NZ-Victoria travel bubble suspended for another six days

New Zealand’s quarantine-free travel pause with Victoria will be extended another six days, the Government has announced. But New Zealand citizens and permanent residents – including Australian citizens …

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Storage performance metrics: Five key areas to look at

Assessing any investment in storage is a question of balancing cost, performance and capacity. But with the growth of solid-state storage and cloud data storage services, evaluating storage systems can be complex. Nonetheless, there are key storage performance metrics and definitions that IT teams can use to simplify comparisons between technologies and suppliers. We look at…

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Matt Hancock at CogX: ‘Huge opportunities’ ahead to exploit health data

Health secretary tells CogX 2021 conference in London that huge opportunities lie ahead in the application of analytics to pseudonymised patient data By Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor Published: 16 Jun 2021 10:56 Speaking at the CogX conference in London this week, health secretary Matt Hancock projected “huge opportunities” for NHS data use. He said:…

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Competition and Markets Authority turns attention to Google and Apple

ymgerman – Are the two dominant mobile operating system providers anti-competitive? The Competition and Markets Authority shines a spotlight on the two digital giants By Cliff Saran, Managing Editor Published: 16 Jun 2021 10:09 The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is looking at the business practices of Google and Apple to assess whether their…

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Travelport makes AWS preferred cloud supplier to oversee its public cloud migration

Tomasz Zajda – Travel retail company Travelport has turned to AWS to help bolster the performance and scalability of its flagship holiday booking platform By Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Published: 16 Jun 2021 10:00 Travelport has named Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud partner, while outlining plans to draw on the…

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Organisations cannot rely on cyber insurance to cover losses

Ransomware attacks have become a big driver of cyber insurance claims, but insurance must not be relied upon as a failsafe, says a report By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 16 Jun 2021 9:02 Ransomware attacks spurred close to half of all the cyber insurance claims filed in North America in the first six months…

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Apple has reportedly considered launching its own primary healthcare service

Apple has reportedly considered a plan to launch its own subscription-based healthcare service, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The idea was conceived in 2016 but has reportedly stalled as Apple focused its healthcare efforts on the Watch, Apple Health and other products and services instead.  The idea was first conceived when…

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Amazon’s Kindle Vella episodic story platform to launch in July

Amazon is launching a serialized fiction store that lets you unlock episodic, self-published stories using in-app and online purchases. The interactive platform, known as Kindle Vella, is another way for authors to generate revenue from the Kindle Direct Publishing service, which paid out $370 million in royalties to independent writers in 2020. The service is…

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The Morning After: Windows 11 looks like this

No sooner was the end of Windows 10 revealed than Windows 11 broke cover. Within 24 hours. Microsoft is going for a numerical update, according to a detailed image leak that shows some major design changes that look a little familiar. A new centralized start button and icons scream Windows 10X — now retired —…

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‘Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City’ is coming to Apple Arcade

Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City first enchanted users with its gorgeous artwork and serene experience back in 2018. Now, it’s coming to Apple Arcade with extra content, developer Snowman has announced.  As before, Alto’s Odyssey will follow Alto and friends as they seek out the Lost City on an sandboarding adventure. You’ll be able to…