Norway merges payment systems to combat global competition

Norway’s banks are fighting off competition from global technology giants by creating a merged payment service. The banks have signed a letter of intent to bring three payment and identification systems – Vipps, BankAxept and BankID Norway – under the same roof. By submitting your personal information, you agree that …

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AWS cloud security: Amazon CISO shares secrets to building secure cloud products

The pace of innovation and new product development at Amazon Web Services (AWS) is often cited by analysts as being one of the cloud giant’s biggest sources of competitive difference. According to data from 451 Research, published ahead of this year’s AWS Re:Invent partner and customer conference in Las Vegas, …

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Councils continue to spend on Oracle despite budget constraints

Despite local authorities facing budget cuts, spending on Oracle appears to be increasing, according to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request conducted by database firm TmaxSoft. Out of the 60 councils that responded to its FOI request, TmaxSoft reported that just under a third said their spend on Oracle had …

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