Huge savings from mobile working could cost businesses a fortune if they ignore off-site security

A report on remote and home working released today has found that British businesses could be saving £34 billion just in freeing up overheads. But Fasthost’s Simon Yeoman has suggested that whilst working outside of the office has essentially become the norm for an increasing number of firms, decision makers must have the foresight to prevent hidden costs associated with taking business critical data off-site.

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Seamless physical to virtual (P2V) migration

ExtraHop Networks, a provider of IT operational intelligence solutions, announces a deal with Trader Media Group, publisher and owner of Auto Trader, a leading motoring website and magazine in the United Kingdom that contributed more than £257 million in annual revenue for 2012.

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Business leaders ignore responsibility for data in the cloud

Nine in 10 firms believe cloud service providers have accountability for data security.

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CIOs reassess their roles in the face of changing business requirements

Research highlights importance of CIOs building internal relationships with sales and marketing to improve end user customer experience.

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Five steps to picking the right cloud provider

APM Group offers guidance based on feedback from operating CIF Code of Practice to avoid most common problems.

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Shadow IT lurks uncomfortably, for IT departments

The growth in ‘Shadow IT’ is leaving IT departments caught between a rock and a hard place, according to Simon Bain, CTO of search specialists, Simplexo, who suggests that the concerns existing around managing unsupported devices are equally matched by the need to bring IT expenditure in on budget.

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New survey highlights worrying lack of guidance from employers on use of personal devices

A survey commissioned by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has shown many employers appear to have a ‘laissez faire’ attitude to allowing staff to use their personal laptop, tablet computer or smartphone for work business, which may be placing people’s personal information at risk.

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Interoute launches Cloud Hosted Microsoft Lync Service with video and voice extras

Interoute integrates Microsoft Lync into its Video as a Service Cloud, enabling Lync users to make video and voice calls to any internal or external end devices, regardless of connectivity.

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VMware chooses Attenda

Attenda selected to participate in new VMware Program designed to accelerate enterprise cloud adoption.

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Rackspace launches OpenCenter

Rackspace® Hosting has announced major new features in its free and open source Rackspace Private Cloud Software, powered by OpenStack and supported by its own Fanatical Support services. Key among the new functionality in this release is OpenCenter™, a single interface for deploying, configuring and operating clouds at scale in an enterprise datacentre.

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A very private affair?

Neil Barnett, Product Manager for Hosting & Cloud at Daisy Group plc, discusses private cloud and why it is more than just another type of cloud computing service.

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Changing the way enterprises migrate and deploy cloud-based applications

The data centre can be fully virtualized; the future of software defined data centres is coming faster than you think. By Patrick Kerpan, CEO / CTO of CohesiveFT.

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Differentiation in a crowded cloud service provider market

Organisations are increasingly looking towards Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions to reduce costs and solve a number of business challenges. By Trevor Dearing, EMEA Marketing Director, Gigamon.

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Videos

Tim Richards, the new Hoptroff CEO, talks through the opportunities to grow the business as it continues to provide timestamping and synchronised time technology solutions for its core financial market, alongside significant growth in a whole series of automation applications – driverless cars, 5G-enabled and smart cities to name but a few – where accurate time is crucial.
Angus Shaw, Sales Director at Brigantia Partners Limited, outlines the company’s unique approach to Value Added Distribution as it focuses on both consolidating and expanding its highly successful cybersecurity solutions portfolio, and its key vendor and Channel partner relationships.
Matt Howard, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Virtru, provides some great insights into the Trusted Data Format (TDF) and explains why the time is right to launch the OpenTDF Project – giving the developer community the opportunity to address the many security complexities of the digital data ecosystem.
Florian Malecki, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Arcserve, discusses the findings of the company’s recent ransomware survey, which reveals that far too many organisations are still unprepared, not least in terms of recovering lost data. The good news is that businesses do have plans to increase their data resilience investments to meet the challenges of today’s hybrid, digital workplace.

Expert Opinions

By Marc Zottner and Michael Coté at VMware
By Dr Sina Joneidy, senior lecturer in digital enterprise at Teesside University International Business School.
By Graham Jarvis, Lead Journalist – Business and Technology
By Shai Haim, Radware’s 5G network security specialist.