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    1. Huawei supplier ecosystem to help financial industry emulate internet giants

      Huawei, which reported £18bn sales in its latest six-month period – a 30% increase on the same period in 2014 – is targeting large finance firms in Europe with IT infrastructure products and services that can help provide services in ways customers want: online, in real time and always on. But it can’t do this alone, and Huawei has recognised the need to collaborate with other suppliers. At its Finance Summit in Beijing, the company said it will provide the ITC infrastructure for banking customers through an open supplier ecosystem, while other suppliers will add products and services to help the ...

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    2. This new 3D XPoint memory could last forever

      Intel and Micron this week unveiled a new type of memory they plan to mass produce that is purportedly 1,000 times faster than NAND flash and has 1,000 times the endurance. One thousand times the endurance would be about one million erase-write cycles, meaning the new memory would last pretty much forever. By comparison, today's NAND flash lasts for between 3,000 and 10,000 erase-write cycles.

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    3. How to move to DevOps to drive open networks

      Many of the topics and discussions at the recent Open Networking User Group (ONUG) conference emphasized one very important shift in the networking industry: leading IT organizations are moving to a DevOps organizational structure and eliminating the traditional silos of server, storage and networking in favor of cloud centric, cross-functional teams. Moreover, these changes in IT organizational structure are having a significant impact on networking requirements (e.g.

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    4. Hornet Tor alternative for high-speed anonymous browsing revealed

      Academics have developed a Tor network alternative for users which allows for high-speed anonymous web surfing. This week, researchers presented Hornet, a high-speed onion routing network which leverages next-generation architecture to make user tracking more difficult. The low-latency onion routing system enables end-to-end anonymous channels and has been designed as a quicker and more secure alternative to Tor.

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    5. Without enterprise architects, digital economy may descend into chaos

      Enterprise architecture began emerging as a keystone to business technology engagements only within the past decade. For many organizations, EA is essential for doing things the right way from the start, rather than trying to untangle messes of expensive, incompatible and underused systems -- and underserved end users -- later on. 

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    6. CIOs need to reboot supplier relationships

      While large amounts of IT spending still goes to maintaining systems from the big four software providers - IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP - all the real innovation seems to be coming from elsewhere. At the same time, experts are talking about "bimodal" or two-speed IT, where back-office IT systems that support corporate "systems of record" applications, are separated from a more agile, customer-facing IT function, working directly with the business on social, cloud, big data and mobile initiatives - so-called systems of engagement. As a result, what it means to be in IT is changing. 

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    7. CIOs must embrace consumer cloud tools or risk losing control

      CIOs are quickly losing control of the applications and platforms their employees choose to use at work. Personal preferences for cloud-based apps from Google, Box and Slack, among others, have spilled into the workforce at an astonishing rate during the past 18 months. Unsanctioned apps and services can negatively impact workflow, productivity and the general health of a company, but the potential damage can be offset with the right IT mindset, support and flexibility.

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    8. The bring-your-own-device fad is fading

      U.S. companies are moving away from the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend that kicked off in earnest five years ago and had workers using their personal smartphones and tablets for work duties, according to a new study. An online survey conducted in April and May of 375 U.S. IT professionals in various private businesses found that 53% allowed no BYOD, up significantly from 34% in 2013.

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    9. The obstacles to software-as-a-service adoption in banking

      Security is seen as a top obstacle to using software-as-a-service (SaaS) products for three-quarters of business technology decision makers at banks, according to a global survey. Banks have adopted cloud relatively slowly in comparison with firms of similar sizes in other sectors, and Forrester’s latest research reveals why.

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    10. HP tries to make sense of the 'super-disrupted' storage market

      'Super-disrupted' is not a word I'm used to hearing, but I heard it a lot when talking to Chris Johnson, HP's general manager for storage in EMEA. He used it half-a-dozen times when ZDNet spoke to him recently, while expounding HP's view of the evolving storage market. Over the course of an hour Johnson spelled out HP's plan for storage, which could be summed up in one word: flash. 

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    11. In with the New While Keeping the Old

      Over the years you have successfully persuaded your CEO to invest heavily in networking and data center equipment. Now you're back, telling your chief executive the organization needs to invest in unified communications (UC). The reasoning is clear: you need to leverage emerging technologies—such as mobile and video platforms—in order to enhance collaboration. What you're probably not going to suggest is that the enterprise get rid of all that legacy equipment you convinced them to buy.

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    12. Why the open source business model is a failure

      Why the open source business model is a failure

      Open source software companies must move to the cloud and add proprietary code to their products to succeed. The current business model is recipe for failure. That's the conclusion of Peter Levine, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm that backed Facebook, Skype, Twitter and Box as startups. Levine says the conventional open source business model is flawed: Open source companies that charge for maintenance, support, warranties and indemnities for an application or operating system that is available for free simply can't generate enough revenue.

