British firms show recovery following pandemic

Despite Covid-19-induced lockdowns wreaking havoc among businesses in the UK, most managed not only to adapt to the shake-up but to thrive in it. According to a new report from Oracle NetSuite based on a poll of 2,000 employees all over Europe, 83 percent of UK businesses met or exceeded growth targets last year. Most of them don’t expect 2021 …

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British Airways will pay billions in compensation over infamous data breach

British Airways (BA) has acknowledged it was responsible for two major 2018 data breaches and is looking to settle. According to an InfoSecurity report, BA is aiming to avoid litigation and is willing to pay out as much as $4 billion to settle the case. A total of 565,000 customers had their personal data exposed by the breaches, including their …

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British SMBs think they’ve been more productive during lockdown

New research from Vodafone reinforces recent findings that remote and home workers are, in fact, more productive, compared to their peers in the office. Vodafone recently polled 1,003 small business employees about their thoughts and experiences with remote and home working, and found that 40 percent of them put in extra 642 hours, or 26 days, since the UK lockdown …

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British businesses increasingly prioritise data privacy and security

More and more British businesses have prioritised data privacy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, new research has found. A study by security firm Netwrix discovered that the majority of the UK organisations are concerned about security-related issues and plan to enforce cybersecurity awareness among employees. The pandemic appears to have helped engineer a major change in the IT …

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