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Public sector leaders champion digital experiences
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A new survey reveals 92% of public sector leaders emphasise the crucial role of seamless digital experiences in supporting their agency's mission and competitiveness.
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Biometrics market projected to reach USD $173.7bn by 2032, says report
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pc hardware
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surveillance
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blockchain
The surge in demand for secure identification boosts the market valuation of biometrics technology, set to rise from USD $50.3bn in 2023 to USD $173.7bn by 2032, according to DataHorizzon Research.
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Gartner outlines top tech trends transforming public sector by 2024
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Gartner outlines the top five tech trends set to transform the public sector by 2024, including adaptive security and AI for decision intelligence.
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Amazon Bedrock AI service officially launches in Sydney
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cloud services
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storage
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public cloud
Amazon's Bedrock AI service extends its reach to Sydney, offering Australian users advanced options for data handling and storage.
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Rising foreign interference exploits insider threats, says DTEX report
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advanced persistent threat protection
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insider threats
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public sector
DTEX Systems' report warns that nation state actors are increasingly exploiting insider threats, escalating their interference and intellectual property theft. The issue necessitates urgent attention for enhancing defensive resilience of entities.
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Public sector prioritises digital experience tech investment
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productivity
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public sector
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riverbed
Survey reveals 80% of UK public sector leaders plan to accelerate digital adoption, viewing it as a priority over the next five years to boost employee engagement and citizen interaction.
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Radware to provide advanced DDoS protection for Asian tax authority
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firewall
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
Cybersecurity firm Radware clinches a contract to deliver advanced DDoS protection to an unmentioned Asian tax authority, in an aim to uphold national economic interests and fortify tech infrastructure.
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Rahul Sharma takes helm as Google Cloud's APAC Public Sector MD
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cloud services
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bi
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big data
Rahul Sharma becomes Google Cloud's Managing Director for Public Sector Business in the Asia Pacific, aiming to boost digital roadmaps for regional government and educational organisations.
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Technical education: shaping the workforce for the better
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cybersecurity
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it support
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skills gap
N3i champions T Level students to combat digital sector skills shortage, as the company advocates for technical education to future-proof the rapidly evolving tech industry.
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Zoom unveils compliance manager for regulatory risk management
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contact centre
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dlp
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public sector
Zoom has launched a new tool, the Zoom Compliance Manager, set to streamline regulatory risk and compliance management across its platforms.
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Asia/Pacific PC market reports dramatic decline in 2023
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pc hardware
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pc market
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japan
PC shipments in the Asia/Pacific region, inclusive of Japan and China, plummeted 16.1% in 2023 amidst muted demand and tepid economic recovery.
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Manchester tech firm Sync to consolidate operations at Arbeta
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digital transformation
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public sector
Manchester-based tech firm Sync sets sights on progress, announcing consolidation at Arbeta, signalling growth strategy across education, enterprise, and public sectors.
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Pure Storage & NVIDIA unveil AI-ready validated reference architectures
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storage
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nvidia
Pure Storage unleashes new NVIDIA-ready reference architectures, amplifying its AI capabilities and offering efficient and robust solutions for high-performance data processing.
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HMRC spends £80m on remote working tech amid 'couch potato' critique
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wfh
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mobility
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tablets & laptops
HMRC’s £80m spending on remote working tech over three years has sparked debate, evidencing a shift towards a 'couch potato culture', according to official figures.
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One NZ appoints Nick Quin as new Head of Public Sector
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cloud services
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firewall
Nick Quin joins technology firm One NZ as new Head of Public Sector, tasked with bolstering the company's relationships with government, and driving their technological transformations.
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ICS.AI seals GBP £7m AI service enhancement deal with Derby City Council
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savings
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public sector
AI firm ICS.AI partners with Derby City Council in a £7m four-year deal to enhance service provision, predicted to save upwards of £3.925m in the fiscal year 2024/25.
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IWD 2024: Empowering women in tech: Measuring success one day at a time
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public sector
On International Women's Day 2024, a female techie sheds light on her journey in the sector, underscoring the importance of empowerment and taking the path to success one day at a time.
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Google partners with BSSN to boost national cybersecurity
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cloud services
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big data
Google partners with Indonesia's BSSN to equip the public sector and 70,000 small businesses with AI and cybersecurity tools.
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R/GA Australia boosts public sector offering with senior hires
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transparency
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R/GA Australia ramps up its public sector and mission-driven offering with strategic senior hires, aiming to disrupt conventional consulting and outsourcing models by emphasising specialist abilities and transparency.
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Zühlke appoints Angela Bishop as new UK CEO
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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leadership
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thoughtworks
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public sector
Zühlke appoints Angela Bishop, former UK MD for Industry Sector Practices, as new UK CEO with a focus on promoting diversity in the tech industry.
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AvePoint expands FedRAMP authorisation with new products
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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digital transformation
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avepoint
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public sector
AvePoint bolsters its FedRAMP authorisation with three new secure SaaS products, reflecting its commitment to support public sector and regulated industries' digital transformation.
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Maincubes enjoys substantial growth & expansion in 2023
Mon, 26th Feb 2024
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European data centre operator, maincubes, records substantial business growth in 2023 through additional funding, data centre expansion and workforce increase by 60%.
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CYFOR Group announces new CTO & Head of Incident Response
Mon, 26th Feb 2024
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cybersecurity
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public sector
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e-discovery
CYFOR Group bolsters its growth plan with the appointments of Andrew Frowen as CTO and William Poole as Head of Incident Response.
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VietCredCare cyber threat rocks Vietnam's social media landscape
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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malware
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email security
Vietnam is being rocked by an advanced cyber threat, VietCredCare, targeting business social media accounts, leading to widespread data breaches in government, business, and education sectors.