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How Technology Will Change the Way We Work in 2015

In the wake of the International Consumer Electronics Show, there is a growing sense of excitement towards how technology will affect the way we work as the year wears on. Technology has already proven to be a disruptive force in how businesses function. Unless they develop a solid understanding of how it changes practices, managers may find it increasingly difficult to help their teams work effectively and complete projects successfully. read more


The Password’s Not Dead: Why We Should Stop Dreaming About Biometrics

People have been predicting the death of the password for just about as long as it has existed. In fact Mr Microsoft himself, Bill Gates, famously predicted its demise back in 2004. Currently we hear voices calling for its disposal every time we see a major security leak in the news. read more


Virtualisation: From Trend to Reality

Virtualisation is no longer a trend; it has become a reality for organisations. Although many are embracing Virtualisation platforms, quite often the approach to backing up the data on their virtual servers is not well thought-out. Daniel Model from Acronis explains the challenges of data protection in virtual environments and how companies can address them. read more


Prepare for the Post-Festive IT Headache

The holidays are a time for giving, we all know, and 2014 continued the trend of the past few years - one of the most popular gifts this year being a new tablet, smartphone or laptop. read more


2015’s Essential Business Technologies

There is no denying that technology is driving change across every business sector. From streamlining business practices, to bolstering security and reducing costs, technology seems to be at the heart of most business decisions. In order to harness this technology and optimise performance in 2015, businesses should pay particular attention to issues which could stem from the cloud: the use of more applications and continued evolution of BYOD and the Internet of Things (IoT). read more


Trends in the Payments Industry for 2015

The advancement in digital technology has welcomed many new trends over the last couple of years, and the payment industry is constantly evolving and adapting to keep pace. Already in 2014, we have seen an increased move into a cashless society, and I believe this will continue in 2015, with a further decline in conventional retail banking. read more


Internet of Things: Coping in an 'Everything Connected' World

How many connected devices do you have with you right now? For most of us, the answer is probably three or more. There are the obvious ones like laptops, tablets and smartphones, as well as gadgets like connected TVs, satnavs, cameras and ebook readers. Then there are the growing range of new connected devices such as smart home products (heating controls, automation and surveillance), wearables (fitness bands and smartwatches) and connected appliances (washing machines, kettles, cookers, fridges and the like). read more


The Connectivity Tips SMBs Can’t Afford to Miss

The way an organisation connects and communicates is key to the success of its business model. But what does connectivity actually involve? And why should companies pay it so much attention? read more


Steering Clear of the Troubleshooting 'Treasure Hunt'

When technology fails us, or something doesn’t work properly, it’s easier than it’s ever been for us to find fault with our service providers. Let’s face it - it only takes a wireless router to drop out for thirty seconds, or a website to fail to load when we want i to for the modern customer to tweet, email or place a call to point the finger and demand that something must be done to rectify the situation. But what about when you are the service provider responsible for the outage? read more


Standardising and Integrating in the Data Centre

Modern organisations have become defined by the information technology they use, and as a result the data centre is where the key assets of any business now reside. Companies in all sectors now routinely devote resources to collecting, analysing and using the information in a data centre, even when that is not the obvious product of the organisation. read more


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