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CIO interview: Career progression and business alignment

Ash Cooper never really had aspirations to be a CIO. He began work over 20 years ago in IT with a job in PC support, but in February this year Cooper was elevated to the board at FTSE 100 law firm, Kingsley Napley, as its CIO. Throughout his career, Cooper says he has been focused…

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How to ensure public cloud services are used safely and securely

By Published: 12 Jun 2024 The public cloud is a cloud computing model that enables resources such as applications, data storage, and virtual machines to be accessed remotely and on demand. While largely a benefit, it also leaves organisations open to public cloud security risks, particularly when they allow users to access on-demand services from…

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Storebrand divests from IBM over supply of biometrics to Israel

One of Norway’s largest financial services companies has divested from IBM over the role its biometric database technologies play in maintaining illegal Israeli settlements, in a move that could set a precedent for other European investors. Storebrand said the global tech giant was providing biometric databases to the Israeli government that were being “used to…

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New AMD Zen 6 rumors suggest a super small yet efficient TSMC 2nm process and 2026 release date

A new leak has alleged that AMD’s Zen 6 line of desktop processors will be built upon a TSMC 2nm process with a reported 2026 release date in mind. The news comes from prominent hardware leaker Moore’s Law is Dead which its sources claim Team Red will be finalizing its architecture by Q3 2024. While this…

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EMEA security spend will have another boom year in 2024

Security services and technology have again maintained the number one priority for IT spending across the EMEA region, according to this year’s Technology spending intentions research from TechTarget and ESG, to the extent that it’s also leading investment in areas beyond merely cyber, including networking, infrastructure, applications (DevSecOps) and generative artificial intelligence (GenAI). With 48%…

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Top 10 investigations and national security stories of 2023

This year saw Computer Weekly and Byline Times reveal an extraordinary secret campaign by right-wing Brexit supporters against the world’s leading science journal, Nature. The group, which had high-level connections in politics, business and intelligence, attempted to put Nature and its editor under surveillance and investigated by intelligence agencies for alleged “extreme Sinophile views”. Surveillance…

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Five key questions about disaster recovery as a service

Research by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) suggests more than half of firms now use DRaaS. That’s because DRaaS allows customers to recover quickly from a disaster or other outage, but without the cost of conventional, hardware-based data replication and redundant systems. By using cloud storage and managed services, organisations save on capital expenditure and IT…

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Belgian researchers raise speed limit in European datacentres

Partially funded by grants from the European Commission, Belgian research and technology organisation (RTO) imec recently completed work that demonstrates powerful new concepts that can now be used by manufacturers to speed up data networks. The aim of the research project was to reduce costs, improve yield and lower power consumption. Now, the fruits of…

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Apple wants to keep your data safer by keeping it out of the cloud

Article Hero Image Apple consistently beat the drum about data security at its Wonderlust event and it’s a message that’s worth emphasizing — keeping your data safe sometimes means keeping it out of the cloud altogether. Apple certainly has a better track record than some companies when it comes to corporate data security. And, the…

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‘Downfall’ and Intel Macs: What you need to know about the flaw and fix

Remember those serious Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws from about five years ago? Well, Intel’s in hot water again with another serious vulnerability that affects years worth of processors. Known as “Downfall,” the vulnerability exploits a flaw in the AVX vector extensions of every Intel CPU from the Skylake generation onward until we get to…

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