IT Risk Management

Hong Kong’s Hutchison Group, which runs mobile carrier ‘3’, protests as USA puts it on new China ban list

Trump administration is behind the times: used old name for Chinese company Hutchison sold ages ago

The CK Hutchison Group, the Hong-Kong-based conglomerate that operates the “3” mobile brand and maintains plenty of other telecoms investments, wants to clear its name after it appeared on a new list of companies the USA designates as military end users to which US companies cannot export.…

UK on track to miss even its slashed full-fibre gigabit coverage goals, warn MPs

Plus: Govt has no targets at all for 5G deployment, claims telco insider

The UK’s cross-party Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has warned that the government risks missing its target to deliver gigabit-capable broadband to 85 per cent of the country by 2025, citing “considerable challenges” to the infrastructure rollout.…

SHRT hits the fan for first-gen Surface Hub users: Jumped-up whiteboard can now be updated via dedicated tool

Also: Santa drops a final Windows Insider release, new PowerShell, Skype Together Mode

In brief  As some Surface Hub 2 users continue to wait for Microsoft to deal with whatever has befallen the Windows update for their shiny wall decorations, the original Surface Hub can now pick up the new code via the Surface Hub Recovery Tool (SHRT).…

Red Hat defends its CentOS decision, claims Stream version can cover ‘95% of current user workloads’

Doing both CentOS Stream and CentOS Linux would mean doing both poorly claims CentOS board member

Red Hat’s Karsten Wade, a Senior Community Architect and member of the CentOS board, has defended the decision to kill off CentOS Linux in favour of CentOS Stream, saying the two projects were “antithetical” and Stream is a satisfactory replacement in most cases.…