Dimension Data publishes its IT trends for 2018

Blockchain, together with artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality, have the potential to deliver disruptive outcomes and reshape digital business in 2018. And companies that have not started the digital investment cycle are at high risk of being disrupted. This is according to the list of top IT predictions for 2018 […]

McAfee labs previews five cybersecurity trends for 2018

McAfee Inc. has released its McAfee Labs 2018 Threats Predictions Report, which identifies five key trends to watch in 2018. This year’s report focuses on the evolution of ransomware from traditional to new applications, the cybersecurity implications of serverless apps, the consumer privacy implications of corporations monitoring consumers in their own homes, long-term implications of […]

New GDPR legislation that could cost you your next job and a 30% pay rise

New data privacy laws could move executive careers into the slow lane around the globe. Senior executives are jeopardising their future career prospects due to a widespread lack of awareness that new European data privacy laws could affect them wherever they are in the world. That’s according to global research which reveals that if professionals […]

Connected Nation – a digital government for everyone

More than three-quarters of us connect to the Internet every day, and being connected through multiple devices has also become the norm. Unsurprisingly, this has changed our expectations and behaviour when it comes to our relationships with government. Connected citizens want even greater access to digitally-delivered services than is currently available. The same is true […]

GE introduces the Digital Industrial Evolution Index

GE has presented a new study at its Minds + Machines conference that highlights the growing gap between management expectations and corporate realities in terms of digital transformation. The survey of IT and operations executives shows that companies see the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as a significant opportunity for new growth and competitiveness – […]

Coal-fired power stations are not always a barrier to renewable energy

Electricity systems previously based largely on coal-fired power stations offer more potential for the expansion of renewable energy than is often claimed. Coal-fired power stations can adapt their electricity generation to the fluctuating output of wind and solar power stations far more flexibly than was generally assumed to date. Only minor modifications are required for […]

ICIS launches a comparison study of EU renewable energy subsidy schemes

ICIS has just published a comparison study of renewable energy subsidy schemes throughout Europe. With this Market Insight Paper, ICIS explores the different paths that Germany, Poland and the UK have chosen on their way to achieving their renewable targets and a cost reduction for the installation of renewable technologies. All three countries chose to […]

Gemalto’s breach report finds identity theft and poor internal security practices taking a toll

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, a global database of public data breaches, revealing 918 data breaches led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017. Compared to the last six months of 2016, the number of lost, […]

LG U+ and Huawei successfully conduct 5G urban field test

In the Sangam area of Seoul, a hotspot for digital and media businesses, LG U+ and Huawei successfully completed the first phase of their 5G intensive urban field test. This 5G field test was designed as commercial-oriented and realised by an end-to-end 5G network with 5G gNodeB, Ng Core and a 5G mobile bearer network. […]

Microsoft unveils a key weapon in the fight against hackers

Hackers will now find it even harder to steal customer information from companies after Microsoft rolled out new security features in its UK data centres. The technology firm announced that Azure SQL Threat Detection will send users an alert when their website is being attacked and suggest how to deal with the threat. The feature, […]

Microsoft unveils superfast blockchain service for companies

Microsoft has announced a first of its kind blockchain service for companies that can handle more than 1,600 transactions per second – much faster than current networks. The Coco Framework is easier to use than other blockchain products, making the technology widely available to firms in a range of sectors, including financial services, supply chain […]

Technology and treatment go hand-in-hand at top UK hospital

One of the UK’s leading hospitals for treating rare and complex conditions will start using Microsoft technology to ensure staff continue to give patients the best possible care. Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH), which runs Addenbrookes and the Rosie hospitals, is to become the largest healthcare organisation in England to run Microsoft’s full suite of cloud-based […]

Microsoft releases Azure Stack to benefit cloud users

Microsoft has expanded its cloud service by letting companies enjoy all the benefits of Azure within their own data centres. Azure Stack has been rolled out across the world, and allows developers to create and run applications on their own servers but use all the Azure tools that cloud-only professionals enjoy. The service will appeal […]

The secret to a healthy life? Big data

It’s an exciting time to be in medicine. Thanks to scientific advances, many more of us are living longer. We’ve seen exciting developments in areas such as robotic surgery, prosthetics and remote care. All these technologies have the potential to revolutionise the way we experience healthcare. With better medical care, Earth’s population has skyrocketed. The […]

Microsoft and Red Hat ease container work for hybrid firms

Microsoft and open-source software company Red Hat have expanded their partnership to help more firms use containers in their own servers and in the cloud. The move is designed to assist businesses who use a hybrid cloud model to become more agile and embrace digital transformation, so they can better serve their customers. Containers give […]

Finance and HR leaders shape digital disruption, new research finds

To enable organisations to thrive in a competitive digital marketplace, Oracle and the MIT Technology Review have released a new study that highlights the importance of collaboration between finance and human resources (HR) teams with a unified cloud. The study, Finance and HR: The Cloud’s New Power Partnership, outlines how a holistic view into finance […]

Oracle expands UK presence with dedicated Oracle government cloud

Continuing its commitment to cloud customers through extensive engineering and infrastructure investments, Oracle today expanded its UK presence with the addition of an Oracle UK Government cloud region. This news builds on Oracle’s recently announced expanded UK and EU-Germany Regions, which are expected to come online in the second half of this calendar year. Oracle’s dedicated […]

Cloud infrastructure reality is outperforming perception finds Oracle study

Businesses are rapidly embracing cloud infrastructure (IaaS) to boost performance and innovation levels, new research from Oracle has revealed. While negative perceptions around security, complexity and loss of control still present barriers to adoption, they are shown to be outdated myths, with those that have moved to IaaS proving the reality is far more positive. […]