Technology News

Open Access Government’s technology category has plenty of very recent and updated information on all the key topics on this ever-expanding market. 

Within this section, you can find articles on topics such as cybercrime, data protection and online harms. And we also touch upon the relevant topics such as social media and its potential danger and its ongoing need for regulation. The protection of personal data in the modern age is a topic is something we touch upon often in the contexts of revenge porn and other forms. Topics such as Cybersecurity in relation to business and the domination of ‘The Cloud’ are very popular.

We all cover a wide range of information concerning the emerging potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and the many developments and ethical arguments within this topic. we have experts giving their opinion on the future of AI and how it will move forward. We also look at AI and its involvement in healthcare.

We also cover the Internet of Things (IoT) along with the use of data and GDPR related issues.

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Nearly a quarter of businesses monitor and track employees

As more businesses invest in surveillance technology to monitor and track employees in the workplace, questions are raised around whether the benefits override growing concerns around digital ethics.
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Can artificial intelligence beat a human hacker?

Here, the question is asked: Can artificial intelligence measure up to the intuition of a human hacker?
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In a perfect partnership: How councils can get the most out of a tech...

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council’s Cassandra Phillip lists the key steps to creating a successful partnership with a technology provider.
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The hidden foundations of the digital world: How datacentres stay cool

Here, Daikin investigate what happens to all the heat produced by the "cloud", aka the datacentres that keep the online world turning.
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The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in education

Dr Elaine Garcia, Senior Programme Leader at Interactive Pro explores the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in education.
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Research shows increased cybercrime risk to companies and public

New research from the BlackBerry Cylance Threat Intelligence Team has uncovered a trove of highly sensitive data, suggesting an increased cybercrime risk.
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What are the cybersecurity challenges facing the healthcare sector?

External and internal attackers are drawn to healthcare sector due to the value of the vast amounts of personal health information (PHI) these organisations manage.
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What does public sector connectivity mean today?

Paul Doe, Regional Director, MLL Telecom discusses how public sector connectivity means so much more to local councils than increased bandwidth, looking at how local government can tailor the procurement process to make the most of connectivity contracts to benefit local citizens.
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How have security threats revamped the mobile industry?

Tech geek Devin Smith highlights how the mobile industry has been revamped to counter security threats posed by cyber crime in this article.
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How voice biometric technology is transforming modern contact centres

Tim Dunn, Commercial Director at ValidSoft discusses the benefits of deploying voice biometric technology and how it can transform modern call centres.
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Mastering cloud: The public sector’s gateway to AI

Chris Bartlett, Business Unit Director Public Sector at SoftwareONE discusses how mastering cloud will be the first critical step in the UK public sector’s widespread adoption of AI.
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48% of government ICT leaders believe they can digitally transform

Pure Storage today (31 July) reveals that just under half (48%) of government ICT leaders have confidence that their current data infrastructure enables their organisations to meet strategic transformational objectives.
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Placecube’s Digital Place: Building an ecosystem of digital services

Dr. Gavin Beckett, Executive Director of Placecube, discusses his vision on building an ecosystem of digital services based on common service patterns.
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Sharing the skies: Drone regulation and security

Florent Abat, Drones & IoT Director, Gemalto, explores the challenges around drone regulation and provides an insight into how we can create a standardised, integrated and seamless way of managing the skies of the future.
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Utility companies and IoT: Securing the future today

Connected appliances and devices are revolutionising the nation’s homes, but what does this mean for the utility companies responsible for powering them? How can they ensure cyber security in the age of IoT?.
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Millions at risk of identify theft when using free public Wi-Fi

New research of 2,000 Brits has revealed that 79% of public Wi-Fi users take significant risks when choosing hotspots.
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Which cyber security trends should organisations adopt in 2019?

With cyber crime on a meteoric rise, organisations in 2019 have to pay extra attention to cyber security trends such as increased cloud security, vulnerable Internet of Things networks, and phishing practices.
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Is the UK’s telecoms infrastructure fit for emergency alerts?

Javier Colado, SVP of International Sales at Everbridge discusses how the UK is under pressure to ensure its telecoms infrastructure is fit to enable the transmission of emergency alerts to mobile phones.
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Board announced for new UK Council for Internet Safety

The Government has today announced the organisations that will sit on the Executive Board of the new UK Council for Internet Safety.
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How is software design digitising the world?

Scott Brothers, Group Chief Operating Officer at ONVU Technology discusses how software design is digitising the world with a focus on the influence it has had on modern-day technologies such as virtual and augmented realities.

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