The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic means global IT spending is projected to slump by 7.3% compared with 2019, according to research firm Gartner.
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Cybercriminals are known to adapt their scams to take advantage of the latest crisis and the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has been no different.
Virtual reality (VR) fitness startup FitXR has raised $7.5m in funding to expand its operations in Europe and North America and launch new VR fitness products.
Christian Floerkemeier is the CTO and vice president of product at Scandit, a company that develops software for mobile computer vision and augmented reality (AR) solutions for enterprises.
Chinese technology giant Huawei says it needs more time from the UK to assess how the latest US sanctions will affect its 5G supply chain.
Farewill, a startup that provides a digital platform for will writing and probate services, has raised £20m in its latest funding round to expand the business.
Security researchers have uncovered a Russian cybercrime gang that creates fake merger and acquisition (M&A) scenarios over email to trick senior employees into transferring vast sums of cash.
Computational biology startup Nucleai has raised $6.5m in funding to advance its artificial intelligence (AI) platform, which analyses large datasets of tissue images to make predictions about how a patient will react to certain cancer treatments.
The UK government has created a taskforce to advise on the country’s future research and development (R&D) projects, which it hopes will provide an economic boost to the country post-pandemic.
When Boris Johnson gave telecoms firms the green light to use Chinese technology giant Huawei’s 5G equipment back in January, it appeared to draw a line under the matter after more than a year of delay.
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Dries Buytaert is the CTO and co-founder of Acquia, a software-as-a-service company that provides enterprise products, services, and technical support for the open-source web content management platform Drupal — which Buytaert also founded.
The legal requirement to hold a driving licence to rent an e-scooter will be reassessed when trials conclude in 12 months, sources have told Verdict.
The UK’s defence secretary Ben Wallace reassured MPs today that Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has no direct role in the nation’s defence communication infrastructure.
Micro-mobility firm Tier Mobility is braced to launch in the UK’s nascent electric scooter rental market as the government prepares to make an announcement on e-scooter trials later today.
A coalition of leading cybersecurity experts, organisations, lawyers and academics have sent an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to reform the UK’s cybercrime legislation, warning that it makes it harder for professionals to defend against cyber threats.
Finnish telecommunication firm Nokia has won a major three-year deal with Taiwan Mobile to be the sole supplier of the technology underpinning its 5G network.
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Angela Logothetis is the CTO of Open Network at Amdocs, a telecoms company that specialises in software and services for communications, media and financial services providers and digital enterprises.
Equity investment in UK technology firms increased by 27% to £4bn in 2019, according to figures published today by British Business Bank.
It is too late for the UK to create a domestic 5G vendor to rival Huawei but there are other opportunities to become less dependent on “high risk” vendors, telecommunications experts have said.
The majority of UK citizens – 84% – believe that their contact tracing data will be used for purposes unrelated to Covid-19, according to a survey by enterprise identity management firm Okta.
Apple has announced that it will allow third-party developers to lodge an appeal if their application violates the App Store’s guidelines, as well as make a separate challenge about the guidelines themselves.
BP Ventures, the investment arm of BP, has invested $5m in geospatial analytics company Satelytics to help the oil and gas giant spot methane leaks.
More than half of the US population is now working from home because of the coronavirus pandemic, but many employees have not been given clear guidelines on how to handle sensitive data from home.
French IT consultancy firm Sopra Steria has secured a five-year contract with the Home Office to validate and digitise passport application forms.
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A “state-based cyber actor” has been launching “sophisticated” cyberattacks against Australian public and private sector institutions, the Australian government has revealed.