UK IT professionals are ‘not confident’ in their current skillset

20 May 2019

Some 70 per cent of professionals said they would be unable to confidently manage future innovations

Some 70 per cent of professionals said they would be unable to confidently manage future innovations

IT professionals in the UK are not learning fast enough to manage their environments and if the current workforce is to keep up with the pace of innovation, there will need to be some significant changes.

These were the findings from new research carried out by SolarWinds, a US company that develops software for businesses to help manage their networks, systems and information technology infrastructure.

 

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Councils partner with US firm to guard against cyber-attacks

16 May 2019

Orbis Partnership, a public sector alliance in the UK, has joined forces with US software company Splunk and is using its services to guard against cyber-attacks.

Formed in south-east England by East Sussex County Council, Surrey County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council, Orbis spans 550 sites and offers services such as finance, procurement and human resources to over 20,000 users.

 

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Precision farming market to be worth over £9 billion by 2025

16 May 2019

The precision farming market size is tipped to exceed £9 billion by 2025, according to consultancy and research house Global Market Insights.

It is expected to show significant growth over the next six years due to huge support from governments for the adoption of advanced technologies such as AI and the Internet of Things.

 

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Cyber-attacks down but costing businesses more - DCMS report

16 May 2019

Whilst the percentage of firms suffering cyber attacks has decreased, businesses and charities that had suffered cyber-attacks and breaches previously appeared to experience even more attacks in 2019

Whilst the percentage of firms suffering cyber attacks has decreased, businesses and charities that had suffered cyber-attacks and breaches previously appeared to experience even more attacks in 2019

New statistics published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have shown a reduction in the percentage of businesses suffering a cyber breach or attack in the last year.

It found that 32 per cent of businesses identified a cybersecurity attack in the last 12 months - down from 43 per cent the previous year and nearly a 25 per cent drop.

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Round up of DCIM & advise

Centre your data

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How to ensure best ROI for spend decision

The True cost of data

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Mobile Operator awarded £21m three-year contract

Police Scotland's mobile future

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