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PCR July-August bumper joint issue out now!

With the July-August joint issue we bring you a bumper edition packed full of some fantastic features penned and prepared for the last time by long-standing editor of PCR, Laura Barnes. Sadly Laura has moved on to pastures new and will be sadly missed but leaves us with this fantastic …

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Growth in gaming provides a perfect opportunity to sell cybersecurity

Steve Hicks, Head of Global Sales at BullGuard, discusses how gamers can still enjoy high-performance gaming and be fully protected… Something like 35 million people in the UK play online games. It’s a phenomenal number given that the total UK population is estimated to be 66 million and illustrates just …

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Times are changing – and so is cybersecurity

Mike Smart, Forcepoint’s EMEA Security Strategist, discusses the top security priorities for businesses… There’s no doubt about it – cybersecurity is changing. Up until now, the focus was on threat-centric responses. Businesses built a wall around their digital perimeters – a robust defence that controlled access in and out of …

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Why ransomware is still an big issue

Ryan Weeks, Chief Information Security Officer at Datto, warns businesses to toughen their defences now before it is too late… In the current global health crisis, unprecedented numbers of organisations are letting staff work from home. This switch has been necessary to comply with social distancing measures, but it has …

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COVID-19 has accelerated the move from ‘cloud first’ to ‘cloud now’

Justin Augat, VP Product Marketing at iland, looks at how companies are evolving how they support their business operations… Total spend on cloud infrastructure services reached $97 billion in 2019, up 38% year-over-year, according to data from Synergy Research Group. Whereas total spend on data centre hardware and software hit …

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Business continuity demands data management

By Alan Bentley, President, Global Strategy, Blancco In times of uncertainty, enterprises inevitably find themselves with more questions than answers. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception and unprecedented circumstances have seen a seismic shift in business operations and working culture. Facilitating methods of remote work is now a necessity, but …

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Partner content: The rise of AI and specialty analytics in security applications

Jason Bonoan, Global Product Marketing Manager at Seagate Technology and Alan Ataev, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at AxxonSoft, outline how intelligent systems enhanced by AI and other specialty software can keep staff, employees, students and residents safe. Detecting high-risk scenarios before they escalate: This is one of the core …

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The rapid shift to remote working life

Paul Jarrett, Founder and Managing Director of digital product agency Sonin, looks at how remote working presents a valuable opportunity for businesses to evaluate existing operations. Offices up and down the UK remain deserted as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to grip the world. Despite an outstanding effort from people all …

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What the networking industry can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic

Richard Brandon, VP of Marketing at RtBrick, discusses why broadband is a critical resource, especially in the midst of the current pandemic. Since the days of sending digital photographs to one another to our more recent passion for streaming our favourite TV shows online, we have found more and more …

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Training, innovation and tech: The foundations of the esports industry

Elodie Arbey, PNY EMEA Marketing Product Manager, highlights why the latest and greatest tech is needed to help flourish innovation and grow the esports industry. The UK’s gaming industry is worth an estimated £3.86 billion. Courses and schools that help those who will support this multi-billion-dollar industry in the future …

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