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The data science skills gap is real, and industry needs both academic and technological input to crunch big data, says dunnhumby CIO

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Algorithms without fast and effective application “defeat the purpose” of big data, says Cosset
01 Oct 2014

Oracle announces slew of social and mobile-skewed features to “reach users rather than data scientists”

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Collaboration tools, multiple mobile platform development products and a "corporate Facebook" are all offered up
30 Sep 2014

The key to becoming indispensable to your CIO in the cloud era? Curiosity

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IT teams fear that cloud might make them redundant. But IT leaders say that those who take on new projects and learn new skills should avoid the axe
30 Sep 2014

'We release too many products' admits Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd

New boss 'worries' that OracleWorld conference has too many announcements for customers to take on board
30 Sep 2014

General Motors hires first cyber security chief

GM wants to look at car technology 'on a critical systems level'
29 Sep 2014

Oracle's cloud is the entire Earth, and all our rivals need us, proclaims Larry Ellison

'It’s rude, but it’s the truth' says founder and CTO as he rips into SAP, Salesforce and Workday
29 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: personality over technical expertise, IBM memo and a new bug worse than Heartbleed

Employees to be retrained and have their pay cut at IBM, while Spotify and IBM would hire IT staff on personality rather than skills
26 Sep 2014

Apple officially apologises for broken iOS 8 update as #bendgate trends onwards

Is this Tim Cook’s worst week?
26 Sep 2014

Cloud driving employee skill sets to become more specialised, says City & Guilds IT director

Ian Turfrey tells employees that they have to expand their skill sets
25 Sep 2014

Transport for London selects Computacenter and CSC as part of £80m IT framework

Four UK suppliers chosen to provide hardware, software and services across organisation
23 Sep 2014

Microsoft cuts another 2,100 jobs, with more losses to come

Microsoft Research Lab among operations to close as Nadella continues reforms
19 Sep 2014

SAP acquires GlobalExpense-owner Concur for $7.3bn

Deal for business expense management software provider sees SAP attempt to strengthen its position in the cloud
19 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Scottish independence, Chinese hackers, iPhone 6 issues and Larry Ellison steps aside

No escape: election fever even influences IT issues
19 Sep 2014

Huawei unearths corruption in internal investigation

116 employees suspected of soliciting and accepting bribes from external sales agents
12 Sep 2014

Amazon creates 3,000 jobs as it moves out of Slough HQ

Employees will be based in new 15-storey Shoreditch office or Farringdon building
12 Sep 2014

Morecambe Bay NHS Trust claims it will save £35m with help from Lorenzo EPR system

Trust claims it will spend £9m on 24/7 support services, but will still save £35m over five years
09 Sep 2014

'Staff would just open up Dropbox accounts all over the place' admits US government services CIO

A salutary lesson on shadow IT and why enterprise-grade cloud sharing platforms are a good idea
05 Sep 2014

Box and Microsoft - friends at last?

'It's more natural for us to work with Microsoft today in an integrated fashion' says Box CEO Aaron Levie
04 Sep 2014

Box announces diversification into specific business verticals with Box for Industry

'File sharing and storage are purely the backbone of what we do' says Aaron Levie
03 Sep 2014

G-Cloud is ‘relatively straightforward’, says HS2 CIO

HS2 CIO James Findlay disagrees with IT leaders from Camden Council and the Department of Health
03 Sep 2014

DWP hires Mayank Prakash in new role to replace CIO

Former Avaya and Sage CIO to become DWP director general for technology
03 Sep 2014

Dropbox and Google storage models 'a loser’s game' while Microsoft lags 'eight years behind' Box says VP of engineering

Competitors risk 'negative margin' without offering USP on top of storage offering, warns Sam Schillace
03 Sep 2014

Asos CIO Pete Marsden leaves post 'by mutual consent'

Asos says that it is "reviewing the management structure of its IT department" following the departure
02 Sep 2014

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins sinks $20m into Snapchat

Messaging app now valued at around $10bn after Kleiner Perkins investment
27 Aug 2014