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DCMS: Eagle Labs 'offers better value for money’ than Tech Nation
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startups

DCMS: Eagle Labs 'offers better value for money’ than Tech Nation

The decision to award a £12 million grant to Barclays Eagle Labs has sparked widespread industry concern, with Tech Nation fighting for its future
24 Jan 2023
What tech investors can learn from three under-fire CEOs
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Business strategy

What tech investors can learn from three under-fire CEOs

With clear lessons to learn from the high-profile cases of Autonomy, Theranos, and Wirecard, investors should tread carefully in future
14 Jan 2023
Microsoft’s $10 billion OpenAI investment could end AI competition before it starts
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Business strategy

Microsoft’s $10 billion OpenAI investment could end AI competition before it starts

Investment on this scale is likely to put Microsoft ahead of rival firms on text processing, but questions remain around its profitability
13 Jan 2023
Microsoft's VALL-E will usher in a new era of cyber crime
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Microsoft's VALL-E will usher in a new era of cyber crime

With its ability to synthesise speech from short audio clips, Microsoft's VALL-E poses a worrying development in the realm of deepfakes
12 Jan 2023
Microsoft acquires Fungible in “fire sale” to integrate DPU technology
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mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft acquires Fungible in “fire sale” to integrate DPU technology

The tech giant needs to keep up with competitors like AWS which has made acquisitions of its own in this space and introduced new technology to its of…
11 Jan 2023
How UK tech can weather economic storms in 2023
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Business strategy

How UK tech can weather economic storms in 2023

Should IT providers and teams hope to make a success out of the next two years, they will first have to adapt to the oncoming economic shockwaves
6 Jan 2023
Hyperautomation is overhyped
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automation

Hyperautomation is overhyped

Organisations buying into fully automated systems because people are ‘too expensive’ will end up paying extra for the human touch
6 Dec 2022
Cloud services market to grow 20% by 2029 following pandemic step change
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cloud management

Cloud services market to grow 20% by 2029 following pandemic step change

Organisations are embracing the use of multiple clouds, but formal management is lagging
1 Dec 2022
The NFT bubble bursting means a brighter future for crypto assets
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blockchain

The NFT bubble bursting means a brighter future for crypto assets

Sales slump as the market decides “no one wants a gorilla with a hat on”, but the downturn might give rise to a much brighter future for NFTs
29 Nov 2022
Why FoodTech M&A activity has stopped surging
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mergers and acquisitions

Why FoodTech M&A activity has stopped surging

FoodTech’s impressive surge has stalled in 2022, but the M&A slowdown is only a blip, with the wider sector gearing up for an imminent boom
22 Nov 2022
Twitter's employee 'revolt' sparks survival concerns for a platform crumbling from within
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Careers & training

Twitter's employee 'revolt' sparks survival concerns for a platform crumbling from within

As a fresh round of resignations hits the social media firm, its changing culture and diminishing workforce speak to the end of an era for the social …
18 Nov 2022
VMware vows to fight 'cloud chaos'
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Business strategy

VMware vows to fight 'cloud chaos'

VMware claims it finally has all the tools a customer could want, but questions remain over its long-term future following the Broadcom acquisition
11 Nov 2022
Real-time deepfakes are becoming a serious threat
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Security

Real-time deepfakes are becoming a serious threat

Video calls between leading politicians and the deepfaked mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, will raise new trust issues
31 Oct 2022
Meta's earnings are 'cause for concern' and 2023 looks even bleaker
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Business strategy

Meta's earnings are 'cause for concern' and 2023 looks even bleaker

Calls for investor faith in metaverse tech only emphasise the worries that its investment strategy won't pay off
27 Oct 2022
New macOS Ventura security features make for a compelling upgrade
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operating systems

New macOS Ventura security features make for a compelling upgrade

Organisations will be sure to welcome the new security features, as well as the collaboration and organisational tools included in the new free update
25 Oct 2022
Meta deepens metaverse partnership with Microsoft and Accenture, still lacks compelling business case
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Business strategy

Meta deepens metaverse partnership with Microsoft and Accenture, still lacks compelling business case

The conference was rich with exciting announcements and provided a clearer long-term vision for the technology but doubts remain over the its real ben…
11 Oct 2022
Boeing 737 MAX: You can no longer escape liability due to poor code
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Development

Boeing 737 MAX: You can no longer escape liability due to poor code

Known vulnerabilities in Boeing’s flight software led to two fatal crashes, as well as a landmark decision with major ramifications for software devel…
8 Oct 2022
Businesses need these 'three core traits' if they hope to make automation a success
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automation

Businesses need these 'three core traits' if they hope to make automation a success

Forrester claims automation can allow companies to grow 2.7 times faster than their peers, but only a minority of modern businesses meet the criteria
30 Sep 2022
Automation is helping the NHS clear its patient backlog, but not as quickly as expected
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automation

Automation is helping the NHS clear its patient backlog, but not as quickly as expected

The healthcare service's big bet on robotic process automation is making 'impactful' but slow progress
28 Sep 2022
The return of smart glasses: Can we see past AR's flaws this time?
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augmented reality (AR)

The return of smart glasses: Can we see past AR's flaws this time?

Although augmented reality glasses were roundly rejected years ago, attitudes might now be changing
16 Sep 2022
Apple’s iPhone 14 launch is a mini disappointment
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Hardware

Apple’s iPhone 14 launch is a mini disappointment

Poor sales and a shrinking global economy might have killed off the best iPhone of our generation
7 Sep 2022
Apple’s right to repair scheme needs fixing
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Hardware

Apple’s right to repair scheme needs fixing

Right-to-repair activist claims Apple’s new iPhone self-repair programme falls well short of the mark
23 Aug 2022
Open source sabotage sparks fears of backlash
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cyber warfare

Open source sabotage sparks fears of backlash

A developer’s protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine may have much wider ramifications
17 Aug 2022