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What are the benefits of network convergence?

Network convergence – the delivery of a range of communications services through a single cable – is rising and changing the way businesses work.  This is producing a number of benefits not least to the data centre observes Dr Thomas Wellinger, market manager data centres with Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) Until recently, discrete groups of… Read More


Slightly alarmist (or alarming) look at Windows XP now that Microsoft has stopped support. How can users can protect themselves?

Computer World, like many others, is focusing on Windows XP users who are now running naked in the internet field with a host of black hats firing blow pipes at them. Get past the alarmist “reds under the beds” stuff and this is a fairly helpful article for the many of us for whom Vista,… Read More


More than half of IT professionals make unauthorised changes to systems

The results of a Netwrix study, ‘2014 Sate of IT Changes’, have been released today. The survey of 577 IT professionals has found that over 50% make changes to their companies’ IT systems without formal documentation or audit. Another key finding shows that only 60% of companies have implemented IT change management controls, which leaves… Read More


Securing the data – and our future

Peter Ransom, the CIO of international charity Oxfam, has taken on the role of security manager while a colleague was recruited. Understanding the threats without and the risks within, it has been an eye opening experience. “The thing is, our policy doesn’t quite cover this and as you are the acting Information Security Manager, we… Read More


Why good locks are key to physical site security

While many data centres use sophisticated biometric security and CCTV cameras to control access from the outside, they often use old-fashioned locks and keys to secure racks and cabinets on the inside. Grant Macdonald, managing director of Codelocks, looks at how digital cabinet locks bring a more high-tech solution to internal access control. Access to… Read More



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