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CIO interview: Belinda Finch, CIO, IFS

Technology changes fast and tech jobs are changing just as rapidly, according to Belinda Finch, CIO at enterprise technology company IFS. Finch joined IFS late last year from mobile company Three, where she led Three’s digital transformation and helped to drive system developments to support customer experience as CIO. She has also held senior leadership…

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Environment Agency dumps Fujitsu as Post Office scandal takes its toll

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has ended Fujitsu’s role in providing a flood warning system to the UK, two months after signing an extension of up to 12 months.  The move comes with Fujitsu under high levels of scrutiny in the UK, due to its role in the Post Office Horizon…

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Data: the golden thread of military defence

Militaries have long depended on information. Tactical, operational and strategic intelligence is vital to warfare. And there has long been a close relationship between defence and technology. Military innovations during the Second World War – from cracking the German Enigma codes to naval gunnery – drove the developments of the earliest computers. Defence is undeniably…

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NatWest taps IBM skills for generative AI

NatWest Bank is working with IBM to use generative AI (GenAI) to extend the capabilities of its virtual assistant. GenAI technology will be used by the bank’s virtual assistant, Cora, to enable it to offer more information to its customers through conversations with them. NatWest is tapping IBM’s data platform, as well as the IT giant’s…

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Nuclear regulator raps EDF over cyber compliance

France-headquartered energy giant EDF has been singled out by the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and placed under significantly enhanced regulatory attention for cyber security – the highest possible level of scrutiny – after the critical national infrastructure (CNI) operator failed to comply with previously made commitments to enhance its cyber security posture. The…

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CW EMEA: Prepare for AI explosion

Thank you for joining! Access your Pro+ Content below. October 2023 CW EMEA: Prepare for AI explosion Share this item with your network: In this month’s CW EMEA, we look at generative artificial intelligence, which Accenture claims is the next big thing in enterprise IT. The IT services giant says GenAI will transform 40% of…

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Google Help workers claim layoffs are retaliation for unionising

Google Help workers file Unfair Labor Practice charge against Google and Accenture over alleged “retaliatory layoffs”, which they claim was a response to their recent unionisation efforts. In early June 2023, a group of 130 workers – mostly composed of writers, graphic designers and other content creators who produce both internal and external material for…

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Vote: Who should be the 2023 Most Influential Woman in UK Tech?

The 12th Computer Weekly list of the 50 Most Influential Women in UK Technology is now open for voting, giving readers and opportunity to express who they feel should be given the top spot. Each year, the list of 50 women acts to make role models in the tech sector more visible and accessible in…

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Report claims ten-times increase in dark web macOS attackers

Article Hero Image Hackers are now more inclined to attack macOS than ever before, according to an analysis of the Dark Web, with ten times the cyber attacks against Macs compared to 2019. While Mac as a platform isn’t necessarily as big a target as Windows, macOS is not immune to digital threats. If this…

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Most influential women in UK tech: The 2023 longlist

Each year when Computer Weekly asks for nominations for its list of the most influential women in UK tech, the number of women considered grows. This year, more than 650 women were put forward for the top 50, Rising Stars and Hall of Fame, showing yet more growth from previous years – in 2017 when…

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