Technology

73% of tech talent would consider joining startups in 2021, survey reveals

Northampton, UK, 16th February 2021: 73% of tech talent would consider working for a startup in 2021, with male tech talent more likely to work for a startup (63%) than female (49%). That’s according to a recent survey by Talent Works, which asked UK employees in a variety of tech roles what they look for in a job and where they look for new opportunities.

When asked why they would choose a startup over a larger organization, respondents noted the opportunities for growth and development, the ability to work on the latest tech developments, and having more involvement in the company.

Despite COVID-19, over $2 billion returned to US consumers through mobile device trade-ins in 2020

11 February 2021 – HYLA Mobile, an Assurant company, and the world’s leading provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, today announced results from its analysis of the mobile device trade-in market for 2020. The annual report reveals a total of $2.11 billion was returned to U.S. consumers in 2020 through mobile device trade-in programs. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic having a huge impact on the global smartphone and secondary device markets, as well as retail shutdowns, money returned to U.S. consumers via trade-ins fell by just 11% in 2020 (from $2.378 billion in 2019).

Quoting IT: Internet 3.0 is Political

"It turns out that when it comes to Information Technology, very little is settled; after decades of developing the Internet and realizing its economic potential, the entire world is waking up to the reality that the Internet is not simply a new medium, but a new maker of reality."

- Ben Thompson, Internet 3.0 and the Beginning of (Tech) HistoryStratechery, January 12, 2021.

Bamboo Systems Granted UK Patent for ‘A System and Method for Bridging Computer Resources’

SAN JOSE, CA – December 15, 2020 – Bamboo Systems, a provider of revolutionary Arm-based servers architected to meet the needs of today’s software design and data center demands, today announced that it has been granted a patent from the UK Intellectual Property Office. Patent GB2574800 ‘A System and Method for Bridging Computer Resources’ permits different classes of data bridges between I/O resources while maintaining the compatibility of existing application interfaces. This means applications do not need to be rewritten to use vendor-specific hardware for a specific capability.

2020 Tech Trailblazers Award winners announced

London, UK – 8th December 2020 – The 15 winners of the ninth edition of the Tech Trailblazers Awards – a global awards program focused on enterprise technology startups – were announced today. The program rewards winners in 12 major enterprise technology sectors, identifies one outstanding company entrant from any category, and makes two awards to individual female and male executives who have delivered outstanding innovation or change.

The 2020 winners are:

Vigilante win Epic Games, Unreal Grant for Model Library Creation

Epic has committed $100 million to adopt Unreal engine (UE) as an image generating (IG) platform and create amazing content, by lowering one of the barriers to entry - cost. These include game developers, enterprise professionals, media and entertainment creators, students, educators, and tool developers. For all of them and those who are running HLA or DIS-enabled distributed simulations, through this fantastic program, Vigilante will create;

The Marketing Technology Divide: Survey reveals marketing skills gap and 2021 investment priorities

Hampshire, 30 November 2020: Clevertouch Marketing, Europe’s leading marketing technology consulting and service provider, has revealed the results of its latest survey in its new report, The State of Martech 2020/21, providing detailed insights into the current state of the marketing technology (martech) landscape. The findings demonstrate a lack of relevant training and skillsets combined with uncertainty over marketing budgets and changing investment priorities heading into the ‘new normal’.

Pandemic-sparked IT Purchases Force 47% of Global Enterprises to Focus on E-Waste

AUSTIN – November 17, 2020—New research launched today by Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG), the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, explores enterprise perspectives on e-waste and highlights both the e-waste and sustainability challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic has created. Blancco’s study, The Rising Tide of E-waste, produced in partnership with Coleman Parkes, reveals that nearly half (47 percent) of large global enterprises created roles responsible for implementing and ensuring compliance with e-waste policies specifically to deal with e-waste issues generated from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Microsoft Ireland Research: Flexible ways of working are here to stay

Dublin: 5th November 2020: Microsoft has released new research into remote working in Ireland on 5th November as part of a pan-European piece of research commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by Boston Consulting Group and KRC Research.

Some key points of the research:

The hybrid workplace is here to stay:

UK Businesses Struggling to Implement Sustainable Mobile Computing Strategies

BRACKNELL, UK. 26th October 2020 – UK businesses are struggling to implement sustainable mobile computing strategies as rapidly changing requirements force half to switch their mobile computing devices before they are two years old.

IT decision makers were questioned about the importance of sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices in the purchase, operation and disposal of their mobile computing devices. Although there was a clear desire to use their mobile devices in a more sustainable way, respondents indicated that business pressures were preventing progress.