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UK Must Be A Front Runner in Global IoT Race

November, 28 2014 12:44 PM

UK Must Be A Front Runner in Global IoT Race

With China, India and developed nations aggressively setting out their stalls for IoT leadership, the Government must set IoT expertise free with funding that sets UK as first among equals in global race for dominance.

Why you should join the FinTech revolution

May, 22 2014 12:51 PM

Why you should join the FinTech revolution

The popular perception of the average tech industry worker varies from the fresh faced, hoodie wearer, pitching an outlandish app or social media idea, to bearded men perpetually hunched at their computers. While both caricatures do exist, the...

Our wireless world: predicted by Isaac Asimov in 1964

March, 05 2014 12:04 PM

Our wireless world: predicted by Isaac Asimov in 1964

We take for granted the technology that enables us to remain connected and communicate with the rest of the world on the go. This was not the world in which Isaac Asimov lived in 1964 when he made a set of predictions. The renowned science...

The rise of UDP-based DDoS attacks

February, 27 2014 12:30 PM

The rise of UDP-based DDoS attacks

The DDoS war is ramping up with the use of network time protocol (NTP) amplification to paralyse, not just individual organisation’s networks, but potentially large proportions of general internet traffic. The largest ever DDoS attack to...

Understanding the hidden costs of Windows XP retirement

August, 19 2013 10:42 AM

Understanding the hidden costs of Windows XP retirement

Official support of Windows XP ends in April 2014 and despite being over a decade old, it remains the dominant OS in most firms today, and by a significant margin. In fact, according to a straw poll of our own customers, Windows XP still runs on...

Is compliance 'clouding' your judgment?

August, 12 2013 11:27 AM

Is compliance 'clouding' your judgment?

Cloud computing is growing, both as an external business tool and as a way to better manage IT in the enterprise. According to the Cloud Industry Forum, over 75 per cent of UK businesses will use at least one cloud service by the end of 2013 as...

Software vulnerabilities: Bugs v Flaws lessons from June

July, 30 2013 04:37 PM

Software vulnerabilities: Bugs v Flaws lessons from June

When it comes to software defects, we generally categorise vulnerabilities to be as the result of a bug or a flaw. A bug is generally caused by a failure in implementation, so the design could be perfectly fine, but some aspect of the...

What would it take to switch off the Internet?

July, 25 2013 11:53 AM

What would it take to switch off the Internet?

In the majority of developed countries, Internet access is seen as “the fourth utility.” Similar to having a water and electricity supply, Internet access is now considered part of key infrastructure, supporting things as varied as...

Using Data to Drive Strategy - Tapping into the Business Value of MDM

July, 23 2013 10:41 AM

Using Data to Drive Strategy - Tapping into the Business Value of MDM

The way businesses view their data is changing all the time. Today, they increasingly see it as an asset which they can use to help meet business goals rather than a difficult-to-manage resource. Yet, while the majority of organisations...

Simplify IT management; eliminate shadow IT

July, 22 2013 05:17 AM

Simplify IT management; eliminate shadow IT

Public cloud computing has empowered business units in ways never imagined just a few years ago. With Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other service providers offering fast, agile and easily accessible resources, increasing numbers of end users are...

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