A survey has revealed that the final say in technology procurement decisions in large companies now typically lies with IT, rather than the CFO.
Britain faces even more rail strikes in December and January, leading to an even greater increase in the number of people working remotely.
A password researcher has suggested that the new RTX 4090 graphics card from Nvidia could be powerful enough to set new records for password-cracking. Password researcher Sam Croley, a core developer at Hashcat, said last month that the RTX 4090 registers “at an insane >2x uplift over the 3090 for nearly every algorithm".
New research from identity-native infrastructure access provider Teleport has revealed that less than a quarter of organisations are totally confident that their former workers are unable to access the company’s infrastructure.
Google has begun to officially rollout support for passkeys on its Chrome web browser. The tech giant’s next-generation passwordless login standard, available in version 108, initially began to be tested across Windows 11, macOS and Android around two months ago.
Research from the Ponemon Institute has revealed that 57 per cent of victims of cyberattacks say that the breach could have been prevented if an available patch had been installed. The research has highlighted the importance of frequent patching in preventing external attacks targeting application vulnerabilities.
A new survey has revealed that the number of unfulfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide rose 26.2 per cent last year to 3.4 million. The International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) report showed that, despite hundreds of thousands of new workers being trained and hired, the labour shortage in cybersecurity is worsening.
A security audit from Mullvad VPN has revealed that Android devices leak certain traffic when connected to a Wi-Fi network, even if virtual private network (VPN) features designed to protect data sent via the public internet are enabled. The audit found that Android’s mobile OS was sending connectivity checks outside of the VPN tunnel.
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced that it has revised its guidance on the 'net neutrality' protection rules in the UK. The new proposal, which will soften some of the existing rules, aims to ensure that ISPs have the ability to innovate, develop new services and manage their networks as the online world continues to develop.
Generation Z and millennial workers are less likely to comply with their employer's cybersecurity policies compared to their senior Gen X and baby boomer colleagues, a new survey has found.
A tweet from a Microsoft development manager has revealed that Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) is now live.
Google Cloud has announced a new long-term strategic partnership with crypto exchange Coinbase “to better serve the growing Web3 ecosystem and its developers.” The deal will allow Coinbase to benefit from Google Cloud’s infrastructure and data analytics and expand the business scope of cryptocurrency.
Companies in China are adopting liquid cooling technology in a bid to improve energy efficiency. According to Alan Chang, VP of Technical Operations, Inspur Systems: “The request for liquid cooling has been crazy.”
The UK’s communications regulator Ofcom has announced changes to telecoms rules, meaning that there may not longer be an obligation for telecoms firms to provide FAX services to their customers.
New research from Gartner has found that global end-user spending on public cloud services is set to reach $591.8 billion by 2023, up from $490.3 billion this year and beyond the year’s 18.8 per cent growth forecast.
Cybersecurity firm Imperva has revealed that earlier this year it mitigated a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack with more than 25.3 billion requests. The attack targeted an unidentified Chinese telecoms firm and is reported to have lasted for around four hours, peaking at 3.9 million RPS (requests per second).
BT Openreach has announced that it is planning to launch a new pilot which will enable UK ISPs to test faster broadband tiers on its Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network. Downstream connection speeds of 1.2Gbps and 1.8Gbps are likely to be tested, up from a current maximum of 1Gbps.
New research published by Mitel has explored the efforts of companies to update their business communications in order to better support hybrid work practices. The research, conducted by analyst firm Techaisle, surveyed 1,361 organisations of up to 10,000 employees in the UK, France, Germany, the US and Australia.
CityFibre has announced that its new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network now covers two million homes in the UK, representing 25 per cent of its target.
New research has revealed that employers are finding it increasingly difficult to fill tech jobs due to a shrinking talent pool.
A survey by cyber security training firm SANS has found that around two-thirds of ‘ethical’ hackers are able to successfully collect and exfiltrate data within just five hours of gaining access.
A new report has indicated that companies are poised to increase their spending on IT next year, despite fears of a recession. The 2023 State of IT report, from Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD), surveyed nearly 1,000 IT buyers and found that, despite 83 per cent worrying that a recession could hit their business next year, slightly more than half were planning to increase their IT spending.
The UK government has awarded the first two subsidy contracts under its £5 billion Project Gigabit, which aims to deliver high-speed broadband to the hardest to reach areas of the UK that might otherwise not be reached by commercial rollouts.
Content delivery network Akamai found that almost 79 million newly observed domains (NODs) in the first half of the year were malicious. The company says this equals approximately 13 million malicious domains per month, which represents 20.1 per cent of all the NODs that were successfully resolved.
Employees in the UK work just 1.5 days a week in the office, a new study has found. According to the Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) Hybrid Working Index study, average office attendance stands at just 26 per cent. Globally, employees spend an average of 1.4 days per week in the office, with the UK figures slightly higher.
Elon Musk has announced that his company’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) based Starlink satellites will soon be able to connect with 4G and 5G-based mobile phones, a development which the company says will mean there will be “No more cell phone dead zones“.
