The storm in the US over TikTok's growth and expansion is yet another example of a Chinese tech company being caught in the crosshairs of geopolitical tensions between China and the West.
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Travel restrictions are affecting infrastructure investment, even though many due diligence processes can be carried out remotely.
He has already overseen the UK medical sector’s biggest peacetime IT infrastructure project – fitting out the 4,000-bed Nightingale hospital in London’s ExCeL centre in just nine days. Now, Cisco UK and Ireland CEO David Meads wants to bring 'digital equality' to the UK post-Covid-19.
While the Covid-19 pandemic is locking down many countries, opportunities are arising to complete infrastructure projects on empty roads and streets, while governments are being given a stark lesson on the importance of their digital frameworks.