Headset maker B&O Play tracks retail sales with Zyme

B&O Play – the headset franchise of hifi specialist Hit & Olufsen – has started using Zyme channel management applications to handle its products across distribution channels and its growing retail. The franchise, which began four years back, started selling through Bang & Olufsen retail stores, but it needed to enlarge, using third party retailers. The firm had formerly used …

CIO interview: SSAB, Ismo Platan

When Swedish-founded steel company SSAB obtained the Rautaruukki in 2014 in Finland, CIO of Rautaruukki, Ismo Platan, became CIO of the combined organisation. Platan, who’s going to retire, tells Computer Weekly about life on top of IT at a worldwide steel company. Based primarily in the US as well as the Nordics, SSAB has 16,000 workers across 50 states. The …

Datacentre operators must prepare for emissions regulations and power use

The datacentre sector must overhaul its way of sustainability in preparation for regulations around electricity use and discharges, colocation provider Digital Realty has warned. Talking to Computer Weekly, Ricky Cooper, vice president for Europe Middle East and Africa (Emea) at Digital Realty, said the datacentre sector’s emission levels are simply at a stage where the business can anticipate regulators to …

Intland Website: Set World 2016

23-25 February 2016, Nuremberg, Germany Intland Software’s booth number: 4-404 The Embedded World Exhibition + Conference brings together the innovators in product design and development for both hardware and applications. Extreme miniaturization and both embedded electronic equipment and applications are the core facilitators of a networked future frequently referred to as the Internet of Things. Cellular Wireless technologies are key …

CDOs lack organisational design expertise, says Gartner

When it comes to organisational design research company Gartner has identified a dearth of sophistication among the brand new breed of chief data officers. The company says there are 1,000 CDOs global – from 400 in 2014. Mario Faria, research vice president at Gartner, said: “Most CDOs are new to the job and frequently have little experience with managing large …

Met Office expands application program interfaces with CA Technologies

The Met Office is intending to make use of application program interface (API) management applications from CA Technologies to come up with digital weather information services, opening up info to share securely with business associates. Using API direction – which will provide restricted access to information locked in the systems of the organisation – the Met Office expects to assemble …

Technology State 2016 report shows demand for digital abilities in all sectors

The Tech Nation 2016 report, from initiation charity Nesta and Tech City, disclosed the UK technology sector is growing – but the abilities it demands aren’t coming from conventional instruction. In the foreword of the report, prime minister David Cameron wrote: “Technology is actually transforming the way we do a variety of company, right across the nation. We’ll continue to …

Data Ethics Council is called for by House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

The House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee has released the report of its 2015 inquest into big data, calling for “urgent actions on the electronic abilities disaster” and on “getting the better of public doubt over information sharing”. It telephones, among other things, for the establishment of a Council of Data Ethics in the Alan Turing Institute to …

Intland Website: Agile Requirements Direction: Simplify Your Project Management

Date and time: 24 Feb 2016, 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET)Webinar length: 30 minutes What you can learn: Demands Direction is usually considered no more than mandatory management of the documentation that was needed. Businesses that fail Demands Direction regularly end up with incomplete and incorrect advice creating additional work and confusion, but in addition considerable delay in …

Intland Website: REConf 2016

29 Feb-4 Mar 2016, Munich, Germany Intland Software’s booth amount: A10 REConf isn’t only the top seminar on the subject of Requirements Management and Requirements Engineering in the German-speaking world, but it is also the greatest event of its own type in all of Europe. As a German firm supplying a top business application lifecycle management applications with complex requirements …