• Stark digital divide in US internet speed amid Covid-19 crisis

    A study by global edge cloud platform Fastly looking at internet performance within median income brackets in the US has found a clear stratification of download speeds, indicating households with lower incomes are experiencing lower download speeds compared with households on higher incomes.

    The study, carried out from February to April 2020, is the first in a series of data analyses on what the company sees as a digital divide – the unequal distribution of internet access across socio-economic and geographic lines.

    To understand the impact of the digital divide on low-income families during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, Fastly

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  • UKCloud and VMware join forces to meet public sector demand for remote desktops

    UKCloud has revealed details of how its decision to forge closer ties with VMware is helping it respond to the uptick in demand from the public sector for remote working setups since the onset of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

    The public sector-focused infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider has achieved VMware Cloud Verified Status, which means it is certified to serve up an assortment of the virtualisation giant’s off-premise services from its datacentres.

    According to UKCloud, its partnership with VMware – which dates back to 2011 – has come into its own in recent weeks, as part of the firm’s response to the

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  • Cyber security skills courses go online during pandemic

    The UK’s schools may still be closed, but thousands of young people will get the chance to join virtual cyber security classes over the next few months, as the government announces plans to keep the flow of new tech talent open during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

    While the importance of technology skills education has taken something of a backseat during the coronavirus crisis, the need to continue to develop and nurture the next generation of skilled professionals is no less acute – given the severe impact of the pandemic on the cyber security sector, it is needed more

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