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IBM research: 42% of companies adopt AI, success hinges on workforce trust
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New IBM research shows 42% of businesses have deployed AI, with success hinging on workforce trust and acceptance, according to Bartek Roszak, Head of AI at STX Next.
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Mandiant reveals threats to Ivanti Connect Secure appliances
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Mandiant reveals new findings on threat actors exploiting vulnerabilities in Ivanti Connect Secure appliances, laying bare a disturbing mix of state-linked and profit-driven cyberattacks.
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Embracing innovation crucial for Australia's future
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Australia's future prosperity hinges on harnessing innovation and establishing a strong presence in tech value chains, Urbis indicates.
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Drones aid bushfire monitoring in ground-breaking NSW trial
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Advanced drone technology facilitates safer bushfire monitoring across Western NSW in a landmark trial, proving critical in both early detection and rapid response.
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Cybersecurity providers failing most professional services firms
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New research reveals that 70% of professional services firms are hindered by underperforming cyber security providers, intensifying the urgency for superior cyber defence strategies.
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Asia-Pacific businesses set to invest USD $3.4bn in GenAI
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Generative AI (GenAI) investments in the Asia-Pacific are projected to accelerate at a staggering rate of 140%, the fastest globally, with spending expected to reach USD $3.4 billion across key nations, according to Infosys Knowledge Institute's research.
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Encompass Corporation named 'One to Watch' in FCC50 list by Chartis Research
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Specialist in compliance technology, Encompass Corporation, earns 'One to Watch' status from Chartis Research's FCC50 list, highlighting performance in battling financial crime.
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New Zealand start-up SellWise seeks to revolutionise secondhand trading
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New Zealand start-up SellWise aims to radically overhaul secondhand trading by addressing frustrations with existing platforms and promising an intuitive, streamlined experience.
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IWD 2024: Never be discouraged - my journey into tech and telecommunications
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On International Women's Day 2024, a tech veteran reflects on her journey in the male-dominated sectors of technology and telecommunications, advocating for perseverance and determination.
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£100m boost for UK's AI industry from Chancellor Hunt
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AI investment in the UL set to double with a £100m boost, targeting healthcare, environmental protection, and national security sectors.
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UK Tech Minister emphasises trust for AI uptake in SMEs
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UK Tech Minister, Saqib Bhatti, emphasises the need for trust and transparency in AI to boost its acceptance among SMEs, highlighting a knowledge gap despite growing interest.
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IWD 2024: Why female representation is key to unlocking AI’s full potential
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Despite making up 50% of the UK population, women only account for 22% of AI and data professionals, limiting AI's full capabilities due to lack of diversity.
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Poor data foundations stunting generative AI potential, study reveals
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Poor data foundations hinder full potential of Generative AI, warns Syniti and HFS Research, advising companies to enforce reliable management and quality strategies.
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APIs become the leading attack vector, cybersecurity research shows
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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Cybersecurity firm Imperva has found that 71% of last year's web traffic was linked to APIs, acting as a major attack vector due to organisations' insufficient visibility, leading to a sharp rise in targeted attacks.
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AI deepfake scams surge with celebrity voice cloning on social media
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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Rise in advanced AI voice cloning scams impersonating celebrities like Oprah and Elon Musk on social media are duping victims in phoney giveaways, reveals security firm Bitdefender.
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GCRE & Mavin Powercube partner for groundbreaking rail innovation site in Wales
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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The Global Centre of Rail Excellence (GCRE) teams up with Mavin Powercube to incorporate a customised Powercube into their South Wales rail innovation site.
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Anthology launches AI policy framework for universities
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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Education solutions firm Anthology unveils an AI Policy Framework to aid higher education institutes in the ethical use of artificial intelligence, with principles drawn from international standards.
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Kiwis call for tougher fines & greater accountability in cyber breaches
Tue, 27th Feb 2024
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New research reveals majority of Kiwis think companies should do more to prevent cyber-attacks, with many considering swapping brands after a data breach.
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REGnosys & WISE partner to tackle gender inequality in tech sector
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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REGnosys partners WISE, a social enterprise, to combat gender inequality in technology by improving young women's awareness of STEM careers and amplifying female role models in the sector.
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Gartner outlines six trends to shape cybersecurity by 2024
Thu, 22nd Feb 2024
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Gartner's report projects six emerging trends, including GenAI and behavioural changes, expected to shape the cybersecurity landscape by 2024, aiming for stronger organisational resilience.
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InternetNZ research highlights Kiwis' concerns about online world
Wed, 21st Feb 2024
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InternetNZ's upcoming research, unveiling NZ's attitudes to the online world and AI, also highlights increasing concerns about cyberbullying and online harm.
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AI adoption in telecoms sector surges, says Cavell report
Thu, 15th Feb 2024
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Research shows AI adoption surging in the telecoms sector, with 58% of UK, US, and European telecom buyers intending to incorporate AI into their products.
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Mandiant uncovers new findings on Ivanti zero-day exploits
Fri, 2nd Feb 2024
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Mandiant uncovers dramatically expanded threat activity exploiting Ivanti's security vulnerabilities with fresh malware variants and new mitigation-bypassing techniques emerging.
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Brands need to work harder to impress the ‘Application Generation’
Wed, 31st Jan 2024
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In light of soaring expectations for digital experiences, brands need to significantly improve their applications to win over the discerning and demanding 'Application Generation', warns a new study from Cisco.