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Computer Weekly – 20 February 2018: The enterprise opportunities for smart speakers

In this week’s Computer Weekly as voice-activated smart speakers grow in popularity, we examine how IT teams can use the technology in enterprise applications. Our latest buyer’s guide looks at the latest developments in customer relationship management (CRM). And UK tech sector leaders tell Parliament why they are so worried about the industry’s prospects after Brexit. 

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  • Engineering student Lauri Love plans to help businesses fight cyber crime, after the court of appeal ruled he can be tried in the UK for allegedly hacking US computer systems.
  • Gavin Scruby, CIO of SmartDebit, talks about the challenges of balancing innovation with regulatory compliance.

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    • With new figures suggesting the average datacentre worker is 55 years old and male, the industry discusses what’s required to secure new talent to replace those approaching retirement age.
    • David Cooper, interim CIO at utility firm Centrica, explains how his job is more than just keeping the lights on.
    • We examine the current state of play in the ongoing competition between the two operating systems.
    • Open source software is a popular choice for high-performance computing, analytics, object storage, cloud and network-attached storage, but can it crack the enterprise?

  • Uber and Volkswagen: Handling ethics in IT

    Uber and Volkswagen, two giants in the transportation industry, have both recently been caught using software to help overcome government audits and tests. The consequences of these findings have been severe, with Uber recently losing its license to operate in London.

    Take a look at this edition of ComputerWeekly to learn more about these and other companies that have experienced difficult ethical software issues.

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