22 Apr 2016: This week’s highlighted articles 

Retail sector at high risk of being targeted by cybercriminals 

New research has shown that cybercriminals are redirecting their focus from the financial sector to retail.

Digital fitness technology is making Britain healthier 

The widespread use of fitness applications and wearable technology has boosted the health and activity levels of members of the British public, according to new research.

New EU standard to help close the e-skills gap 

The introduction of a new European standard for ICT professionals has been said by CEPIS (The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies) to be a step in the right direction for helping to solve the lack of e-skills throughout Europe.

UK Ministry of Defence investing in big data analytics platform 

The UK Ministry of Defence has invested in a big data analytics platform for operational tactical planning and support, using persistent surveillance and patented artificial precognition.

Speaking exclusively with softwaretestingnews.co.uk, Gary Brooks, Chief of Engineering at Massive Analytic, an artificial intelligence firm, explained the testing strategy behind the big data analytics platform.

Software glitch delays Volkswagen recall 

The unfortunate times of Volkswagen seem to not end. The automaker has announced that it will delay the recall of 160,000 Passat and Skoda cars in Europe after software updates aimed at fixing emission violations failed to work.

And from our sister site, DevOps Online: Learning DevOps success from the Ordnance Survey at The National DevOps Conference 

New for 2016 with an exceptional line-up of speakers including heads transformation, agile and DevOps specialists The National DevOps Conference will take place on the 17-18 May 2016 at The British Museum.

Keith Watson, Agile Delivery Manager at the Ordnance Survey will be a speaker at this years National DevOps Conference. He will be presenting on: ‘Chance Favours The Prepared Mind Getting Ready For DevOps’.


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