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Alibaba to push global expansion, says new CEO

Chinese e-retail group Alibaba has emphasised the importance of driving its globalisation strategy should it be serious about the success of cross-border sales and recruitment. CEO Daniel Zhang announced yesterday at a strategy meeting at Alibaba HQ, that the e-commerce giant would be pushing its international expansion efforts. “We will organise a global team and adopt… Read More

U.S. military to recruit civilian cybersecurity experts

The U.S. Army is to create a new cybersecurity division, Cyber Branch 17, and is also considering launching a cyber career track for civilians, according to an announcement made this week by Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon. Cardon, who currently heads the U.S. Army’s cyber command, ARCYBER, spoke to the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on Tuesday… Read More

Netflix-derived algorithm tells you when your best employee is about to leave you

A former Netflix data scientist has used the video-streaming company’s movie recommendation algorithm to develop a predictive system to let employers know when they are about to lose their most talented and productive workers. Workday Talent Insights is a new app from Human Resources software creator Workday, and aims to use a variety of criteria… Read More

Oxford University announces Big Data and IoT project for NHS patients

Oxford University has launched a combined Big Data and Internet of Things programme designed to improve care for hospital patients. In collaboration with the US-based Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine, the University of Oxford announced yesterday its plan to sequence genomes of individual patients using analytics tools and connected devices. The project is fully… Read More

GCHQ approves cyber security training at UK universities

The UK government’s spy agency, GCHQ, has approved six Master’s degrees in cyber security, in its drive to train the next generation of internet security experts. Announced by the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude last Friday, the six academic centres accredited to teach the course included Oxford, Lancaster and Royal Holloway. The courses… Read More