China and the US, as its connected car drive gathers pace. The Volkswagen Automotive Cloud is the cornerstone of the motor vehicle manufacturer’s efforts to digitise more of the car-driving experience for its customers by making it easier for them to access […]

Spotify and Just Eat join forces with tech firms to help enterprises manage cloud costs better

Spotify and Just Eat are among the firms that have come together to create a non-profit trade association, geared towards helping enterprises make their financial operating models cloud-ready. The firms have joined forces with Atlassian, Autodesk, Cloudability, Gannett, Here Technologies and US financial services provider Nationwide to create the FinOps Foundation, which wants to help […]

SME backup products offer diverse routes to the cloud

Acronis Acronis Backup protects data on virtual, physical, cloud and mobile platforms and can use local capacity and the cloud as a backup target. It incorporates inline and global data deduplication, and management is from a web management console. Acronis Backup includes backup for Microsoft Azure virtual machines (VMs) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instances, […]

Government revises outsourcing guidelines to balance risk with suppliers

The latest guidelines for government outsourcing attempt to balance risk between the government and suppliers to avoid suppliers capitulating under strain. The collapse of construction and business services giant Carillion in January 2018 was the result of the supplier taking on too much. Large service providers, including IT suppliers, are often highly skilled at the processes […]

Deloitte will double Hyderabad workforce to support demand for technology services

Business consultancy Deloitte will double its workforce in the Indian city of Hyderabad over the next five years, with IT professionals to be added in large numbers to support technology implementations. The company’s Hyderabad campus, its biggest in India, currently has 40,000 employees, but this will reach 80,000 in the next five years if the […]

Cloud the rising star of storage: Eight years of text analysis

The fast rise of flash storage The rapidly rising star in that period is flash storage, going from 586 mentions in 2012 to 1,804 in 2014. We can see this in the word cloud for 2014, in which flash dominates while cloud storage, backup and virtualisation still retain some prominence and disk has dropped away […]

Synergy Research Group hails 2018 as standout year for cloud infrastructure market growth

The cloud market is continuing to surpass analyst expectations, as research shows the market grew at a faster rate in 2018 than over the course of the previous 12 months. According to Synergy Research Group’s fourth quarter analysis of the cloud infrastructure services market, Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Alibaba all achieved “substantial” market share gains […]

Suffolk County Council awards 20-year WAN contract

Suffolk County Council is to extend and upgrade its existing wide area network (WAN) service, working with telecoms partner MLL Telecom and fibre network builder CityFibre to connect half of its 600 sites to ultrafast full-fibre – or fibre to the premises (FTTP) – broadband. The 20-year contract is backed by a £5.9m award to […]

UK’s IT and BPO spend plummets because of Brexit uncertainty

UK businesses spent 60% less on IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) in 2018 than in 2017 because of the uncertainty that Brexit is causing, according to research. The private sector saw a fall in spending last year, with deals worth £2.9bn agreed compared with deals worth £5.1bn signed in 2017. The report, compiled by […]