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Co-op signs TCS deal for cloud-first push

The Co-operative Group (Co-op) is adopting a cloud-first model as part of a plan to reduce its carbon footprint, with the migration of IT from datacentres to the cloud. Working with Indian outsourcing giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the diversified group said the project would also provide a platform for future growth. The Co-op Group,…

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Swedish CIO contributes best practices for ethical use of artificial intelligence

OpenAI writes on its website: “The amount of compute used in the largest AI [artificial intelligence] training runs has been increasing exponentially with a 3.4-month doubling time (by comparison, Moore’s Law had a two-year doubling period).” According to OpenAI, this growth amounts to 300,000-times more computing power required today as opposed to 2012, which is…

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The Post Office Scandal: Drawing parallels between Horizon and the UK cloud market

Fujitsu’s decision to stop bidding on public sector contracts until the conclusion of the public inquiry into the Post Office Horizon IT scandal, in which the Japanese supplier is implicated, is the right thing for the company to do. However it does not absolve the firm in any way, and there are still many unanswered…

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Microsoft in discussions with CISPE to remedy ‘unfair’ cloud software licensing practices

Microsoft has opened discussions with the Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe (CISPE) trade body with a view to resolving concerns about how customers that run the tech giant’s online productivity tools on its competitors’ public clouds are charged. CISPE confirmed the move in a statement that said the two entities have opened discussions to…

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Google invests $1bn in expanding UK datacentre footprint with Hertfordshire facility

Google is reinforcing its commitment to the UK by building a $1bn datacentre on a 33-acre site in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, to provide enterprises with locally hosted access to its public cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) services. The build will mark a sizeable expansion of the company’s UK datacentre footprint, and is being hailed as…

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iOS 17.4 beta: Everything new for iPhone users

With the iOS 17.4 beta cycle just getting started, Apple is promising one of the most significant updates for iPhone users in ages. Although the biggest change focuses on European users, here’s everything we know about this upcoming software update.European Union exclusive featuresEuropean Union users will have the following new features:Marketplaces – or alternative app…

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ICO prompts confusion over police cloud legality

The Information Commissioner Office (ICO) has sown confusion over the legality of police forces using US-based cloud providers to process sensitive law enforcement data. Computer Weekly revealed in 2020 that dozens of police forces are processing more than a million people’s data unlawfully using the cloud-based Microsoft 365 software. Following Computer Weekly’s subsequent discovery that…

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Beeper Mini is gone from the Google Play store, but it’s not about iMessage

The Beeper Mini iMessage saga seemed to have ended just before Christmas. Beeper offered the final iMessage workaround, which needed an iPhone or Mac in order to get iMessage working on Android. Needless to say, that sort of defeats the purpose, and Beeper confirmed that it would abandon the fight with Apple. “In the new year,…

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Top 10 police technology stories of 2023

Over the course of 2023, there has been a concerted effort by the UK government and law enforcement to push more digital offerings into policing, including hyperscale public cloud infrastructure, various facial-recognition technologies and integrated record management systems. However, Computer Weekly’s coverage reflects the contentious nature of many of these deployments, which are often plagued…

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VMware consolidates AI push at Explore in Barcelona

VMware Explore in Barcelona this week saw the virtualisation pioneer continue its push to go all-in on generative AI (GenAI) as a core capability for enterprises. This saw VMware extend its vision of a hybrid cloud and multicloud future built around generative AI and applications that can run in locations that include private cloud, public…

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