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Best of VMworld Awards 2017 nominations now open until 18 August

Read the criteria for the Best of VMworld Europe User Awards and find out how to submit your nomination more ...

Insurance industry transformation will mirror travel sector through insurtech

Insurtech is gaining momentum, and companies in the sector of all sizes and ages can learn from startups more ...

Case study: Future Facilities trials VR to pinpoint datacentre performance problems

Datacentre performance simulation software provider Future Facilities opens up about its virtual reality trials, and how the technology could change the way the entire industry operates more ...

Waitrose joins John Lewis for Jlab 2017

The 2017 JLab will see Waitrose, John Lewis and JLP Ventures band together to mentor and develop several retail technology startups  more ...

Tesco customers miss out on deliveries due to tech fault

A glitch in the supermarket’s store-side systems has meant Tesco’s deliveries to customers have been delayed more ...

Property developer A2Dominion picks Hyperoptic broadband services

Housing developments in London and the South East will receive ultrafast FTTP broadband services under the new agreement more ...

Almost 10% of Londoners still unconnected, says report

On the second annual World Wi-Fi Day, a survey claims substantial numbers of people in the world’s largest cities are still languishing in the digital slow lane more ...

Analyst tips Microsoft Azure to overtake AWS as cloud revenue market leader in 2017

US analyst house Pacific Crest claims Microsoft is on course to surpass AWS in revenue terms later this year more ...

Salford City Council adopts Microsoft Azure to deliver hybrid cloud vision

Greater Manchester-based local authority, Salford City Council, is following up its foray into private cloud by adopting Microsoft Azure more ...

Emirates Islamic uses blockchain to reduce cheque fraud

Islamic finance firm is using a combination of blockchain technology and QR codes to minimise the use of fraudulent cheques more ...

Abu Dhabi uses surveillance tech to protect Grand Prix

Police use surveillance technology and monitoring software to ensure public safety when Formula One visits the UAE each year more ...

The Macedonian surveillance scandal that brought down a government

Macedonia has been accused of using surveillance technology for covert spying - the subsequent political protests were instrumental in the ruling party losing power after 10 years more ...

South African game reserve goes digital to save the rhino

Dimension Data and Cisco have teamed up to protect rhinos living on a private game reserve in South Africa with the latest networking and IoT sensor technology more ...

Retailers urged to change approach to demand forecasting

To achieve optimal fulfilment performance, retailers must now forecast how consumers will shop and understand the influences behind purchasing decisions more ...

University College London hit by ransomware attack

University restricts access to several IT systems and file shares to halt spread of malware more ...

Government objections to faster broadband USO ‘risible’

Lord Mendelsohn hits out at 10Mbps broadband universal service obligation contained in the Digital Economy Act, saying the government’s broadband ambitions are too weak more ...

Baby Boomers taking to social media in greater numbers

Older adults are more connected than ever before, says Ofcom, with almost half of 65 to 74-year-olds now having a social media profile more ...

Government stresses continuity of broadband policy after election

At the Connected Britain conference in London, digital minister Matt Hancock recommits to already-established broadband and mobile networking policy more ...

Gatwick and six other airports to hold international hackathon

Trans-global hackathon aims to develop applications to improve air passenger experience  more ...

Microchips implanted in hands could be in use for payments in 20 years

UK consumers are becoming more accepting that biometric authentication will become the norm for payments more ...

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