Analysis

Analysis: Why is Adobe Acrobat so insecure?

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Acrobat used to be a simple application that replicated paper documents, but Adobe's efforts to update it have made it more insecure
15 Sep 2014

Case study: How Middlesbrough Council went to G-Cloud to replace SAP with Unit 4

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Middlesbrough Council has shaken out its software estate, swept out SAP and procured a new ERP solution for finance, payroll and HR via G-Cloud
15 Sep 2014

Is the cloud now your data’s best hope against the scum of the universe?

Steven Sinofsky was formerly president of Windows at Microsoft
Can you now store all your data in the cloud and know it will be better protected than in your data centre? Steven Sinofsky thinks so, but others aren’t so sure, as Peter Gothard discovers
15 Sep 2014

Box tries to repackage itself

At its recent BoxWorks event, the online storage provider tried to reinvent itself as a supplier of industry-specific collaboration platforms
10 Sep 2014

IoT: Things could get nasty

More and more connected devices are being rushed to market. But the lack of security standards leaves many of them wide open to abuse. So what are the challenges to be overcome in securing the Internet of Things?
10 Sep 2014

Barclays unveils blood-reading authentication technology for corporate banking clients

'It’s very, very simple, yet it's very, very secure,' bank says of vein authentication technology
05 Sep 2014

How crowdsourcing data analysis helps NASA defend Earth from Asteroids

Narinder Singh, president of TopCoder, on 'democratising participation' in NASA's data analysis
02 Sep 2014

The software-defined data centre explained

The software-defined data centre is an extension of current data centre trends, but vendor squabbles have confused the market
02 Sep 2014

Case study: How Holiday Extras improved customer service by shifting to the cloud

Holiday Extras' head of IT Damien Turner explains why he opted for the Amazon cloud and the benefits it brought
02 Sep 2014

iCloud celebrity photo hack: Are we too quick to trust cloud storage?

After the theft of naked celebrity photos from Apple’s iCloud, should we all be more careful about what we’re – perhaps unknowingly – storing in the cloud?
01 Sep 2014

Medway Council upgrades and virtualises its outdated IT estate

Medway Council shifts to virtual desktops to support its move to more flexible working
29 Aug 2014

'Sony doesn't understand security': Why PlayStation Network is such an attractive target for hackers

Sony’s poor reputation for security and the prestige of taking down a gaming giant attracts hackers
27 Aug 2014

Unified communications systems: how and why they fail to deliver

Failure to consult widely enough and provide sufficient training underlie many of the common issues that afflict UC systems
20 Aug 2014

Analyse first, store second says big-data analytics firm Guavus

Guavus chief technologist Ben Parker discusses streaming analytics and the increasing use of open source
19 Aug 2014

National Express drives away from Excel and Access for data analytics

National Express's Frank Kozurek tells Danny Palmer about the benefits QlikView's business discovery platform has brought to a company previously reliant on Excel for analytics
12 Aug 2014

Virtualisation cures Windows XP migration woes at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust

Jimmy Parker, development office lead at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust, tells Danny Palmer why the trust opted to switch to a Liquidware Labs virtual interface
08 Aug 2014

Network connection: How improved connectivity is enabling a safer, more efficient train service

Clayton Nash of Network Rail Telecom tells Danny Palmer how a Cisco network is helping to improve communications across the railway network
07 Aug 2014

IT leaders dismiss report on negative executive perceptions of the CIO

IT leaders from BG Group and Network Rail Telecom dismiss Forrester report, suggesting their boards are on board with IT reforms
01 Aug 2014

The new business ‘ecosystem’: Tapping into a partner’s skill set

The CIOs of Balfour Beatty and TfL tell Sooraj Shah how they have combated the IT skills crisis by leveraging third party resources
31 Jul 2014

New job? Could you be arrested for taking your know-how with you?

Developers in the US have been arrested at their exit interviews, accused of wanting to take know-how from one company to the another. Could it happen here?
30 Jul 2014

Free Windows?

What are the chances of Microsoft giving away its operating system – and even some of its most popular applications – for free? Peter Gothard asked some Redmond-watchers for their thoughts
28 Jul 2014

National roaming for mobile: where to turn?

Is the government being serious about a national roaming plan that has left mobile networks flabbergasted? Sooraj Shah finds out
28 Jul 2014

PernixData FVP virtualization software takes SEGA’s storage to the next level

SEGA Networks adopts PernixData FVP software to optimise gaming service platform
28 Jul 2014

OpenText cures NHS Trust’s case file woes

Royal Free London’s director of information management and technology, Will Smart, tells Danny Palmer how switching to digital case notes is improving patient care
25 Jul 2014