Independent broadband news and information site Think Broadband has revealed that 70 per cent of the UK now has the option to access a gigabit broadband technology. The site recorded that at the end of 2021 the UK gigabit coverage level was 67.6 per cent. Full fibre roll-outs across the UK have boosted this number up to 70.2 per cent, based on a UK premises database count of 31.4 million.
Enterprise servers have begun to move into SmartNICs and VMware, with Nvidia and AMD announcing that their data processing units (DPUs) are now supported by VMware’s hypervisor. Nvidia and AMD both announced the news at last month’s VMware Explore conference, with Intel expected to follow later on this year.
The International Data Corporation (IDC) has forecast that global shipments of PCs and tablets will decline during 2022 and 2023 amid challenging market conditions. Despite this, the IDC says that the outlook for shipments remains higher than pre-pandemic levels and that it expects growth to return in 2024.
The USB Promoter Group has announced the release of its next-generation USB, which is reported to be one of the fastest connectors on the market. The USB 4 version 2 has received a major update enabling it to provide up to 80 Gbps of data performance over the USB Type-C® cable and connector.
Nokia and Ericsson have separately announced that they have successfully trialled slicing solutions with Google for Android devices and 4G/5G networks.
Broadband Internet Service Provider WightFibre says it has become the first UK telecoms provider to switch off its old copper network.
Palo Alto's 2022 Unit 42 Incident Response Report has revealed that system administrators have only 15 minutes to patch disclosed security vulnerabilities. This is less time than previously thought, meaning that system administrators, network admins and security professionals are under additional pressure, on top of trying to keep up with the latest security threats and OS issues.
An initiative that was launched to help victims of ransomware has celebrated its six-year anniversary. No More Ransom which was launched to help victims decrypt their files has grown from four partners to 188 over the past six years and has contributed 136 decryption tools covering 165 ransomware families, helping more than 1.5 million people decrypt their devices all over the world.
Microsoft has announced that it has successfully tested a hydrogen fuel cell system to replace its data centre backup power systems. The fuel cell system has a capacity of 3MW and is designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by replacing the existing diesel backup generators.
Irish premier Michael Martin has sought to clarify the government's position on datacentres, after it imposed emergency restrictions on their construction. The measures were brought in last year after planning errors meant that the country's electricity grid was unable to cope with supporting what is Ireland's fastest-growing industry.
18 tech companies have joined together to build a common data standard for sharing cybersecurity information and integrating cyber products.
A report by the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) has found that only 46 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) worldwide have implemented multifactor authentication (MFA) technology, and only 13 per cent insist on using MFA for employee accounts or applications.
Microsoft has revealed a large-scale phishing scam that has targeted at least 10,000 organisations since September last year. The ongoing campaign, which can hack into user accounts even when they are protected by multi-factor authentication (MFA) measures, begins with a phishing email with an HTML attachment leading to the proxy server.
The number of people working from home in the UK has more than doubled since 2019. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), homeworking increased by 108.8 per cent between October to December 2019 and January to March 2022, from 4.7 million people to 9.9 million people now working from home.
Tech giants Google, Microsoft, Meta and Amazon have joined together to launch a public effort ditch the leap second, a one-second adjustment occasionally applied to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) which keeps the clocks in sync with the Earth's actual rotation.
The technological research and consulting firm Gartner has reported that the worldwide PC market has declined by 12.6 per cent and that EMEA PC shipments have dropped 18 per cent in the second quarter.
A new study has revealed that global Identity Access Management (IAM) spending is set to rise from an expected $16 billion this year to $26 billion in 2027, a 62 per cent increase.
Microsoft has announced that it will be returning to a three-year release cycle for new versions of Windows. The shift in schedule comes only a year after Microsoft announced that it was switching to a yearly release cycle. However, the company has decided to move to a more traditional schedule, which will see major releases every three years with an increase in rollouts of new feature in between.
Internet service provider Hyperoptic has announced that it has now connected its full-fibre broadband to over 100,000 new build properties in the UK. The announcement marks a key milestone for the city-focused broadband provider, which is aiming to connect a further 100,000 new build premises over the next 12 months to its full-fibre network.
Wildanet, a rural-focused ISP which is rolling out a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband network in parts of Cornwall, has announced that its rollout has now been expanded into the neighbouring South West county of Devon.
Internet service provider BeFibre has announced that its new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network has gone live in the Essex town of Brentwood. The network, which is being built by network operator Digital Infrastructure, plans to cover one million premises across the UK by the end of 2027 and has now gone live in its first location, with Brentwood being one of the firm's first build sites.
Internet service provider Connect Fibre has announced that it will extend its deployment of its gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to Nottinghamshire. The network operator, which is aiming for its rollout to ultimately cover 100,000 premises across the East of England, will start the latest phase of its deployment in the village of Edwinstowe.
Internet service provider Zzoomm has revealed that its new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network has expanded to now cover approximately 50,000 premises. The figures, released as part of Zzoom’s annual results, demonstrate the significant growth made by the company since December 2021 when its network had covered just 10,000 premises.