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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
UK Silicon Valley plans are ‘antiquated and misguided’
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Policy & legislation

UK Silicon Valley plans are ‘antiquated and misguided’

The government risks missing out on the next phase of innovation entirely by going full throttle on long-held ambitions to turn the UK into the next S…
17 Jan 2023
English public sector IT spending soars while small cohort of vendors dominate market
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public sector

English public sector IT spending soars while small cohort of vendors dominate market

Spending has more than doubled since 2018 while a comparatively small group of providers collect 89% of the contracts on offer
16 Jan 2023
Fixing STEM's gender bias with more classroom intervention
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Careers & training

Fixing STEM's gender bias with more classroom intervention

Experts suggest the government must step in to break generational barriers and ramp up promising schemes
16 Jan 2023
The IT Pro Podcast: How upskilling is driving staff retention
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Careers & training

The IT Pro Podcast: How upskilling is driving staff retention

Investing in workforce training improves talent and is seen by employees as a vote of confidence
13 Jan 2023
Podcast transcript: How upskilling is driving staff retention
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Careers & training

Podcast transcript: How upskilling is driving staff retention

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
13 Jan 2023
“Botched government procurement” leads to £24 million Atos settlement
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high-performance computing (HPC)

“Botched government procurement” leads to £24 million Atos settlement

Labour has accused the Conservative government of using taxpayers’ money to pay for their own mistakes
10 Jan 2023
Australian gov renews IBM contract for quantum computing, AI
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public sector

Australian gov renews IBM contract for quantum computing, AI

The new five-year deal is worth $725 million and succeeds the digital transformation agency's previous contract which exceeded $2 billion in spending
9 Jan 2023
Japan just isn't taking digital transformation seriously enough
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digital transformation

Japan just isn't taking digital transformation seriously enough

It’s a bad sign when the digital minister chuckles about the prominence of floppy disks at an overseas tech conference
14 Dec 2022
NHS IT issues costing doctors more than 13 million hours annually
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IT infrastructure

NHS IT issues costing doctors more than 13 million hours annually

Doctors warn that ageing IT infrastructure is impacting patient care and clinical outcomes
12 Dec 2022
Hiring from overseas to fill specialist tech roles
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Careers & training

Hiring from overseas to fill specialist tech roles

For businesses looking to plug the tech skills shortage, hiring from overseas can feel bureaucratic and downright baffling
10 Dec 2022
IT Pro News in Review: Beds in Twitter HQ spark investigation, Defra's legacy software problem, Stack Overflow bans ChatGPT
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Business strategy

IT Pro News in Review: Beds in Twitter HQ spark investigation, Defra's legacy software problem, Stack Overflow bans ChatGPT

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
9 Dec 2022
Tech giants to share $9 billion Pentagon cloud computing contract
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Cloud

Tech giants to share $9 billion Pentagon cloud computing contract

The JWCC is the successor to the ill-fated Jedi contract awarded to Microsoft in 2018
8 Dec 2022
Defra's legacy software problem 'threatens' UK gov cyber security until 2030
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Business strategy

Defra's legacy software problem 'threatens' UK gov cyber security until 2030

The department spends over two-thirds of its digital budget on maintaining the risky applications, with no plan in place for a fix within the decade
6 Dec 2022
Cyber attack hits French hospital forcing patients to be moved
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cyber attacks

Cyber attack hits French hospital forcing patients to be moved

The hospital shut down its network as a precaution after a south Parisien hospital had to do the same in August
5 Dec 2022
UK government to run Starlink trials in Snowdonia, Lake Distict
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Network & Internet

UK government to run Starlink trials in Snowdonia, Lake Distict

The government has indicated low-Earth orbit satellites could be key to expanding connectivity to UK businesses
1 Dec 2022
Civil servants blame legacy technology for sluggish government digital transformation progress
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Careers & training

Civil servants blame legacy technology for sluggish government digital transformation progress

UK government also lagging on training with fewer than a fifth of civil servants receiving any in the past two years
29 Nov 2022
Can the AI Bill of Rights shape global AI regulation?
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Policy & legislation

Can the AI Bill of Rights shape global AI regulation?

Experts clash over whether the policy proposal is fit for purpose, with some suggesting it does more harm than good
28 Nov 2022
What is the 'right to be forgotten'?
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data protection

What is the 'right to be forgotten'?

Everything you need to know about the EU's data-removal ruling
23 Nov 2022
Inside Singapore’s mission to infuse itself with technology
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digital transformation

Inside Singapore’s mission to infuse itself with technology

With government agencies building cutting-edge technologies in isolation, could this risk pulling Singapore's digital progress in completely different…
23 Nov 2022
Biden sets June deadline for $42 billion broadband funding outline
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Network & Internet

Biden sets June deadline for $42 billion broadband funding outline

The announced deadline come prior to a much-awaited update to the FCC's US broadband map, giving a clearer image of the internet challenges facing the…
11 Nov 2022
MoD's digital projects undermined by severe lack of tech skills, report finds
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Careers & training

MoD's digital projects undermined by severe lack of tech skills, report finds

The Ministry of Defence says it plans to spend £11.7 billion over the next 10 years updating or replacing legacy systems
19 Oct 2022
New government fund launched to encourage business investment in satellite tech
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Policy & legislation

New government fund launched to encourage business investment in satellite tech

£15 million will be made available to firms through a competition, as research suggests investment could yield a 1,080% ROI
18 Oct 2022