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Outcome of Amazon Irish datacentre planning appeal potentially delayed until November

Amazon faces having to wait up to two months to hear the outcome of an environmental appeal against its plans to build a datacentre in Dublin more ...

Two-thirds of UK businesses have adopted fintech

Most UK businesses are using financial technology products and services in some way, with cost savings being the main attraction more ...

Connected bees create a buzz at Manchester startup hub

Cisco and Manchester Science Partnerships have opened a new startup incubator in the city to foster innovation in the Northern Powerhouse, and the humble honeybee is taking centre stage more ...

FSA connects 220 abattoirs to fibre for food safety monitoring

Food Standards Agency picks Exponential-e to revitalise connectivity across 220 sites as it strives to improve operational efficiency and compliance processes more ...

Uber fails to get licence to operate in London renewed

Transport for London has rejected Uber's application for its licence renewal, citing a lack of corporate responsibility as the reason more ...

CIO interview: Russell Harte, group technology director, DFS

The furniture store’s group head of IT speaks to Computer Weekly about how customer experience can be used internally more ...

NetApp privacy chief warns enterprises off investing in GDPR snake-oil tech

Speaking at the inaugural Datacloud Ireland event in Dublin, NetApp chief privacy officer, Sheila FitzPatrick, outlined her concerns over tech suppliers cashing in on the enterprise rush for GDPR compliance more ...

The Sanger Institute on using datacentre upgrades to help decode the human genome

Paul Woobey, IT director at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, tells Computer Weekly why the organisation's HPC workload requirements cannot be fulfilled by a move to the cloud more ...

How to make the right technology choice

Organisations need digital technology, but how do you decide which is the best technology for you? The answer is not to make one big decision, but many small ones. Thinking about technology, behaviour and data will help you find the right answers more ...

Ireland mulls datacentre planning review to help others avoid Apple-like build delays

Speaking at the inaugural Datacloud Ireland event, Irish state minister Patrick Breen outlined the government’s commitment to helping other datacentre operators avoid the planning problems Apple has encountered in Athenry more ...

CIO interview: John Mountain, Starling Bank

Starling Bank’s CIO tells Computer Weekly about life at a bank that is challenging traditional IT thinking more ...

Brexit mobile and broadband debate must involve consumers

The voices of consumers are being missed as communications services providers, industry bodies and the government set the agenda for the UK’s communications infrastructure market after Brexit more ...

BMW opens its second tech startup programme in the UK

BMW has launched its latest programme to support tech startups in the UK more ...

PM pressures internet companies to act on terrorist propaganda

The UK, France and Italy will use a meeting with technology companies at the UN General Assembly in New York to press for development of technical solutions to defeat terrorist activity on the internet more ...

John Chambers to step down as Cisco executive chairman

Former CEO John Chambers will leave the networking sector kingpin after 27 years, supplier reveals more ...

AWS to adopt per-second billing for select cloud services from October 2017

Cloud giant claims the world of tech is a very different place than it was in 2006 when it debuted its per-hour billing model more ...

Public sector cloud use still too focused on ‘low-hanging fruit’ IT projects, finds research

Public sector cloud adoption continues to rise, but wide-scale digital transformation success remains elusive, claims Cloud Industry Forum research  more ...

Outlook outage: Microsoft blames European Hotmail downtime on load-balancing fault

Microsoft claims connectivity issues that blighted Outlook and Hotmail users for much of Monday 18 September have now been largely resolved more ...

Interview: Technology startups gaining momentum in the UAE

The Middle East and the UAE in particular is setting up as a centre for startups more ...

ScotRail to test ‘world’s fastest’ in-train Wi-Fi service

The train operator has teamed up with Cisco, Network Rail Telecoms and others to collaborate on an Innovate UK funded proof of concept for ultrafast Wi-Fi on board more ...

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