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Channel operations overhaul for Microsoft

Partners have welcomed news that Microsoft is overhauling its partner business, in a move it claims will make it easier for its channel to do business with the firm. The reorganisation will see Microsoft combine its Enterprise Product Group (EPG) with its SMS&P (Small and Mid-market Solutions and Partners) group. The announcement was first published…

Computing classes struggling to attract students

 A quarter of schools are offering new computing science GCSE and A-Level courses, research suggests The changes to British computing education are failing to encourage more students into studying the subject – particularly those most in need of such encouragement. British schools have shifted computing classes from ITC – such as learning how to use…

UK organisations could face £122bn in fines under new EU data laws

SMEs on the hook for £52bn, while large organisations could be forced to pay up £70bn UK companies and organisations could face huge fines when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law. The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI-SSC) warned that fines as high as £122bn could have been levied against UK organisations…

Irresistible Tech forces Test Europe

Facebook and Google have challenged the authority of the European Commission and the jurisdiction limits of EU countries this week in an interesting step which would seem to bring giant US tech  megacorps into conflict with the bureaucratic of the European Union machinery. Facebook may not prevent its users from using fake names, a German…

GCHQ admits £1bn spend on cyber security ‘hasn’t worked’

GCHQ is losing the cyber security war, according to director of cyber security at CESG (Communications-Electronics Security Group) Alex Dewedney, who admitted that, despite a £1bn spend over the past five years, “the bottom line is it hasn’t worked”. Click here to read the full story…

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