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DNS attacks are costing organisations over $1m on average

The average DNS attack cost has risen 49% to $1,070,000, reveals EfficientIP’s 2019 Global DNS Threat Report, sponsored research conducted by market intelligence firm IDC. Over the past year, organisations faced on average more than nine DNS attacks, an increase of 34%. Costs too went up 49%, meaning one in …

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Passwords negatively impact company security and employee mental health

Okta’s new Passwordless Future Report demonstrates how passwords negatively impact the security of organisations as well as the mental health of employees. The research, which surveyed 4,000+ workers across the UK, France and the Netherlands, found that 70% workers believing biometrics would benefit the workplace. It also revealed that the …

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Soaring logistics company failures “an early warning of a possible recession” says ParcelHero

ParcelHero has warned that the failure of a significant number of major logistics and delivery companies over the past year is an early warning of a possible Brexit-fuelled recession. Calling the logistics industry a “bellwether for the economy”, ParcelHero says that the abnormally high number of leading supply chain companies …

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UK shoppers trust retailers with more than 30 positive online reviews

Almost a third of British shoppers have left a negative review online, with nearly seven in 10 having done so in the last year, according to a new report from Brightpearl. The survey, which spoke to 2,000 Brits, found that 76% of those surveyed will also share a negative retail …

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Rising to the e-commerce challenge

Listen to any podcast or scroll through a popular social media site and it won’t be long until you see or hear an advert from the likes of Squarespace, Shopify or WooCommerce (amongst many others) outlining just how easy it is to set up an online shop and get selling …

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Over half of UK SMEs don’t use the cloud

New research has revealed that 58% of UK SMEs are not using cloud-based computing. Conducted by Close Brothers, the research shows that in total, a third of small and medium sized businesses (33%) say that they do not use the cloud at all and 25% say that they are not …

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UK firms should be “careful what they wish for” when it comes to a Brexit resolution, warns ParcelHero

Despite UK businesses crying out for a resolution to the Brexit limbo, ParcelHero has warned that they should be careful what they wish for, as its recent study reveals most companies go bust immediately after, rather than during, a downturn. Whether it’s a hard, soft or no-deal Brexit, most businesses …

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Industry reacts to biggest UK retail sales decline on record

The latest KPMG-BRC Retail Sales Monitor has reported the biggest decline in UK retail sales since records began in January 1995. Covering the four weeks from 28th April to 25th May 2019, the report shows that on a total basis, sales decreased by 2.7% in May. Excluding Easter distortions, this …

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3D spintronics could lead to new forms of computing

Physicists from the University of Glasgow have found a new way to successfully pass data between ultra-thin films using tiny magnets, which they say could lead to new forms of computing. The new form of magnetic interaction, which pushes a formerly two-dimensional phenomenon into the third dimension, could open up …

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