There are a few businesses which have been proven to thrive in the conditions we find ourselves in today; and telecommunications companies are one of them. Whether it be Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting or any other provider of teleconferencing software, the demand for such solutions and services have soared, as large swathes of the population now adjust to new working from home requirements.Read Article
As COVID-19 spreads and major cities go into lock down, more and more businesses are sending employees home to work remotely. The need for social distancing has become very real very quickly and has seen companies scrambling to implement remote access solutions as quickly as possible.Read Article
We live in unprecedented times. Despite there being a number of occasions in recorded history where ah a medical emergency has befallen humanity; there has never been so many of us and never has there been such disruption to our economically interconnected world.Read Article
We have all heard of hacked baby monitors, transport ticket machines infected with ransomware and internet connected vehicles being hacked. But, what does this have to do with enterprise networks?
With the McKinsey Global Institute estimating that 127 new IoT devices are added to the internet every second; and Gemalto reporting that only 33% of IT teams believing they have control over IoT devices on their networks, it feels as though a storm is brewing.Read Article
After working in this industry for over a decade, you very quickly get used to “the next big thing”. Sometimes it is no more than a storm in a teacup which peaks the attention of marketers but nobody else; other times it goes on to define the next few years (sometimes longer) of IT strategy and discussion.
SECaaS seems to be in the latter category - and there are two reasons why I think that is the case.Read Article
When thinking about automation in our workplace IT networks, it is easy to get carried away and conjure up sinister Bladerunner-style robots who work in-place of humans, slowly replacing us one by one.Read Article
In today's IT environments, you would be hard pushed to not find some element of cloud usage. Whether that be email, storage or virtual machine hosting and computational power, this is no more evident than the 2018 growth statistics for Microsoft's Office 365; sitting at between 2 and 3 million new accounts added each month.Read Article
It is widely recognised that there is still strong under-representation of women in IT. While this gender imbalance has improved over the years, there is still a long way to go. According to Women in Tech, only 1 in 6 tech specialists in the UK are women, only 1 in 10 are leaders and worse still, female representation in the tech sector has stagnated over the last 10 years.Read Article
Hot on the heels of The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), yet enforced just fifteen days before, the directive on security of network and information systems (NIS) has been created to achieve a high, common level of network and information systems security across the European Union.
The IT security industry, having grown each year since the dot-com bubble, is famously known as being a recession-proof investment. As more of our lives and our businesses grow to rely on the benefits of IT and the internet, so does the need to protect that reliance from any event which threatens it.Read Article