A study of more than 1000 UK 13-17 year olds by Logicalis UK reveals that young people believe maths, English, science and ICT are the 4 most essential subjects to study, and IT and science are the top career choices.

Prime minister David Cameron and culture secretary Maria Muller have announced a grant of £3,000 for SMEs in 10 cities across the UK to help them connect up to superfast broadband.

The number of IT firms in the UK has risen by 14 per cent in the past two years, almost double the average growth rate across all sectors, according to new research.

The government has appointed former Citigroup e-crime head Chris Gibson as the founding director of the UK’s revamped but delayed Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), CERT-UK.

New .uk web addresses are to be introduced next summer as an alternative to .co.uk and .org.uk domains.

The UK emerged from the recent Open Government Partnership summit held in London as the most ‘open’ of the 61 countries involved, according to the Open Knowledge Foundation, which published its 2013 Open Data Index at the event.

Information security breaches in the public sector are almost always down to failures of information governance and management and not technology, according to the latest briefing from the Society of Information Management – Socitm.

The fourth version of the Government’s Gcloud procurement framework has gone live. According to the Cabinet Office, an even greater number of SMBs have made it onto the supplier list. Over 1,000 suppliers are listed in total, 426 of which were totally new to the project.

The technology market received some good news recently: more jobs and money are being generated.

O2 has unveiled details of a new funding initiative to help local councils tackle challenges through technology.

Mobile coverage on UK roads revealed for first time by UK regulator Ofcom, and the results show improvement is required.

A new government-backed fund has been launched to provide UK technology entrepreneurs with support to succeed on the world stage.

A Smart Cities Forum is to help the UK’s metropolitan hubs harness intelligent technology, the Government has announced.

More than half the finance directors at the UK’s biggest companies say they do not have enough information to stave off cyber attacks effectively.

The government has adopted its first two open technical standards in a bid to help government systems work together better and to make it easier for smaller suppliers to work on government IT

Defence secretary Philip Hammond has announced that the UK is to create a new cyber unit.

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