Virgin Media launches 5G SA, enables new business applications

23 February 2024

Virgin Media O2 has announced the switch on of its 5G Standalone (5G SA) network in 14 cities across the UK.

The new network will be available to consumers with 5G Standalone compatible SIMs and devices at no extra cost and customers will seamlessly switch between 4G, 5G or 5G Standalone to ensure they experience the best connectivity wherever they are.

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Financial sector remains top for ransomware targets

23 February 2024

Netskope Threat Labs has published its latest research report which revealed that the financial sector remains among the top sectors targeted by ransomware groups.

The report examines the increasing cloud app adoption in the financial services industry, and the worrying abuse of these channels to evade regular security controls for malware and ransomware attacks.

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AI, ESG and early talent: Schneider Electric shapes the sustainable data centres of the future at Data Centre World London, 2024

22 February 2024

Mark Yeeles, vice president for UK and Ireland’s secure power division, Schneider Electric

Mark Yeeles, vice president for UK and Ireland’s secure power division, Schneider Electric

Today the demand for sustainability and the subsequent impact of AI are driving a significant step change across the data centre industry – causing businesses around the world to rethink their requirements for resilience, and energy efficiency, and placing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) at the heart of their decision-making. The energy crisis, for example, has brought about higher operating costs and supply uncertainty, and many companies have begun to re-think their deployment and energy strategies to ensure resilience of their mission-critical systems.

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Millions risk being ‘acutely underskilled’: why businesses need to tackle the digital divide

21 February 2024

Ben Allcock, sales director, TP-Link

Ben Allcock, sales director, TP-Link

The UK Government’s ‘lacklustre’ response to the ongoing public and professional digital divide, an issue that still impacts 1.7 million households and forces some small businesses to find WiFi alternatives due to a lack of access or high cost, has recently come under fire from the House of Lords Communications Committee. This is the latest among a long list of organisations to criticise the current state of affairs, related in part to broadband costs.

Perhaps of greater concern is the Industrial Strategy Council’s estimation that ‘around 5 million workers will be digitally excluded by 2030,’ with a loss of approximately £13.7 billion if work is not started now to fix this digital divide.

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