The Five Risks In Your Pocket

Rich Campagna | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Rich Campagna

If you saw someone walking down the street with their open wallet or purse in full view, you'd think they were being reckless. Who would just leave their personal belongs out for anyone to see or take? As individuals, we're conscious of the dangers of theft and conditioned to be careful with our belongings - but when it comes to our connected devices, any semblance of caution seems to disappear.

What Should We Do About Mobile Phones In The Classroom?

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Clare Owen

Everyone wants to stay constantly connected but at what cost? They're so easy to disguise. Slipping a phone out of a pocket to read a text takes a couple of seconds, but it's a significant distraction. There's the issue of the digital divide.

How To Keep The Fraudsters At Bay

Gad Elkin | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Tech
Gad Elkin

In order to prevent online fraud, it is important for businesses to recognise where their infrastructure is most vulnerable, educate employees effectively and work with the right partners to keep up with an evolving cyber security landscape.

Security on the Go: Smartphones Increasingly at Risk

David Emm | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
David Emm

Mobile devices have become an extension of our everyday lives. Whether we're checking the news, browsing an online shop or catching up with loved ones on social networks - there's no denying that our handheld devices make our lives much more convenient...

A World of Mobile Delights - and Dangers

Graham Welch | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

As the transition away from relatively easy to manage corporate laptops and desk-bound computers, personal tablets and smartphones gathers pace, it's no surprise that hackers are choosing these mobile devices as their next target.

Data, data, everywhere...

Graham Welch | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

While smart phones, tablets and laptops are becoming our 'go-to' devices, creating a boon in productivity, the move towards Bring Your Own Device is increasing security risk to the corporate network and corporate data.

Which comes First: the Heating or the Internet?

Stuart Rock | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Tech
Stuart Rock

Fast broadband means that the location of a business can now be more of a lifestyle choice. Geography simply no longer is a constraint. Today, according to the FSB, half of all Scottish businesses are home-based, for example, sustaining nearly one in five private sector jobs in Scotland.

2015: The Tech Behind IoT Takes Centre Stage

Mark O'Neill | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech
Mark O'Neill

Here are my predictions for 2015, which focus on the upcoming challenges of "BYOIoT" in the work place, securing the connected vehicle and the opportunities for everything from healthcare to the supply chain.

Making Essential Technology Desirable

Juan Lobato | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

What makes us as consumers choose one brand over another? Is it the price? Is it the software? Or does it simply come down to our own preference? It is fair to say that we have, in today's society, become inundated with choices. The question is therefore; when it comes to technology, and more specifically 'essential technology', what makes a consumer choose one product over another?

Why BYOD Belongs in the Financial Director's In-tray

Sarah Coombes | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Coombes

While it's clearly an IT issue, BYOD is increasingly creeping onto the FD agenda; in part given the implications for procurement and claims from Cisco, among others, that BYOD reduces the overall cost to business.

CIOs Have Customers Too...

Andrew Carr | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Carr

A survey carried out by Bull earlier this year produced some real insight into the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO). The results showed that CIOs feel frustrated by a lack of freedom and influence. This set us thinking about what they must do to adapt to shifting business patterns and to make their voices heard more clearly in the boardroom.

Social Media and BYOD: Should Businesses Block These?

Beatrice Piquer Durand | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Tech
Beatrice Piquer Durand

The Daily Mail posted a picture on Facebook of the Duchess of Cambridge leaving the hospital with Prince George alongside a picture of Princess Diana with Prince William at about noon the same day. This picture received more than 16,000 'likes' and was shared over 6,000 times.

London Is Crowded Enough as It Is - And HS2 Won't Help Matters

Tim Stone | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Politics
Tim Stone

The capital is a crowded city as it stands - anyone who has travelled on the Northern Line during rush hour can attest to that. But we have bigger problems than being squished into tube carriages like sardines. It's not a pretty situation above ground either.

Mobilising the Workforce Securely

Chris Boorman | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Tech
Chris Boorman

Today's workforce no longer expects to be kept within the confines of the four walls of the office; people expect to be able to work from home and on the go and if their employers won't provide them with the technology to do so, they'll simply use their own. Unfortunately, this has opened a can of security worms for IT departments worldwide.

Resistance is Futile - Why Businesses Must Invest in Technology Now

Nelson Phillips | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Tech
Nelson Phillips

As the market enters its first extended period of growth for half a decade you would be forgiven for thinking that the hard work is all but done. After a turbulent five years UK businesses have now reached a cross-roads - they understand the need to spend, but are fearful that one wrong move may mean ruin.

What IT Can Learn From Apple's Genius Bar

Nathan Pearce | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Tech
Nathan Pearce

what if the IT department became more like an Apple Genius Bar? Workers could bring their own devices into the office and IT would help set them up for business use. But rather than just installing something on the device and handing it back, IT would walk the worker through how to, for example, download, install and use business-approved applications.

Bring Your Own Device Taking Over the Workplace - Friend or Foe?

Allen Scott | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Tech
Allen Scott

In businesses where BYOD isn't openly discussed, actively encouraged or banned, there is simply no way of knowing the actual or potential impact this phenomena could have on your business. Whether a small start up or multi-national it is not outrageous to suggest that your company is a BYOD adopter - you might just not know it.

BYOD Threatens to Create an IT Shadow Culture

Mike Foreman | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

When it comes to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to work debate you probably think you've heard it all. But have you considered how BYOD may be introducing risks other than simply exposing company data to unprotected devices?

The Risks and Rewards of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policies

Matt Norris | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech
Matt Norris

I'm not saying you shouldn't let your employees use a mobile device for work. They're great gadgets, which, for a small amount of money, can make your employees feel more positive about working for you, and allow them to work on the go. But it's worth being aware of potential pitfalls.

Business apps - BYOD's best friend

Ian Schenkel | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech
Ian Schenkel

Mobile apps first hit the headlines six years ago when Apple launched the first iPhone and the accompanying App Store. Consumers were immediately draw...

Could the 'App Gap' Be Harming Your Business?

Gary Calcott | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Tech
Gary Calcott

The successful businesses of tomorrow will be those that have managed to reduce the 'app gap', and make refusal to encourage application-centric mobile strategies a thing of the past!

CIOs Have to Say Yes to CEOs

Sean Farrington | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

The CIO and his IT department have a tough job in today's technologically converging world. While they are responsible for the control and deployment of every application and report, they increasingly also have to be the enablers of this brave new world.

The Technology Trends to Define 2013

Nelson Phillips | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Tech
Nelson Phillips

On the one hand, the success of the UK in 2012 has shown its capabilities and resilience. On the other hand, this has set high expectations, and the question remains as to whether the lessons learnt from last year will be capitalised on over the coming 12 months.

London Rain, Application Management, and What's Happening on Your Network

Thierry Grenot | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Tech
Thierry Grenot

This will be a 2-part blog considering the role of tech within small businesses. This week, we'll focus on the importance of having the right tools ...

BYOD and the Reinvention of IT

John Thielens | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Tech
John Thielens

Four big pressures are top-of-mind among CIOs and IT departments around the world today: the cloud, big data, mobile, and social.