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As 2019 ends, it will wrap up as one of the worst years for cybercrime in recent memory. Reports reveal there were more than 3,800 data breaches within the first six months of the year, and some major cases leaked more than 3.2 billion customer records. These numbers are more than double 2018’s enti…READ MORE
It’s winter in Northern Europe, so we’re cold.
But, despite the cold, the Inspect-a-Gadget team still needs to keep connected and stay online on the move.
So then… coats, hats, scarves and gloves are on.
But there’s a problem, as soon as we get our gloves on, we’re unable to use o…READ MORE
Imagine IoT without Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Zigbee. Anyone who would want to connect one device to another — much less to the cloud or a central server — would require bundles of ethernet cables. Such a cord-heavy setup would quickly become unmanageable. Similarly, what if smart speakers had to be con…READ MORE
On December 12, Jon Friedman posted previews of new Microsoft icons at medium.com. As the company’s Corporate VP for Design and Research, you might say he’s got ultimate oversight of such things. Included amidst those items was a new look for the Windows 10 icon, in the same vein as the new Office i…READ MORE
Amazon and Microsoft’s cloud market revenues continue to grow at a torrid pace, reflecting IT departments’ increased comfort and reliance on cloud computing services.
Azure revenue, which is counted among Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud business division, grew 73% in Q1 2019. Intelligent Cloud sa…READ MORE
Google has been a frequent target of criticism over security and privacy issues and how Android security updates filter out to users, butthe scale of its products has led Google to focus more on steering the ship rather than righting it.
Consider Android: an ecosystem of 2.5 billion active device…READ MORE
Official estimates suggest 65,000 people made the trek out to Las Vegas this year for the 2019 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Re:Invent user and developer conference, and among them were five tech-savvy teenagers from Hertfordshire-based boarding school, Bishop’s Stortford College.
The quintet were …READ MORE
A Study and analysis conducted by Ozonetel on call centers presents some very interesting facts. More than 250 million calls are studied to understand a correct picture of the call center in 2019. The fact of the matter is that call centers this year have worked substantially harder with a solo aim …READ MORE
This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network in our Continuous Integration (CI) & Continuous Delivery (CD) series.
This contribution is written by Neil Avery, lead technologist and member of office of the CTO (OCTO) at Confluent — the company is known as for its event strea…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Derek Thompson, VP EMEA, Boomi, which is a Dell Technologies business unit.
If there’s one thing all organisations today can agree on, it’s that no one is asking for less data slower, and the need to satisfy rising consumer demand is a constant source of pressure. …READ MORE
The shortage of Intel processors is having a knock-on effect on IT’s ability to upgrade whatever legacy Windows 7 PCs still remain in the organisation onto new Windows 10 hardware.
At the time of writing, Microsoft said there were no plans to delay the end of support for Windows 7. “We have b…READ MORE
The following is a roundup of last week’s SearchCIO and SearchCompliance content.
With digitization, unpredictability comes with the territory. This is epitomized by Gartner’s revised IT spending forecast for 2017, which shows a modest increase in worldwide spending, but less than originally pr…READ MORE
Jingle Bells is playing on the radio, exclusive holiday discounts and deals are flooding your inbox, and you just pulled out your favorite ugly sweater for its yearly debut at your family party. That’s right, it’s December!
Love or hate the holiday season, we’ve got something everyone can get…READ MORE
The man behind State Snaps, a set of social media pages with over a million followers, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for getting his cousin to try to steal a domain name at gunpoint.
In what could easily pass as the trendiest Fargo storyline yet if only it had happened a bit further nort…READ MORE
In 2004, Computer Weekly received a letter from Alan Bates, a former subpostmaster in Craig-y-Don, a coastal suburb of Llandudno in north Wales. It’s that long ago that the letter arrived typewritten on paper in the post – which was somewhat ironic in the circumstances.
The letter came four y…READ MORE
As you may recall, every couple of years someone does a new experiment with glass storage, and everyone falls all over themselves talking about how it’s the wave of the future and never wears out and is completely indestructible.
Right. Tell that to the casserole dish that I took from the fridg…READ MORE
Do you have a great data storage product that first shipped or was significantly enhanced this year? If yes, we want to hear about it. There’s just one week left to enter your outstanding product in Storage magazine and SearchStorage’s 2019 Storage Products of the Year competition.
We’ve just ext…READ MORE
A SIPOC (suppliers, inputs, process, outputs, customers) diagram is a visual tool for documenting a business process from beginning to end prior to implementation. Continued…
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“Two tools are useful when doing a value stream map: a SIPOC (suppliers, inputs, process, outputs, cus…READ MORE
Cloud-native infrastructure company Fairwinds recently launched a SaaS product for DevOps teams so that they can manage multiple Kubernetes clusters.
The almost-eponymously named called Fairwinds Insights, uses an extensible architecture and has been launched with a curated set of open source sec…READ MORE
By Alan Earls
Infrastructure as a services (IaaS) and platform as a services (PaaS) are both potential deployment paths for microservices. But there are big differences, and picking the right path for your project or organization involves a range of tradeoffs.
The problem with PaaS is that it …READ MORE