Tag Archives: IT News

Social Media technology should be incorporated into IT service management

According to Mark Blowers, lead analyst at Ovum \”IT users are coming to expect similar levels of interaction in their corporate lives as they do in their online life as private consumers. Social media tools can work well in IT service management, especially in bringing about improvements in the service provided to users. Delaying an […]

Wi-Fi to be rolled out on London Tube network

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said that \”The rollout of Wi-Fi technology across platforms and public areas of our tube stations will finally allow Londoners to use mobile devices to pick up their emails, access social media sites while they traverse our subterranean network. We are inviting companies to bid for this before next […]

Capita signs 5 new outsourcing deals worth £244 million

The 5 outsourcing deals are: 1.    English Heritage – an outsourcing and IT contract deal 2.    MetLife – a 10 year, £120 million deal which will include IT support and life and pensions administration for financial services 3.    London Boroughs or Bromley and Lewisham – A shared services agreement 4.    National Policing Improvement Agency – […]

Critical Shortage of IT Security Professionals

The Chair of the Cyber Security Challenge Talent Management Committee, Kevin Streater, said that \”The importance of IT to the UK\’s infrastructure has been underestimated. We need security professionals to protect the UK\’s global internet connection. For example, if a UK bank\’s infrastructure goes down, there will be huge damage to the UK economy. Only […]

A £300m+ Trading Platform Consolidation at JP Morgan

Jes Staley, the Chief Executive of JP Morgan’s Investment Bank, said that \”Having a leading technology platform in the trading and operational space is going to be critical in dealing with the regulatory waves that are coming our way.” And Dr Giles Nelson, the Deputy Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Progress Software went on to […]

LinkedIn files for Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Thousands of highly skilled professionals across the United Kingdom use LinkedIn on a daily basis to build connections and search for new and interesting employment opportunities. Unsurprisingly the social network is especially popular within the Information Technology community with many now using the network in support of traditional job website posting searches. Many Recruitment Agencies […]

SAP announces record results for Quarter 4 of 2010

Speaking of the growth in European market, Bill McDermott, Co-CEO of SAP, said that \”Emerging markets in Europe are growing fast. We are optimistic in Europe.\” The company recorded a 20% increase in software sales and software related services in Europe. Speaking on the figures, Co-CEO Jom Hagemann Snabe said that \”We defined a winning […]

Google announces that it will create 1,000 jobs in Europe in 2011

Speaking at the Digital Life Design conference in Germany, and on the back of fourth-quarter profits of $2.54 billion, Eric Schmidt the CEO of Google announced that the company will boost its global workforce by 25% in the coming year with 6,200 new staff required across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the year […]

Mobile Phone Payment Systems expected by end of 2011

Contactless payment technology has been around for a while in countries such as Japan and South Korea however it has yet to take off in the western world. However, with more and more contactless payment readers popping up around the UK, mainly spurred on by the Governments intention to make transactions at the 2012 Olympics […]