Superfast broadband for most homes pledge

In a speech at the annual CBI dinner Chancellor Philip Hammond promised a major expansion of Britain's superfast broadband network.

Local gov ahead of NHS in visitor journey management

NHS trusts are falling behind local government in implementing journey management strategies to reduce waiting times for visitors.

Smart technology to boost Derby’s highway network

Derby City Council is rolling out cutting edge smart technology to the city’s road network, which will help create a digital map of Derby’s road sign inventory.

Households receiving half the broadband speed they pay for

Comparison website Which? has revealed that the average household is receiving just 51 per cent of the advertised broadband speed.

£1.5 million funding for council cyber efforts

The Local Government Association has been awarded £1.5 million to help improve and enhance councils’ cyber security systems.

New Microsoft deal to strengthen NHS cyber security

A new agreement with Microsoft will ensure all NHS organisations are using the latest Windows 10 software, with updated security.

£1 billion deal to enhance AI industry

Over 50 leading businesses have contributed towards a deal for an Artificial Intelligence Sector Deal, worth nearly £1 billion.

Nearly half of businesses suffered one cyber attack last year

New statistics have shown that 43 per cent of businesses and 19 per cent of charities suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months.

GP pilot success for e-traffic light system

A pilot system has proven successful in making it easier for GPs to understand the waiting times at hospitals for their patients.

£80 million computer system boost for RAF

The Ministry of Defence will invest up to £80 million in a new computer system to boost the RAF’s speed and accuracy.

NHS response to WannaCry attack criticised

MPs have criticised the NHS for its failure to establish new measures to improve cyber security nearly a year after the WannaCry ransomware attack.

Broadband success for Scottish homes and businesses

The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband project has seen over 95 per cent of Scotland’s homes and businesses now able to connect to fibre broadband.

London council fined for data breach

The ICO has fined the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea £120,000 for a data breach.

CBI report "Smooth Operations: An A-Z of the EU Rules That Matter for the Economy" calls for the UK to replicate the EU's Digital Single Market initiative after Brexit

A £13.5 million cyber innovation centre, located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will be built to develop advanced technology to fight online threats

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop prototype quantum devices, which could provide a breakthrough in the fields of sensing, imaging and information exchange.

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