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HMRC contractors leave over inside IR35 ruling

HMRC has begun classifying its public sector contractors as "inside IR35", prompting fears of a digital "brain drain" at the organisation more ...

UK insurtech startups follow fintech example

UK startups focused on technology for insurance companies saw capital investments double last year more ...

Thorn CEO on using machine learning and tech partnerships to tackle online child sex abuse

The CEO of US-based no-profit Thorn explains how cross-industry collaboration and machine learning is helping her organisation stay one step ahead of online child sex abusers more ...

Uber shuts down in Denmark after less than three years

Changes in Denmark’s taxi legislation force transportation network company to cease its operations in the country more ...

AWS London users suffer "insufficient capacity" problems with T2 Micro Instances

Users of AWS's London-hosted T2 Micro Instances suffered capacity issues on Friday 24 March more ...

ISPs to pay automatic compensation for broadband faults

Telecoms regulator Ofcom says its plan, which would cover slow repairs and missed appointments, could see consumers in line for a payout of up to £185m every year more ...

AI and robots will 'create political instability' until humans find new occupations

The belief that advances in technology will create more jobs than they replace may no longer hold true more ...

Inside the well-planned metro network: how CityFibre does it

Computer Weekly met metro network builder CityFibre to find out why, and how, the organisation believes it can mount a credible challenge to Openreach’s dominance of wholesale fibre more ...

The rise of the ODMs: Should the branded hardware suppliers be worried?

The use of ODM datacentre hardware makes good economic sense for the hyperscale providers, but what about everyday enterprises? more ...

Almost 45% of men want a robot-led shopping experience in the future

Research reveals differences between what male and female, and older and younger consumers want from their shopping experience more ...

IR35 reforms will harm public sector innovation and competitiveness, say contractors

Research from recruitment consultancy Harvey Nash highlights contractor concerns about how the forthcoming IR35 reforms will affect competitiveness and talent recruitment in the public sector more ...

PostNord cutting up to 4,000 Danish jobs in response to digitisation

Logistics firm PostNord is set to cut jobs in Denmark due to falling mail volumes in the country, with a new production model set to be introduced more ...

Lords call on ISPs, government to do more to safeguard children online

A House of Lords Select Committee report on online safety has called for internet service providers and the government to do more to protect the interests of children using the internet more ...

Robots to support children in Middle East classrooms

Teachers and children in the UAE will soon be supported by robots in the classroom more ...

Half of banks think more payments will be via fintechs by 2020

Fintechs have gone from being an emerging threat to banks to an opportunity for collaboration, according to an EIU report more ...

Openreach trains apprentice engineers in virtual reality

Openreach inductees get to experience an immersive simulation of life as an engineer, taking them up telephone poles and into underground chambers more ...

HCL Technologies to support IT for Volvo Ocean Race

HCL Technologies is to build and support the IT that will make the Volvo Ocean Race available to spectators around the world more ...

Cardiff man Samata Ullah admits terrorist charges after posting encryption details on Islamic blog

Samata Ullah, a resident of Cardiff, pleaded guilty to five terrorism charges, including developing an encrypted version of an Islamic website and posting videos explaining how to use encryption more ...

Global business leaders hail UK tech sector’s innovation potential

KPMG report reveals global confidence in UK tech sector’s ability to create innovative products and services that are keenly adopted across the world more ...

Middle East fintech sector to accelerate this year with UAE leading the way

The financial technology industry could be at the start of a period of rapid growth in the Middle East more ...

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