Business strategy

SolarWinds acquires federal services provider Monalytic
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mergers and acquisitions

SolarWinds acquires federal services provider Monalytic

The deal builds on a long-term partnership and will help create enhanced IT management and security services for federal clients
20 Jan 2022
Singapore and Madrid named biggest movers in latest data centre rankings
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data centres

Singapore and Madrid named biggest movers in latest data centre rankings

However Singapore remains one of the most expensive places to buy data centre land in the world
20 Jan 2022
Google to shut down free G Suite accounts
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Google Docs

Google to shut down free G Suite accounts

Legacy G Suite users have been able to continue using their custom domain accounts for free for ten years
20 Jan 2022
White House issues memorandum to bolster national security systems
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cyber security

White House issues memorandum to bolster national security systems

Agencies must now implement multi-factor authentication within 180 days, along with encryption for data at rest and in transit
20 Jan 2022
Skills 'deficit' forces Student Loans Company to spend heavily on temp staff
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Careers & training

Skills 'deficit' forces Student Loans Company to spend heavily on temp staff

The organisation has spent £2.6 million on agency staff as it struggles to retain technical employees
19 Jan 2022
Cyber incident strikes Gloucester City Council as residents suffer service outages
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cyber security

Cyber incident strikes Gloucester City Council as residents suffer service outages

The Council has been hit with so-called 'sleeper' malware in what could be the second major cyber incident in the past decade
19 Jan 2022
FireEye and McAfee Enterprise relaunch as Trellix
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mergers and acquisitions

FireEye and McAfee Enterprise relaunch as Trellix

The new pure-play cyber security firm’s platform combines automation, machine learning, and threat intelligence
19 Jan 2022
The UK's IoT proposals are riddled with ‘astonishing’ gaps
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Internet of Things (IoT)

The UK's IoT proposals are riddled with ‘astonishing’ gaps

The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PTSI) Bill aims to address the connected devices security nightmare, but experts agree it …
19 Jan 2022
Microsoft buys game developer Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft buys game developer Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

The surprise acquisition will make Microsoft the third-largest gaming company in the world
18 Jan 2022
What is big data analytics?
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Business strategy

What is big data analytics?

We explain the differences between descriptive, predictive and prescriptive methods of looking at data
18 Jan 2022
US airlines warn of “catastrophic” crisis days before 5G rollout
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5G

US airlines warn of “catastrophic” crisis days before 5G rollout

The companies have warned that the harm from 5G deployment is substantially worse than originally anticipated
18 Jan 2022
Best laptops 2022: Acer, Asus, Dell and more
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Laptops

Best laptops 2022: Acer, Asus, Dell and more

Looking for a business machine that won’t let you down? Here’s our pick of the best laptops in 2022
18 Jan 2022
NSW ditches e-voting system after glitch left citizens unable to vote
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digital transformation

NSW ditches e-voting system after glitch left citizens unable to vote

The electoral commissioner is also seeking the validity of the results in three councillor elections
18 Jan 2022
The government’s anti-encryption campaign shows it’s learned nothing from the war on drugs
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encryption

The government’s anti-encryption campaign shows it’s learned nothing from the war on drugs

Criminalisation has almost always backfired through history, pushing illicit materials further into the hands of criminals
18 Jan 2022
UK businesses urged to join four-day working week trial
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Business operations

UK businesses urged to join four-day working week trial

Participating employees will receive 100% of their usual pay for only four days at work
17 Jan 2022
Amazon reverses ban on UK-issued Visa credit cards
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e commerce

Amazon reverses ban on UK-issued Visa credit cards

The retail giant says it is now working with Visa on a "potential solution"
17 Jan 2022
Singapore discourages cryptocurrency trading with new regulations
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cryptocurrencies

Singapore discourages cryptocurrency trading with new regulations

It has warned that trading is highly risky due to the fact that prices are subject to sharp speculative swings
17 Jan 2022
Yahoo Japan will pay for staff flights to the office under new remote working policy
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flexible working

Yahoo Japan will pay for staff flights to the office under new remote working policy

Yahoo's 8,000 employees are allowed to work remotely from anywhere in a bid to improve well-being across the company
14 Jan 2022
Singapore to resume construction on new data centres following energy efficiency review
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data centres

Singapore to resume construction on new data centres following energy efficiency review

New data centres will need to be more resource efficient and existing ones may need to be retrofitted
14 Jan 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Virgin O2 roaming fees, Meta employees COVID-19 jab, Europol cache of data
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Mobile

IT Pro News In Review: Virgin O2 roaming fees, Meta employees COVID-19 jab, Europol cache of data

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
14 Jan 2022
It’s time to bring Spotify Wrapped to the workplace
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Data & insights

It’s time to bring Spotify Wrapped to the workplace

Data analytics is big business - so why aren’t more companies learning from the best?
14 Jan 2022
Rackspace taps Digivante to offer AI-based application testing
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Rackspace taps Digivante to offer AI-based application testing

The partnership is aimed at improving software delivery and reducing test cycle times
13 Jan 2022
Seven leading machine learning use cases
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Whitepaper

Seven leading machine learning use cases

Seven ways machine learning solves business problems
13 Jan 2022