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  • The rapid morphing of the 'datacentre'

    room3.jpgOn-premise. Co-location. Public cloud.  These terms are being bandied about as if they are 'either/or', whereas the reality is that many organisations will end up with a mix of at least two of them.

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  • The rise and rise of public cloud services

    There is no reason why the crowds arriving at Cloud Expo Europe in April 2016 should not be more enthusiastic than ever about the offerings on show. Back In 2013, a Quocirca research report, The Adoption of Cloud-based Services (sponsored by CA Inc.) looked at the attitude of European organisations to the use of public cloud services. There were two

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  • The Compliance Oriented Architecture - are we there yet?

    Over a decade ago, Quocirca looked at the current means of securing data, and decided that there was something fundamentally wrong. The concept of solely relying on network edge protection, along with internal network and application defences misses the point. It has always been the data that matters - in fact, not really even the data, but the information and intellectual property that data represents. 
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  • The great transition from constrained certainty to good-enough risk

    For much of the past 150 years of telecoms history, customers have had little influence on the evolution of the Wide Area Network (WAN). Corporate WAN strategies centered on adapting to what was available. There were certain bedrocks of stability and authority that you did not question - the only question was: how much of it could you afford?

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  • Intel Stepping Outside - If it computes, it connects

    Intel wants to portray itself as much more than a chip company leading a declining PC market. Intel's direct computing revenues shrank to 60% of total revenues in 2015. Its hardware data centre business with IoT elements and memory technology contributed 30% of revenue. Software & services and network products contribute the remaining 10%. Network related activities are the fastest growing part of Intel's business, and will continue to lead in the 2016-2020 timeframe.

    The core infrastructure

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  • Intel Stepping Outside - with its eye on the clouds

    Intel continues to surf the digital computing jet steam, and provide the engine power to drive computing across global markets. At the recent European Analyst Event in London speaker after speaker affirmed that founder Gordon Moore's law still holds sway over the company and its product plans. But Intel is now clearly stepping out from under the covers of desktops and laptops.

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  • At least 1 in 5 Europe enterprises lose data through targeted cyber attacks

    Talk Talk, J. D. Weatherspoon, Carphone Warehouse etc.; there has been much reporting of cyber-attacks targeted at UK and European businesses during 2015. Those organisations that have not been hit will be breathing a collective sigh of relief and let's face it, it could have been any of them.


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  • Neustar to securely guide things

    The growing number of network attached devices (that constitute the Internet of Things) is a big opportunity for a little known vendor called Neustar to increasing its stake in the European IT security market. This will happen due to Neustar's heritage in the provision of real-time information services.
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  • Store Wars - The Purse Awakens

    In the history of mobile payments, it seems that much has been promised, many technologies and innovations have appeared, but a universal payment system still seems far, far away. Yes we have PayPal (former member of the trade federation with EBay) for online payments, but the in-store digital payment experience is complicated and patchy.

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  • Containing the application security problem

    The benefit of containers for the easy, efficient and portable deployment of applications has become more and more apparent in recent years, especially where application development and delivery is continuous through a DevOps-style process. The trend has been helped by the availability of open source container implementations, the best known of which is Docker, as well as proprietary ones such as VMware's ThinApp.
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