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108,000 retail jobs lost to automation and e-commerce since 2011

More than 100,000 high street retail jobs have been lost to automation and e-commerce since 2011, according to a report.

Women and regional workers were most affected as retailers cut traditionally female customer service positions in favour of extra warehouse roles which had mostly gone to men, the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) said.


Darktrace unveils new cyber system that thinks like a human at machine speed

Cyber AI specialist Darktrace has launched a new cyber security tool that emulates real life thought processes to investigate cyber threats at a fraction of the speed of humans.

The UK security firm has been developing the technology behind Cyber AI Analyst for three years at its R&D centre in Cambridge, where researchers used a combination of unsupervised, supervised and deep learning to obtain an algorithmic thumbprint of human intuition and cyber analyst know-how. 100 “world-class” cyber analysts representing a variety of customer deployments were studied as part of the research, the company said.


To get DevOps right businesses need to be clear about the end goal

“DevOps is not about what you do, but what your outcomes are,” said the wise Gene Kim, and we would do well to heed his direction. What he’s urging us to remember is that while DevOps is about enabling a faster speed of working throughout the development process, fundamentally it needs to help in achieving results. Unfortunately, this often gets forgotten in modern-day DevOps practices.

Here are five common mistakes that can occur in DevOps if the end result is not constantly top of mind and how you can avoid falling into these dangerous traps.


Cisco laces network with more AI and machine learning

Analytics and automation to help IT teams understand network behaviour and pre-emptively prevent issues Cisco has released a series of software updates that will see AI and machine learning capabilities become more deeply embedded into the network. The central idea is that new analytics and automation features will provide IT teams with tailored insights and… Read More


Hardware vendor lock-in: A long and messy past
Over the last decade, most organizations have learned to avoid server hardware lock-in. Doing so unlocked massive improvements in terms of costs and agility Today, many organizations are still locked into their switch hardware vendor. Switch hardware vendor lock-in is at least as detrimental to organizations as server hardware lock-in, and must be avoided by... Read More


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