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Datacentres for better security
The UK has been a world leader in digital technology and the digital economy for a while now. More importantly, our position as a world leader is not something we have come by through mere accident or coincidence. It has been a concerted effort by government leaders and the private...
The biggest mistakes most people make when it comes to air pollution is thinking their business is immune to air quality problems. As a business owner, you will have to do all you can to ensure your customers and employees stay safe. Air pollution is something you probably don’t think...
Microsoft won an important court case in 2017 in which it was cleared of having to turn over user data stored on servers in Ireland. It was believed that one more similar ruling would, once and for all, answer the question of whether US government officials could access private data...
What happens when a small wholesaler doesn't get paid on time by the grocery chains it supplies? Or how about the small data centre and collocation provider whose enterprise clients don't pay their monthly bills on time? Small businesses suffer disproportionately when their customers subject them to late payments because...
We typically think of data security as pertaining only to online data that might be accessed through hacked networks. But it turns out there's more to it, as evidenced by the recent prosecution of a woman who was charged with e-mailing herself contact information on more than 100 clients as...
In the months leading up to last June's Brexit vote, numerous companies began letting their opinions be known in the hope of influencing the vote. Much to the dismay of many corporate giants, voters chose to leave the EU for a long list of reasons. Those corporations in favour of...
Late last year (2016), Google made a daring announcement that set the tech world abuzz: it will be disconnecting from all non-renewable energy sources in 2017.  The implication of that announcement is that Google plans to power all its facilities using wind, solar and other green initiatives. They recently took...
If you're planning on shopping in a brick-and-mortar Amazon outlet - slated to appear on UK high streets in the near future - you're likely to encounter the retail giant's checkout-free model that utilises face recognition and other technologies to eliminate the need for the cash register. But be aware...
At the end of a long work day, you expect to be able to go home to family, sit down to a good meal and relax for the rest of the evening. You hope to be able to spend weekends doing what you enjoy rather than having to worry about...
For years, Google has been working on erasing its carbon footprint by powering more and more of its operations via renewable energy sources. Now it appears that the company is on the verge of reaching its 100% renewable energy target by sometime in 2017. Google is already the world's largest...
It's not often that a blog post issued by a government agency is a combination of useful information and holiday festiveness. But, thanks to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and enforcement team manager Laura Middleton, government IT workers have a reason to smile during the hectic holiday season. Middleton's recent...
It's official. After months of threatening LinkedIn with a block of its services in Russia, the Russian communications regulator has followed through. It all stems from a dispute over whether LinkedIn would comply with Russian laws requiring information pertaining to Russian users be hosted on Russian servers. One wonders if...

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