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Cloud storage might be risky, but more businesses are overcoming their reservations

Copying or transferring confidential business files from an on-site server or computer to a cloud storage provider somewhere on the internet is not an idea most enterprises are particularly comfortable with.  The main...
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Facebook to shake up data centre switch market

Approximately $6 billion worth of network switches are sold every quarter, according to statistics collated by IDC, which says the market is growing at a rate of 3 per cent annually.  IDC’s...
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Trump wins: Where did it all go right for predictive analytics?

Republican Donald Trump has won the US presidential election, much to the apparent surprise of opinion pollsters, which had predicted a win for Hillary Clinton of the Democrats.  Most traditional opinion polls...
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US government suggests data centres learn the Lego system

They didn’t quite say that, and certainly didn’t mention Lego, but the US State Department is urging data centres to develop a modular strategy because it believes it will help save...
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If a driverless car could save its occupant or a pedestrian in an accident,...

Though it might not be considered true “artificial intelligence”, Amazon’s website software, which tracks your navigation of its shopping site to dynamically generate suggestions of other related products to look at and...
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Less power to the people: Data centres looking for ways to save energy

Microsoft recently committed itself to using alternative energy sources for 50 per cent of its data centre power requirements.  By “alternative”, of course, it means “renewable”, or “green”, and any other trendy word...
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Virtual jobs: Serverless computing and the changing role of CIOs

The role of the chief information officer is changing, according to experts at consultancy companies Gartner and IDC.  In a speech at the Gartner CIO Leadership Forum earlier this year, Peter Sondergaard, senior...
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Competition intensifying in enterprise resource planning software market

The size of the market for enterprise resource planning software is expected to reach approximately $84 billion by the end of this decade, and last year SAP took the leading chunk...
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Phone wars: Google gatecrashes smartphone party

Blackberry could be said to have launched in the first mass-market “smartphone”, in the West at least, when it launched its Java-based mobile devices in the early 2000s.  Users were enamoured with...
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US moves to secure internet of things, starting with cars

The US government is attempting to make the internet of things more secure, as more and more experts claim it’s almost impossible to guarantee machine-to-machine networks can be totally safeguarded.  The US Department of Transportation...
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Twitter to ‘fire 8 per cent of its staff’

The social networking website Twitter is considering reducing its employee numbers by 300, according to a report on Bloomberg.com.  The business information service says Twitter “may eliminate 300 people”, which is about the same...
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Brexit’s possible impact on UK tech industry and data protection

Until the UK formally notifies the European Union of its intention to leave by triggering what’s called “Article 50”, there can only be speculation as to what the consequences will be on...
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