Former US president’s Donald Trump’s spat with Amazon founder squillionaire Jeff Bezos raised its head recently after the US military sent a $10 billion computer contact back to the drawing board.

The British government has vowed to create a legally binding cybersecurity framework for managed service providers (MSPs). The supply chain review comes in the wake of high-profile events like the SolarWinds compromise.

With the unexpected change to remote working it has never been more important to ensure your organisation can maintain business continuity. It might be tempting to invest in the first software or service you see. Alternatively, looking at the different types of software might be overwhelming.  

Odds are if you are serious about the cloud, you’re already using at least one of Microsoft Azure, AWS, HPE Helion, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud or somebodies cloud. There are benefits to each of the many cloud providers, however, it’s not only just good practice to have more than one, it’s also probably a necessity as each has its own unique features. Quite simply, not one vendor has the perfect answer to absolutely everything. If that were the case, there would be no competition!

CIOs are increasingly under pressure to switch to a more modern, “start-up” culture, should they give in? The new approach has many demonstrable benefits, but some remain skeptical.

It is not news that the tech sector lacks diversity. There have been significant strides towards improving the inclusivity of the tech world. Research has found more than 80% of women in tech would recommend a tech career to young women. However, a subsequent report found women in technology have claimed that diversity is still not a focus for their company.

IT outsourcing is on the rise. This is fuelled by the increase in IT spending for a digital transformation. Also, this is not just the private sector. The public and private sectors alike are keen to digitally transform.

UK households are switching to faster broadband services. As a result, they are receiving faster and more reliable internet services. Telecoms industry regulator Ofcom has released research demonstrating the average broadband speeds have increased by 20% since the beginning of 2017.

Software developers are building new cloud-based software with such ease that there are warnings of future headaches for IT teams responsible for infrastructure and operations. A recent Gartner study found that by 2025, 70% of IT infrastructure teams will be unable to support the business. Only ¼ of IT Infrastructure leaders would have teams with the right skills and working practices to support the requirements for IT operations.

In 2015 BT announced they will be switching off PSTN and ISDN networks by 2025. This might seem far away; however, BT will not accept any new orders or amendments to services applicable to ISDN products from 2020.