Analysis

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals: warnings on cyber criminal and hacker threats ahead of Christmas retail rush

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Consumers warned 'too good to be true' offers are likely to be ploys by cyber criminals and hackers to steal data
25 Nov 2014

The hybrid cloud: a concept comes of age

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As the barriers between public and private cloud are broken down, the hybrid model is becoming increasingly practicable
25 Nov 2014

What exactly did security software companies know of Regin, the latest malware disclosed by Symantec this weekend?

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H4cked off: Security software companies have some questions to answer about Regin, the latest state-sponsored malware that has been observed in the wild for at least six years
25 Nov 2014

In computer security, it's almost impossible to tell the 'good guys' from the 'bad guys'

Even the most sophisticated of cyber attacks invariably start with a banal email and a simple attachment or URL. But how should organisations start to protect themselves against such attacks?
25 Nov 2014

VMware gives Carisbrooke Shipping ‘extra peace of mind’ for sailing the seas

Daniel Lewandowski, IT manager at Carisbrooke Shipping, explains how VMware vCloud Air has benefited the firm
19 Nov 2014

BlackBerry-Samsung MDM security partnership is ‘positive for enterprise’

Deal means Samsung benefits from BlackBerry’s security reputation, while BlackBerry can move away from its ‘practically over’ hardware business
19 Nov 2014

Threat intelligence – the best form of defence?

Major organisations are subject to millions of 'security events' every week, but which ones should be ignored and which investigated? IBM argues that threat intelligence can help
17 Nov 2014

“Garbage in, garbage out” - a bad model for data collection...

Data is becoming more important than ever for winning and wowing customers. But many organisations admit that their data collection just isn't good enough
14 Nov 2014

Outsourcer Serco pinched by hard-headed public-sector deal-making and loss-making private-sector contracts

Serco blames botched move into private sector outsourcing combined with tougher deal-making by the public sector for big losses
11 Nov 2014

Will software-defined networking herald 'the rise of the stupid network'?

It's taken the best part of 15 years, but with data centre operators seriously examining and rolling out software-defined networking the age of the 'stupid network' might finally be upon us
11 Nov 2014

Are appliance-like converged infrastructures the solution to data centre challenges?

As data centres become more complex, many organisations are turning to the appliance-like approach offered by converged infrastructure
07 Nov 2014

We could learn something from Salesforce when it comes to marketing, admits Tibco CEO Ranadivé

CEO Vivek Ranadivé and COO Murray Rode discuss the need to focus on the 'prosumer' and the pressures that led to the private equity buyout
07 Nov 2014

Illumination's Bruno Mahe on why 'Minions' animation studio selected Avere cloud servers over Hitachi and EMC

Animation firm's head of technology explains how Avere Systems benefits production of films like the upcoming Minions
05 Nov 2014

Why the Department of Health moved 12,000 users to a private cloud

The Department of Health's Bob Armstrong explains the thinking behind the Atos-led, £74m-plus ‘Open Service’ project
05 Nov 2014

From slow lane to fast lane - the networking bottleneck

The phrase 'the network is the computer' was first coined in the mid-1980s, but it's never been more true than today. However, too many organisations have their data centres on the digital equivalent of a B-road rather than a super-highway
04 Nov 2014

Marks & Spencer: 'With Tibco Spotfire it's not like data-based decision making, it's like common sense'

How Marks & Spencer is propagating analytics throughout the organisation to enable more informed decision making on-the-fly
04 Nov 2014

Looking beyond Oracle: two high-end SQL databases you may never have heard of

Harte-Hanks and Blue Yonder tell John Leonard why they selected Splice Machine and EXASolution over more established SQL databases from the majors
30 Oct 2014

Hybrid cloud – the future is open source

Open-source projects like OpenStack and Docker give enterprises a more affordable and flexible alternative to proprietary hybrid cloud services
28 Oct 2014

McLaren Mercedes battles cyber attacks by nation states - and staff intent on using Dropbox

McLaren Mercedes CIO Stuart Birrell describes how the organisation needs to protect itself from cyber attacks - and staff all too quick to share information online
27 Oct 2014

LHK Fine Wines uncorks custom CRM/ERP system based on the Netsuite cloud platform

Company explains why Netsuite was chosen over SAP, Microsoft and Salesforce, and describes the advantages the new system has brought to the small business
24 Oct 2014

Opinion: The Nadella controversy has highlighted an opportunity gap, not just a pay gap

The founder and CEO of EasySharePoint - and Microsoft Virtual Technical Solutions Professional - Suzy Dean examines the real issues in the wake of the Redmond boss's recent gaffes
23 Oct 2014

Should BYOD be banned to ensure corporate data security?

Intercede report suggests businesses are struggling to cope with the security implications of BYOD - is the answer banning it entirely?
22 Oct 2014

Public cloud in 2014: same old pros, same old cons?

Computing polled hundreds of IT leaders about their attitude to, and experience of, public cloud services. John Leonard analyses the responses
22 Oct 2014

Betfair rejects SAP, Oracle and Workday in favour of Fairsail for HR

Fairsail HRIS "a quarter of the price" per year compared to "not fit for purpose" SAP solution
20 Oct 2014