Latest Data articles

Facebook, Google attack MEP report calling for tougher restrictions on use of personal data

Document urges EU to give its citizens much more control over how their data is exploited
09 Jan 2013

Computing research: taming the data monster

A look at some of the technologies Computing readers are deploying to tackle the enormous demand for storage
09 Jan 2013

Predictive analytics helps firms to get 'about three per cent better at guessing', says APT chief

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But that is still worth 'a lot of money', claims Jim Manzi
08 Jan 2013

Happy 30th birthday to the internet as TCP/IP reaches milestone

ARPANET switched protocol at the start of 1983
02 Jan 2013

ICO slams lax data practices in local government after four more councils are fined

Information Commissioner says there is 'an underlying problem with data protection in local government'
18 Dec 2012

Apple and Foursquare discuss data share deal

iPhone producer wants access to social network's local map information.
18 Dec 2012

O2 warns customers about possible personal data loss

Back-up tape misplaced by partner IBM over a year ago
05 Dec 2012

One per cent GDP spent on IT is still too much, says Liam Maxwell

Government deputy CIO wants cloud services to further decrease costs
29 Nov 2012

Why better data governance means better business

Organisations don’t leave their cash to look after itself, so why do they do so with data?
23 Nov 2012

Facebook's new privacy policy to allow data sharing with Instagram

User data to be shared across Facebook's portfolio and affiliates in a move similar to Google's much-criticised policy
22 Nov 2012

ICO publishes best practice code on anonymisation of data

Code explains issues surrounding anonymisation of personal data and its disclosure
21 Nov 2012

Education on data loss needed more than ICO fines, says Quest

Lessons need to be learned about data governance and the consequences of losing information
06 Nov 2012

Case Study: Private cloud at Wolfestone

Translation services firm explains why it has deployed a private cloud system rather than public or hybrid variants
26 Oct 2012

Plans for online patient access to medical records 'open to abuse', warns ICO

ICO welcomes public access to private medical records, but precautions need to be in place, says David Evans
25 Oct 2012

Cleaning out the data pipes

22 Oct 2012

Google says security is better in the cloud, but many doubts remain

Eran Feigenbaum says cloud security offers more protection, but Computing research suggests he has an uphill struggle convincing others
16 Oct 2012

BMC stitched up by Singer

16 Oct 2012

PSN 'is a journey', says Cabinet Office as CIOs criticise public network

PSN 'not well-developed enough' for full use say council leaders
16 Oct 2012

Making a Europe fit for the cloud

The global nature of cloud computing is creating headaches for those trying to craft a coherent set of rules
16 Oct 2012

Case study: Morrison's data warehouse

Supermarket chain bemoans lack of technical skills in the north, but benefits from IT layoffs at HBOS
03 Oct 2012

HMRC to move storage to the G-Cloud

Cloud service switch to be complete by April 2013 and will save £1m
28 Sep 2012

CSC finally implements Lorenzo patient records management system

Manchester’s Tameside Hospital becomes first user of much-criticised system
18 Sep 2012

TalkTalk selects QlikView over Tableau for ‘cheaper and easier deployment’

Business intelligence platform reduces time to create reports
17 Sep 2012

Data sharing "in danger of becoming one of the big consumer issues of our time"

Public anxiety over information sharing is an issue that needs addressing, says report
14 Sep 2012