Sabina Weston
Lenovo launches new workstations for the hybrid working environment
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Hardware

Lenovo launches new workstations for the hybrid working environment

The new P-series workstations come with Intel Core and Xeon mobile CPUs and Nvidia’s RTX A5000 GPUs
17 Jun 2021
Tech Nation: UK needs more fintech poster-children
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Business strategy

Tech Nation: UK needs more fintech poster-children

Comments follow Wise’s decision to list on the London Stock Exchange without raising any funds
17 Jun 2021
A third of SMBs have never heard of gigabit broadband
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broadband

A third of SMBs have never heard of gigabit broadband

This lack of awareness could hinder UK target of reaching 85% full-fibre coverage by 2025, advisory group warns
16 Jun 2021
AWS and Vodafone team up to bring 'ultra-low latency' to UK businesses
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5G

AWS and Vodafone team up to bring 'ultra-low latency' to UK businesses

Vodafone's customers and software developers are the first in Europe to benefit from the Wavelength technology
16 Jun 2021
Ikea fined €1.1 million for spying on employees
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privacy

Ikea fined €1.1 million for spying on employees

Privacy experts slam the fine as a 'slap on the wrist' and say the retailer could have faced much harsher consequences under GDPR
16 Jun 2021
Most tech products will be built by non-IT professionals by 2024
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digital transformation

Most tech products will be built by non-IT professionals by 2024

Gartner expects the next 12 months to bring some high-profile tech launches from non-tech companies
15 Jun 2021
NCSC: Ransomware is the biggest cyber threat facing the UK
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ransomware

NCSC: Ransomware is the biggest cyber threat facing the UK

Lindy Cameron warns of the evolving ecosystem of ransomware, facilitated by the rise of ransomware as a service
14 Jun 2021
Avaddon ransomware gang shuts down and releases decryption keys
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ransomware

Avaddon ransomware gang shuts down and releases decryption keys

Avaddon is the latest hacking group to have suspend operations, following in the footsteps of DarkSide and Maze
14 Jun 2021
CD Projekt acknowledges stolen data is being circulated online
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ransomware

CD Projekt acknowledges stolen data is being circulated online

International law enforcement agencies Interpol and Europol have been informed
11 Jun 2021
UK and US announce new science and technology partnership
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Policy & legislation

UK and US announce new science and technology partnership

The two countries will collaborate on creating new jobs as well as increasing the cyber security of UK and US citizens
11 Jun 2021
French e-signature startup hoping to break US dominance raises €30 million
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startups

French e-signature startup hoping to break US dominance raises €30 million

The e-signature market, dominated by the likes of DocuSign and Adobe, is expected to grow by 24.6% per year over the next decade
10 Jun 2021
JBS pays $11 million ransom following cyber attack
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ransomware

JBS pays $11 million ransom following cyber attack

The White House says a Russian state-backed hacking group was behind the ransomware attack
10 Jun 2021
Female enrolment in STEM courses increased to 46% in 2020
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Careers & training

Female enrolment in STEM courses increased to 46% in 2020

The most popular courses included computer science, programming, and machine learning
9 Jun 2021
Fastly blames software bug for major outage
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public cloud

Fastly blames software bug for major outage

The CDN service says the bug was triggered by a valid customer configuration change
9 Jun 2021
Salesforce expects at least half of employees to continue working remotely
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Business operations

Salesforce expects at least half of employees to continue working remotely

Just 20% of the CRM provider's employees worked from home prior to the pandemic
8 Jun 2021
Fastly outage takes down Amazon, GitHub and more
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cloud computing

Fastly outage takes down Amazon, GitHub and more

CDN downtime left internet users unable to access countless websites, code-hosting platforms and streaming services
8 Jun 2021
BT's 'SoHo' business aims to help SMBs rebuild post-pandemic
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startups

BT's 'SoHo' business aims to help SMBs rebuild post-pandemic

The spin-off will offer broadband packages, free digital skills training and cyber security tools to SMBs and startups
7 Jun 2021
UK to scrap Digital Services Tax in favour of G7 tax deal
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Policy & legislation

