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Omicron variant: Should your business go back to working from home?
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flexible working

Omicron variant: Should your business go back to working from home?

Business leaders have their say on on whether the UK needs new WFH guidance
3 Dec 2021
FTC sues to block Nvidia's Arm acquisition
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mergers and acquisitions

FTC sues to block Nvidia's Arm acquisition

Deal for the UK-based chipmaker is now subject to an administrative trial in August 2022
3 Dec 2021
Planned Parenthood cyber attack exposes data of 400,000 patients
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cyber attacks

Planned Parenthood cyber attack exposes data of 400,000 patients

Patients have been advised to check their health insurance statements for fraudulent activity
3 Dec 2021
UK gov criticised after £5bn in Bounce Back Loans paid to fraudsters
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SMB

UK gov criticised after £5bn in Bounce Back Loans paid to fraudsters

A National Audit Office report has also branded plans to recover 0.1% of stolen funds "inadequate"
3 Dec 2021
Researchers warn of increase in attacks against Zoho software
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cyber security

Researchers warn of increase in attacks against Zoho software

It's believed as much as 62% of Zoho instances globally are using vulnerable software versions
3 Dec 2021
New South Wales plans to create a digital twin of the entire state
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digital transformation

New South Wales plans to create a digital twin of the entire state

Existing Spatial Digital Twin project set to expand following successful trial across eight councils
3 Dec 2021
Cabinet Office fined £500,000 for New Year Honours data leak
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data breaches

Cabinet Office fined £500,000 for New Year Honours data leak

Error led to more than 1,000 people having their names and corresponding addresses posted online
3 Dec 2021
Meta makes 2FA mandatory for high-risk users
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two-factor authentication (2FA)

Meta makes 2FA mandatory for high-risk users

Journalists and activists must adopt extra protective measure under new rule
3 Dec 2021
Bank of Ireland hit with €24.5 million fine over IT failures
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Policy & legislation

Bank of Ireland hit with €24.5 million fine over IT failures

The bank failed to implement frameworks to ensure services continued in the event of IT disruption
2 Dec 2021
Re:Invent 2021: AWS offers three new capabilities for enterprise databases
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Re:Invent 2021: AWS offers three new capabilities for enterprise databases

New features enable scalable, cost-effective data management
2 Dec 2021
Meta picks AWS to help expand its AI services
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cloud computing

Meta picks AWS to help expand its AI services

Two firms will work to improve the open source PyTorch machine learning library
2 Dec 2021
Qualcomm's latest chip promises 85% faster Windows-on-ARM machines
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system on chip (SoC)

Qualcomm's latest chip promises 85% faster Windows-on-ARM machines

The 8cx Gen 3 chip targets Windows notebooks with a world-first 5nm architecture
2 Dec 2021
Amazon faces allegations it "brazenly" underreported COVID-19 cases in its warehouses
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business management

Amazon faces allegations it "brazenly" underreported COVID-19 cases in its warehouses

Just a handful of the circa 20,000 cases it acknowledged last year were reported to occupational health authorities in the US, a report claims
2 Dec 2021
Microsoft Teams introduces 'Essentials' tier for small businesses
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business communications

Microsoft Teams introduces 'Essentials' tier for small businesses

The tech giant appears to identify a gap in the collaboration software market with SMB-focused Teams tier
2 Dec 2021
Ubiquiti data breach orchestrated by “trusted insider”, says DoJ
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data breaches

Ubiquiti data breach orchestrated by “trusted insider”, says DoJ

Software engineer Nickolas Sharp faces 37 years in prison for allegedly exploiting his access credentials to extort his employer
2 Dec 2021
HPE wins contract for Kestrel supercomputer with US renewable energy lab
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high-performance computing (HPC)

HPE wins contract for Kestrel supercomputer with US renewable energy lab

The company will support the organisation’s research and development into planning for future energy systems
2 Dec 2021
Re:Invent 2021: Zerto unveils its disaster recovery solution for AWS
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Re:Invent 2021: Zerto unveils its disaster recovery solution for AWS

Zerto In-Cloud for AWS automates on-premises and cloud failover, recovery, and testing workflows
1 Dec 2021
Salesforce makes Bret Taylor co-CEO alongside Benioff
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Careers & training

Salesforce makes Bret Taylor co-CEO alongside Benioff

Former Facebook and Google exec has quickly risen through the ranks since joining in 2016
1 Dec 2021
HPE to build new supercomputer for Thailand science agency
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high-performance computing (HPC)

HPE to build new supercomputer for Thailand science agency

It will be 30 times faster than the agency’s existing system and is set to be operational in 2022
1 Dec 2021
EU agrees on data sharing legislation to accelerate industry-wide innovation
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data governance

EU agrees on data sharing legislation to accelerate industry-wide innovation

The Data Governance Act aims to make it easier for personal data to be shared across the public and private sectors in areas such as research, innovat…
1 Dec 2021
Re:Invent 2021: New AWS CEO unloads compute, data and 5G services during first keynote
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Re:Invent 2021: New AWS CEO unloads compute, data and 5G services during first keynote

Selipsky delivers new EC2 instances, mainframe migration and automated 5G services at Re:Invent debut
1 Dec 2021
CMA orders Facebook to sell Giphy
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mergers and acquisitions

CMA orders Facebook to sell Giphy

The decision concludes a ten-month long investigation into the acquisition
1 Dec 2021
Access brokers are making it easier for ransomware operators to attack businesses
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cyber security

Access brokers are making it easier for ransomware operators to attack businesses

A new business model has been uncovered that makes it much easier for attackers to gain access to business' networks
1 Dec 2021