Nicholas Fearn
How tech startups survived the pandemic
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startups

How tech startups survived the pandemic

Fledgling firms have stepped in to cater for extraordinary demand for products and services
31 Aug 2021
How the tech industry can retain talent
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Careers & training

How the tech industry can retain talent

As demand for IT skills skyrockets, many tech professionals plan to quit their roles in the near future. How can business leaders solve this problem?
13 Aug 2021
Can the UK semiconductor industry help solve the global chip shortage?
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Hardware

Can the UK semiconductor industry help solve the global chip shortage?

The UK has a booming semiconductor industry and is home to breakthrough technologies, but that may not be enough to make an impact
29 Jun 2021
How to reverse falling GCSE IT numbers
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Careers & training

How to reverse falling GCSE IT numbers

With GCSE IT participation rapidly decreasing, business and technology leaders suggest ways the issue can be tackled
7 May 2021
Why is the government cutting troops for emerging forms of warfare?
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cyber warfare

Why is the government cutting troops for emerging forms of warfare?

Are plans to reduce troop numbers to 72,000 in order to invest in newer forms of warfare future-proofing, or a mistake?
23 Apr 2021
Why IT professionals are concerned about the rise of AI
A cartoon of two workers holding cardboard boxes containing their possessions being shown the door by their boss having been made redundant by a robot worker, who now sits at their desk.
artificial intelligence (AI)

Why IT professionals are concerned about the rise of AI

AI is quickly automating numerous areas of the technology workplace, and many IT professionals fear becoming redundant as a result. Are these concerns…
12 Jan 2021
Is this the beginning of the end for Google?
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Policy & legislation

Is this the beginning of the end for Google?

Google faces a major lawsuit for allegedly breaking competition laws, but what effect it will have on the search giant – if any – remains in doubt
6 Dec 2020
AI, 5G, and IoT will be the most important tech of 2021, IT leaders say
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artificial intelligence (AI)

AI, 5G, and IoT will be the most important tech of 2021, IT leaders say

A new IEEE survey looks at the trends and challenges of IT leaders as 2021 fast approaches
20 Nov 2020
86% of consumers experience cyber crime amid coronavirus pandemic
Security

86% of consumers experience cyber crime amid coronavirus pandemic

Cyber crooks have leveraged the increase in online shopping
19 Nov 2020
Trend Micro's free web-based tool takes on hackers and fake news
fake news
Security

Trend Micro's free web-based tool takes on hackers and fake news

The tool leverages the Google Fact Check API and a partnership with NewsGuard
18 Nov 2020
People can’t resist opening LinkedIn phishing emails
Security

People can’t resist opening LinkedIn phishing emails

Dodgy emails with “LinkedIn” in the subject line had an open rate of almost 50%
16 Nov 2020
Retrain to be a software developer to future-proof your career
Careers & training

Retrain to be a software developer to future-proof your career

Retraining as a software developer offers huge opportunities
13 Nov 2020
Microsoft says skip SMS and voice multi-factor authentication
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mobile security

Microsoft says skip SMS and voice multi-factor authentication

Firm argues some forms of MFA are vulnerable to social engineering attacks
12 Nov 2020
Phishing grows by 220% as cyber criminals leverage COVID-19 pandemic
phishing
phishing

Phishing grows by 220% as cyber criminals leverage COVID-19 pandemic

Over half of all phishing websites mimicked large brands
12 Nov 2020
How the IoT can transform customer experiences
Business strategy

How the IoT can transform customer experiences

From preventative maintenance on white goods to smart mirrors in clothes stores, the IoT is ready to change customer relationships
22 Oct 2020
What can businesses learn from the cyber security challenges of coronavirus
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Security

What can businesses learn from the cyber security challenges of coronavirus

Throughout the pandemic, organisations have responded to a range of cyber security risks. Here are some of their biggest lessons
15 Oct 2020
Is Nvidia’s takeover of Arm a threat to the UK tech industry?
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mergers and acquisitions

Is Nvidia’s takeover of Arm a threat to the UK tech industry?

