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25 years of Linux

This month marks the 25th birthday of open source operating system Linux and it is hard to over-estimate the impact it has had on the world of technology. In August 1991 university student Linus Torva…

European data protection

Despite all the bluster over the European referendum the vote is unlikely to have much impact on data protection in British businesses. Firstly because if there is a vote for exit it will take at leas…

New Types of Hackers

Hackers used to be hobbyists. They were curious and nosey and this was their main motivation for breaking into business and government networks. Some of them did some damage while getting into systems…

European data protection changes

It has taken over four years but the European Commission’s revision of data protection rules has finally passed the European Parliament. The new regulations will come into force in the summer an…

New Views of Data Protection

Enterprises have always taken data protection seriously. But just what this means is changing rapidly for the modern business. In the old days business data was business plans, communications with cus…

Security threats for 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Cyber Risk Report has identified the major dangers for enterprises and businesses in 2016. The researchers studied the major developments in threats faced by enterpr…

Predictions for 2016

The trouble with being a reporter is that while you’re trained to properly describe events in the past lots of people, and editors, believe that this makes you good at predicting events in the f…

EU Data Protection, All Change for 2016

Making predictions for the future is a notoriously dodgy business, especially in the world of technology, but one certainty for this year is big changes in how European data protection is governed. Th…

Cloud Versus Core

The usual way to look at public versus private cloud infrastructure is to look at the type of businesses associated with each. Start-up companies which need to grow fast and have no legacy infrastruct…

Regulation: restriction or opportunity?

We live in an uncertain world. The rules keep changing, not just for how to run a successful business but even in the more fixed world of regulation and compliance. The recent row over Safe Harbour – …

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