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Sophie Curtis


Sophie Curtis joined Techworld in November 2011, after two years working as Deputy Editor for eWeek Europe UK. She studied English Literature at Newcastle University, and gained experience in IT journalism through internships at and StrategyEye.

Her areas of knowledge and interest are mobile, networking, enterprise software and data centres.

She will also be working on a new project, focusing on the evolution of London's 'Tech City' and enterprise IT startups in the UK.

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Citrix CEO questions efficacy of Yahoo's remote working ban

Citrix CEO Mark Templeton has said that banning employees from working from home is an ineffective way of preventing slacking on the job.


Citrix revamps product line for the mobile workforce

Citrix has made a slew of product announcements, designed to make enterprise applications more accessible via mobile devices.


Citrix NetScaler brings companies closer to Software-Defined Networking

Citrix's application delivery controller NetScaler is enabling organisations to take the first steps towards Software-Defined Networking (SDN), according to Citrix CEO Mark Templeton.


Spiceworks CEO sets sights on the enterprise

Spiceworks, the social business platform for IT professionals, has announced its intention to become the online marketplace for business cloud services, as the platform continues to gain traction in the enterprise sector.


UK law firm replaces NetApp with Nimble Storage array

UK-based law firm Morgan Cole LLP is replacing its NetApp storage platform with a new Nimble Storage array, citing cost and performance benefits.


Lotus F1 CIO: Application strategy key to maintaining enterprise IT control

Having an application strategy that allows employees to find and develop their own solutions is key to maintaining control of an enterprise IT environment, according to Graeme Hackland CIO at Lotus F1.

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Insurance comparison website is using open source NoSQL database MongoDB to improve the customer experience of its home insurance offering.


Technology Strategy Board to invest £47m in digital economy this year

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has been allocated a record £440 million budget this year to support innovative businesses and drive growth across the UK.


Tullow Oil revamps finance and supply chain with SAP and Accenture

Tullow Oil is working with Accenture to design and implement a new SAP solution to replace its existing accounting and supply chain systems, and to develop a new model for managing the integration of the technology and business processes across these two functions.


Facebook investor Thiel leads £3.9m investment in TransferWise

TransferWise, the peer-to-peer international money transfer business, has secured a $6 million investment round led by Valar Ventures, the venture fund founded by Facebook’s first outside investor and co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel.


Oracle opens second UK data centre to support government G-Cloud

Oracle has announced the opening of a new data centre in the UK to support the government’s G-Cloud initiative, following a similar move by earlier this month.


UK government selects Arqiva for £150m Mobile Infrastructure Project

The government’s plans to improve mobile coverage across the UK moved a step closer today, with the news that communication infrastructure provider Arqiva has been appointed to deliver the £150 million Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP).


Blackpool Council rolls out high-capacity broadband network

Lancashire-based ISP The Networking People has won a £3.2 million contract with Blackpool Council to provide a high-capacity broadband network that will serve up to six North West local authorities, as well as 100 schools, libraries, business incubator sites and public buildings.


Ipsos MORI denies selling EE customers' personal data to third parties

Analytics firm Ipsos MORI has refuted the suggestion that it is selling EE customers' personal data its clients, claiming that all information is anonymised and aggregrated, and cannot be connected to individual customers.


Glasgow Uni supports CERN research with high throughput network from Extreme

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland is the focal point of a massive international collaboration to explore the nature of matter and the origins of our universe, but it creates a data deluge beyond the processing power of traditional data centres. The data is therefore sent out to a worldwide grid of 350,000 servers, so that it can be processed and analysed.


Yellow Pages owner Hibu launches website builder for SMBs

Yellow Pages owner Hibu has launched a new cloud platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enabling them to create a mobile-optimised website or online shop and start selling and advertising to prospects in just 10 minutes.


Manchester City FC rolls out high-density WiFi at Etihad stadium

Premier League football club Manchester City FC is rolling out high-density WiFi at its Etihad stadium, allowing fans to use their mobile devices to surf the web and to share their live event experiences.


Durham University upgrades supercomputer for cosmology research

A high performance server cluster is enabling researchers at Durham University to better understand the universe, by allowing them to model phenomena ranging from solar flares to the formation of galaxies.


Queen's Speech: Snooper's Charter is not dead yet

The controversial Communications Data Bill, better known as the “snooper's charter,” is not dead yet, today's Queen's Speech has revealed.


Aviva deploys new claims management solution

The UK’s largest insurer, Aviva, is investing £1 million per annum in a new supplier management solution from The Innovation Group (TIG), in an attempt to bring down the cost of claims.


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