The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has levied a fine of £200,000 on the British Pregnancy Advice Service (BPAS) after the organisation was found to have put thousands of people in danger of having their personal information publicised.
As the UK government often points out, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of the national economy and their prosperity is critical for economic growth. It is estimated that boosting SME digital capabilities could deliver £18.8 billion in economic returns but research has also shown that UK SMEs are failing to capitalise in full on broadband connectivity and new technologies.
Slow broadband speeds are leaving rural children at an educational disadvantage, according to a survey conducted by NFU Mutual. Many families in rural areas say that their children cannot access essential online resources as a result of slow Internet connections and their schoolwork suffers as a result.
Cisco has made the Internet of Everything (IoE) a key priority and is working tirelessly to unlock the opportunities this concept holds for numerous industries. As part of that drive, Cisco is building four IoE innovation centres around the world and has selected the final location. Canada's biggest city, Toronto, will house one of the centres, with investment set to reach as much as $100 million over the next decade.
Logitech, the Swiss-based company whose name has become more or less synonymous with computer peripherals, is apparently reaping the benefits of its turnaround strategy. On Thursday it offered good news to investors and analysts, not only confirming its performance expectations for the current financial year but also raising its outlook for next year.
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