Sci-Tech Daresbury collaboration leads to sales rise

The continued impact of the collaborative culture at Sci-Tech Daresbury led to a strong rise in overall sales last year, according to new figures.

Income was up 27 per cent – a 5 per cent increase on 2018 – as shown through a campus survey of 117 companies.

It also found that more than 70 per cent of firms on site are collaborating with at least one of their neighbours, generating approximately £10m in sales and cost savings.

Exports for those on campus sit at 29 per cent, with Europe remaining the key market and accounting for 50 per cent of all international sales.

Elsewhere, the survey revealed that more than 240 new products and services were developed in 2019 – nearly double that of the previous year and the highest ever figure for the campus. Sci-Tech Daresbury companies also created a net increase of 162 jobs during the period.

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“LokiBot,” the malware that steals your most sensitive data, is on the rise

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Federal and state officials are seeing a big uptick in infections coming from LokiBot, an open source DIY malware package for Windows that’s openly sold or traded for free in underground forums. It steals passwords and cryptocurrency wallets, and it can also download and install new malware.

In an alert published on Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency and the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center said LokiBot activity has scaled up dramatically in the past two months. The increase was measured by “EINSTEIN,” an automated intrusion-detection system for collecting, correlating, analyzing, and sharing computer security information across the federal civilian departments and agencies.

“CISA has observed a notable increase in the use of LokiBot malware by malicious cyber actors since July 2020,” Tuesday’s alert stated. “Throughout this period, CISA’s EINSTEIN Intrusion Detection System, which protects federal, civilian executive branch networks, has detected persistent malicious LokiBot

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Texas Instruments Posts Rare Revenue Rise as Consumers Splurge on Electronics | Technology News

(Reuters) – Texas Instruments Inc reported its first quarterly revenue growth in nearly two years on Tuesday, a rebound the chipmaker credited to people stuck at home splurging on electronic gadgets for remote work and entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shares of the company, which also forecast current-quarter sales above estimates, were up nearly 2%.

TI, which supplies chips for everything from smartphones to automobiles, often reports quarterly results before its peers. Investors watch its numbers closely as a proxy for both the health of the industry and other sectors where semiconductors are key components.

The Dallas, Texas-based company said its sales also benefited from a notable rebound in demand from the automotive market, which grew 75% from the preceding quarter as North American and European vehicle assembly plants resumed operations.

“While visibility for the near-term demand has improved, we remain cautious as the broader economic impact of the global

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The Rise of Virtual Offices, New Technology Hubs & Automated Recruitment Tools Lead Nucleus Research’s Top 10 Technology Predictions for 2021

Coming off a year like no other, Nucleus’ analysts predict the biggest technology trends for the coming year, from low code to managed services

Nearing the close of a year that has been anything but normal, Nucleus Research today looked ahead to 2021, unveilings its analysts’ Top 10 Technology Predictions for the coming year. In this, the 17th edition of the firm’s countdown of tech’s projected winners and losers for the coming year, Nucleus looks into the pandemic’s long-term impact on in-person office spaces and traditional technology hubs as well as the prospects for low-code development platforms and planning solutions and calls for the rebranding of CRM to CX.

“Our 2021 predictions reflect the latest trends that we expect will impact our clients in the coming year,” said Ian Campbell, CEO of Nucleus Research. “After a tumultuous year filled with a series of unexpected events, we expect that 2021 will

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