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Professional GIG economy booms as war for digital talent intensifies

More than one in four UK businesses plan to hire temporary or contract staff in the next twelve months, as digitalisation and a lack of available talent creates critical skills gaps in the workplace, according to the Robert Half 2019 Salary Guide. Technology is reshaping businesses; two in five UK organisations (38%) consider digitalisation to […]


Top banks being tested in cyber attack war game

The Bank of England is testing the UK’s ability to withstand a major cyber-attack on financial institutions. Some 40 firms, including leading banks, are taking part in a one-day “war-gaming” exercise designed to assess their resilience. The Bank is conducting the exercise on Friday in partnership with regulators and the Treasury. It wants to ensure […]

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Perkbox becomes first employee experience platform to introduce card-linking technology

In an industry first worldwide, Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, is today announcing the introduction of card-linking technology to its offerings. Set to revolutionise the quality and diversity of its perks and benefits portfolio and the way users interact with these on the platform, this technology will enable employees to connect with their […]

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Digital Transformation set to shift from theory to reality in next 12 months thanks to AI and Robotics

Dimension Data Tech Trends 2019 report identifies fundamental industry trends that will come to define the business technology landscape in 2019 across customer experience, cybersecurity, digital business, digital infrastructure, digital workplace, technology futures, and services. In the report, Group CTO Ettienne Reinecke claims that 2019 will finally see digital transformation become a reality and predicts […]

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Mobile phone staff are ‘enabling sim swap scams’

Staff in mobile phone shops have become key to the execution of “Sim swap” scams, Watchdog Live has discovered. Undercover filming revealed that O2 and Vodafone employees are bypassing basic ID checks and handing over replacement Sim cards to potential criminals. Once fraudsters gain control of a mobile number, they can intercept SMS text messages […]

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US attacks UK budget plan for digital services tax on tech giants

The US has hit back against a UK plan to impose a new tax on sales by technology giants. US political leaders and business groups say the proposal would violate tax agreements by targeting US firms. They warned the tax could spark US retaliation and hurt prospects for a US-UK trade deal. In a statement […]