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The tech industry and recycling: The need-to-knows

The tech industry holds the trump card when it comes to innovation surrounding recycling -- considering they are, in fact, the innovators. As the world becomes more environmentally conscious and the EU sets targets to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030, businesses across the globe are looking for innovative ways to reduce their own waste through the production process and have a more circular economic approach.

As the tech industry strives to become a role model for recycling, we discuss the approaches some tech companies have taken and the benefits of taking recycling seriously.  

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Employees say finding information is harder when working from home

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New research from enterprise search specialist Sinequa reveals that 61 percent of UK workers say it's harder to find the information they are looking for when working remotely.

The top reasons given for this are that systems are slower from home (25 percent), that information is scattered in lots of locations (24 percent) and because they can’t ask colleagues for an answer (24 percent).

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Some of what you believe about technology is probably wrong

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Although you may be old enough to have ceased believing in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny (if you're not we advise you to stop reading now), there are likely to be some things you think you know about about technology that are equally mythical.

According to a survey of 1,000 Americans from 86 percent believe that 5G is going to completely replace 4G. In fact it's not, just as 4G hasn't replaced 3G, so you won't have to rush out to get a new phone as 5G comes in.

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How COVID-19 could be the trigger for lasting innovation [Q&A]

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For many enterprise organizations the COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis to be managed. But could it actually be a catalyst to deliver a lasting legacy of technical innovation?

James Harvey, EMEA CTO at Cisco AppDynamics thinks it can be. We spoke to him to find out more.

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A quarter of UK office workers use unauthorized devices to work from home

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A new study from cybersecurity and data analytics firm, CybSafe shows that one in fours UK office workers are relying on unauthorized personal devices to work from home.

The study of 600 workers also shows that one in 10 share their work devices with others in their household, and that 65 percent of workers have not received any remote working security training in the last 6 months.

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Generation Z is positive about a connected future

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A new study released by Deutsche Telekom shows that young Europeans aged 16-26 show a high level of optimism for the potential of technology.

The company has partnered with five-time Grammy award winner Billie Eilish to highlight Gen Z's tech positivity, demonstrating the power and potential of youth in creating a better future.

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IT execs prepare for continued disruption

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A new survey of IT executives reveals that while 77 percent say they capably managed the shift to remote work during the COVID-19 outbreak, they're now bracing for continued disruption and rapidly shifting budgets to further weather the pandemic.

The study commissioned by remote access platform TeamViewer underlines the critical nature of IT, as 84 percent attribute their company's survival on providing a stable work environment during and after the pandemic.

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Why Generation Z are the fully digital pioneers [Q&A]

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The Center for Generational Kinetics and WordPress platform WP Engine recently released a study looking at the digital habits of Europeans born between 1996-2015.

It shows that Generation Z has become the most internet-dependent generation, but what does this mean both for the Gen Zers themselves and the wider digital community? We spoke to Fabio Torlini, EMEA MD at WP Engine to find out.

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How lockdown has affected global broadband speeds

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Average broadband speeds during COVID-19 lockdown measures that limited people's activities dropped by an average of 6.31 percent globally, according to a new report.

Internet advice site analyzed data from the Oxford Coronavirus Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT), and over 364 million broadband speed tests courtesy of M-Lab to compare average internet speeds in 114 countries both during and outside of their most stringent COVID-19 lockdown periods.

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First time SOC staff frustrated by routine tasks

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Half of first-time security analysts working in Security Operations Centers (SOCs) plan to leave after just three months in the job, according to a study from SIRP Labs.

None of them plan to remain in their current role for longer than 18 months, and of all the 250 security analysts interviewed nearly half (48 percent) are considering leaving their role, within 11 months. The average amount of time spent in the same post is just 30 months.

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Lockdown drives boom in mobile shopping apps

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Just because people can't go out to stores doesn't mean they've stopped buying things and a new study by app marketing specialist Liftoff and fraud prevention firm Adjust shows a boom in mobile shopping apps.

Engagement has surged 40 percent, with 14.7 percent purchase rates compared to last year's 10.5 percent. Looking at data over the past two years and the trend is even more apparent, with purchase engagement up a huge 110 percent.

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AI and what it means for humanity

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We hear a lot about what artificial intelligence means for business and research, how it can speed up and streamline tedious processes and so on.

But if machine intelligence is going to be our new normal how does that affect what it means to be human? Emeritus professor of mathematics at Oxford University, John C. Lennox has written a new book exploring these questions. In this exclusive extract he looks at how our brains compare to computers.

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Less development please, we're British and we have coronavirus

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New research from DevOps automation specialist Sonatype has discovered that software development activity in the UK decreased by 28 percent since February.

However, the UK position contrasts with some other countries where development activity has continued to grow in the midst of the pandemic. Notably, this includes the United States with a six percent increase and Germany with a 12 percent increase since January 2020.

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Remote working doesn't help productivity

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Although home workers have spent more hours in front of their computers than before the pandemic, the extra hours haven't translated into increased productivity according to a new study.

The report from digital experience management company Aternity looks at the extent to which remote employee productivity is affected by application performance. It also examines which applications work better in the home compared to the office.

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Make good use of your lockdown with free 'Learn From Home Day'

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If you fancy using your increased time at home to learn some new skills but haven't got around to it yet, you are about to run out of excuses.

This Wednesday, May 13th, sees the launch of Codeacademy's Learn From Home Day a set of interactive classes on a range of different topics, organized in partnership with other enterprises. From 10:45 am to 5:45 pm ET there will be a choice of sessions covering subjects as diverse as coding, drawing, cooking, parenting and more.

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