Research

The cost of Internet failures to UK businesses 

UK businesses lost over 50 million hours and £3.7 billion due to Internet failures in 2023, according to a new report from Beaming, a specialist business ISP. Reliance on connectivity for trading and operational activities has increased among...

NFC technology driving shift from contactless card to device first approach – ABI Research 

NFC Forum has announced the publication of its bi-annual Near Field Communication (NFC) Usage and Adoption Study. The study, conducted by ABI Research highlights the accelerating migration from physical to digital wallets, with more than 80% of those...

UAE among top globally in shopping satisfaction

71% of consumers incorporate digital features into their shopping experiences, with nearly half (43%) of all consumers doing so to improve their in-store shopping experiences.  A recent survey conducted by PYMNTS Intelligence and Visa Acceptance...

Cambridge-based deep tech start-up Theia Insights raises US$6.5 million to bring foundational AI to the global investment community 

Theia Insights, a UK-based deep tech start-up launched by former Amazon Alexa scientist and solo entrepreneur Dr Ye Tian, has raised US$6.5 million. In another example of US venture capital looking to the UK for the most innovative technology companies, the...

Who needs Blockchain? New research states many Blockchain uses are unnecessary 

New research has revealed that Blockchain technology is probably unnecessary in the majority of cases, despite its popularity.  In recent years Blockchain technology has been making headlines and boomed in popularity, thanks partly to its use in the...

UK universities risk losing £2 million a year due to disputed invoices, Quadient research finds 

UK universities risk losing more than £2 million a year on average from disputed invoices, according to Freedom of Information requests by Quadient, a leader in helping businesses create meaningful customer connections through digital and physical...

Project management in the AI era: A roadmap for enhanced efficiency and strategic success published by Info-Tech Research Group  

With AI and exponential technologies reshaping the IT landscape, traditional project and portfolio management (PPM) practices are also undergoing significant transformation. Info-Tech Research Group, a global leader in IT research and advisory, has released...

Survey unveils CFO’s concerns amid rapid digital acceleration

A recent survey conducted by next-generation reconciliation software specialists, Aurum Solutions, and international market research agency, OnePoll, has revealed crucial insights into the prevailing concerns and perceptions surrounding digital...

EY survey: AI adoption among financial services

Ernst & Young (EY US) released its 2023 Financial Services GenAI Survey. Nearly all (99%) of the financial services leaders surveyed reported that their organisations were deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) in some manner, and all respondents said...

Cloud to drive US$1.1 trillion IT spend across Europe, says Gartner 

Gartner predicts IT spending in Europe will reach US$1.1 trillion in 2024, fuelled by investments in cloud security and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This marks a significant increase in IT services expenditure across Europe.  The firm forecasts...

CFOs opt for defensive strategies as tech investment rises, according to Deloitte survey 

 CFOs of the UK’s largest firms are optimistic about prospects for their own businesses as they enter 2024, according to Deloitte’s latest CFO survey.   The research revealed that sentiment among finance leaders has risen for the...

Epicor study reveals the evolving role of the CFO in driving digital modernization of manufacturing

Epicor, a global leader of industry-specific enterprise software designed to promote business growth, has shared findings from ‘The Evolving Role of the CFO in 2023‘, an IDC InfoBrief sponsored by Epicor. The study revealed more than 80% of...