today's top tech news

Thursday 18th October

Today’s stars: Big data, NHS, Mobile jobs, Facebook, Socail networking, BYOD, Surface tablets

Today’s sources: Computer Weekly, CIO, ComputerWorld UK, CBR, CRB, CRN, V3


Computer Weekly – Advanced analytics skills shortage stymies big data programmes – Brain McKenna
A “critical” advanced analytics skills shortage is impeding big data programmes. This is one finding of a research report from IBM and the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.

CIO – NHS director: Sack me if there isn’t a data revolution in healthcare – Derek du Preez
The national director for patients and information on the NHS Commissioning Board, Tim Kelsey, has said that he is willing to put his job on the line if the UK’s healthcare system doesn’t undergo a data revolution by next year.

ComputerWorld UK – Most enterprises have key mobile jobs to fill – Antony Savvas
Three quarters of US and UK enterprises have mobile-based jobs still to fill, according to research among US and UK HR managers at 600 enterprises.

CBR – Facebook partners with seven anti-virus companies to beef up security
Seven anti-virus companies added to its Antivirus Marketplace which include Avast, AVG, Avira, Kaspersky, Panda, Total Defense and Webroot

CBR – 28% of nine and ten-year-olds in UK use social networking websites: study
UK children are more expected to go online through a mobile or handheld device

CRN – One in five companies shuns BYOD policies – Sara Yirrell
A number of firms are allowing employees to use their own devices at work without implementing a BYOD policy, research has claimed.

V3 – Surface tablets selling out already – James Dohnert
Pre-order supplies of the 32GB version of the Surface tablet have sold out of Microsoft’s US online store.



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