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Huddle in trouble: Did the journey from startup to scaleup cause the UK cloud firm to lose its way?

What does the future hold for cloud collaboration firm Huddle, once a darling of the UK tech startup scene but now seemingly in need of a financial bailout? more ...

A decade of IT change since banking meltdown

With 10 years passing since Northern Rock had to be bailed out by the government, we look at how banking IT has changed since the financial crisis more ...

Openreach withdraws plans for wholesale dark fibre product

After a successful appeal against conditions laid down by Ofcom, Openreach has withdrawn plans to launch a wholesale dark fibre product more ...

Hulu joins the BBC, Channel 4 and Netflix in opting to run its streaming services on AWS

US streaming firm Hulu is opting out of investing in its own datacentres by moving more of its workloads to the AWS public cloud more ...

Most consumers think they are more digitally savvy than some retailers

Consumers are becoming increasingly digital in the way they shop, and a survey shows nearly 60% think they are more digitally innovative than some retailers  more ...

Nordic CIO interview: Anna Eriksson, Swedish National Land Survey

Swedish land registry’s CIO tells Computer Weekly about the organisation’s approach to digital transformation more ...

Sadiq Khan’s Not-Spot Team to tackle digital connectivity in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a package of measures designed to boost digital connectivity around London more ...

Picnic takes a bite out of Dutch supermarket sector

The Netherlands has the highest supermarket density in the world, yet a technology company has been able to gain market share from the established order more ...

Ultrafast ISPs failing customers on broadband speed, claims Which?

Statistics produced by consumer rights advocacy group Which? seem to show that people who buy faster broadband services are being badly underserved more ...

Huddle pulls news of private equity deal as shareholders rage over payout size

Huddle is thought to be revising its private equity payouts to shareholders, after past and present employees describe current offer as a ‘slap in the face’ more ...

Nordic countries top digital nations ranking, but risk stalling

Nordic countries are leaders when it comes to digitisation – but they must continue to innovate to retain their position more ...

National wireless network alternative to fixed broadband for Ireland

Huawei and CSP Imagine Communications plan to build a countrywide wireless broadband network across Ireland more ...

UK 31st worldwide for broadband speeds

Average broadband speed in the UK lags behind 19 European countries, as well as most of North America and Asian economies such as Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore more ...

Forrester warns CIOs of cloud market consolidation risks and rewards

Market watcher's latest cloud report outlines how the consolidation of the cloud software and infrastructure market can mean good and bad news for enterprises more ...

ICO highlights challenge Slack-like tools pose to public sector FOI request compliance

The Information Commissioner’s Office outlines how the growing use of cloud-based communication channels could complicate how public sector organisations respond to Freedom of Information requests more ...

Newcastle to put gigabit broadband in council properties

Newcastle City Council is to roll out fibre-to-the-premises broadband in 25 public housing developments more ...

Broadband satisfaction levels fall as Brits stream more content

Massive growth in data use as more people stream media content into their homes may be contributing to increased dissatisfaction with broadband services, says Ofcom more ...

IT outsourcing demand fuels record deal value in first half of 2017

The IT outsourcing market delivered its strongest half-year performance between January and June 2017, fuelled by the activity of the financial services industry and growing demand for IT services more ...

Can retailers be too far ahead of the tech curve?

Ocado is winning plaudits for its innovation but analysts criticise the online grocer for its financial performance more ...

British Airways online check-in systems hit by another IT failure

Passengers complain of queues, delays and flight cancellations after airline's check-in systems suffer temporary outage. more ...

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