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This is a guest blogpost by Jim Conning, Managing Director of Royal Mail Data Services (RMDS).
The forthcoming 25 May implementation date for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is focusing businesses on the whole topic of customer data. How can they ensure that they are compliant and a…READ MORE
The TEE is no longer an emerging technology. If you’ve ever used apps like Samsung Pay or WeChat Pay, device features like Samsung KNOX/Secure Folder, or many of the leading Android device makers’ flagship phones, then you’ve been protected by one. But it is not a technology that is confined to high…READ MORE
An online training initiative promises to make information security accessible and understandable to journalists, confidential sources and whistleblowers.
Snowden’s revelations of the extent of UK and US state surveillance were a wake-up call to journalists, sources and whistleblowers to take i…READ MORE
What the cloud computing industry needs is an increasing number of platforms, right?
Okay perhaps not, platform plays are already many and multifarious in their nature and the formally defined cloud layer of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) already has its place firmly etched into the global taxonomy…READ MORE
Red Hat changes its tagline from time to time, but this year the firm appears to happy being labelled as ‘the world’s leading provider of open source solutions’ — perhaps, with Microsoft and so many others picking up the flame, Red Hat feels it need to state its aim with such simplicity.
After four straight quarters of growth, IBM storage hardware revenue crashed in the first quarter of 2018. IBM reported a 15% decline in storage hardware revenue, a drop that dragged the entire company’s overall revenue to fall short of expectations.
That fall comes after a year of gains for IB…READ MORE
The gaming industry has, despite its roots in technology, so far failed to adopt a collaborative model. But that may be about to change.
Gamers are known as among the most passionate of the world’s digital communities and more games are being released than ever before. This wealth of releases b…READ MORE
Remote Desktop Session Host is coming to the Windows Server 2019 preview and official release, Microsoft has confirmed.
The Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) role was not available in the first preview build of Windows Server 2019 that Microsoft released to the Insiders Program in March. At that…READ MORE
A decade ago storage journalists were quite keen on a new technology around at the time. That was MAID – Massive Array of Idle Disks – which were basically disk-based backup target devices with lots of drives that could be spun down when not in use and so were suited to infrequently-used data.
Another 49 branches and 305 jobs have gone as Lloyds bank replaces people and premises with digital services as part of the current battle of the cost basses being fought in the retail banking sector.
The cuts include people serving customers in branches as well as those working in the 49 branche…READ MORE
When it comes to the federal government’s cloud rules, security automation is king.
That was the message from Matt Goodrich, director for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), GSA. Goodrich spoke at the Cloud Security Alliance Summit Monday during RSA Conference 2018 an…READ MORE
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Ransomware is finally king of the hill — albeit an ignominious hill — as the most prevalent type of malware found in attacks, according to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
1. Ransomware threat tops Verizon Data Breach Report – Michael Heller (…READ MORE
Security researchers have identified several commonly used phishing attack vectors to lure unsuspecting users into a false sense of security, where they inadvertently give away personal information to complete strangers.
“Vishing” is the use of voicemail to solicit a return call in which a user i…READ MORE
I have worked under a few different employee structures in my tech lifetime — all employees on site and in the office all of the time, all employees in the office except for that outsourced team (which quickly grows into several), everyone remote and working from the office or wherever they feel li…READ MORE
New trends are reshaping the unified communications industry as organizations embrace the cloud and employees push new methods of collaboration. These trends are influencing the direction of UC vendor portfolios and introducing new technology, such as AI, into the workplace:
1. Digital transforma…READ MORE
EHR data can help healthcare providers identify which patients in a hospital were most likely to be prescribed opioids after discharge, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in 2016, more tha…READ MORE
Collaboration technology is increasingly popular, but many organisations have not thought through why and how collaboration should be at the heart of their business.
Nicola Millard, head of customer insight and futures at BT, highlights the “collaboration conundrum” when such contradictions r…READ MORE
I am fond of my Amazon Echo smart speaker (other brands are available). Some would say perhaps too fond. I am wont to ask, “Alexa, do I look good today?” and ‘she’ sometimes says I look great, which is in equal measure reassuring, but also rather unlikely.
By the way, before you ask, I do…READ MORE
The blockchain economy is a scenario and potential future environment in which cryptocurrency replaces current monetary systems, potentially on a global basis. Continued…
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“The immutability of the blockchain record makes this a very attractive solution for some of the most data…READ MORE
The growth and proliferation of connected sensors has drawn AWS headlong into the IoT market. And a recent keynote speech provided clues as to how the cloud provider shapes its tools to manage those workloads.
Many industries such as agriculture, health care, and energy have embraced the IoT, but…READ MORE