18 Mar 2016: This week’s highlighted articles

Telehealth advancements – news roundup 

In order to bring portable healthcare to the public at a reduced cost, Kainos Group and InTouch have joined together to unveil a scheme of telehealth offerings that will be developed for the global market.

Demand for cyber security professionals continues to rise 

Demand for cyber security professionals grew by almost 70% between 2012 and 2015 – 40% higher than the overall growth rate for IT professionals. This is according to the latest Professional Recruitment Trends report from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

Google Chrome increases reward bug bounty to US$100,000 

Google Chrome has increased its maximum bug bounty to US$100,000 among fears that software is becoming more susceptible to hacking. Google set up the bug bounty programme as a deterrent for illegal hackers, offering a reward for finding bugs within their system.

General Motors acquires autonomous vehicle firm 

General Motors Co. recently announced that it is acquiring Cruise Automation to add software talent and rapid development capability to further accelerate GM’s development of autonomous vehicle technology.

And from our sister site, DevOps Online: Jumpstarting DevOps with continuous testing

There is a popular myth that DevOps is about discarding everything that has been built so far and starting from scratch. That is not the case. However, the adoption of DevOps does demand a certain cultural shift with people, process and technology in the line of development, testing and operations. Andreas Golze, VP Quality Engineering & Assurance, Cognizant, explains.