Schools are virtually unrecognizable from even 10 years ago, such has been the impact of some of the brilliant learning tools that are now prevalent.
The stereotype of a computer hacker – where all it takes a few minutes of frenzied typing to access and control their target’s digital life – is looking more and more out of date. As organisations of all stripes getting serious about IT security, cybercrime is gaining a physical component.
Whatever the cause of downtime, from cyberattacks and malware to hardware failures and natural catastrophes, having the right plan in place is essential. A good strategy will test your system, prevent loss and recover vital data in the event of a disaster.
Everybody needs a break. After working hard in your business it’s great to take a holiday, but all that good cheer and relaxation will go out the window in a moment if your business suffers an IT disaster while you’re away.
From desktop computers and laptops to tablets and smartphones, equipping your business with all the devices you need to thrive in the digital era can be expensive. It's also difficult to manage a fleet of company-owned devices – most of which require regular updates and often become redundant when the next model is released.
The industrial internet of things promises to be pivotal to the next industrial revolution in manufacturing. How? By harnessing all the power that digital technology offers through artificial intelligence and advanced machine learning. Still very much in its infancy, IoT solutions are already providing manufacturers in every sector with unprecedented opportunities to automate even their most complex processes on an industrial scale.
Laptop computers are an increasingly popular workstation choice, especially as more and more workers and employers are taking advantage of the benefits offered by allowing staff to work from home. Thus, their portability becomes a great strength – but it can also be a weakness. But are they really the best choice for your PC fleet? Let's consider.
Few people can truly say their day-to-day job is a matter of life and death – unless you work in healthcare. So, while a new app or piece of software can be a blessing in any workplace, for our healthcare professionals, top-line tech can literally save lives.
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.