Data is everywhere, and it’s been a huge boon to medical professionals who work in more than one office or facility, or on the road. Whether they're taking files from office to office for consultation or carrying patient information for in-home visits, privileged patient information is as much a part of the modern professional's bag as a stethoscope. But there’s a downside and that’s risk: risk of sensitive patient data being lost, intercepted or otherwise misused.
Virtualising your IT environment makes it cheaper and easier to deploy new capabilities to your stakeholders. By concentrating your storage and compute on servers (often hosted by a cloud provider), and deploying virtual machines (VMs) to users, you can reduce the cost of your desktop machines, centralise management and deployment, simplify security and governance, and offer new capabilities faster.
As governments around the world introduce data privacy legislation, small to medium businesses (SMBs) are expected to keep up. Data protection is no longer simply a matter of good practice. It is a legal obligation to protect data, the most valuable new currency in the digital economy.
It’s no secret that businesses and consumers alike are getting their hands on more and more network-connected devices. Of course, this means that we need our internet connections to be faster and more stable. That’s the promise of 5G (fifth generation) mobile wireless.
The traditional classroom is in some ways a blank canvas, a simple room with desks, chairs and a blackboard at the front. It’s a setup that has worked well for centuries – but interactive technologies are set to transform it by taking this arrangement and adding a new layer of flexibility.
Everybody loves cloud services for their utility and accessibility. How about their security? It remains a concern for private users, small businesses and global enterprises alike.
We’re now living in the data economy, so you can’t afford to neglect the possibilities of employee actions causing data leakage.
Technology and education have long been partners, but in the past decade or so the pace of technology adoption has accelerated, with significant new educational hardware, software and systems becoming available.
Predictions are popular among experts in all fields, despite the risks of getting them wrong. One of 2017’s most alarming forecasts was a claim from Experian Data Breach Resolution that healthcare organisations would be heavily targeted by cyber criminals.
The idea of a hybrid cloud set-up – combining on-premises and off-site services – is an increasingly popular option for organisations of all sizes. But you do need some careful planning to make this type of implementation work.
Due to rapidly developing artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, many of the jobs of the past will not exist in the future. Kids today will require a different skill set to thrive in the digital workplace of tomorrow, and learning the language of computers is an excellent start for futureproofing the next generation.
Modern laptop computer design has its roots in a time when most PCs were intended to be used as stand-alone devices, unconnected to the rest of the world. But as we know, computers today mostly function as conduits for data downloaded from cloud services and providers.