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Digital industry most important sector in the UK, Tech Nation reports

According to new findings released by the Tech Nation project, the UK technology industry is the most important sector in the UK. The report noted that approximately 7.5 per cent of the UK workforce are currently employed in the tech industry (1.46 million people) and forecast that the growth rate for digitally-related job roles across Britain… Read More

U.S. Army releases forensics framework on Github

A research branch of the United States army has released a version on Github of an internal forensics framework which has been in use in the military for five years. Dshell is an open-source Linux-based Python tool to aid forensic analysts in identifying and investigating compromised environments. According to William Glodek, Network Security branch chief… Read More

South Korean government to invest $400mn in Seoul startup scene

South Korea will invest $400mn (approx. £264mn) in local startups, according to a government statement released today. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said it would be funding “new and indigenous products and technologies that will help boost the country’s economy and exports.” This latest push follows President Park Geun-hye’s previous commitments to the… Read More

SAP to invest in Australian data centre and public sector partnerships

SAP has announced its plans to invest AUD $150mn in building up partnerships with Australian authorities and establishing a data centre in Canberra. The German tech giant revealed its pledge at a reception in Sydney today, attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel, following the G20 summit in Brisbane. The investment plan spans the next five years… Read More

MPs plan to tackle UK mobile phone signal “not-spots”

The UK government has announced today that it will enter into discussions with major network providers in an attempt to boost rural mobile coverage. A fifth of Britain’s population are currently affected by poor mobile phone reception, where there is minimal coverage from some, but not all, of the UK’s main mobile networks. Culture Secretary, Sajid… Read More