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Prevention or cure? Focusing your cybersecurity efforts

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so the saying goes. When it comes to protecting your organisation against the imminent threat of a cyber attack, it’s essential to factor in both. Here’s why. Today’s hackers are motivated and more organised than ever. This past year has shown how vulnerable organisations of […]


Connected Nation – a digital government for everyone

More than three-quarters of us connect to the Internet every day, and being connected through multiple devices has also become the norm. Unsurprisingly, this has changed our expectations and behaviour when it comes to our relationships with government. Connected citizens want even greater access to digitally-delivered services than is currently available. The same is true […]


5 ways Oracle keeps its cloud platform open

Article by: Chris Murphy, Director of Cloud Content When Amit Zavery laid out the Oracle Cloud Platform roadmap at Oracle OpenWorld on October 2, one of the first themes he focused on was keeping that platform “open.” “This is something that we really believe is important,” said Zavery, senior vice president for Oracle Cloud Platform. […]


Cognitive intelligence solution developed to digitise global trade

HSBC, the world’s leading trade finance bank, is working with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to develop a cognitive intelligence solution combining optical character recognition with advanced robotics to make global trade safer and more efficient for thousands of businesses. HSBC’s Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF) team facilitates over USD500 billion of documentary trade for customers […]


Microchips, beetles and the evolution of your data centre

Article by: Nathan Rawles, Data Centre Specialist, Europe, leads sales across CommScope’s multi-tenant data centre accounts based in the UK. I recently picked up Thomas Friedman’s new book, “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.” It’s a wonderful take on the challenges and opportunities of adapting to […]


3 ways the data centre impacts growth

Article by: Xavier Lau, Director, Enterprise Sales, Northeast Asia at CommScope The data centre market in Asia Pacific is expected to be $32 billion by 2022 – and Hong Kong is paying attention. The local government is looking to beef up its regional data centre hub given the city’s proximity to mainland China and access […]


Managing power over Ethernet with imVision

Article by: Jason Bautista, Manager of Market Development and Enterprise Strategy for Workspace Solutions at CommScope. Connectivity is only half of the Internet of Things (IoT) puzzle; these devices also need power. One way to accomplish this is with Power over Ethernet (PoE). This technology is being used to remotely power hundreds of millions of […]


Microsoft unveils a key weapon in the fight against hackers

Hackers will now find it even harder to steal customer information from companies after Microsoft rolled out new security features in its UK data centres. The technology firm announced that Azure SQL Threat Detection will send users an alert when their website is being attacked and suggest how to deal with the threat. The feature, […]


Microsoft unveils superfast blockchain service for companies

Microsoft has announced a first of its kind blockchain service for companies that can handle more than 1,600 transactions per second – much faster than current networks. The Coco Framework is easier to use than other blockchain products, making the technology widely available to firms in a range of sectors, including financial services, supply chain […]


Technology and treatment go hand-in-hand at top UK hospital

One of the UK’s leading hospitals for treating rare and complex conditions will start using Microsoft technology to ensure staff continue to give patients the best possible care. Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH), which runs Addenbrookes and the Rosie hospitals, is to become the largest healthcare organisation in England to run Microsoft’s full suite of cloud-based […]


Microsoft releases Azure Stack to benefit cloud users

Microsoft has expanded its cloud service by letting companies enjoy all the benefits of Azure within their own data centres. Azure Stack has been rolled out across the world, and allows developers to create and run applications on their own servers but use all the Azure tools that cloud-only professionals enjoy. The service will appeal […]


The secret to a healthy life? Big data

It’s an exciting time to be in medicine. Thanks to scientific advances, many more of us are living longer. We’ve seen exciting developments in areas such as robotic surgery, prosthetics and remote care. All these technologies have the potential to revolutionise the way we experience healthcare. With better medical care, Earth’s population has skyrocketed. The […]


Microsoft and Red Hat ease container work for hybrid firms

Microsoft and open-source software company Red Hat have expanded their partnership to help more firms use containers in their own servers and in the cloud. The move is designed to assist businesses who use a hybrid cloud model to become more agile and embrace digital transformation, so they can better serve their customers. Containers give […]