The spectre of a US chipmaker buying one of Britain's tech crown jewels is causing discontent
1 Oct 2020
How Europe can become a market leader in AI
artificial intelligence (AI)

How Europe can become a market leader in AI

The US and China lead in the AI arms race, while European countries currently lag behind. What can they do to catch up?
6 Aug 2020
Can the UK develop a 5G giant to take on Huawei?
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5G

Can the UK develop a 5G giant to take on Huawei?

Things aren’t easy for Huawei at the moment, but its woes could be someone else's opportunity. Is it time for the UK to develop its own 5G giant?
17 Jul 2020
20 Outlook tips for increasing productivity
email providers

20 Outlook tips for increasing productivity

Outlook is a great email app for business and personal use, but these 20 tips will make it even more powerful
17 Jun 2020
How coronavirus has accelerated the digital transformation of Britain's public sector
public sector

How coronavirus has accelerated the digital transformation of Britain's public sector

Providing support to the public via digital services has rapidly become the new normal for government, health and social care bodies
16 Jun 2020
How safe are cryptocurrencies?
cryptocurrencies

How safe are cryptocurrencies?

Their use of blockchain and anonymity of transactions may make digital currencies seem safe, but hidden weaknesses lurk below the surface
20 Feb 2020
Why the Internet of Things needs security by design
Internet of Things (IoT)

Why the Internet of Things needs security by design

As adoption of connected devices skyrockets, technology manufacturers hold an increasingly important role in defending against security threats
7 Feb 2020
How can facial recognition be made safer?
privacy

How can facial recognition be made safer?

AI brings a new dimension to the balance between security and privacy, with boundaries of acceptable behaviour yet to be set
24 Jan 2020
Will hack-resistant chips really work?
cyber security

Will hack-resistant chips really work?

They're touted as the future of cyber security, but how much they will increase safety is in dispute
13 Jan 2020
What threat do nation state hackers pose to businesses?
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Security

What threat do nation state hackers pose to businesses?

Whether it's spying, disruption or economic sabotage, companies are increasingly at risk of state-sponsored cyber attacks
11 Nov 2019
Why did the government’s 2025 full-fibre dream fail?
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broadband

Why did the government’s 2025 full-fibre dream fail?

Just months after it was first pledged, the PM's plan to "unleash full-fibre” across the country has all but disappeared. What went wrong?
17 Oct 2019
Can the UK tech sector still attract investment post-Brexit?
Business strategy

Can the UK tech sector still attract investment post-Brexit?

Some sectors may be upping sticks for the continent, but the tone in tech is far more upbeat
19 Sep 2019
How technical debt can damage business competitiveness
IT and business strategy
Business strategy

How technical debt can damage business competitiveness

A “deploy now, fix later” attitude can speed processes along, but at what cost?
28 Aug 2019
Are smart cities a disaster waiting to happen?
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smart city

Are smart cities a disaster waiting to happen?

Urban IoT promises to provide better healthcare, utilities, education and policing, but the cost to privacy could be high
21 Aug 2019
Co-op embarks on major digital transformation project
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digital transformation

Co-op embarks on major digital transformation project

The food retailer aims to streamline operations with SAP HANA and cloud-based systems
14 Aug 2019
BA check-in vulnerability exposes passenger information
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cyber security

BA check-in vulnerability exposes passenger information

Wandera discovers unencrypted links within BA's e-ticketing process
14 Aug 2019
NatWest trials voice banking in the UK
voice assistant

NatWest trials voice banking in the UK

Customers will be able to use a Google Home to access their accounts
12 Aug 2019
Samsung's European device market share surges to 40%
Note 10
Mobile

Samsung's European device market share surges to 40%

Apple's footprint shrinks as it struggles to fend off Chinese rivals
12 Aug 2019
How will we staff the IT workforce of the future?
Careers & training

How will we staff the IT workforce of the future?

In the face of breakthrough technologies, STEM education isn't enough
5 Aug 2019