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Welsh Revenue Authority administers taxes for first time in 800 years

Kainos Group plc (KNOS), a leading provider of digital services and platforms, has announced that six months after the successful launch of a cloud-based revenue collection and management system for the Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA), the solution has seen 97% of all tax returns being completed online. Established by Welsh Government, the WRA is the […]


Welsh Revenue Authority administers taxes for first time in 800 years

The Welsh Revenue Authority is taking a step in the right direction when it comes to managing taxes efficiently. The organisation is working on a cloud-based system and is keeping up with the pace of innovation on behalf of the Welsh government. Anthony Pritchard, Head of Digital and Technology for the Welsh Revenue Authority, tells […]


Study reveals views on cybersecurity literacy of government officials

Venafi, a leading provider of machine identity protection, has announced the results of a survey of 515 IT security professionals’ views on the cybersecurity literacy of government officials. The survey was conducted earlier this year at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. According to the survey, 88% of respondents believe all government officials should […]


Skybox Security expert on the IoT cyber-risk to enterprises

Last month, the UK government published new measures to help manufacturers boost the security of Internet-connected devices. Peter Batchelor, Director at Skybox Security,  argues that that while it’s good to see consumers being taught cyberhygiene, warnings about IoT security risks and best practices should be extended to the business environment. In October, the Department for Digital, Culture, […]


EU cybersecurity organisations agree on 2019 roadmap

Four leading European cybersecurity organisations have agreed on a roadmap for 2019. On November 6, following a meeting at working level, the four principals of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Europol, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the European Defence Agency (EDA) and the Computer Emergency Response Team for the […]


German state to fully deploy Axon body-worn cameras for public safety

Axon, the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, has announced that the State Police of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany has contracted with Axon Public Safety Germany SE, a subsidiary of Axon, for an agency-wide rollout of 1,350 body-worn cameras. This order was received in the third and fourth quarters of 2018 and will ship in multiple phases […]


Web summit to remain in Lisbon until 2028, in new €110 million deal

Paddy Cosgrave, CEO of Web Summit, and António Costa, the Prime Minister of Portugal, have revealed that Lisbon will remain the host city of Web Summit for the next decade. This is under a new €110 million deal, including a large-scale venue expansion to facilitate the conference’s fast-growth. After a robust and competitive tender process […]


Huawei executes intelligence to help build better Smart Cities

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei held a Smart City Summit with the theme ‘Activate Intelligence to Build Better Smart Cities’. Huawei discussed with industry experts and Smart City practitioners about how to build new Smart Cities using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The summit showcased Huawei’s innovative practices in ‘AI and Smart City’ and how it made […]


Projects lay groundwork for a future of robolawyers and flying cars

Business Secretary, Greg Clark, has awarded £10 million to UK regulators to help drive forward innovation in the public sector and help it seize long-term opportunities including the growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the future of mobility. The Regulators’ Pioneer Fund is funding 15 unique projects that will unlock the economic opportunities identified in […]


Smart cities market to expand by govt. initiatives and IoT adoption

Smart cities incorporate various information and communication technologies to fuel sustainable economic growth. They are developed with the aim to provide enhanced urban services to reduce resource overall costs and energy consumption. Continuous growth in urbanisation leads to surge in demand for smart technology for efficient day-to-day services for better resource management. The wide adoption […]