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  • Spy-proof enterprise encryption is possible, but daunting

    Data encryption could help enterprises protect their sensitive information against mass surveillance by governments, as well as guard against unauthorized access by ill-intended third parties, but the correct implementation and use of data encryption technologies is not an easy task, according to security experts.

  • Global ad firm urges companies to consider AWS alternatives for big data analytics

    UK-based ad personalisation firm Struq ? whose clients include Nike, Easyjet,, Topshop, Debenhams, Virgin Mobile and Hertz ? has chosen to use cloud infrastructure from IaaS provider SoftLayer to carry out deep analytics, rather than alternatives from the likes of Amazon and Rackspace.

  • Five secrets your cloud provider won?t tell you about multi-tenancy (and how to overcome them)

    Low-cost cloud computing and storage can be a boon for IT managers with tight budgets looking to get as much computing power for their money as they possibly can.

  • Will web servers find a role in the enterprise?

    An emerging class of extremely low-power servers is helping Internet companies and hosting providers to slash their energy bills, and proponents say they could have a role in the enterprise as well.

  • Cloud computing secrecy raises IT security risks

    Despite how attractive cloud computing can sound as an outsourcing option, there's widespread concern that it presents a security and legal minefield. Cloud service providers often cultivate an aura of secrecy about data centres and operations, claiming this stance improves their security even if it leaves everyone else in the dark.

  • Ten tips for faster Microsoft SharePoint sites

    SharePoint, the fastest growing product in Microsoft's history, is used to store reams of documents, meaning application performance is a key component for successful SharePoint deployment and adoption. Here are 10 steps to improve the performance of your SharePoint Servers.

  • Securing servers in the cloud

    The ease and speed of deploying a virtualised environment has allowed some IT professionals to overlook security concerns that may be brewing up in the cloud.

  • Cisco makes a bid for practical WLANs

    Cisco's big WLAN announcement isn't about the radio technology. It's about making it easier to get applications running.

  • It's not about being green, it's about being efficient

    Green computing might be the current flavour of the month but, according to Logicalis's Chris Gabriel, talk of green IT is a misnomer. What companies should really be looking at is improving efficiency - even if that means making some radical changes to the way that they work.

  • Inside a green data centre

    San Diego Supercomputing centre constructs one using energy-efficient materials and techniques, plus such retro ideas as windows that actually open

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