Quocirca Insights:

February, 2014

February 27, 2014  9:15 AM

Can the office printer stay relevant in the mobile workplace?

Louella Fernandes Louella Fernandes Profile: Louella Fernandes

While mobility and the cloud are transforming today's workplace, many businesses still operate a hybrid mix of paper and digital workflows. The transition to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)...

February 26, 2014  9:59 AM

I am not a dog, FIDO a new standard for user authentication

Bob Tarzey Profile: Bob Tarzey

Here's a dull sounding question; 'imagine a world without SSL (secure sockets layer) or its successor TLS (transport layer security)?' A security tech-head may find the whole thing quite interesting, but for the average IT user, despite relying...

February 25, 2014  12:05 PM

Co-location: Great idea; so easy to get wrong.

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
Business, Cloud Computing, Data Center, Datum, Quocirca, service provider, Services

Convergence.  Rationalisation.  Virtualisation.  Consolidation.  Cloud computing. Just a few of the changes to computing in the past few years that will have impacted your use of a data centre.

Many are now realising that trying to...

February 24, 2014  8:04 AM

Mobile security – there’s something in the air

Rob Bamforth Rob Bamforth Profile: Rob Bamforth
Bluetooth, Business, Data communications, London, NFC, RFID, Wireless

In the physical world, 'security' for any business involves a whole spectrum of defensive measures; choosing a safer location, putting up warning signs and notices, monitoring and cameras, locks, identity passes, alarms and...

February 17, 2014  8:00 AM

How better CMO/CIO alignment can bridge the print/digital gap

Louella Fernandes Louella Fernandes Profile: Louella Fernandes
Marketing, print

The traditional boundary between chief marketing officers (CMOs) and chief information officers (CIOs) is blurring as marketing and technology increasingly overlap. One area where better alignment can transform a business is improving...

February 14, 2014  9:35 AM

Progress at CA Technologies – Looking good

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom

At a recent CA Technologies (I'll just refer to them as "CA" through the rest of the blog) analyst event, CEO Mike Gregoire gave a "state of the...

February 11, 2014  8:00 AM

Video conferencing – now is the time?

Rob Bamforth Rob Bamforth Profile: Rob Bamforth
Business, conferencing, InterCall, ipad, iPhone, videoconferencing, Web conferencing

The technology for having long distance conversations augmented by live video of the participants is not new, and networks have had sufficient and relatively low cost capacity to carry these sorts of conversations for a long time,...

February 10, 2014  7:54 AM

Why would they DoS us?

Bob Tarzey Profile: Bob Tarzey
Arbor, Corero

As various pundits have reeled off their security advice for 2014 many have listed the growing threat of denial of service (DoS) attacks as something to look out for. They are probably right to do so; two...

February 7, 2014  1:55 PM

The democratisation of business analytics

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
Analytics, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, consultants, Data Mining, Data warehousing, Databases

Let's get something straight from the beginning.  Your IT systems are not worth a great deal.  Why?  If you bought your systems brand new, they were worth at least 30% less as soon as you took delivery of them, and their value has been dropping ever since. ...

February 6, 2014  1:11 PM

Super Bowl – Try It With Purview Contextual Analytics

Bernt Ostergaard Bernt Ostergaard Profile: Bernt Ostergaard

Extreme Networks, which recently acquired Enterasys in order to merge its own Ethernet technology with the Enterasys security and management tools and services, now launches its first combined product called Purview. This...

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