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CBRE: Demand for colocation space in London holds firm in face of Brexit

The latest CBRE quarterly report, charting the performance of the European colocation market, shows demand for capacity in London has so far been unaffected by the triggering of Article 50 more ...

Open19: LinkedIn's bid to lower barriers to open source datacentre tech adoption gathers pace

The Open19 Foundation's mission to create new open industry standards for 19-inch servers continues apace more ...

Debit card transactions to overtake cash payments, thanks to contactless

The number of payments made using debit cards will exceed the number made by cash three years earlier than expected, as a result of the success of contactless technology more ...

Rackspace senior management reshuffle continues with new CEO appointment

Rackspace confirms new CEO appointment, six months after being acquired by private equity house Apollo Global more ...

Twenty years of online banking has increased financial awareness

Online banking is helping people manage their finances better and reduce their debt as a result more ...

Digital-only business bank gets regulatory approval

The latest challenger bank gets its regulatory approval and puts modern technology at the core of its offering more ...

ChefConf 2017: How DevOps sets enterprises on course for digital transformation success

To mark the start of the ChefConf 2017 user summit in Austin, Texas, Chef CTO Adam Jacob shares his thoughts on how early DevOps adopters are now on course to become “high-velocity” technology companies  more ...

Agile unlocked: Pivotal uses paired programming and PaaS to bolster cloud app development

Digital transformation consultancy Pivotal explains how paired programming, an empathetic work culture and open source PaaS help enterprises achieve their agile software development goals more ...

Dutch railway uses IoT to reduce people jams

Railway stations in The Netherlands are monitoring the movement of travellers to manage traffic flow and reduce people jams more ...

HSBC voice authentication tricked by twins

Twin brothers managed to trick HSBC’s voice recognition security system into giving account access to the wrong person more ...

Microsoft to open African cloud datacentre region in 2018

Software giant plans to capitalise on business demand for its cloud services in Africa by offering users access to locally hosted Azure and Office 365 more ...

Brits expect driverless cars to outnumber normal cars in 15 years

Survey shows 42% of people think autonomous vehicles will make roads safer, but 46% admit they would not feel safe as a passenger in a driverless vehicle more ...

Smart Dubai works with United Nations on smart cities index

Dubai is becoming a world leader in smart city developments and international organisations want to tap its experience more ...

CIO interview: Ibrahim Gokcen, Maersk

The first chief digital officer at Danish shipping giant Maersk tells Computer Weekly how he is taking on the digital challenge more ...

London digital sector continues to grow faster than rest of UK

The gap between the number of digital tech firms in London and the rest of the UK is growing more ...

The evolution of OpenStack: Where next for the open source cloud platform?

The OpenStack Summit revealed details of how the seven-year-old open source platform is overcoming its growing pains and positioning itself for even greater enterprise adoption more ...

Startup aims to improve web access for disabled people

Essential Accessibility is on a mission to make online services more friendly to disabled people through a mix of assistive technology and consultancy more ...

VMware expands support for Horizon Cloud to include Microsoft Azure

Virtualisation giant strikes up public cloud partnership with Microsoft to support users that want to run their business applications and desktops in Azure more ...

Customer experience transformation at Macquarie bank brings legacy system retirement as a bonus

Australia’s Macquarie bank builds a data layer on top of legacy IT systems to transform customer experience more ...

Most younger shoppers want to buy goods directly through social media

Shoppers aged 20 and under are increasingly interested in buying goods directly through social media, as well through subscription-based retail services and voice-activated devices  more ...

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