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Paramount security in a digital age

Lawrence Buxton looks at how to design security into a data centre and how to protect that key vulnerability – the front gate and beyond A data centre facility is known to house expensive and often mission-critical IT equipment that in turn holds a huge amount of digital data, which in most instances is confidential…. Read More


Cloud, analytic and mobile technologies pose major challenges for business says report

The business world is poorly prepared to face the challenges of the new era of IT according to a new study. From a forthcoming IBM study, called IT Infrastructure Matters, based on responses from 750 technology executives from around the world, it found less than 10% of organisations felt their existing IT infrastructure is fully… Read More


Cloud services are weak link in enterprise security

More than 9 out of 10 of the 588 different cloud services used by the average European enterprise pose medium to high security risks, according to a report from security and governance firm Skyhigh Networks. In its new survey the firm reported that European enterprises used an average of 588 cloud services with just 9%… Read More


Cloud is “golden opportunity” for IT services companies

Expanding interest in cloud services is the biggest factor driving demand for IT services, surpassing the headline-grabbing but less critical areas of mobile connectivity and “always-on” environments according to a survey of IT companies. Carried out by Autotask the survey found that tighter security topped the list of IT firm’s clients’ concerns. “The expansion of… Read More


The evolution of the data centre: simplifying network architecture to reduce costs

Virtualisation has changed forever the way data centres are run – and not always in ways that were anticipated. Now, writes Paul Bonner, the head of technical services at Hardware.com, operators can further reduce costs and simplify their networks by taking a multi-vendor approach. Previously when IT professionals discussed network infrastructure and data centre costs,… Read More



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