Quocirca Insights:

August, 2015


August 31, 2015  6:36 PM

Matching the Internet of Things to the pace of the business

Rob Bamforth Rob Bamforth Profile: Rob Bamforth
Automation, Data analysis, DevOps, Feedback, Finance, Technology, Test Automation, Unstructured data

I must be a fan of smart connected things - sitting here with 2 wrist wearable devices in a house equipped with thirteen wireless thermostats and an environmental (temp, humidity, co2) monitoring system. However, even with all this...

August 25, 2015  8:39 AM

IT service continuity costs – not for the faint hearted?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
Uncategorized

IT service continuity - an overly ambitious quest that is pretty laughable for any but those with pockets deeper than those in the high-rolling financial industries?  Is it possible for an organisation to aim for an IT system that is always available, without it costing...


August 14, 2015  9:31 AM

The growing role of cloud in unified communications

Rob Bamforth Rob Bamforth Profile: Rob Bamforth
IOS, Microsoft, Skype, WebRTC

As communications systems evolved from the analogue, ' 1 Comment     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 12, 2015  10:13 AM

The rise of digital natives and their enthusiasm for cloud services

Bob Tarzey Profile: Bob Tarzey
Cloud Computing, Data-security

Two years ago Quocirca published a research report, The Adoption of Cloud-based Services, which looked at the attitude Europe organisations had to the use of public cloud...


August 10, 2015  9:24 AM

The new Sage – does it know its onions?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
Uncategorized

The herb Sage has a Latin name of Salvia Officinalis - Salvia coming from the Latin for 'well' or 'unharmed'. 

Sage, the UK-based company famous for its accounting software, seems to have been living up to its name.  Even with a raft of new...


August 7, 2015  1:55 PM

Confidence in data security part 2 – Weak links – the info supply chain

Bob Tarzey Profile: Bob Tarzey
DLP, Security, Supply chain

A previous blog post, Room for improvement, showed that organisations which invest in user education, advanced technologies and the...


August 6, 2015  2:20 PM

Do simple single function consumer wearable devices have a future or are they just a passing fad?

Rob Bamforth Rob Bamforth Profile: Rob Bamforth
3D Printing, adoption, Aliyun, Business, Cloud Computing, Data-security, service provider

The current market driver for wearables appears to be fitness applications and there are plenty of fitness devices already on the market with new entrants popping up 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 4, 2015  7:12 AM

Securing the Internet of Things – time for another look at Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)?

Bob Tarzey Profile: Bob Tarzey
Encryption, Internet of Things, iot, PKI, Public-key infrastructure

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a broad area that is attracting much discussion. Wikipedia starts its IoT definition as follows: ‘the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the...


August 3, 2015  8:00 AM

Half of large enterprises plan to increase spending on managed print services

Louella Fernandes Profile: Louella Fernandes
Lexmark, Managed print services, Ricoh

The managed print services market continues to gain momentum as enterprises seek to tackle escalating print costs and drive greater business efficiency. The market is relatively buoyant with 51% of organisations (either already using or planning to...


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