UK to scrap Digital Services Tax in favour of G7 tax deal

The Global Tax Agreement was announced following a two-day meeting chaired by chancellor Rishi Sunak
7 Jun 2021
Education is needed to end apprenticeship stigma, says BCS
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Careers & training

Education is needed to end apprenticeship stigma, says BCS

Only 4% of those surveyed by UCAS associate the word ‘prestigious’ with an apprenticeship
28 May 2021
SolarWinds hackers hit 150 organisations in new wave of attacks
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cyber attacks

SolarWinds hackers hit 150 organisations in new wave of attacks

Microsoft warns that “nation-state cyber attacks aren’t slowing”
28 May 2021
Pandemic-fuelled PC demand helps tip Lenovo’s shipments
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Hardware

Pandemic-fuelled PC demand helps tip Lenovo’s shipments

The company reported the best fourth quarter ever for PC and smart devices
27 May 2021
Global tax deal must include tech giants, says Treasury source
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Policy & legislation

Global tax deal must include tech giants, says Treasury source

The comments were made ahead of the UK-hosted G7 Trade Ministerial meeting
27 May 2021
McAfee to refund customers following CMA auto-renew probe
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antivirus

McAfee to refund customers following CMA auto-renew probe

Investigation found that long-term users of the antivirus software were being charged higher prices than new customers
26 May 2021
Google extends online courses to UK job seekers
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Careers & training

Google extends online courses to UK job seekers

These Career Certificates include courses in IT support, project management, and UX design
26 May 2021
Bose admits ransomware attack exposed employee data
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ransomware

Bose admits ransomware attack exposed employee data

Hackers managed to obtain HR data including "compensation-related information" during the March attack
25 May 2021
Huawei to launch HarmonyOS for smartphones next week
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operating systems

Huawei to launch HarmonyOS for smartphones next week

The Chinese tech giant will switch to its homegrown OS as it looks to fully abandon Android by October
25 May 2021
Eight arrested over Royal Mail ‘smishing’ scam
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phishing

Eight arrested over Royal Mail ‘smishing’ scam

The arrests come weeks after researchers found a 645% increase in Royal Mail-related phishing scams
24 May 2021
HSBC CEO says "volatile" Bitcoin is "not for us"
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cryptocurrencies

HSBC CEO says "volatile" Bitcoin is "not for us"

Noel Quinn’s comments come as Bitcoin tumbled by almost 50%
24 May 2021
UK’s 'green industrial revolution' to create 60,000 jobs
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public sector

UK’s 'green industrial revolution' to create 60,000 jobs

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy announced a £166.5 million cash injection for green technology
24 May 2021
Irish High Court serves HSE hackers an injunction to block data leak
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ransomware

Irish High Court serves HSE hackers an injunction to block data leak

The legal action aims to prevent the Conti hacking group from leaking sensitive medical data
21 May 2021
UK competition watchdog approves O2-Virgin merger
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mergers and acquisitions

UK competition watchdog approves O2-Virgin merger

CMA rules merger unlikely to adversely affect market competition
20 May 2021
Global chip shortage hits Cisco supply chain
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components

Global chip shortage hits Cisco supply chain

CFO Scott Herren said that issues will last until at least the end of 2021
20 May 2021
Ocado to create 100 new tech jobs in the UK
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Careers & training

Ocado to create 100 new tech jobs in the UK

The grocery e-tailer is recruiting software engineers, product managers, technicians, and testers for its Welwyn Garden City campus
18 May 2021
Russian spy chief rebuffs “pathetic” SolarWinds hack accusations
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cyber attacks

Russian spy chief rebuffs “pathetic” SolarWinds hack accusations

Sergei Naryshkin said the tactics of the attack were similar to those used by US and British intelligence agencies.
18 May 2021
17.1 million Brits lack essential digital skills for work
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digital divide

17.1 million Brits lack essential digital skills for work

Only 23% of surveyed employees received any digital skills training from their employers
17 May 2021