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Quocirca’s Print 2025 Spotlight report Digitisation: the key to SMB success reveals that SMBs are accelerating their digitisation initiatives through the use of digital workflow services and solutions, as they seek to drive business efficiency and employee productivity.
Digital technologies are …READ MORE
Written by Alan Earls, SearchMicroservices.com contributor
The movement towards Java-based microservices led some to wonder whether this development might curtail the use of .NET and negatively affect .NET developers. There is still a sprawling Java ecosystem, and many see Linux as the de facto s…READ MORE
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What do you hope comes of the CNMF sharing malware to VirusTotal? One expert shares his thoughts on the decision in this week’s roundup.
1. U.S. Cyber Command malware samples to be logged in VirusTotal – Michael Heller (SearchSecurity)
The Cyber National Missio…READ MORE
Dominic Raab, the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, has been in hot water for his late-dawning admission of the importance of the Dover-Calais route to the UK’s trade in goods.
Raab was speaking at a Tech Nation event in London. In an aside, he candidly admitted he had not previously fully…READ MORE
Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this week showed some new iOS 12 features that could be exciting for Apple users in the enterprise.
Several features of the new iOS may help improve productivity for business users, by limiting distractions and improving workplace communications. Apple’s i…READ MORE
Despite senior government and public sector officials often banging on about the importance of transparency and openness, in reality, it’s almost a cultural taboo for civil servants or anyone else involved to speak publicly about issues and failures.
The gravely dangerous disease that frequentl…READ MORE
Unless you understand the past you cannot make sense of the present let alone make sensible preparations for an uncertain future. Unfortunately most discussion on education and training policy is based on mythology about the past, systemically flawed measures of success/failure with regard to the pr…READ MORE
In early October 2018, fintech firm iZettle ran a rehab centre for online shopping addicts to show the impact e-commerce has on the highstreet. But will this change customer habits?
Spoiler alert, the answer (in my opinion) is no.
The plight of shopaholics is something often covered in sitcoms…READ MORE
Recently Cisco updated the blueprint for the Cisco CCIE Service Provider Written & Lab exams, the new CCIE SP version 4.1 is only about 10% different than its preceding version 4.0. The exam format still remains the same, the CCIE SP written exam number also remains the same (400-201) and the CC…READ MORE
Nowadays, the term unstructured data pops up everywhere. It owes its popularity for a large part to the success of big data, to successful technologies such as NoSQL and Hadoop, and to formats such as JSON and XML. Unfortunately, different definitions for unstructured data exist. All these different…READ MORE
Although low-code software development platforms are a hot area of software development, many pro developers and enterprise development shops eschew these tools.
John Rymer, an analyst at Forrester Research in San Francisco, recently debunked two primary myths about low-code development tools tha…READ MORE
LAS VEGAS – A large portion of VMware customers face a decision as the end of support for vSphere 5.5 draws near: Risk foregoing commercial support and security updates or pay up for a 12-month support extension.
With just a couple weeks left until the Sept. 19, 2018 deadline, organizations are…READ MORE
Business automation is booming as organisations shift to a digital-first model with the aim of improving customer experience and increasing productivity at an unprecedented scale, all while driving down costs.
Automation is already helping to improve customer interactions in data-rich industry se…READ MORE
A friend of mine recently had to inform his staff of a new password policy requiring all of the following: Upper and lower case letters, a number, a special character, at least 12 characters in length and had not been used in the last six months. Someone sent him this meme in reply:
Each year, with the publication of A-level results, hundreds of thousands of school leavers embark on a journey that ultimately fuels the talent pool feeding the UK economy. Some argue that a generation brought up on the internet have different expectations of work than previous generations. But,…READ MORE
Announced in October, Dell’s $67 billion bid for EMC is likely to disrupt the status quo for both companies– but what does Dell stand to gain from the purchase?
As a traditional server hardware vendor, Dell seems to be angling to take a bigger piece of the hybrid cloud and data center infrastructu…READ MORE
SSD’s are the one of the most expensive storage devices when measured by the GB but they are the least expensive when measured in terms of IOPs.
Using SSD in addition to tradition fibre channel and SATA drives can significantly improve the performance of your storage systems and bring your storag…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
With the push to deliver Office and Windows as services, Microsoft subscriptions will be a reality in most IT departments one way or another. But not all organizations are good candidates for going all-in.
Microsoft will continually update Windows 10 rather than release another version going forw…READ MORE
Top 10 Sectors Account for 70% of Total Spend.
Public administration tops the spend on IT & Telecom by large UK enterprises (1000+ employees). In 2017 public administration contributed over 20% of all such spend. The top 3 spenders represent almost a half of the UK outgoings. This i…READ MORE