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Employees cost UK business £130,000 a year in lost productivity managing passwords

A third of workers do not use passwords on mobile devices used for work Poor password habits are putting employers at risk and losing them hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost productivity, according to new research from Centrify Corporation, a leader in unified identity management across data centre, cloud and mobile. According to the survey of 1,000 UK workers, the average employee wastes £261 a year in company time on trying to manage multiple passwords, which for a company with 500 staff is a loss…

60% of UK Smartphone Users Unhappy with Mobile Data Speeds

A new survey has found that mobile data speeds aren’t meeting modern day requirements with 60% of respondents claiming to be unhappy with their smartphone's mobile internet connection. The independent survey*, commissioned by TigerMobiles.com, queried 4300 users who have purchased a 3G or 4G ready contract in the last 12 months with at least 1GB of monthly data allowance. Carried out as part of on-going research into consumers’ expectations and experience of mobile phones the survey reveals that mobile…

PCI P2PE – Implement now, or wait for something better, like Apple Pay?

With the launch of Apple Pay for the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, the payments industry could be witnessing the birth of the next big thing. Mobile payments have been on the cusp for some time now, but what about existing payment infrastructures. Should merchants and retailers move to Payment Card Industry (PCI) point-to-point encryption as they are being urged or should they wait a bit longer to see which way the market moves. Tim Holman, CEO of 2-Sec, one of Europe’s leading Quality Security Assessors (QSA) and Iain…

UK market missing a major call on IP telephony in the cloud

Recent survey from Six Degrees Group shows 52% of businesses are not using the cloud to host their telephony A survey of UK businesses commissioned by converged data service provider Six Degrees Group has found that more than half (52%) of respondents that are using cloud for IT hosting are not using cloud to host their telephony. The research asked 100 UK businesses about their telephony solution. It highlighted that there is a surprising lack of uptake when it comes to hosting telephony services in the cloud. Key…

Apple iPhone 6 Bending issue is nothing more than hype, concludes Consumer Reports

With the new #Bendgate issue affecting the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Consumer Reports decided to conduct a series of tests to see how easily Apple's new 5.5 inch smartphone bends in comparison with other models. Consumer Reports, one of the few outlets that puts science into a test, has completed its own durability and “bendability” (using a device called the Instron) testing of several flagship smartphones — the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5, HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and the LG G3. Each of…

New U.S. motoring laws could alter the design of Google’s driverless car

Leading UK law firm, Accident Advice Helpline comment on the new laws that all drivers must be able to take ‘immediate physical control’ of a vehicle The California department of motor vehicles have introduced a new road safety rule which could completely alter the design of Google’s current driverless cars. The new rules state that all vehicles on Californian roads have to have a steering wheel and brake pedal; two things Google’s fleet of driverless cars do not currently have. They state that…

68% of SMEs worried about impact of Scottish Independence

45% think small businesses in the rest of Britain will suffer too A survey of 500 small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Great Britain has revealed that the majority of SMEs think they’ll be impacted negatively by Scottish Independence, regardless of which side of the Scottish border they are located. The research, conducted by Clear Books, a cloud-based accountancy software solution for SMEs, found that collectively British SMEs felt that 68% of small business in Scotland would suffer, and 45% of SMEs in…

Apple Losing its Cool: With iPhone 6, Chegg Survey Finds College Students Rate Apple Less “Cool” Than Tech Giant Counterparts

Following the Apple Announcement, Survey Finds Only One in Ten College and High School Students Plan to Purchase the Apple Watch, While One Third Plan to Purchase the New iPhone Results of the latest Student Buzz surveys conducted by Chegg, The Student Hub, show that with the anticipated iPhone 6 news, Apple is losing its cool factor among its technology contemporaries. While 71% of college and high school students rate Google as "cool," and 72% say the same for Amazon, just 64% hold that belief for Apple – while…