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Security is top pain for IT admins

When it comes to the issues facing today’s IT administration, security gaps have been named as the top concern. The survey, conducted by Paessler AG, polled 266 IT professionals across the US, UK and Germany and found that 58 per cent of respondents cited security gaps as a ‘significant issue’ …

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Microsoft Word ?macro malware? has made a comeback, but what can you do about it?

While most email users are well aware that you should avoid opening up .EXE attachments, most will not think twice about opening up an emailed document with a .DOC, .DOCX or .RTF file name. There are a lot of situations in daily working life where you may need to open …

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Rampant use of cloud storage is putting business data at risk

UK businesses are placing themselves at risk of cyber attacks as a result of ‘rampant’ use of cloud storage services, according to new research from WinMagic. The survey, conducted by CensusWide, of 1,000 office workers in organisations of 50 or more employees revealed widespread, and often unilateral employee use of …

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Number of UK tech firms named as National Champions for the European Business Awards

A number of UK firms within the IT and technology sector have been named as ‘National Champions’ in the European Business Award, which is sponsored by RSM. Those selected include biotech company Abcam, IT consultancy firm BJSS, Cloud provider Exponential-e, communications provider Gamma, and datacentre provider TelecityGroup. Europe’s largest business …

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Five ways to spot a data security error before it happens

New research reveals that 24 per cent of UK SME owners believe human error is their biggest security risk. The Shred-it survey, which was conducted by Ipsos MORI, also found that 27 per cent of SMEs do not have information security policies and procedures in place. A third of those …

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Over 80% of resellers see demand for third party data recovery services

New research reveals that 81 per cent of IT channel businesses are seeing client demand for third party data recovery services. The research from Kroll Ontrack reveals that 93 per cent of UK resellers have had a client purchase additional products and services as a result of working with them …

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UK government plans to create ?smart offices? to boost productivity

The government will publish a Digital Transformation Plan, which aims to help improve the ‘poor’ levels of productivity in the UK. Set to be published this autumn, the plan will champion a widespread approach to allow easier adoption of emerging technology to cultivate a more connected workforce. Couple this with …

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ProLabs unveils range of 100G compatible products

ProLabs has announced a new range of 100G compatible optical infrastructure products. ProLabs’ products are compatible with multiple OEM vendors across a product portfolio from 100BASE-FX to 100GB. Its products provide interoperability across different systems. The new series will include a range of connectivity solutions, including the CFP-100G-LR4-C and CFP-100G-LR-UC …

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Services and outsourcing: How to get involved in October?s Theme of the Month

Do you offer outsourcing, management, repairs and maintenance, and inventory services, or any other third party services? If so, you could get your company featured in our Services and Outsourcing Theme of the Month. Throughout October, IT Channel Expert will be looking at everything to do with services and outsourcing …

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Is IT integration leaving your business exposed to cyber crime?

As you integrate your company’s industrial control and corporate information systems, you may be making your firm more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. According to new research from KPMG, this can happen when businesses fail to put in place adequate cyber defences. KPMG spoke to 350 senior IT, engineering and operations professionals …

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