Technology

Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon face US anti-trust probe

The US government is to take a fresh look at how the four tech giants Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon wield their power. It comes in the wake of criticism about privacy breaches, disinformation and anti-competitive practices. It could lead to more formal investigations from the Federal Trade Commission, among others. Shares in all four […]

IT issues cost companies £3.4 billion per year in lost productivity

Many UK Businesses are losing out both financially and on productivity levels due to their workplace IT systems, new research has revealed. A survey of 1,137 UK workers in full or part-time employment, carried out by technology services provider Probrand.co.uk has revealed that companies are losing a shocking £3.4 billion every year due to IT […]

A year on GDPR leads to a rise in Employee confidence in data security

May 25th marks one year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and findings from ADP shows that the regulation has had a positive impact on employee confidence around data security. More than half of respondents (53%) say that they feel confident that their data is stored responsibly and securely by their […]

Seven in ten employees believe technology will enhance their jobs

Changing behaviours and digital natives are transforming the future workplace, attitudes towards automation, and what employees expect of their employers. That’s according to results from a new large-scale study of more than 34,000 consumers across 18 countries from Verint Systems The report – Engagement in the Always-on Era: How Humans and Technology Work Hand-in-Hand to […]

WhatsApp discovers ‘targeted’ surveillance attack

Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a “select number” of users, and was orchestrated by “an advanced cyber actor”. A fix was rolled out on Friday. […]

Most businesses satisfied with ROI on video marketing

An overwhelming majority of businesses are satisfied with the ROI of video marketing, according to a survey of more than 160 business owners across the U.S. The questionnaire focused on exploring different aspects of how businesses plan to implement video content on their marketing this year. Its scope, ROI, performance, and social media implementation. Video […]

Tech sector productivity hindered by unreliable collaboration tools

Too many employees within the technology sector are having their productivity hindered by unreliable collaboration tools. This is according to a new survey from StarLeaf, revealing that 83% of decision-makers and Line of Business leaders across IT and technology businesses believe their ability to share their screen or content during a call could be significantly […]

Websites to be fined over ‘online harms’ under new government proposals

Internet sites could be fined or blocked if they fail to tackle “online harms” such as terrorist propaganda and child abuse, under government plans. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has proposed an independent watchdog that will write a “code of practice” for tech companies. Senior managers could be held liable for […]

Safe car wash app reveals hundreds of potential slavery cases

Nearly 1,000 reports of potential human trafficking were made in the first five months of an app enabling hand car wash users to report concerns over workers. The Safe Car Wash app was launched by the Church of England’s anti-slavery arm, the Clewer Initiative, and the Catholic Church last year. Users of the app have […]

Confirmit recognised with tech working culture award

TMCnet has recognised Confirmit in the third annual Tech Culture Awards. The Tech Culture Awards recognise the best-of-the-best work cultures within the technology sector, highlighting organisations that are committed to continuously improving the work-life balances of their employees. As a seasoned technology business, Confirmit offers the stable and secure environment of a well-established company while […]