Monthly Archives: March 2012

The UK to be “Europe’s technology centre”

In his 2012 budget speech this today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne stated the government’s ambition to make the UK Europe’s technology centre. “To be Europe’s technology centre we also need the best technology infrastructure. Two years ago Britain had some of the slowest broadband speeds in Europe; today our plans will deliver […]

Businesses at risk from fake computer parts

Corporate investigation specialist Carratu reports that businesses are at risk of buying fake computer parts and software due to a significant rise in intellectual fraud over the last 12 months. Enquiries about intellectual property theft have risen by 400% over the past year. This has led to companies being at risk of ordering low quality […]

The UK’s Internet Economy leads the world as a percentage of GDP

A report due out later today entitled “The $4.2 Trillion Opportunity: The Internet Economy in the G-20” shows that the UK’s Internet Economy contributes more to the country’s overall GDP as a percentage than any other country in the world. The Internet Economy contributes 8.3% to overall GDP and if the Internet were a specific sector, […]