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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a directive that will update and unify data privacy laws across in the European Union. Continued…
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“The GDPR is set to affect many, and not just those in the EU. If your organization collects data online, you may soon have to mak…READ MORE
The two most recent Win10 Builds — namely 16215 and 16226 — have brought lots of changes and trouble to intrepid Windows beta testers. My desktop PC weathered recent builds admirably, but not my Dell Venue Pro 11 7139. I couldn’t install 16215 on that PC (not from Windows Update, not via an in-pla…READ MORE
IT storage has become a critical decision point for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Without the right storage solutions, SMBs run the risk of being overwhelmed by spiraling data growth, which can negatively impact IT costs, complexity, security and availability. At the same time, SMBs face the …READ MORE
In the fast-paced world of public cloud, if AWS is the hare, AWS GovCloud is the tortoise.
GovCloud launched in 2011 to meet stricter regulatory requirements for federal, state and local government. Since then, AWS has added dozens of new services and nine new private-sector regions across the …READ MORE
This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network written by Pascal Desmarets in his capacity as founder and CEO of Hackolade — the company’s software combines the ‘comfort & simplicity’ of graphic data modeling, with the ‘power’ of NoSQL document databases.
Desmarets writes…READ MORE
Financially troubled Toshiba chose a Japan-backed consortium as the preferred bidder for its memory business, despite Western Digital’s continuing claims that no sale can happen without its SanDisk subsidiaries’ consent.
Toshiba’s board of directors disclosed this week the selection of a consorti…READ MORE
It’s been over a year since US robotics designer David Hanson made Sophia an internet phenomenon with a video in which he accidentally prompts her to agree to destroy all humans. The UK got a chance to see if she’s chilled out at all this week, as she sat down for a chat on Good Morning Bri…READ MORE
When one is confronted by a criminal or terrorist demanding a ransom in exchange for a loved one who has been held hostage, the general rule of thumb is not to pay up and go to the police.
That’s the sensible thing to do, lest you create more incentives for kidnappings and inadvertently finance…READ MORE
Here’s another reason why politicians shouldn’t use private email accounts to conduct official business: It can cost your state $100,000.
This is reportedly what the state of Indiana is spending to hire people to deal with the backlog of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for former g…READ MORE
Last week, SearchHealthIT discussed how the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force declared cybersecurity a public health issue. This week, SearchHealthIT takes an in-depth look at the six imperatives laid out by the cybersecurity task force.
The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task For…READ MORE
A computer more powerful than the one that helped send men to the moon resides inside many of our pockets or handbags. Smartphones are firmly an important and commonplace tool at the center of connecting a growing ecosystem of IoT-linked devices. They can host and analyze data streaming virtually ev…READ MORE
GDPR’s requirement for ‘privacy by design’ demands new approaches to customer __________ giving customers complete control over their data.
A. relationships, including
B. relationships including
Use a comma before including if the sentence would be complete wi…READ MORE
These days, some automated financial services are taken for granted; automated telling machines (ATMs) or cash points have been around since the 1960s, internet banking since the 1990s. Few these days write cheques made out to cash or visit banks to make transfers.
Now there is a new wave of auto…READ MORE
Recently Microsoft Azure introduced the ability to have multiple front end IP addresses on an Internal Load Balancer. This allows for
Failover Cluster Instances to have multiple instances per cluster, and Availability Group deployments to have multiple Availability Groups per deployment.
I have worked in several agile projects over the years and they overwhelmingly look like a phased waterfall project got squished into two weeks. Take each phase of a waterfall project — planning, design, coding, testing, delivery/maintenance — put them into a two week delivery cycle, and that is …READ MORE
Software needs to go to the bathroom and make sure it has a clean and open backend.
This is the mandate and call to arms now being laid down by open source document-oriented data model database company MongoDB.
As already reported here on Computer Weekly, MongoDB has this month staged its ann…READ MORE
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is looking to bring its channel up to speed with digital marketing concepts and trends — a business area where many partners tend to stumble.
The HPE Digital Marketing Program, unveiled at this week’s HPE Partner Summit, aims to align partners with recent shifts in cus…READ MORE
The following is a roundup of last week’s SearchCIO and SearchCompliance content.
With digitization, unpredictability comes with the territory. This is epitomized by Gartner’s revised IT spending forecast for 2017, which shows a modest increase in worldwide spending, but less than originally pr…READ MORE
In one throwaway line, largely ignored among the wider Brexit comments in his Mansion House speech today (20 June 2017), chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond exposed the true scale of the challenge for government IT over the next few years.
This is what he said:
“How do we achieve this…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Ian Watson, CEO of Altia-ABM. It reflects his experience and judgement.
Specialist financial analysis software is now a crucial tool in the investigation and prosecution of crime. It not only increases the speed of criminal investigations but also enables prosecutions …READ MORE