United Kingdom

70% of European IT decision-makers see Brexit as a business opportunity RealWire Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:05

London, UK, 6th November 2017 - Interoute, the global cloud and network provider, has revealed new survey results showing almost two-thirds (63 per cent) of businesses across Europe are anticipating high growth in the year ahead. Reassuringly despite its turbulent outlook, the UK was only slightly behind the European average at 61 per cent. As the political climate presents opportunities for those countries and companies that can move at pace, on average 70 per cent believed Britain leaving the EU was an opportunity for their company.

Promotions Just as Important to Customers as Product Quality

13 October 2017, London: When it comes to buying home and kitchen appliances, British consumers admit that the right reward is just as important to them as quality of product. The independent study of 2,000 British adults, commissioned by 360insights, found that 17 percent of consumers said their purchase decision was driven by a promotion, the same amount that identified product quality as the reason for their purchase.

Brits Demand New Legislation on Artificial Intelligence

A new study from MACHINA Summit.AI published today shows that the overwhelming majority of Brits (75%) believe that the UK needs new regulations to control artificial intelligence. These findings come in the wake of Tesla boss Elon Musk’s recent dire warnings that ‘AI is our biggest risk existential threat.’

The survey reveals that 44% believe the UK Government should lead new AI regulations. 28% prefer an independent global body to take control, with just 11% wanting the technology industry to head it up. Post-Brexit, the EU gained a paltry 8% support.

The London disconnect: connectivity woes hindering SME productivity RealWire Fri, 07/21/2017 - 05:00

London, 21st July 2017 – M24Seven, the UK's fastest-growing connectivity provider, run by former Sage MD Lee Perkins, is set to take on BT to level the playing field for digitally disadvantaged SMEs in the UK capital – with world-class connectivity.

Retailer Alert: The EU data privacy landscape has already changed RealWire Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:53

With less than a year to go before organisations which process, use or exchange consumers’ personal data within the EU need to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), eCommerce systems integrator Tryzens has highlighted how this new directive will impact retailers, and what key steps brands will need to take to mitigate the impact when the regulation becomes enforced from 25th May 2018.

New report from CREST highlights the need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control Systems RealWire Thu, 06/29/2017 - 06:40

29 June 2017: There is a pressing need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control System (ICS) environments to avoid future breaches that could impact critical national infrastructure concludes CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation body representing the technical information security industry, in its latest position paper, ‘Industrial Control Systems: Technical Security Assurance’. The report highlights a number of challenges and suggests that more technical security testing has a significant role to play in ensuring higher levels of security assurance are met.

Criminals set to benefit from Christmas delivery frustration RealWire Mon, 12/05/2016 - 04:15

Survey shows desperate measures shoppers take to get hold of online deliveries

5 December 2016, London. Christmas 2016 could be a lucrative time for the criminal fraternity according to a national survey of UK shoppers. The survey, commissioned by Shutl, the platform that gives people control over their deliveries, found that 18 per cent of shoppers are prepared to leave a window or door unlocked to ensure delivery of an online Christmas gift.