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  • HP: Putting Print Security on the CISO Agenda

    Amidst a rapidly evolving threat landscape, where malware and exploits continue to proliferate, endpoint security often fails to adequately protect networked printer and multifunction printer (MFP) devices. With its new enhanced LaserJet enterprise printer range, announced on 22 September 2015, HP is demonstrating its serious commitment to closing the print security gap. 

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  • Mobile email innovation? Geronimo!

    At a casual glance the mobile world of hardware and apps appears fast moving and packed with innovation, but often much of what occurs is improvement and refinement. The old IT hardware vendor mantra of "smaller, cheaper, faster, more" is very welcome and can lead to marked change based on the positive benefits of both Moore and Metcalfe's laws of processing power and connectivity benefits respectively, but it's not radical is it?


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  • The robots are coming!

    Two headlines on the BBC website recently caught my eye - "How to robot-proof your career" and "Which jobs will robots steal first?"

    The second headline uses the media's clickbait approach of using a strong word like 'steal' - this raises the question of whether robots have already got to the level of intelligence to understand the concept of taking something from someone without their permission, which they patently haven't.

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  • Enterprise social media - where are they now?

    After an initial rush towards enterprise adoption of social media and social networks, it seems that for many organisations, the idea of enterprise tools to stimulate a collaborative and social approach to the workin

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  • Managed Print Services and the Circular Economy

    The circular economy is fast gaining ground as the latest buzzword in sustainability, bringing together emerging practices such as collaborative consumption and traditional concepts such as recycling and remanufacturing.  The circular economy aims to eradicate waste, departing from the linear "take, make and dispose" model and its reliance on infinite natural resources and energy. According to McKinsey, each year around 80% of the $3.2 trillion worth of materials used in consumer goods are not recovered 1

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  • Intel - the end of speeds and feeds?

    Every year, Intel holds its tech fest for developers in San Francisco - Intel Developers' Form, or IDF.  For as long as I can remember, one of the main highlights has been the announcement of the latest 'tick' or 'tock' of its processor evolution, along with a riveting demonstration of how fast the processor is with a speed dial showing the megahertz of the processor (yawn).

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  • Matching the Internet of Things to the pace of the business

    I must be a fan of smart connected things - sitting here with 2 wrist wearable devices in a house equipped with thirteen wireless thermostats and an environmental (temp, humidity, co2) monitoring system. However, even with all this data collection, an Internet of Things (IoT) poster-child application that works out the lifestyles of those in the household and adapts the heating to suit would be a total WOMBAT (waste of money, brains and time).

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  • IT service continuity costs - not for the faint hearted?

    IT service continuity - an overly ambitious quest that is pretty laughable for any but those with pockets deeper than those in the high-rolling financial industries?  Is it possible for an organisation to aim for an IT system that is always available, without it costing more than the organisation's revenues?

    I believe that we are getting closer - but maybe we're not quite there yet.

    To understand what total IT service continuity needs, it is necessary to understand the dependencies involved.

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  • The growing role of cloud in unified communications

    As communications systems evolved from the analogue, 'plain old telephone system' (POTS) into the digital world we were promised 'pretty awesome new stuff' (PANS), and part of that was 'unified communications' (UC).

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  • The rise of digital natives and their enthusiasm for cloud services

    Two years ago Quocirca published a research report, The Adoption of Cloud-based Services, which looked at the attitude Europe organisations had to the use of public cloud platforms (sponsored by CA Inc.) The research showed two extremes, among the UK respondents, 17% could not get enough cloud; we dubbed them enthusiasts, whilst another 23% were proactive avoiders. In late 2014

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