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  • Email security retrospection

    Keeping anything safe and secure involves multiple considerations. Avoid putting yourself in danger, put up a protective ‘shield’, detect when that is compromised, take mitigating action.

    When it comes to communication and the modern hyperconnected world based on open protocols, it’s much harder to avoid danger. Hence shields and detection are the significant part of the online security proposition.

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  • Quocirca’s whistle stop tour of the GDPR

    Computer Weekly has now published Quocirca’s buyer’s guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Dealing with data under GDPR. The guide outlines how mid-market organisations can reduce the risk of potentially big fines for mishandling personal data; either by taking themselves out of scope for the regulation or outsourcing the administration and data security requirements.

    For those still trying to make sense of it all, here is Quocirca whistle stop tour of the GDPR:

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  • Enterprise video is not always a conference

    Have video conferencing peaked? Not really, but video is evolving. This earlier blog outlines why the traditional view of video conferencing might make it appear to have peaked, particularly in the market for expensive and specialized endpoints.

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  • Has video conferencing peaked?

    In some respects, it may have. But before there are panicked responses (or flaming torches and pitchforks) from many across the video vendor sector, let’s look at why this might not be an entirely bad thing.

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  • Winning the Domain Game

    Over the last quarter century the Internet has become a fundamental utility that businesses, governments and consumers rely on; being off-line is less and less acceptable. And yet, a 2017 Quocirca research report, Winning the Domain Game (sponsored by Neustar), shows that 72% of UK business face internet down time regularly or occasionally; 61% suffer performance problems.

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  • Open for business: Hortonworks aims for open source profitability

    It used to be the Hadoop Summit, but the strategic focus at Hortonworks the enterprise-ready open source Apache Hadoop provider, has evolved. So, this year it was renamed DataWorks Summit. The company now encompasses data at rest (the Hadoop Data Platform now in version 2.6), data in motion (the Hadoop Data Flow) and data in the cloud (the Hadoop Data Cloud). Hortonworks aims to become a multi-platform and multi-cloud company. The focus is on the data in data driven organisations. Just a few years ago Hortonworks connected with IT architects.

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  • Bad-bots and CNP fraud

    The use of bad-bots to further payment card not present (CNP) fraud.

    According to Trustwave’s 2016 Global Security Report 60% of cybercrime incidents target payment card data. Half involve magnetic stripe data (generally stolen via point-of-sales devices) whilst the other half involves card not present (CNP) data; data stored by organisations that transact online.

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  • The focus on IoT in the arable food chain – and the worries around its use

    The arable food chain, consisting of farms, logistics/warehousing, food processing and retail, is a complex one with a major focus on food hygiene and pest management. In research carried out by Quocirca for Rentokil Initial in late 2016, the views of those responsible for managing these areas were found related to where the internet of things (IoT), cloud computing and big data could help them.

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  • Bad-bots, the new charlatans of healthcare

    Healthcare providers have many challenges, but if you stick with the mainstream, you can usually still expect a reassuring bedside manner from healthcare professionals; you have to actively seek out charlatans in the 21st Century! However, healthcare professionals are busy and consultations are often hurried. Anything that can help them save time is welcome and, as in many other industries, the healthcare sector is turning to automation.

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