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BA Says ‘Never Again’ After Weekend Meltdown

BA has moved to try and mitigate some of the damage caused to its reputation as a result of an IT systems meltdown that left 75,000 passengers stranded at airports and separated from their luggage over the busy Bank Holiday weekend, by announcing that it will never allow it to happen again.

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Are YOU The Best Defence Against Cyber Attack?

In the wake of the crippling WannaCry ransomware attack, experts at the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are keen to point out that a technology-led approach to cyber security means that the strengths of staff in the fight against cyber-crime are being overlooked.

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Is GDPR More Opportunity Than Threat?

With UK businesses needing to comply with the European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by 25 May 2018 (when enforcement begins), should it be seen by businesses as an more of an opportunity to get the data protection house in order, and find new competitive advantages for the future?

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Cash Second To Contactless Payments

Projected figures from payments industry trade body ‘Payments UK’ have shown that by as soon as next year, more payments will be made using debit cards than using cash.

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Amazon Grocery-Collect Shopping Launched

Amazon is reported to have extended its business reach into fresh grocery provision and is operating a trial of the ‘Amazon Fresh Pickup’ service from two ‘bricks-and-mortar’ locations in its home city of Seattle.

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Most Microsoft Engineers Now Use ‘Git’ To Help Develop Windows

Microsoft has announced that it has now moved 90% of its engineers over to using the open source ‘Git Version Control System’ (VCS) for developing the Windows Operating system.

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Tech Tip: Write Digital ‘Sticky Note’ Reminders For Your Desktop

Instead of using Notepad or WordPad to make a note for yourself and risk missing it because the file is saved ‘out of sight’, Windows 10 allows you to attach a ‘sticky note’ to your desktop for an instant, obvious reminder. You can achieve this using Windows 10’s built-in program, ‘Sticky Note’.

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