The government has pushed back the deadline for its ambitious national "smart meter" program, a plan to replace over 53 million gas and electricity meters with new devices via visits to 30 million British homes and small businesses.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced that communications infrastructure provider Arqiva has won the government tender to deliver The Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP), designed to improve mobile connectivity in rural Britain.
As small corporates and politicians continue to make a fuss about lending to small and medium sized forms, Wells Fargo has become the latest US bank to offer its vast balance sheet to British technology firms hungry for capital.
Sixty-three per cent of tech businesses asked by Barclays in its annual job creation survey said they would be seeking to fill new jobs this year – down from 78 per cent in 2012 – but a much higher proportion of role creation will be for senior executives.
Google is expanding its Global Impact Awards, launched last year to support nonprofits using technology to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems, to the UK and is inviting British nonprofits to say how they would use technology to transform lives.
New technologies that foster smarter, more agile and productive ways of working are in high demand. Particularly across the government and public sector, with cost efficiency, office consolidations and budget cuts abound.