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Hyperledger: At the frontline of the blockchain revolution
Now that the "blockchain everything" hype has passed, it's down to organisations like Hyperledger to unify enterprise IT and delimit what actually belongs within blockchain's borders. Marta Piekarska, Hyperledger's director of ecosystem, traces the development of blockchain technology and the progress made so far About 10 years ago, Satoshi Nakamoto proved that Distributed Ledger Technology... Read the full article

Govt should name and shame cybersecurity negligence, say academics

Kings College London academics say naming and shaming will incentivise private sector firms to combat cyber crime In the UK almost half of businesses and one-fifth of charities were subject to a cybersecurity breach or attack in 2017, and official figures suggest a UK resident is more likely to be a victim of cybercrime or… Read the full article


Vertiv unveils new modular data centre product lines

Prefabricated containerised data centres and weatherproof power modules now available in EMEA Vertiv has unveiled two new product families for its modular data centre offering. SmartMod is a prefabricated containerised data centre customisable for customers’ power, electrical, and cooling systems. SmartMod can also be purchased with custom IT load capacities of up to twelve 600mm or… Read the full article


How the cloud enables TV platforms to think outside the box
Fresh viewing methods and innovations have turned traditional TV on its head. John Bensalhia speaks to YouView's Ryan French about the cloud services and DevOps processes that underpin broadcasting 2.0 When John Logie Baird demonstrated the pioneering television in 1926, he couldn't have foreseen that in the future, everyone would be able to tune in... Read the full article

Data protection in a cyber-sensitive world
Proper IT asset disposal (ITAD) is increasingly becoming a vital enterprise consideration and is an industry growing in sophistication, writes John Shegerian Electronic devices are being switched out at a faster pace than we have ever seen before in history. At the rapid rate that technology is improving, businesses, government agencies, and individuals are all... Read the full article

Engineers have asked for more autonomy: now we need to prove why
To ensure modern development practices are maintained in large organisations and we don’t loop back to overly-detailed three-year Gantt charts, engineers need to prove their value to customers, writes Jatil Damania, director of delivery at Contino As more organisations are moving towards modern development practices, they are mirroring established engineering models of fast-moving companies like... Read the full article

Reliable Huawei defended by Canadian telco Telus

As critics lament Huawei ‘hysteria’, Western telcos are being forced to take sides The feud between the US and China over hardware giant Huawei shows no signs of relenting, leading to increasing numbers of western telcos taking a stance in favour or against the Shenzhen hardware provider. One telco – Canada’s Telus – is one of… Read the full article


UK tech sector growth hits three year low, says KPMG

Brexit and US-China trade war blamed for loss of momentum in Q4 2018 While the UK tech industry is withstanding the worst effects of an adverse economic climate, escalating political uncertainty and global trade frictions are beginning to bite the buoyant sector, according to KPMG. In Q4 2018 the UK tech industry scored 52.4 on KPMG’s UK Tech… Read the full article


The analytics outfit that helped uncover North Korea’s biological weapon secret
By delving into deep web data, Wales-based AMPLYFI can derive links no human could ever identify. James Orme goes on a data voyage with VP of engineering, Joe Mathews According to industry analysts, in a matter of months something unprecedented will happen in the land of dragons: one of its fledgeling tech startups will achieve... Read the full article

Weekly Interview Roundup 17/01
Every week until March we'll roundup the past week's interviews with the Techerati technologists speaking at this year's London events, including Cloud Expo Europe, Big Data World, and Data Centre World and more Techerati's London series of events at the ExCeL on March 12-13 is less than two months away. In order to give you a... Read the full article

Why ICOs are here to stay
The spectacular crypto-crash of 2018 was just a blip in the unstoppable march of the "crypto company" An ICO or Initial Coin Offering is a new way of raising funds for a business. Rather than a traditional IPO where companies offer shares in their business via a stock market listing; an ICO offers investors tokens... Read the full article

Collection #1 data dump exposes more than 772 million email addresses

One of the largest data leaks in recent memory strikes just one month into 2019 Renowned security researcher Troy Hunt yesterday revealed that a set of 772 million email addresses and passwords have been posted to a popular hacking forum, a breach he is referring to as Collection #1. In a blog post, Hunt said he… Read the full article