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UK financial services firms up tech investments to fuel new service

Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly Despite financial services business volumes remaining flat and overall business optimism not improving, many UK financial services companies expect to significantly increase their spending on IT in the year ahead to support new services. Meeting regulations around open banking and data privacy are also areas where funds are being… Read More »

Tech firms partner to double female and BAME founders by 2020

A consortium of technology companies has partnered to double the number of female and black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) startup founders by 2020. The project, led by startup support network Capital Enterprise, will aim to connect startup founders with appropriate mentors to give them a better chance of developing startups and gaining investment… Read More »

One-third of firms would pay ransoms rather than invest in security

Only one-fifth of UK c-level executives from non-IT functions would pay hackers’ ransom demands to cut costs rather than invest in information security, compared with the global average of one-third, according to the latest report commissioned by NTT Security, which polled 1,800 global decision-makers. The report shows that a further 30% in the UK… Read More »

Firms step up spending on digital tech, but struggle with strategy

Organisations have stepped up their spending on cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence, blockchain and virtual reality, over the past 12 months, but many are struggling to develop a coherent strategy for their investment plans, according to research by Deloitte. The consulting and audit firm’s Digital Disruption Index, which surveyed executives in more than 100 FTSE companies,… Read More »