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    13. Encryption's holy grail is getting closer, one way or another

      Encryption's holy grail is getting closer, one way or another

      Whether it's a reaction to the Snowden revelations, a reaction to the continual news of massive data breaches, or just the obvious need to secure data in the cloud -- or all of the above -- new technologies for working directly on encrypted data are getting plenty of attention. Working with encrypted data without decrypting it first sounds too good to be true, but it's becoming possible.

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    14. Business Leaders Step Into Technology While Technologists Step Into Leadership Roles

      Business Leaders Step Into Technology While Technologists Step Into Leadership Roles

      Say goodbye to the calcified, creaky business systems and processes that we’ve come to know and love. They’re being swept away by clouds and mobile systems at an alarming rate. But that’s a positive thing, of course. With this transformation, however, comes a need for deeper knowledge and understanding of the new systems and processes that are driving new businesses, how they interact, and what they are capable of delivering.

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    15. Building a cloud of clouds to balance flexibility and control

      Building a cloud of clouds to balance flexibility and control

      Do you remember the Real Madrid team of the early 2000s? “Los Galacticos” was made up of superstar players from around the world, such as Zidane, Beckham and Ronaldo, with no expense spared. But as a winning strategy, it backfired. Lots of star players don’t necessarily make a great team. For some CIOs, that’s not so very different from the situation they face as cloud services flow into the organisation through the back door.

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    16. IT spending to drop nearly 6% worldwide this year, says Gartner

      IT spending to drop nearly 6% worldwide this year, says Gartner

      Spending on IT worldwide will drop by nearly 6 percent this year, Gartner reported, adding to the concerns of many IT leaders that the tech industry is not as healthy as many would otherwise believe. Research firm Gartner revised its annual IT spending forecast yesterday, stating that overall IT spending will decline 5.8 percent in 2015. Some organizations will benefit from lower prices on communications and IT services, but others will pay more for hardware this year.

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    17. Is the Internet of Things over-hyped? ; Attention IT managers: Mainframers need your love too

      Is the Internet of Things over-hyped? ; Attention IT managers: Mainframers need your love too

      Is the Internet of Things greatly over-hyped? Technology experts speaking at a recent panel suggest 'yes', and stated the trend should really be called the Internet with things. As noted by CIO, panelists said there are still a number of issues that stand in the way of many devices and items joining the inter-connected world. Chief among them are issues related to security, standards, trust and privacy.

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    18. Most VPNs leak user details, study shows

      Most VPNs leak user details, study shows

      Most virtual private network (VPN) services used by hundreds of thousands of people to protect their identity online are vulnerable to leaks, a study has revealed. VPNs are used by around 20% of European internet users to encrypt communications to circumvent censorship, avoid mass surveillance and access geographically limited services, such as BBC iPlayer. But a study of 14 popular VPN providers found that eleven of them leaked information about the user because of a vulnerability known as IPv6 leakage. 

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    19. Study Offers New Evidence That Google Skews Search Results

      Study Offers New Evidence That Google Skews Search Results

      Evidence continues to mount that when it comes to search results, Google isn’t always playing fair. The latest accusation comes from a new study written by Harvard Business School professor Michael Luca, Columbia Law School Professor Tim Wu, and Yelp’s data science team. In it, the researchers claim that Google is skewing its local search results in favor of Google-created content. That suggestion shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention.

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    20. IBM, Box tie up in global cloud push

      IBM, Box tie up in global cloud push

      IBM and Box have announced a global partnership designed to advance cloud solutions worldwide. The collaboration between Big Blue and the cloud storage service provider was unveiled on Tuesday. Both companies will contribute existing products and technologies in order to design "new, innovative solutions" targeted across a range of industries and professions including the enterprise, medical industry, mobility, cybersecurity and consumer services.

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    21. Oracle goes all in on cloud services

      Oracle goes all in on cloud services

      Oracle's transition from cloud critic to cloud convert is complete. The company launched a raft of new services Monday that it claims will provide enterprises with all the tools they need to run their operations in the cloud. "We're now able to call our cloud services complete. With today's announcement, you can now move all your applications out of the data center and into the Oracle cloud," Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison said during an event at Oracle's headquarters.

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    22. Whatever happened to green IT?

      Whatever happened to green IT?

      Five-or-so years ago, sustainability was a common theme for CIOs and tech suppliers, but it's now something that is rarely heard about. So is it simply that the fashion has changed and the emphasis has moved onto new hot topics, or has the agenda of tech chiefs and tech vendors shifted so that green IT is no longer a relevant issue? Sustainability has become part of best business practice Ashurst LLP CIO Bruna Pellicci says that technology is now inherently greener. Awareness has grown, too.

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