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15 November 2017

Slow Tech Adoption Leading to Low Productivity in the UK

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called upon businesses to adopt more “tested” technologies and says government should highlight the need for tech adoption in the UK.


13 November 2017

More Than Half of Schools do not Offer Computer Science GCSE

More than half of schools in England do not offer students a Computer Science GCSE. According to a report by the Royal Society, 54% of schools in England do not offer a Computer Science GCSE, and based on the results, the Royal Society believes a £60m investment in comp


10 November 2017

Is Tech Investment Taking Away Retail Jobs?

Retail jobs have fallen in the third quarter of 2017, compared with the same period last year, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).


31 October 2017

UK to Prepare for Fourth Industrial Revolution

According to a report, advanced digital technology could give UK manufacturing a huge boost and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs.


24 October 2017

Two-thirds of Businesses lack Skills to Adopt AI

Despite the growth of AI only a third of businesses say they have the necessary skills to adopt the technology.


20 October 2017

Government Cuts Cost of Network Infrastructure Rollout

Parts of the Electronic Communications Code (ECC) have been updated to help communication providers deploy new infrastructure more quickly.


16 October 2017

SMEs More Vulnerable than Ever to Cyber-attacks

A study has shown the majority of cyberattacks on small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) result from poor password management.


13 October 2017

Equifax hack affects more UK consumers than first thought

American credit monitoring firm Equifax has admitted that almost 700,000 UK consumers might have been affected by a recent cyber-attack. 


13 October 2017

Facebook continues to invest in virtual reality

Facebook has unveiled the Oculus Go, a standalone virtual reality (VR) headset, at the firm’s annual virtual reality developer conference in California yesterday.


10 October 2017

Global Cybersecurity Collaboration Launched

During a cybersecurity forum in Poland, 14 ecosystems from all over the world have agreed plans to launch a new global cybersecurity organisation. 


06 October 2017

Global IT Spending to Hit $3.7tn Next Year

Organisations across the world are expected to collectively spend $3.7tn on IT products and services next year.


22 September 2017

Cybersecurity Demands Change in Approach

According to industry experts technology design must change to ensure cybersecurity is easier to carry out.


15 September 2017

Lack of Skills Main Barrier to Civil Service Tech Adoption

Civil servants believe better information sharing across government will improve public services, but a lack of skills is still the main barrier to adopting digital services.


14 September 2017

Home Office Agrees Back Office Transformation Deal

The Home Office has selected a new enterprise-resource planning system to improve their back office services.


11 September 2017

Millions of customer records compromised in Equifax breach

About 143 million US customers of credit report giant Equifax may have had information compromised in a cybersecurity breach.


05 September 2017

Majority of UK Firms Hiring for GDPR

Two thirds of UK firms are planning to hire extra staff to help them meet the EU’s new general data protection regulation (GDPR).


24 August 2017

Manufacturing a Key Target for Cyber Attackers

A threat intelligence report has revealed that manufacturers are a key and growing target for cybercriminals.


23 August 2017

Statistics Show Retailers need to Improve Data Security

Data breach statistics show retailers need to address customer data security ahead of the GDPR compliance deadline.   


22 August 2017

New TalkTalk Fine Takes Total Fine for Poor Data Protection

TalkTalk has been issued with another fine for failing to look after its customers’ data, ten months after being hit with a record £400,000 fine.


21 August 2017

NHS Digital Signs Cybersecurity Agreement with Microsoft

NHS Digital has signed a cybersecurity agreement with Microsoft in light of the global WannaCry ransomware attacks.


17 August 2017

NotPetya Attack Cost up to $300m

Transport and shipping giant A.P Moller-Maersk is one of many companies counting the cost of NotPetya – the destructive cyber attack that took place in the second quarter of 2017.