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Datacentres for better security
Last week, Elon Musk, the closest man reality has to Tony Stark, gave his eagerly awaited Keynote on Tesla’s new Power Vision: Powerwall. The Keynote itself was a casual approach to selling what is probably the near future standard of power storage but what is still ultimately just battery.  Let’s not...
The stated goal of biometric identification is to eventually render password management and security irrelevant.  The challenge faced by scientists is to come up with a financially viable group of technologies that can be used across multiple platforms, from mobile devices to laptop computers.  Yahoo! thinks part of the eventual...
One of the world's largest electronic payment processors is leading the charge toward new biometric identification technology that will eventually eliminate the need for usernames and passwords.  PayPal, the former eBay subsidiary, insists they have no practical use for biometric technology at the current time.  They say they are pushing...
A surprising research report from Verizon paints a grim picture regarding phishing schemes and corporate computers.  According to the report, workers are the last line of defence for phishing schemes, yet they fail at a rate of 25%.  Leading report author Bob Rudis believes proper training can reduce that number...
US President Barack Obama signed a new executive order on April 1 (2015) designed to strengthen his government's ability to wage war against cyber attackers by way of sanctions.  Critics of the move wasted no time in citing the fact that the order was signed on April Fools' Day. The...
April is here which means it is official - despite the relentless gale force winds and rain, Spring has officially sprung!  As we begin to draw a thick line under the last quarter, it’s time to start actioning some of our plans for the next. Time for a tidy up...
With every cyber-attack that makes the news, we are reminded just how vulnerable datacoms are.  The latest round of attacks has targeted a number of big names, including British Airways and software developer site GitHub.  Although the recent attacks hit as many as five organisations, officials do not believe that...
The holy grail of renewable energy research is proving that significant energy needs can be met exclusively through renewable sources for extended amounts of time.  The Central American nation of Costa Rica has indeed gone a long way in that endeavour, having used no fossil fuels for electrical generation since...
A recent survey among UK and European IT managers has revealed several interesting things that give us a good idea of where data centres are heading this year and next.  At the top of the list of planned expenditures for 2015 are data centre consolidations and infrastructure upgrades.  The cloud...
The era of Big Data officially began about ten years ago, when the corporate internet got it in their heads that data could be harvested and later mined for the purposes of business growth and expansion.  They realised that, although they did not know how to use all of the...
Statistics from a recent NEF:  The Innovation Institute study suggest that only 16% of UK companies requiring workers with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) training are able to meet their hiring goals.  An additional 32% said that hiring qualified workers is challenging.  With the numbers such as they are,...
With the publication of new privacy policies earlier this year, Facebook hoped to make its position more clear in the face of growing opposition to how it collects and uses member data however things are not working out as expected.  Facebook updates are not sitting well with the Belgian Privacy...

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