• UK accounts for 45% of Europe’s card fraud as criminals target online transactions

    Card fraud across Europe reached €1.55bn last year, with about 45% of that happening to UK consumers and businesses.

    Data from BuyShares.co.uk, which provides information to investors, revealed that 2019 saw Є707m worth of card fraud committed in the UK, which is the biggest e-commerce market in Europe.

    In comparison, France had the second highest level of card fraud, at Є441m, and Germany the third highest, suffering losses of Є91.5m to the crime.

    Over three-quarters (76%) of the fraud in Europe happened through remote purchases, the research found. “The high value of fraud is a result of a high

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  • Coronavirus raises the software audit stakes

    A recent poll conducted by the ITAM Review found that IT departments continue to experience pressure from software companies to audit licence usage.

    Preliminary results show that about one-fifth of IT asset managers claim a significant increase in audit requests, while 27% have noticed a slight increase.

    Martin Thompson, founder of the ITAM Forum, said: “Audits are a tried and tested way to increase revenue.”

    On average, a software audit takes 60 working days to complete and, typically, an IT department could be asked to undertake two to three audits a year, said Thompson.

    “People are experiencing sales snooping, with … Read More

  • Government to provide 100,000 devices for remote learning

    Education providers in England are being offered increased support from the Department for Education (DfE) to facilitate home learning during the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

    The government is providing 100,000 laptops for children who might need them to learn remotely if they are forced to self-isolate and will expand its “EdTech Demonstrator” programme which helps schools and teachers understand how to use technology to provide remote learning.

    “The best place for children and young people to learn is in the classroom, which is why we made it a national priority to get all pupils back into schools and colleges full-time,

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