First Technology

There’s a dangerous gap between tech and politics, warns Tony Blair

Politicians still don't understand technology and are much more comfortable regulating it than working out how to use it to improve public services, says Tony Blair. According to the former UK Prime Minister, discussions about technology should be at the heart ...

Avoid big data disaster: The secret of turning data into useful information

Businesses might be collecting more data than ever before but many firms still don't know what to do with it. As consulting firm McKinsey suggests, the process of actually deriving meaningful insight from that information – and converting that knowledge into action – ...

Microsoft Teams gets private channels, email integration with Outlook

Microsoft Teams users can now converse with colleagues privately after the long-awaited introduction of private channels – one of a variety of updates announced by Microsoft at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Fla. this week. The company also highlighted enhanced integration with Outlook and ...

GDPR is missing the point, says Edward Snowden

Europe's data protection legislation is still missing the point and will remain a 'paper tiger' until internet giants are hit with big fines, according to NSA-contractor turned whistleblower and privacy campaigner Edward Snowden. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into ...

Dell Technologies adds VxRail hyperconverged systems for analytics workloads

Dell Technologies updated its VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure system with new platforms designed for SAP HANA and similar workloads, multi-cluster deployments and enhanced management analytics. The Dell EMC VxRail additions were announced at VMworld Europe. [1] [1] By Larry Dignan on ZDNet Read ...

Application Transformation

Everything is going digital. There’s no denying it and no escaping it. From the way organisations operate and generate value to the nature of their communication and interaction, remarkable digital products are positioning these companies as leaders in the digital ...

The CIO’s next big challenge: Making money, not spending it

The best CIOs have moved beyond just operational IT concerns and now spend most of their time thinking about how they can help their company to make bigger profits. That's a big change for an executive who has traditionally been tasked ...

Workforce Transformation

Smart Spaces: Empowering Your Workforce to Take Charge of the Future The nature of the workplace is going through one of the most monumental transformations in history. Young minds are abandoning the archaic practices of the past in search of flexible ...

IT Transformation

IT Transformation is Leading the Digital Revolution We are in the midst of the digital revolution and it is our IT departments that will spearhead our campaign through the wilderness of transformation. They are the primary drivers of innovation, not only ...

Security Transformation

Security Is Not an Impediment. It’s an Accelerator of Innovation Conventionally, security has been viewed as an obstacle to innovation and risk has  been seen as an anchor that weighs your business down, something to fear and avoid. This couldn’t be further ...