Changing work environments and Windows 8

Changing work environments and Windows 8 How people work has changed dramatically over the last few years. Today, users have access to the latest technology in their personal lives, and are technically savvy – or so we think! Proliferation of devices, a variety of form factors, and the explosion of social media technologies push user…

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Hot Topics in Business: Windows 8, Surface and Steve Ballmer

Windows 8 It’s here. Hooray! The worst kept secret ever. Microsoft is back with a brand way of working. This blog may be biased, but we love it! We hope you do too. Last Friday saw Windows 8 released into the mainstream with adverts galore. If you didn’t see it, where were you? There were…

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7 reasons to upgrade to Windows 8

  Windows 8 is here Well it’s been a while coming, and the suspense was killing this blog, but we can announce that the new, funky, surprisingly-colourful Windows 8 is here. Below are so reasons why businesses need Windows 8 is their lives and why they should upgrade. Enjoy.  7 reasons to upgrade to Windows…

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Human the weak link

Humans: The weakest link in cyber security? You betcha? It appears that we’re treading on old ground – we are! But more and more and more emphasis needs to be put on security and, ultimately, humans. Rik Ferguson, Director Security Research and Communication The mass introduction of technologies in every environment must take care of…

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Hot Topics in Security: BYOD, Human weak link & BYOD again

#ENISA #BYOD risk report published today (-1) Workplace IT? You got to love it! Last week ENISA published a detailed report covering the risks associated with the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend to see opportunities and risks about applying the practice. Using own computers, phones, social networks and smart devices is the way to…

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Cybercrime Warning

This is the first steps in realising the full extent of cybercrime: William Hague told delegates that cybercrime was “one of the greatest global and strategic challenges of our time”. Not bad going. Mr Hague kindly highlighted the UK’s resolve to tackle the problem (eventually) – it is even spending £2m setting up a cybercrime…

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What is best? Free or paid-for Security Tools

Pay or not to pay? I wonder whether anyone really considered that latter as an option. Tools are designed to make IT professionals’ and Developers’ lives easier. A good tool can save a lot of work and time for those people responsible for developing and managing software.   Following this week’s Hot Topic debate, there…

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The Foreign Office – your new friend in Online Security

For most of us, the only time we brush up against the government’s Foreign Office is for passports or travel advice for people brave enough to go further off the beaten track than the Costas. However, the FCO (it’s actually the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) has a much wider brief, and, along with, for example,…

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Hot Topics in Security: Hague Warns us about Cybercrime, Free Security Tools for All and Mobile Devices Under Attack…Again

What a Hague! (0) Drop everything. Literally everything. A foreign secretary is sticking his oar in and warning us about cybercrime. Is it a foreign crime? Things just got serious. He told delegates that cybercrime was “one of the greatest global and strategic challenges of our time”. This just after playful MPs accessed his Facebook account…

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Security must get a grip of new technology

Chalk and cheese. Black and white. Security and new technology. The last one is not exactly the opposite of each other, but the feeling it has in the IT industry appears that way. Following our Hot Topics debate, there much talk about ‘child-proofing’ devices and laptops stop data breaches from within. However, some question the…

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