• Revved-up electric vehicle market to drive associated connected services to 270% growth

    Projections for the growth of electric vehicles have been bullish, and if these projections are realised, there will be an associated boom in connected services, says a study from ABI Research.

    The analyst’s Connected services for electric vehicles report calculates that subscriptions of connected services for consumer and commercial electric vehicles (EVs) – such as charging-station locators, eco-routing and EV telematics – will grow by 270% from 2020 to 2024, reaching seven million subscribers by 2024. This would see the revenue opportunity of connected services for consumer and commercial EVs reach $378m by 2030.

    At the heart of this growth

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  • Maintaining security capabilities during the pandemic

    With the exponential growth in working from home as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, many organisations have scrambled to provision technologies that facilitate remote working, in order to maintain business continuity.

    This rapid shift has undoubtedly led to some hastily conceived infrastructure deployments, which may well have circumvented routine change-control processes and associated risk assessments. Even for companies that already promoted home working before the outbreak, typically, such solutions did not encompass the entirety of the workforce – both in terms of number of employees, and job roles.

    For SOCs (security operations centres), both in-house and

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  • Government departments could cut payment costs through API deal

    Government departments could save millions of pounds a year following the addition of a payments application programming interface (API) on its official procurement list.

    Through its Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Payment Acceptance Framework, the government has approved a payment initiation service (PIS) from open banking software company TrueLayer.

    Government departments can now use the technology to receive payments online without having to use the payment systems owned by banks, therefore reducing costs and simplifying processes. If this technology were used across government, it would same millions of pounds a year.

    When people are making payments to organisations, such as the

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