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  • It's all happening in the world of big data.

    For a relatively new market, there is a lot happening in the world of big data.  If we were to take a "Top 20" look at the technologies, it would probably read something along the lines of this week's biggest climber being Hadoop; biggest loser being relational databases and staying place being the less-schema databases.

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  • The continuing evolution of EMC

    The recent EMCWorld event in Las Vegas was arguably less newsworthy for its product announcements than for the way that the underlying theme and message continues to move EMC away from the company that it was just a couple of years ago.

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  • Finding new containers for the BYOD genii

    Many headline IT trends are driven by organised marketing campaigns and backed by industry players with an agenda - standards initiatives, new consortia, developer ecosystems - and need a constant push, but others just seem to have a life of their own.


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  • Print security: The cost of complacency

    Quocirca research reveals that enterprises place a low priority on print security despite over 60% admitting that they have experienced a print-related data breach.

    Any data breach can be damaging for any company, leaving it open to fines and causing damage to its reputation and undermining customer confidence. In the UK alone, the Ponemon Institute estimates that in 2013, the average organisational cost to a business suffering a data breach is now £2.04m, up from £1.75m in the previous year.

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  • Internet of Things - Architectures of Jelly

    In today's world of acronyms and jargon, there are increasing references to the Internet of things (IoT), machine to machine (M2M) or a 'steel collar' workforce. It doesn't really matter what you call it, as long as you recognise it's going to be BIG.

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  • Managing a PC estate

    Although there is much talk of a move towards virtual
    desktops, served as images from a centralised point, for many organisations,
    the idea does not appeal.  Whatever the
    reason (and there may be many as a previous blog here points out),
    staying with PCs leaves the IT department with a headache - not least an estate
    of decentralised PCs that need managing.

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  • Web security 3.0 - is your business ready?

    As the web
    has evolved so have the security products and services that control our use of
    it. In the early days of the "static web" it was enough to tell us which URLs
    to avoid because the content was undesirable (porn etc.) As the web became a
    means distributing malware and perpetrating fraud, there was a need to identify
    bad URLs that appeared overnight or good URLs that had gone bad as existing
    sites were compromised. Early innovators in this area included Websense (now a

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  • Two areas where businesses can learn from IT

    Many IT
    industry commentators (not least Quocirca) constantly hassle IT managers to
    align their activities more closely with those of the businesses they serve; to
    make sure actual requirements are being met. However, that does not mean that
    lines of business can stand aloof from IT and learn nothing from the way their
    IT departments manage their own increasingly complex activities. Two recent
    examples Quocirca has come across demonstrate this.

     

    Everyone needs version control

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  • 4.7 Million NTP Servers Ready To Boost DRDoS Attack Volumes

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  • The Top 3 Barriers to VDI

    The use of server-based desktops, often referred to as a
    virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), makes increasing sense for many organisations.  Enabling greater control over how a desktop
    system is put together; centralising management and control of the desktops as
    well as the data created by the systems; helping organisations to embrace bring

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