The role of the chief information officer (CIO) has traditionally been centered around technology efficiency. But over the last five years it has transformed into security (70%), cost-effective spending (57%) and innovation (52%), according to IT hardware firm Insight UK.
Three of the most influential organisations in London’s tech space have called on the next Mayor of London to maintain London’s position as the digital capital of Europe and make the capital a truly digital city for businesses and citizens.
Microsoft is planning to give away $1 billion (£700 million) worth of the company’s cloud computing services to non-profit organisations and university researchers.
Chinese tech and investment group, Cocoon Networks, is launching a £500 million London-based venture capital fund aimed at investing UK and European tech startups.
A quarter of Brits are planning to embark on a ‘digital detox’ this year, by reducing their use of social media and mobile devices, according to research commissioned by digital marketing agency Greenlight.
The UK’s technology sector is continuing to attract record levels of venture capital funding, with companies raising more than $3.6 billion in 2015, according to figures compiled by London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional company.