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The London disconnect: connectivity woes hindering SME productivity

David takes on Goliath with UK's fastest growing independent connectivity provider, M24Seven, launching in the capitalLondon, 21st July 2017 – M24Seven, the UK's fastest-growing connectivity provider, run by former Sage MD Lee Perkins, is set to take on BT to level the playing field for digitally disadvantaged SMEs in the UK capital – with world-class connectivity.Nearly a third of London SMEs estimate they could have lost more than £10,000 per year due to connectivity issues,... Source: RealWire

Moneysupermarket fined £80,000 for spamming seven million customers

Go compare the original opt-out request, firm told Price-comparison darling Moneysupermarket.com has been fined £80,000 for sending 7.1 million emails to customers who had opted out of receiving direct marketing emails.…

Remember that Citadel bank-slurping malware? Its main man was just jailed...

Trojan was used to swipe $500m from victims' accounts Russian programmer Mark Vartanyan has been sentenced to five years in US federal prison for developing and spreading the Citadel malware that stole $500m (£383m) from bank accounts around the world.…

In an Evil Internet Minute, £656,393 is Lost to Cybercrime, Reveals...

London, UK, 19 July, 2017 – With cybercriminals costing the global economy £345 billion last year alone[1], Digital threat management leader RiskIQ has examined the growing volume of malicious activity on the Internet to reveal the inaugural ‘Evil Internet Minutersquo;.
In a single evil internet minute, close to £656,393 is lost to cybercrime and 1,080 people fall victim.

Despite businessesrsquo; best efforts to guard against external cyber threats, spending up to £109,942[2] in 60 seconds,... Source: RealWire

Air, sea drones put through their paces on Solent testing range

Roboat firms and pals pile in More roboats and autonomous flying machines will be tested around the Solent after a consortium of companies was handed £1.5m to set up a drone test range.…

Altitude Partners introduces its Business Property Relief and Investor Relief qualifying...

Altitude Two, a capital growth focused private equity fund, has been created to benefit investors with investments qualifying for two significant HMRC reliefs: Business Property Relief and Investor Relief.

The fund is rapidly approaching its first close target. Overall, the fund is looking to deliver a final close of £20m by the end of the year.Altitude Two follows the principles of Altitudersquo;s first fund with a geographical focus on the south, and a unique investment... Source: RealWire

Petya ransomware: Companies count the cost of massive cyber attack

Health and hygiene firm Reckitt Benckiser warns ransomware attack could cost it £100m in revenue.

Intel Core i9-7900X review: The fastest chip in the world, but...

When eight-core Ryzen costs £300, do any of these new Intel chips make sense?

Go Banana Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Having Raised 34% of £250k...

UK's first online marketplace aims to be the “Amazon for building suppliesrdquo;34% of fundraising raised so far via Seedrs – £2,250,000 valuation pre-moneyInnovative online PropTech platform already lists more than 105k productsLondon, 3rd July 2017 – Go Banana, the UKrsquo;s first marketplace for building supplies, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign via the Seedrs platform. Having already raised 34% of its £250k target, it is looking for those with a passion for the building industry... Source: RealWire

XMA Wins Five-Year Prestigious Contract with University of Northampton for New...

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ALBANS, UK – 30th June, 2017: IT solutions provider XMA today announced it has been chosen to partner the University of Northampton in one of the most ambitious projects in the higher education sector, providing the IT hardware and software solutions for the Universityrsquo;s new Waterside Campus, due for completion in September 2018.The new campus is being built from the ground up in the heart of Northampton at a cost of £330m, and will... Source: RealWire

New £53 million campus at Ayrshire College gets modern VDI platform...

VDI changes the whole way students access applications on the state of the art campusReading UK. June 30, 2017 – IGEL, a world leader in the delivery of powerful unified endpoint management (UEM) software, thin clients, zero clients and all-in-one solutions, today announced that Ayrshire College has invested in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to support the move to its brand new £53 million campus in Kilmarnock.

Built on the site of a former Johnnie Walker... Source: RealWire

Pwned UK SME fined £60K for leaving itself vulnerable to hack...

Vid game biz failed to carry out pen-testing A small UK company that suffered a cyber attack has beennbsp;fined £60,000 by the Information Commissionerrsquo;s Officenbsp;(ICO).…