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Manchester revealed as the UK’s freelance hub

With the option of flexible hours, working from home and being your own boss, it’s no surprise that many are turning to freelancing instead of the traditional nine to five for income. To help those looking to start out on their own, leading price comparison website, MoneySuperMarket, has conducted a study looking at the best […]


Report reveals the effects of poor enterprise mobility connectivity

Study conducted on behalf of SOTI by VDC Research looks at the state of business-critical mobility across enterprises. Today, more than 50% of the workforce (representing 1.7 billion workers) is mobile, relying on technology and mobile solutions to perform their everyday job functions. Many workers – such as nurses, first responders, field service technicians, or […]


By 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as CHROs

In an era of continuous change, a proactive and adaptive culture is a critical asset and CIOs will play a key role in establishing the right mindsets and practices. Gartner predicts that by 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as Chief HR Officers (CHROs). “A lot of CIOs have realised that culture […]


AI and cloud among most desired technologies by British employees

Technology has reshaped the way in which organisations run their business. Different technology has enabled organisations to streamline and improve various aspects of their operations and functions. Employees have also benefited massively, as they have been able to use technology to make processes within their job role easier and less time-consuming. Interested in modern work […]


KCOM reveals innovation prevented by lack of support, budget and skills

Research commissioned by KCOM, the IT services provider, has revealed that despite considerable enthusiasm to innovate, organisations are being thwarted by tight resources and strong internal resistance. The findings show that a lack of senior stakeholder support is the greatest inhibitor of change, followed closely by budget and a lack of specialist skills. Each appeared […]


Medium-sized businesses are leading digital workplaces, says Aruba

As they continue to contribute more than €1trillion to the economy across EMEA, today’s medium-sized businesses are investing fast in technology. However, with digital now a priority for businesses of all sizes, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, says they must ensure they have the necessary skills and security management in place to handle the […]


Statistics show average DDoS attack volumes have trebled in past year

Cloud anti-DDoS vendor, Link11, has released its DDoS findings for Q4 2018, revealing that the volume and complexity of attacks continued to grow in Europe during the final quarter of 2018. While Link11’s Security Operations Center (LSOC) registered 13,910 attacks in Q4 (12.7% down compared to Q3), the average attack volume grew by 8.7% to […]


State of Finance 2018: Nationwide voted the UK’s most trusted bank

Nationwide is the UK’s most trusted financial service provider for 2018, according to new research from experience management company, Qualtrics. The research, which surveyed 1,000 UK consumers about the banks and financial services they use, explored aspects including customer loyalty and trust, and the technology trends that are defining the future of banking. Of the […]


Equinix survey reveals further shift to cloud despite security concerns

Equinix, a leading global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the findings of an independent survey of more than 1,200 senior IT professionals from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Results show that more than seven in 10 (71%) organisations are likely to move more of their business functions to the cloud in the coming years. […]


Thales research reveals Digital Transformation puts sensitive data at risk

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, has announced that the rush to Digital Transformation is putting sensitive data at risk for organisations worldwide. That is according to the company’s 2019 Thales Data Threat Report – Global Edition with research and analysis from IDC. As organisations embrace new technologies, such as multi-cloud […]