Posted on Jul 20 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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In an attempt to promote cleaner workplaces, Sanondaf is challenging UK businesses to take a free swab test to see what’s lurking around their desk or keyboard. Interested companies can take a swab with a free test kit, which Sanondaf will analyse and write up in a report. The disinfection and decontamination specialist is also providing all UK businesses with free hand washing and infection control...

Posted on Jul 19 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Award winning British food business Benugo has launched a new delivery service in Central London. Ideal for meetings and conferences, the delivery menu includes sharing boxes and platters. Founder Ben Warner said: “Whether catering for a morning breakfast meeting or an informal lunch, the new delivery service provides great food, quickly, and will feature the same delicious produce that can be found...

Posted on Jul 18 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Nearly half (47%) of security personnel ‘simply trust’ that their cloud providers will meet security agreements without demanding any verification, claims new research from enterprise cloud hosting provider iland. A survey by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) reveals that companies now consider cloud security to be superior to on-premises security and often expose themselves to risk by relying...

Posted on Jul 17 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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The number of apps and mobile websites leaking credit card data from enterprise mobile devices is on the rise, according to a new report by Wandera, a leader in mobile data security and management. The latest quarterly Mobile Data Report shows that from Q4 2015 to Q1 2016 there was a 17% increase in the number of apps and websites identified as leaking sensitive data. Q1 2016 also saw a 200% monthly...

Posted on Jul 16 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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For the second year in a row, undergraduates have voted Google the most popular graduate employer. The full list of the UK’s 300 most popular graduate employers based on a poll of 52,000 undergraduates by international research firm trendence is available online. gtimedia.co.uk ...

Posted on Jul 15 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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The ICT sector could play a central role in combating climate change and promoting economic growth across the EU, claims BT in a new report. In The role of ICT in reducing carbon emissions in the EU, BT claims that ICT-enabled solutions could reduce EU carbon emissions by 1.5 Gt CO2e in 2030, equal to 37% of the EU’s total emissions in 2012. Smart manufacturing, smart buildings and smart energy...

Posted on Jul 14 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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There has been a positive shift in civil servants’ attitudes towards tech over the last 12 months. However, they still don’t buy from a wide enough range of suppliers, warns techUK, the voice of the UK tech industry. In a survey of 1,500 civil servants by Dods Research, 84% agreed or strongly agreed that tech is critical to delivering their department’s business plan. The proportion who view...

Posted on Jul 13 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has launched a new campaign to promote occupational health and safety in the context of an ageing workforce. The Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign is supported by The British Safety Council, which is urging employers to take part. Chief executive Mike Robinson said: “In the next two decades, a large proportion of employees over 50...

Posted on Jul 12 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Applegate Marketplace is encouraging UK SMEs to learn from consumers and shop around for the best deals. It claims that UK firms could cut millions from their cost base by seeking out the best deals for everyday items, from low-cost supplies, such as tea bags, staples and lightbulbs, to larger items like printers and printer supplies. Its survey of 726 SME senior decision-makers reveals that the nation’s...

Posted on Jul 11 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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27 Average connection speeds in the UK went up by 27% last year to 13.9Mbps, 9th fastest in EMEA and 17th globally, according to fiures from the Fourth Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report by Akamai, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) services. Average peak connection speeds in the UK rose 16% year-on-year to 56.8Mbps. 30 Over 30% of mobile data is used by apps running in the background,...