• Tech Talent Charter launches Doing It Anyway role model campaign

    Tech Talent Charter (TTC) has launched a campaign describing women’s various journeys into tech to encourage others to pursue a career in the industry.

    The project, called Doing It Anyway, features the stories of eight women in the tech sector in the hope that sharing their paths into their roles will encourage other working-age women to seek out careers in the IT industry.

    Sinead Bunting, co-founder of Tech Talent Charter, said that once the TTC campaign had started making progress in its aim to share best practice for diversity and inclusion across the tech sector, it wanted to shift focus

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  • Digital public services fail UK citizens on multiple fronts

    Poor governance and an outdated procurement system are preventing the UK government from successfully digitising public services, says a group of business leaders, MPs and former government officials.

    According to a discussion paper published by the Commission for Smart Government (CSG), which was established by the Project for Modern Democracy think-tank to generate research and proposals for reform of digital government, services should be built with the aim of strengthening the UK’s democratic institutions and increasing trust in the government.

    However, it said poor governance means there is “a lack of clarity about responsibilities for digitally enabled services and few,

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  • Taylor Construction successfully trials 5G for high-tech applications

    Australia-based Taylor Construction is said to have established a new standard for 5G-enabled high-tech applications for the enterprise in Australia after completing a trial with LTE and 5G-based systems provider Cradlepoint – the first documented 5G enterprise use case with enterprise-grade 5G edge networking that it has demonstrated.

    Established in 1994, Taylor Construction Australia designs, builds and develops diverse projects for all sectors, from project inception to completion. With more than 250 team members, Taylor services its clients across core divisions including construction, fitout and refurbishment and property.

    In terms of communications, Taylor is already using wide area network (WAN)

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  • SonicWall patches 11 firewall vulnerabilities

    Firewall-builder SonicWall has patched a total of 11 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) disclosed in its SonicOS operating system by researchers at Positive Technologies, one of which has been assigned a critical CVSS score of 9.4.

    The most serious vulnerability, CVE-2020-5135, is a buffer overflow vulnerability in SonicOS Gen 6, versions 6.5.4.7, 6.5.1.12, 6.0.5.3 and SonicOSv 6.5.4.v. It could be used against affected products by malicious actors to cause denial of service (DoS) and execute arbitrary code.

    “The tested solution uses a SSL-VPN remote access service on firewalls, and users can be disconnected from internal networks and their

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  • Saudi Arabian authorities work with Chinese IT giants on digital goals

    Saudi Arabia’s National Center for Artificial Intelligence (NCAI) will work with China’s Alibaba Cloud and Huawei in projects that aim to harness artificial intelligence (AI) for smart city developments and workforce transformation.

    Both agreements are part of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to reach its targeted goals for its Vision 2030 programme, which aims to diversify its economy and reduce its dependence in oil sales.

    The NCAI will work with Huawei to train local AI engineers to ensure a pipeline of skills is available to support a diversified and data-driven economy, while Alibaba Cloud technologies will support Saudi Arabia’s smart city

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  • Project Endeavour gets in gear to begin first public autonomous vehicle trials

    A key milestone is said to be been reached in the UK Government-backed Project Endeavour R&D programme, now beginning the first live trials of an initiative designed to accelerate and scale the adoption of autonomous vehicle services across the UK.

    Launched in September 2019, the project has brought together autonomous software company Oxbotica, urban innovator DG Cities and Immense, a transport simulation company. Ahead of the public trials, which Project Endeavour says will bring the deployment of commercial autonomous vehicles in the UK one step closer, three new consortium partners have been added to Project Endeavour: the Transport Research

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