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Research shows organisations expect to ramp up tech investment post Covid-19

Investment in new tech by businesses is likely to increase despite uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic, new research suggests.

A survey of IT professionals by CWJobs as part of its annual Confidence Index found that almost half (49%) of senior staff believe they will increase their tech budget in the wake of the outbreak.


WEBINAR: Improve data flow for your digital business

Vertiv is bringing its CIBSE-approved continuing professional development (CPD) seminars online for contractors, building service and consulting engineers.

The free seminars will focus on popular critical power and thermal management topics. Online or on-demand attendance contributes to CIBSE CPD requirements and attendees will receive a CIBSE-qualified CPD certificate.


One fifth of UK organisations yet to adopt data or analytics tools

Almost a fifth of organisations in the UK are not using any data analytics tools across their business, new research has revealed.

Data analytics company TrueCue, launched by global technology firm Concentra this year, interviewed 100 data and IT professionals at London’s Big Data & AI World last March, to understand how they were currently analysing data within their organisation.

They discovered a large number of the nation’s organisations are still reliant on skilled workers to perform manual processes that would take computers seconds to complete.


Data and security tools overtaking collaboration tools as fasted growing enterprise apps

Cloud identity access and management platform Okta has published its latest Businesses @ Work report, offering fresh insights into the new applications taking over the workforce. 

As Okta is used by thousands of companies to securely integrate their application portfolios, the company’s user data provides a useful indication of application trends.

Whereas previous reports highlighted collaboration tools such as Slack and Zoom as the fasted growing apps, this year’s research suggests we are entering a new period dominated by data and security tools.


Lloyds Banking Group lines up Microsoft Azure as part of £3 billion tech splurge

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) has partnered with Microsoft to accelerate the group’s digital transformation as part of a multibillion-pound tech investment pledge announced two years ago.

The strategic partnership will see the tech giant develop a “modern digital workplace” for the group, which has committed to investing £3 billion in technology to bring its offerings up to speed with agile challenger banks like Monzo and Revolut.

Under the partnership, LBG will get the full force of Microsoft Managed Desktop: Office 365 productivity tools, Microsoft-managed security and feature updates, and a cloud-based “advanced device solution” to support the group’s currency management. 


Technology convention CES a huge opportunity for UK businesses says, trade minister 

Technology convention CES is a “huge opportunity” for British businesses to showcase themselves to the world, the UK’s International Trade Minister has said. Graham Stuart is leading an official delegation of 67 companies representing the UK at the Las Vegas tech show, which opens on Tuesday. The four-day event attracts more than 150,000 visitors and is one of the biggest events in the industry calendar.


Nearly half of students want voice assistant to help with work, research finds

Nearly half of students would like to be given access to a voice-activated assistant to help with their studies, new research suggests.

The technology – now common in many smartphones and smart home speakers – is seen as a vital resource among those studying, with 70 percent of those asked claiming they would not be able to cope without an internet connection.


Trade body techUK serves up tech-focused manifesto

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you will have noticed that the UK election race is heating up.

With the Conservative Party unveiling its (relatively anaemic) manifesto over the weekend, all three of the UK’s major political parties have released their policy pledges and priorities should they be victorious on December 12.


Advancements in imaging technology can now show how tumours form

New imaging technology has been developed to help picture how tumours form. Early diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer could be helped by the tool which researchers at the University of Edinburgh use to detect the key cells involved. The new type of chemical probe can also help scientists track the progress of a tumour and how immune cells can have a positive or negative influence.


Microsoft tells UK businesses to get serious about AI

Businesses in the UK need to move beyond tinkering with AI and get on with seriously harnessing the technology at scale to compete on the global stage, a report by Microsoft has said.

The tech giant has found that organisations already using AI at scale are performing better than those which are not, by making them more productive, showing higher profitability and producing better business outcomes.


Holograms to replace written notes, Barnardo’s says

Holograms and body implants will replace handwritten notes and letters as ways people will communicate in the future, a new survey into digital habits has suggested.

A poll of more than 3,000 children and adults in Britain by children’s charity Barnardo’s found that just 13 percent of young people and 8 percent of adults believe people will still write messages to each other in 30 years’ time.


Brad Smith says age of self-regulation in tech is over

The president of Microsoft has said the age of self-regulation is over for the technology industry, but new rules imposed on the sector must be not introduced for the sake of restricting big companies.

Brad Smith told the PA news agency there must be “thought and balance” to how any new rules are implemented in order to fix specific problems in the sector.



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