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It all STEMs from somewhere: Building a talent pipeline in the tech industry

Regardless of whether you are an IT system builder in the far reaches of Scotland or a multi-national software provider in the hustle of London, STEM is most likely to be on your radar. For the past two years, the government has been ramming the importance of STEM subjects down …

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Desktop 3D printer shipments dropped for the first time ever in Q1

For the first time ever, shipments of personal/desktop 3D printers saw a year-on-year drop in Q1 2018. According to the latest report from CONTEXT, 3% fewer printers shipping globally compared to Q1 2017. It wasn’t all bad for the segment, as industrial/professional printers saw a third consecutive quarter of year-on-year …

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CompTIA donates over £145k to tech-related charities across the globe

CompTIA has revealed that its member communities and councils have donated $190,000 (£145,749) to 19 different charities so far this year. All technology-related causes, donations have gone to charities in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US. As part of CompTIA Giving, contributions made by CompTIA’s member communities and councils …

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Education Special: Read PCR’s July issue online

PCR’s July issue landed on desks earlier this month, packed full of the latest information about how the tech industry is working with the education sector. In this issue: – BullGuard‘s Pete Morley tells us why security in education reaches far beyond the classroom.  – We speak to the channel …

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AI to create more UK jobs than those lost to automation

Many workers in industry sectors such as technology, manufacturing and health have been concerned about how artificial intelligence and robotics may directly affect their employment in the near future. While we’ve heard numerous stories over the years about how AI will streamline job processes, and robots will even be able …

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‘Cyber stress’ affecting two thirds of Europeans

The news of numerous data breaches, along with the pressure to manage multiple online accounts, is causing high levels of stress amongst Europeans, reveals a new report from Kaspersky Lab. The study of 1,000 Europeans found that 63% of people admit to being stressed by news of data breaches, and …

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UK consumers creeped out by retail technology that detects emotion

A new survey looking at what consumers think of the use of AI in the retail space has revealed what they find creepy and what new tech they’re ready to engage with. RichRelevance’s ‘Creepy or Cool’ survey asked consumers to rate a number of different technologies and trends as either …

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UK’s tech industry leads the way for billion-dollar businesses

The UK is leading the way in producing tech titans, with the highest number of billion-dollar companies in Europe since 2000. A new report from GP Bullhound shows that, in the past year, the UK has added six billion-dollar tech companies worth $12.4 billion to the 26 it already has. …

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Secure Chorus initiative to increase awareness of cyber security issues amongst business leaders

Secure Chorus has launched a Thought Leadership Platform, aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of current cyber security issues among business leaders across the public and private sectors. The new initiative will also stress the importance of protecting data and how to best address this challenge in practice. Secure Chorus’s …

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“Redesigning town centres as community hubs could actually benefit retailers”

Earlier this week, former retail chief Bill Grimsey warned that Britain’s town centres were in danger of becoming ghost towns in the near future. Calling for immediate action to be taken, Grimsey told the BBC to “forget retail” for town centres, which he believes need to become community hubs based …

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