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Microsoft launches new cloud services for UK Azure regions

Microsoft launches new cloud services for UK Azure regions

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First-time funding for UK tech startups plummets by 83% in lockdown

First-time funding for UK tech startups plummets by 83% in lockdown

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Releases & Updates
Salesforce, Tableau and MuleSoft launch new COVID-19 data tools

Salesforce, Tableau and MuleSoft launch new COVID-19 data tools

20 May 2020 / Tableau and Mulesoft, along with parent company Salesforce, announced the launch of the new tools [...]

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EasyJet data breached: over 9 million customers affected

EasyJet data breached: over 9 million customers affected

19 May 2020 / EasyJet revealed today that the data breach was “highly sophisticated”, and that email addresses and [...]

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One in four UK workers willing to return to the office full-time

One in four UK workers willing to return to the office full-time

19 May 2020 / The study, which was carried out by YouGov, also found that only under a third [...]

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Computer science and software engineering Master’s degree launched

Computer science and software engineering Master’s degree launched

18 May 2020 / The unique Master of Science (MSc) degree is set to be launched in September 2020, [...]

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Emergence Partners launched to aid navigation within new normal

Emergence Partners launched to aid navigation within new normal

18 May 2020 / A bulk of companies from all industries have been forced into unprecedented digital transformations in [...]

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Kaspersky launches Cyber Capacity Building Programme

Kaspersky launches Cyber Capacity Building Programme

18 May 2020 / The new cyber training programme from Kaspersky aims to increase visibility among businesses, as well [...]

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EU hindering coronavirus support for tech start-ups, say industry groups

EU hindering coronavirus support for tech start-ups, say industry groups

18 May 2020 / Over a dozen tech trade groups across EU member states, including the UK, France, Germany [...]

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People Moves
Aon appoints data and analytic services leader

Aon appoints data and analytic services leader

18 May 2020 / Aon plc, the global professional services firm that provides a broad range of risk, retirement [...]

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Releases & Updates
BrightHR invests £1 million into Back to Work Navigator tool

BrightHR invests £1 million into Back to Work Navigator tool

15 May 2020 / The new tool from BrightHR will provide a central hub to employers that they can [...]

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Healthcare
Cambridgeshire care group embraces tech to protect staff during Covid-19

Cambridgeshire care group embraces tech to protect staff during Covid-19

14 May 2020 / A Cambridgeshire care group has embraced a range of tech solutions to protect the wellbeing [...]

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Cisco releases Q3 earnings: What do they show about its situation?

Cisco releases Q3 earnings: What do they show about its situation?

14 May 2020 / Cisco declared an 8% decrease in revenue for its Q3 2020 to $11.98 billion, a [...]

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Global IT spending to decline by 8% due to COVID-19 — Gartner

Global IT spending to decline by 8% due to COVID-19 — Gartner

13 May 2020 / Global spending on IT is projected by Gartner to reach $3.4 trillion in 2020, spelling [...]

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(ISC)2 CISSP certification now recognised as equivalent to Master’s

(ISC)2 CISSP certification now recognised as equivalent to Master’s

12 May 2020 / This announcement from (ISC)2 comes following the conclusion of a benchmarking study by UK NARIC, [...]

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A third of businesses have axed IT staff amidst COVID-19, says study

A third of businesses have axed IT staff amidst COVID-19, says study

11 May 2020 / The study from Leonne, carried out in collaboration with Censuswide, also found that almost half [...]

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Major Contracts
What does a merger between Virgin Media and O2 mean for UK telecoms?

What does a merger between Virgin Media and O2 mean for UK telecoms?

7 May 2020 / The deal between Virgin Media and O2 is expected to be completed in the middle [...]

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55% of tech CEOs not prepared for downturn before pandemic — Gartner

55% of tech CEOs not prepared for downturn before pandemic — Gartner

6 May 2020 / The 2020 Tech CEO survey from Gartner was conducted online between December 2019 and February [...]

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People Moves
Celonis appoints former Salesforce executive Arsenio Otero as COO

Celonis appoints former Salesforce executive Arsenio Otero as COO

6 May 2020 / Otero has joined the executive team at Celonis having previously spent almost nine years in [...]

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IBM launches new AI and edge products at Think Digital conference

IBM launches new AI and edge products at Think Digital conference

5 May 2020 / The Think Digital conference from IBM, organised over two days, is showing a focus on [...]

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Major Contracts
Deloitte and UiPath partner to deliver Intelligent Document Processing

Deloitte and UiPath partner to deliver Intelligent Document Processing

4 May 2020 / Deloitte Intelligent Document Processing (DIDP) will leverage the UiPath RPA, along with optical character recognition [...]

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Tech sector sees steepest decline since 2009 — KPMG research

Tech sector sees steepest decline since 2009 — KPMG research

1 May 2020 / The latest figure for the UK tech sector on the index from KPMG fell below [...]

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People Moves
Google Cloud engineering leader, Abuna Demoz, joins Apptio

Google Cloud engineering leader, Abuna Demoz, joins Apptio

1 May 2020 / Apptio, the provider of technology business management (TBM) solutions that help organisations analyse, plan, and [...]

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Amazon Q1 2020 earnings released: revenue growth despite coronavirus

Amazon Q1 2020 earnings released: revenue growth despite coronavirus

1 May 2020 / Amazon recorded revenue of $75.5 billion in Q1 2020, up from $59.7 billion in the [...]

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Google Meet offered free until September — a competitor to Zoom?

Google Meet offered free until September — a competitor to Zoom?

29 April 2020 / Google Meet is usually only available to paying business customers, but all consumers can now [...]

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