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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 ...

Digital commerce makes up less than 1% of GDP in Middle East

Region sees double-digit growth in consumer use of digital channels, but businesses seem reluctant to get involved more ...

IR35 research: 85% of contractors will quit public sector if tax status changed

Research by tax advisers QDos Contractor suggests few public sector off-payroll workers would be willing to stick around if made to pay the same tax as salaried staff more ...

Digital Economy Bill amended to protect Openreach pensions

The government introduces an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill to protect the pensions of BT employees transferring into the newly independent Openreach business more ...

CIO interview: Simon McCalla, Nominet

Nominet, the registry for more than 10 million of the UK’s internet domains, is expanding into the internet of things and internet security services more ...

HPE, Dell and IBM suffer Q4 server sales slumps, as demand for ODM hardware grows

IDC's latest EMEA-wide server market sales tracker suggests soaring demand for ODM servers is hitting tier-one manufacturers hard more ...

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