We have reached that time of year again. The clocks have been put back, the nights get darker, and the weather is getting colder. Halloween is out of the way, so we are all on the countdown to Christmas. And part of the countdown includes two more recent American traditions – Black Friday and Cyber Monday.more →
Living In the Clouds
You really can’t talk about IT these days without mentioning cloud or something-as-a-service. For some it is hard to remember a time when we did not have the cloud, at least in some basic form. But I do remember the beginnings, and for me the whole cloud journey has come full circle.more →
Onions have been cultivated for centuries for their characteristic, pungent aroma and flavour, as well as their medicinal properties. They can be as sweet and juicy as they can be spicy and tangy, and they host an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. Eating onions can reduce risk of heart disease, obesity, and cancer.more →
Guess Who? Identity theft?
“Does your person have blue eyes?” “Does your person have massive eyebrows?” “Is your person wearing a hat?” “Is your person Frank?”
I was playing Guess Who? with my youngest son yesterday. Guess Who? is a game I played as a child and I’ve always enjoyed its simplicity.more →
In part 1 of this blog series, I introduced the concept of unleashing the potential of teams. Working collectively on a task can boost performance significantly. And as teams become more distributed in the modern workforce, collaboration is the number one factor that companies need to implement.
In this article, I explore some of the collaboration products and technologies available and discuss what businesses are doing to drive change.more →
We have reached the limits of individuals’ productivity to the point where employees are saying they are too busy to do their jobs. Business leaders are now recognising that team performance needs to be optimised to drive productivity and growth. It is unreasonable to expect individuals to have all the expertise required to keep on top of everything and so the challenge is to broaden the collective knowledge through teamwork.more →
It’s no secret that the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation is technology-agnostic. It demands that companies implement proportionate, cost-effective controls to protect the personal data of EU residents, as well as enabling data subjects to exercise their rights over their own personal data. The only technology areas specifically mentioned in the regulation, currently, are pseudonymization and data encryption.more →
As a general rule, I would generally avoid commenting on high profile cyberattacks. Criminals often get as much out of notoriety as they do stealing money from others. However the impact of the WanaCryptOR (aka WannaCry et al) ransomware on the National Health Services (NHS) can not pass without comment.more →