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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


MWC Day Two: Smart city set-top boxes, 5G ambulances, ATT/Azure get cosy

We pick out our favourite stories and announcements from day two of MWC. Click here to read yesterday’s recap. Catalonia gov’t unveils 5G ambulances What it is: An emergency vehicle fit with 5G connectivity capable of speeds of up to 5Gbps. Why it matters: You may have been sold 5G on the promise of superfast HD movie… Read More


Digital Transformation is over, all hail the post-digital age

The enterprise’s relationship with digital technologies is entering an entirely new phase, where simply “doing digital” doesn’t cut it, says Accenture Just when you start getting bored of one neologism, another comes along and takes its place, or least that is what Accenture will hope, after it released a report yesterday proclaiming the start of a… Read More


Global IT spend to top £2.9 trillion this year

Despite economic uncertainty, Brexit and the US-China trade war, IT spending expected to grow again in 2019 Growing demand for cloud services and IoT devices is expected to fuel a 3.2 percent increase in worldwide IT spend, taking total spending to £2.9 trillion in 2019. Today’s figures come from analyst house Gartner, which analysed thousands… Read More


UK tech sector growth hits three year low, says KPMG

Brexit and US-China trade war blamed for loss of momentum in Q4 2018 While the UK tech industry is withstanding the worst effects of an adverse economic climate, escalating political uncertainty and global trade frictions are beginning to bite the buoyant sector, according to KPMG. In Q4 2018 the UK tech industry scored 52.4 on KPMG’s UK Tech… Read More



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