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Salesforce targets consumer goods and manufacturing verticals with two new cloud platforms

Salesforce has added to its extensive portfolio of cloud products with two new cloud platforms for the consumer goods and manufacturing industries.

The CRM giant said the two platforms will help companies in both industries adapt to transformational trends brought about by AI, blockchain, IoT and 3D printing that are forcing them to become more customer-centric.


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.


Cyber-spooked UK business leaders are hesitant to adopt new tech

67 percent of UK business leaders say cyber security concerns are preventing them from adopting new technology and blocking their digital transformation strategies, according to a new cyber security report. 

The report, conducted by EY, surveyed 175 C-suite executives at UK-based businesses to assess the state of the British cyber security landscape at the board level.


UK CIOs bottom of global workflow digitisation rankings

UK CIOs are failing to recognise the importance of workflow digitisation A CIO survey conducted by Oxford Economics for ServiceNow has found that UK CIOs are putting the least amount of budget aside for workflow digitisation compared to other countries. The global survey, that interviewed 516 CIOs, also revealed that nearly two-thirds of CIOs consider… Read More


UK autonomous vehicle industry standards to be agreed in new scheme

The Department of Transport and industry bodies will work together to create safety and technology standards for driverless cars A programme to help create industry standards for autonomous vehicles has been unveiled in the hope of accelerating the successful rollout of self-driving cars in the UK. The scheme has been launched by the Department for… Read More


NTT combines Dimension Data, NTT Communications, and NTT Security into $11 billion entity

New $11bn IT services entity to be headquartered in London Japanese telecommunications company NTT Corp has consolidated three of its key IT businesses into a single $11bn (£8.7bn) business. The new technology services arm is called NTT Ltd and is made up of Dimension Data, NTT Communications and NTT Security. In total 28 brands have… Read More


Mobile banking ‘to be more popular than high street branches by 2021’

The tipping point at which mobile banking is expected to overtake branches is predicted to happen in 2021, data experts Caci said Mobile banking is set to overtake high street bank branches by 2021 in terms of popularity, according to projections. Data experts Caci said growing numbers of people owning a smartphone is partly behind… Read More


Employees caught in two minds about the passwordless workplace

Organizations must demonstrate they can be trusted with employee biometric data if passwordless methods are to penetrate the workplace Workers are ready to ditch passwords and embrace passwordless security methods such as biometrics, but do not trust their employers to protect their data, according to research released today by Okta. The Identity-as-a-Service company, which boasts… Read More


Met Police arming itself with Microsoft 365 and Azure

The force will work with Microsoft to develop Azure-based digital investigation systems The Metropolitan Police have enlisted the support of tech giant Microsoft in a bid to transform the force’s digital capabilities and reduce crime in London. Bosses are hoping the computing firm’s technology will help them identify more offenders, while saving officers time and… Read More


The UK tech sector produces a unicorn ‘each month’

The UK produced 13 firms valued at more than 1 billion US dollars over the past year The UK tech sector has produced one unicorn firm each month over the past year, according to new figures. The UK has created more unicorn tech companies, firms valued at more than 1 billion US dollars, than any… Read More


Half of UK CIOs fear IT talent scarcity post-Brexit

As UK firms wrangle with uncertainty caused by Brexit delays, CIOs fear that a dearth of tech talent is on the horizon Over half of UK business leaders are anxious about Brexit’s impact on their IT workforce, according to a report released today by Barclaycard. 51 per cent of UK CIOs are concerned that they… Read More


Government data centre management roles in decline, Gartner says

The transition to digital government and embracing of cloud services spells the decline of data centre management roles, according to analyst house Gartner Digital transformation of government is gaining momentum. And according to Gartner, this will lead to a radical reshaping of the government IT workforce. By 2023 it says, 50 percent of government IT… Read More



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