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Government £20m quantum tech fund to invest in ‘three to five’ prototype devices

Businesses and researchers working on quantum technology projects across the UK will soon be able to apply for a share of a new £20 million fund set up by the government – the latest in a long line of government funding for quantum computing.  On Wednesday, the government announced that it will be ploughing its latest round of investment of ... Read More »

HMRC is transforming itself into "the most digitally advanced tax administration in the world"

For the past several years HMRC has been updating its legacy IT estate, while also making it easier for customers to interact with the organisation. Brigid McBride is the acting director in charge of this digital transformation, and admitted that some of the IT is still “a bit creaky.” “[We have] a big IT estate, [and] some of it’s a ... Read More »

Microsoft to offer Azure internal cloud technology for governments

Driven by Data in association with IBM The channel looks at how software-defined storage is an enabler of multi-cloud, AI, IoT, and arguably plays a pivotal role in digital transformation. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet clear and present, dangers. Read More »

2,500 teens take part in government-backed cyber security competition

More than two-thousand of Britain’s most talented teenage coders have taken part in a government-backed cyber security competition. Overall, ten teams participated in the CyberCenturion finals competition, run by the Cyber Cyber Security Challenge UK and defence tech firm Northrop Grumman. The teenagers were tasked with acting as cyber security professionals at made-up gaming companies. They were then asked to explore ways to secure the ... Read More »

UK government launches fund to research self-driving off-road vehicles

The UK government is planning to spend £22.4 million supporting research into off-road, self-driving vehicle projects across the country.  The aim is to develop the technology that can be used for autonomous vehicles in industry, as opposed to on-road usage.  Automotive Minister Richard Harrington unveiled the new fund over the weekend as part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. It will ... Read More »

With 100 days until GDPR comes into force, read the best resources to prepare

Driven by Data in association with IBM The channel looks at how software-defined storage is an enabler of multi-cloud, AI, IoT, and arguably plays a pivotal role in digital transformation. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet clear and present, dangers. Read More »

South Gloucestershire Council selects Civica to build digital customer platform

South Gloucestershire Council has selected public sector IT services provider Civica’s digital arm to help build a digital customer platform, that aims to improve user experience for residents and produce cost and efficiency savings. The council is hoping to build a platform that enables residents to report issues quickly and carry out routine transactions online, as well as being kept ... Read More »

NHS trust CIO: Budget constraints makes agile and DevOps impossible without supplier help

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

Snoopers’ Charter surveillance regime ruled unlawful by High Court

The online surveillance regime brought in by Prime Minister Theresa May when she was Home Secretary has been ruled “unlawful” by the High Court in London following a legal challenge brought by Labour MP Tom Watson.  Watson, represented by human rights campaign group Liberty, launched a legal challenge against the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) back in 2014 – ... Read More »

Theresa May to take her crusade against secure communications to Davos

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

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