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  • Is the outlook cloudy for the IoT?

    In a recent Quocirca research report, The many guises of the IoT (sponsored by Neustar), 37% of the UK-based enterprises surveyed said the IoT was already having a major impact on their organisation and other 45% expected there would be an

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  • The challenge of transatlantic data security

    US companies that operate in the European Union (EU) need to understand what drives European organisations when it comes to data protection. This applies to both commercial organisations that want to trade in Europe and IT suppliers that need to ensure the messaging around their products and services resound with local concerns.

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  • Connected to the mobile world, but not to the room?

    Mobile devices provide a mix of connectivity and compute power on the move for most employees, and with the huge upsurge in adoption of tablets and smartphones this personal power can be used anywhere and remotely from other colleagues. However, it is still important in most working environments to get together, share information, make decisions and assign actions - i.e. have meetings.

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  • Blue Coat, from surf control to riding the security wave

    The IT security sector is good for producing start-ups that soon disappear, seemingly without trace. Of course, this is not a bad thing. Whilst it is true some wither on the venture capital vine, many others get acquired as the good idea they came up with (or imitated) gets recognised as a necessity and then absorbed into the security mainstream though acquisition.
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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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