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July's Dynamic Digest: Top 5 IT Articles We’ve Read Recently

Steve Sutcliffe
By Steve Sutcliffe
It’s been another interesting month in the IT industry and as a result, we’ve been reading a few interesting articles about everything from cyber security to Brexit and unicorns. Here are five of our favourites…
 
July's Dynamic Digest: Top 5 IT Articles We’ve Read Recently
1. The Verge Spends A Week With 5G.
After a week’s worth of testing, Tom Warren from The Verge concludes that it is well worth waiting on the next 5G modems, more coverage and networks before taking the plunge and investing in a 5G handset right now. Find out why in his article just here.

2. The UK Tech Workforce has Big Brexit Concerns.
According to a recent report from CWJobs, over a third of IT pros in the UK are worried about the current political state of the country, making politics a bigger problem than more traditional concerns like the economy and talent retention. Read more on the IT Pro Portal website. 

3. London Tech Week Reveals the UK Has Gained 4 Unicorn Companies.
For those that don’t know, a unicorn company is a private company valued at over a billion dollars. Last year, the UK boasted 13 unicorns and this year that figure as risen to 17 proving that UK definitely is one of leading countries for technical development. Get to know our 17 unicorn companies in this article from the Evening Standard. 

4. Two Universities Are Recognised for Excellence in Cyber Security.
The De Montfort University and Northumbria university join a list of 17 other UK institutions that are regarded as strategic Government partners, helping to produce cutting edge cyber security research. Find out more here.

5. Hacked Forensics Company Eurofin Suffers Further Consequences.
As if getting hacked wasn’t bad enough police forensics company Eurofins Scientific has now had it’s working for UK police suspended. This comes after the company recently announced it was all “back to normal” after a falling victim to a ransomware attack on the 3rd June. The impact of this attack clearly highlights the need for checking the cyber security of your entire supply chain. Read more.

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