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Former ONS Census Budget Guru Appointed As CFO by Certus Solutions

James Ham has been appointed as the CFO of leading Oracle Platinum Partner Certus Solutions. James joins Certus from the Office for National Statistics, where he was Financial Controller and had previously held budget responsibility for the UK Census. ...

WCry ransomware worm’s Bitcoin take tops $70k as its spread continues

Three wallets linked to the code take in over 250 payments so far.

UploadVR set up “kink room” at the office, says ex-employee in...

UploadVR says the allegations are "entirely without merit."

NewVoiceMedia accelerates expansion in Germany with Munich office

LONDON, 16 May 2017 – NewVoiceMedia GmbH, a leading global provider of cloud contact centre and inside sales technology that enables businesses to have more successful conversations, is continuing its rapid expansion throughout Germany with a new office in Munich.

The office is located on Landsberger Street in the west-end quarter of Munich, a thriving city with a strong tech culture, ranking as Europersquo;s top technology hub according to the European Commission in 2014.

The... Source: RealWire

Privacy Commissioner finds Australia more confident in reporting breaches to police

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has found that only a handful of surveyed respondents would actively report the misuse of information to a state or federal Privacy Commissioner.

IDG Contributor Network: Impact of colocation on software development

What we call “colocation” used to be just “going to the office.” A group of people, in one place, working on one thing.But, with the rise of communication tools that enabled people to work from anywhere, the idea of a distributed workforce gained prominence.

This was due in part because it would cut costs and raise productivity, and because it provided a tool to accelerate recruiting when organizations struggled to hire exceptional people fast enough.We are starting to see the pendulum swing back in favor of colocation.

This happens as organizations discover that software engineering focused on innovation, product development or core business strategy is best developed, in terms of cost and outcomes, by an engineering team, in one place, working on one thing.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Microsoft Graph and Microsoft Teams reshape Office

With Build 2017 starting today in Seattle, it’s going to be an interesting week for developers working with Microsoft technologies. One area that’s going to get more attention this year is Office and Microsoft Graph.

They’re technologies that are ripe for use across the enterprise, building on Azure Active Directory and Office 365. Microsoft says that more than 100 million people use these services every month.In preparation for Build, I sat down with Ron Howard, director of Office 365 ecosystem, and Larry Jin, senior program manager, both members of the Office developer team.

Their focus—and a big focus at Build—was on how developers can build on top of Office 365’s social features, especially Microsoft Graph and the recently released Teams, to enable a smarter type of workflow called microwork.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

EPA boots at least 5 scientists off board, may favor replacements...

The Interior Department is also freezing advisory board and committee meetings.

US Intelligence “transparency report” reveals breadth of surveillance by NSA, others

Over 151 million call records collected to track 42 targets under new "limited" access arrangement.

Julie Larson-Green steps down as Microsoft Office chief experience officer

For those of you who follow the inner workings at Microsoft, the news this morning will come as a shock. Julie Larson-Green, the sole senior Windows executive to survive when Steve Sinofsky exited the company, will step down from her current duties leading the Office user interface design effort.Todd Bishop at GeekWire reports that Larson-Green is recovering from spinal surgery: She’s expected to make a full recovery. However, based on discussions with her doctor, she decided a change was needed to focus more fully on her recovery and physical therapy.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Picture this: Senate staffers’ ID cards have photo of smart chip,...

Senate employees just use passwords, and their badges sport a picture of an alternative.

Sysadmin accused of crashing former employer’s Oracle database with logic bomb

Always ensure the office laptop gets returned A Massachusetts systems administrator is facing charges of breaking the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trespassing, and conversion – using other people's property for a crime – after booby-trapping his former employer's servers.…