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FOI requests reveal appetite for datacentre change in London’s local councils

Research conducted by cloud service provider HyperGrid suggests IT departments in local councils are working with outdated and underperforming datacentre infrastructures more ...

NatWest launches digital lending platform to compete with fintech startups

NatWest has launched a lending platform that promises loan approval times as fast as those offered by peer-to-peer lenders more ...

Enterprise IT buyers shed light on server makers’ shortfalls in customer service and support

451 Research's latest Voice of the Enterprise report sees IT buyers rate server and converged infrastructure makers on their approach to customer service and support more ...

Public sector IT suppliers blast CCS over rising G-Cloud commission charges

CCS confirms commission charges on G-Cloud sales are to rise from 0.5 to 0.75% when the next iteration of the framework drops in May 2017, but suppliers fear it could harm their ability to innovate  more ...

Interview: Cloud Foundry on its 2017 awareness-raising plans for open source PaaS

Cloud Foundry’s executive director, Abby Kearns, sets out the organisation’s plans to ensure that market awareness of the platform keeps pace with its rapid enterprise adoption more ...

Dutch tech hub is facilitating the next Google

Amsterdam is already a leading tech hub, and is now offering support for companies in their second phase of development more ...

Rubbish digital collection needs to be addressed

Services like rubbish collection, that are usually outsourced, need greater digitisation to join up to council processes more ...

Cancer Research UK drives donations with proximity Wi-Fi network

Cancer Research UK used Devicescape’s virtual Wi-Fi network and marketing platform to engage support and drive donations on World Cancer Day more ...

Winter Olympics 2018 critical systems will all be in the cloud

Atos is on course to hit its target of having all core Olympic IT systems in the cloud by next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea more ...

Cardiff University opens Twitter ‘cyberhate’ centre

Cardiff University researchers are to monitor Brexit-related hate crime on Twitter with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council more ...

Consumers losing millions through out-of-date broadband deals

Consumers are still paying over the odds for out-of-contract broadband deals, according to a report from uSwitch more ...

British Gas calls on datacentre operators to help solve UK's looming energy supply crisis

British Gas makes the case for datacentre operators to do their bit to close the UK energy supply and demand gap by hooking up their backup power supplies to the National Grid more ...

Battersea Power Station development gets ultrafast FTTP broadband

Hyperoptic has been selected to deliver FTTP broadband to new-build apartments at Battersea Power Station more ...

How a Dublin court case could derail EU-US data privacy agreements

The Irish Commercial Court will consider whether privacy protection offered by standard contractual clauses for data transfers to the US from Europe is legally valid more ...

Government cloud security classification confusion dogs Digital Marketplace listings

Misinterpretation of the Government Security Classifications could result in the overprovisioning of public sector IT systems more ...

Just Eat uses startup accelerator to stay ahead in foodtech

Online food ordering service’s head of corporate ventures explains how helping startups through its accelerator programme helps it to keep in the centre of the food technology ecosystem more ...

CityFibre and Gamma strike long-haul dark fibre deal

Gamma plans to connect 15 datacentres and exchanges around the UK using CityFibre’s long-distance and metro networks more ...

Nurturing a tech-literate generation

The UK tech sector is leading the way in protecting children online, and helping to promote Safer Internet Day more ...

Colocation giant Equinix eats up IO's UK datacentre business

Equinix has hit the acquisition trail once again to snap up the UK business of US modular datacentre provider IO more ...

Three to expand into fixed broadband

Mobile network operator Three is to acquire UK Broadband, heralding an expansion into fixed broadband services for the first time more ...

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