Business strategy

Samsung’s decision to pull “insensitive” ad is a drag
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Business strategy

Samsung’s decision to pull “insensitive” ad is a drag

Businesses should stop exploiting LGBTQ+ people for profit if they’re not ready to defend them
21 Jan 2022
FAA declares 78% of commercial US plans 5G-safe
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5G

FAA declares 78% of commercial US plans 5G-safe

Over one in five planes still not cleared to fly in low-visibility conditions near 5G cell towers
21 Jan 2022
UKCloud acquired by Hadston 2 investment group
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mergers and acquisitions

UKCloud acquired by Hadston 2 investment group

The group will aim to expand the British cloud provider and boost the UK economy with high skilled jobs
21 Jan 2022
Federal Reserve warns foreign centralised digital currencies could decrease global use of dollar
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digital currency

Federal Reserve warns foreign centralised digital currencies could decrease global use of dollar

New report argues CBDCs could level the playing field for private sector innovation but that network security remains a significant challenge
21 Jan 2022
Intel to build $20 billion chip production site in Ohio
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Hardware

Intel to build $20 billion chip production site in Ohio

1,000-acre site for new semiconductor plants could house up to eight facilities
21 Jan 2022
Microsoft tells IT admins to turn off legacy group policies to improve Windows performance
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft tells IT admins to turn off legacy group policies to improve Windows performance

Though the recommendations are supposed to simplify the management of environments, admins say they are being given conflicting advice from the compan…
21 Jan 2022
IT Pro News In Review: UK four-day working week, cyber crime in schools, GDPR fines of €1bn in 2021
IT Pro News In Review: UK four-day working week, cyber crime in schools, EU GDPR fines of €1bnvideo
Business strategy

IT Pro News In Review: UK four-day working week, cyber crime in schools, GDPR fines of €1bn in 2021

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
21 Jan 2022
The metaverse is a waste of time, effort and processing power
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collaboration

The metaverse is a waste of time, effort and processing power

If you look closely, this next big digital breakthrough is actually all around us
21 Jan 2022
SolarWinds acquires federal services provider Monalytic
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mergers and acquisitions

SolarWinds acquires federal services provider Monalytic

The deal builds on a long-term partnership and will help create enhanced IT management and security services for federal clients
20 Jan 2022
Singapore and Madrid named biggest movers in latest data centre rankings
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data centres

Singapore and Madrid named biggest movers in latest data centre rankings

However Singapore remains one of the most expensive places to buy data centre land in the world
20 Jan 2022
MoJ faces £17.5m GDPR fine over subject access request backlog
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data protection

MoJ faces £17.5m GDPR fine over subject access request backlog

The Information Commissioner's Office says the rights of data subjects are now being infringed by the processing delay
20 Jan 2022
Google to shut down free G Suite accounts
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Google Docs

Google to shut down free G Suite accounts

Legacy G Suite users have been able to continue using their custom domain accounts for free for ten years
20 Jan 2022
Applications open for government's Help to Grow: Digital scheme
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startups

Applications open for government's Help to Grow: Digital scheme

New small business support site provides a list of 'approved' CRM and digital accountancy providers
20 Jan 2022
White House issues memorandum to bolster national security systems
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cyber security

White House issues memorandum to bolster national security systems

Agencies must now implement multi-factor authentication within 180 days, along with encryption for data at rest and in transit
20 Jan 2022
Skills 'deficit' forces Student Loans Company to spend heavily on temp staff
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Careers & training

Skills 'deficit' forces Student Loans Company to spend heavily on temp staff

The organisation has spent £2.6 million on agency staff as it struggles to retain technical employees
19 Jan 2022
Cyber incident strikes Gloucester City Council as residents suffer service outages
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cyber security

Cyber incident strikes Gloucester City Council as residents suffer service outages

The Council has been hit with so-called 'sleeper' malware in what could be the second major cyber incident in the past decade
19 Jan 2022
FireEye and McAfee Enterprise relaunch as Trellix
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mergers and acquisitions

FireEye and McAfee Enterprise relaunch as Trellix

The new pure-play cyber security firm’s platform combines automation, machine learning, and threat intelligence
19 Jan 2022
The UK's IoT proposals are riddled with ‘astonishing’ gaps
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Internet of Things (IoT)

The UK's IoT proposals are riddled with ‘astonishing’ gaps

The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PTSI) Bill aims to address the connected devices security nightmare, but experts agree it …
19 Jan 2022
Microsoft buys game developer Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft buys game developer Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

The surprise acquisition will make Microsoft the third-largest gaming company in the world
18 Jan 2022
What is big data analytics?
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Business strategy

What is big data analytics?

We explain the differences between descriptive, predictive and prescriptive methods of looking at data
18 Jan 2022
US airlines warn of “catastrophic” crisis days before 5G rollout
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5G

US airlines warn of “catastrophic” crisis days before 5G rollout

The companies have warned that the harm from 5G deployment is substantially worse than originally anticipated
18 Jan 2022
Best laptops 2022: Acer, Asus, Dell and more
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Laptops

Best laptops 2022: Acer, Asus, Dell and more

Looking for a business machine that won’t let you down? Here’s our pick of the best laptops in 2022
18 Jan 2022
NSW ditches e-voting system after glitch left citizens unable to vote
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digital transformation

NSW ditches e-voting system after glitch left citizens unable to vote

The electoral commissioner is also seeking the validity of the results in three councillor elections
18 Jan 2022