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As businesses use the internet of things to drive IT standards and smart building outcomes across the enterprise, many are finding it challenging to create a smart, efficient, connected environment when following the traditional building and technology integration approach. Realizing the full potent…READ MORE
Western Digital released a firmware update last year to address critical backdoor security vulnerabilities in its My Cloud NAS products but the company this week acknowledged more security issues with the devices still need to be addressed with firmware updates.
Western Digital addressed the My C…READ MORE
Using Machine Learning to Bolster Unified Endpoint Management
Machine learning is critical to your future. According to IDC, 40% of all digital transformation initiatives will be supported by cognitive/AI models by 2019. However, if you’re looking to modernise your approach to endpoint manageme…READ MORE
In December, I found myself perplexed. I was unable to mount either of a pair of 4TB HGST hard disks on my production desktop. Over the weekend, I finally solved that problem, and learned to my chagrin that I’d shot myself in the foot. It turns out that these dual-drive docks I’d been using requir…READ MORE
The latest data breach in Leicester City Council , putting some of the most vulnerable in society at immediate risk from potential local predators, illustrates why it is so important to implement the recommendations of the DCMS Select Committee report – Cyber Security – Protection of Data Security …READ MORE
It has not been the happiest start to 2018 for the IT industry.
Security researchers from Google’s Project Zero published a detailed paper identifying a flaw in the design of every modern microprocessor that could be exploited to gain privileged access to a computer’s memory.
Not since Stu…READ MORE
This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network written by Klaus-Michael Vogelberg in his capacity as chief technology officer at financially-focused Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) company Sage.
Vogelberg is perhaps somewhat unimpressed by the gadgets and gizmos being displayed…READ MORE
How do you ensure complete testing of a software product? Obviously, you need to have a good strategy in place for that. Because mostly you find a bug after you deploy and handover a product at a customer site that your QC team didn’t simulate during the testing phase. Why does this happen? Well, th…READ MORE
Every company is now a software company, this much we know to be true.
If we accept this new truism, then a camera company must be a software company… or at least it must be a digital camera company.
The firm you previously [probably] identified as a camera company Ricoh is actually a Japane…READ MORE
With the announcement of the CPU “issues” in the last week or so, this week has quickly become Security Week at DCAC with our blogging. This week will all be capped off without security webcast this Friday. If you follow the DCAC Blog, you’ll see different security topics from everyone this week…READ MORE
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Is 2018 the year of the hybrid cloud? Find out why cloud providers are pushing for it in this week’s roundup.
1. Providers continue to push hybrid cloud technologies in 2018 – Jim O’Reilly (SearchCloudComputing)
The hybrid cloud market changes rapidly, as major c…READ MORE
Cloud computing is promising much – but is failing in many areas as users get to grips with some of its more complex areas. An example here is when organisations start to look at how best to use multiple cloud platforms across a private and public environment – what is known as a ‘hybrid…READ MORE
Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT problem; it’s a cross-functional priority for the enterprise. As cyberattacks and cyber risk continue to swell, the cybersecurity consciousness among the C-suite is growing — and even CFOs are being called upon to help promote cybersecurity.
According to Sum…READ MORE
In this guest post, Ron Vermeulen, go-to-market manager for north-west Europe at IT services provider, Comparex, runs through the process of finding and fixing cloud faults
There is no doubt that cloud computing offers huge benefits to organisations, but CIOs must accept and manage the potential …READ MORE
Hitachi Data Systems is no more.
It has been rolled into a new division, Hitachi Vantara. That is, HDS, with its largely enterprise-focussed data storage products has been joined with the Internet of Things-focussed Hitachi Insight and the analytics arm, Pentaho.
The premise for the move is t…READ MORE
Last month I wrote a story about a UK insurtech startup Honcho which had to find £650,000 when money due from the EU was put on hold due to Brexit. I can report that the company has succeeded in getting the funding it needs, and a bit more, to move forward.
I told the story of how Honcho was try…READ MORE
Contrast Cars and Roads from 100 Years Ago with Today’s – Now compare poles and wires; what is our excuse for not progressing the grid in the face of EMP and terror threats?
Once upon a time, this country had no interstate highway system – that is, the interconnected freeways …READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Gamil Jassin, a journalism Masters degree student at City, University of London.
We all moan and groan about how bad the battery life on our phones is. Then, we keep moaning when Apple slows it down slightly to make the battery last longer.
Pubs in the UK have stopp…READ MORE
In an effort to help consumers make informed health decisions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) renewed its commitment to digital health technology in its 2018 strategic policy roadmap.
The FDA said in its roadmap that digital health not only allows consumers to “take more effective control…READ MORE