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Revealed – the shocking cost of IT disruption revealed 

The top five workplace IT issues reported by UK workers were: slow running equipment (34 percent), internet connectivity issues (27 percent), cyber breaches (19 percent), additional equipment such as printers and scanners not working (11 percent), and finally, outdated hardware (9 percent).

Contributor: Matt Royle | Published: 3 June 2019

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HMRC “Supercomputer” leaves no stone unturned in fight against tax evasion

The UK's hidden economy, made up of those who do not pay the correct amount of tax on their income, costs the UK over £5bn in revenue each year. This hidden economy is made up of ‘ghosts' who keep all their income hidden, and ‘moonlighters' who only declare some of their income to HMRC and keep the rest without paying.

Contributor: David Redfern | Published: 19 May 2019

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Tech developers are increasingly unhappy and disillusioned

Developers’ happiness is hugely affected by their age, gender and the rigour of the recruitment process, new research shows. The industry is steeped in issues, as nearly half of the developers surveyed are unsure they’ll be working for the same company in just two years.

Contributor: Razvan Creanga | Published: 2 May 2019

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Cambridge Analytica scandal one year on – the key takeaways 

A year on from this scandal and we are beginning to see data privacy regulations such as the EU’s GDPR and California’s CCPA rolled out across a variety of countries. These regulations are set to change how companies build data and AI applications and services – and for the better.

Contributor: Ben Lorica | Published: 22 March 2019

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Rising stress causing IT contractors to quit the industry

“In contrast to in-house IT staff, these contractors and small business owners generally manage between two and five clients and so they have the added concern of balancing each of their clients’ individual needs, causing stress to multiply.”

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 4 February 2019

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1 million workers targeted in tech-re-skilling drive

Davos, Switzerland, 25 January 2018 – The World Economic Forum launched the IT Industry Skills Initiative to meet the global skills gap challenge and address job displacement arising from automation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The initiative is committed to reaching 1 million people with resources and training opportunities on the SkillSET portal by January 2021.

Contributor: Alan Trefler | Published: 12 February 2018

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Cyber threats caused by failure to upskill

Largest association of certified cybersecurity professionals enables IT pros to more quickly attain SSCP certification and help defend against threats. Survey of 3,300 IT professionals finds cyber skills gap exacerbated by firms failing to upskill IT staff. Most IT workers say their security advice is ignored, only 35 percent say their advice is acted upon. CEO David Shearer, CISSP - (ISC)².

Contributor: David Shearer | Published: 19 September 2017

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Firms face huge fines for cyber security failings

Commenting on news that firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4 percent of global turnover if they fail to protect themselves against cyber attacks. Comment Joe Hancock, Cyber Security Lead at Mishcon de Reya.

Contributor: Joe Hancock | Published: 12 August 2017

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HR departments must own the “people factor” in Cyber Risk

Survey reveals that only 22 percent have reviewed their cyber risk in the last 12 months. The recent global ransomware attack that caused chaos across almost 100 countries worldwide and majorly disrupted the UK’s National Health Service, highlights the potential fiscal and reputational damage of cyber-crime to UK business. Comment Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy at Jelf Employee Benefits.

Contributor: Steve Herbert | Published: 18 June 2017