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NRF 2018: Rent the Runway – focus on data proves use case for clothing rental

Clothing retailers are not traditionally known to rent products to anyone other than celebrities, but retail service Rent the Runway is using data to prove customer demand more ...

Google vows to simplify creation of custom machine learning models for developers

Google’s ongoing push to lower the barriers to machine learning and artificial intelligence adoption for enterprises moves up a gear with custom model creation more ...

Dream machines: how IT is changing the world of neuroscience

We talk to computer scientist and entrepreneur Jamil El Imad about the cutting-edge intersection of neuroscience and IT more ...

Davos: Disintegration of the internet could create economic turmoil

Politicians and business leaders will discuss the risks posed by fake news, cyber attacks, and artificial intelligence to jobs, political stability and global security, at the World Economic Forum in Davos more ...

Google to open five more datacentre regions across the globe in 2018

Cloud giant Google is on a mission to boost the capacity and performance of its services, through investments in new datacentres and subsea cables more ...

Demand for cloud-enabling infrastructure products soared in 2017, IDC research shows

IDC's latest cloud IT infrastructure market tracker shows the demand for public and private cloud-enabling servers, storage and Ethernet switches is showing no signs of slowing  more ...

Case study: Gleadell Agriculture supports cloud-first push with change in backup strategy

Commodity trading firm Gleadell Agriculture won the prize for Best Data Security and Data Protection Project at the Best of VMworld 2017 Awards, with its account of how an overhaul of its disaster recovery practices has set it up to become a cloud-first organisation more ...

Health sector digitisation vital to combat mental health crisis

Collaboration and digitisation within the health industry is critical to deal with the growing mental health crisis, but more support is needed from policymakers more ...

Cabinet Office unveils renewed shared IT services programme for government

The Cabinet Office reveals details of its latest push to make the shared services model take off in government  more ...

Daisy Group saves on datacentre cooling costs through five-year EkkoSense deal

Daisy Group claims to have already seen sizeable cost savings on the back of its push to improve its datacentre cooling procedures across five UK facilities more ...

Germany’s Lemoncat disrupts business catering through cloud computing

Startup is shaking up Germany’s business catering sector with a platform that harnesses Amazon and Salesforce clouds more ...

Marks and Spencer eyes £30m annual cost savings from digital-first retail push

High-street retailer has fleshed out plans to put digital at the heart of its business to boost operational efficiency in response to changing consumer demands more ...

Dutch bank tests wearable technology payments

ABN Amro is testing out wearable payment devices with 500 customers as part of a four-month pilot more ...

CES 2018: Pizza Hut to test autonomous delivery vehicle

At CES 2018, underway in Las Vegas, Pizza Hut and Toyota announce a partnership to develop an autonomous pizza delivery service more ...

Google puts its payment services under one roof

Internet giant is bringing all its payment services under the Google Pay brand, making them “simpler, safer and more consistent”  more ...

2017 cemented cloud as the ‘new normal’ for enterprise IT, claims Synergy Research Group

According to Synergy Research Group, 2017 marked another important milestone in enterprise adoption and acceptance of cloud more ...

London attracted record tech investment in 2017

London-based tech firms received record levels of venture capital funding last year more ...

Scottish Ambulance Service tests satellite to improve critical care process

The Scottish Ambulance Service is testing satellite broadband to help paramedics gather vital information on their patients’ conditions whilst in transit more ...

NHS Coventry connects GPs to CityFibre broadband

NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group is upgrading to full-fibre broadband infrastructure for GP practices and community health centres more ...

Claire House Children’s Hospice opens up about its digital transformation triumphs

Claire House Children’s Hospice took home the Best of Show prize at the Best of VMworld 2017 Awards by sharing details of how technology is helping it achieve its aim of reaching every family who needs its help across the north-west of England more ...

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