Data Centres

Why Rugby Fans Rely on Data Centres

Roger Keenan | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Rugby has long been one of the UK's major sports, with supporters flocking from all over the country to follow the home nations. The RBS Six Nations has always played a big part in attracting fans to the sport. In fact, it's never been more popular - as shown by the record breaking British TV audience of 9.63 million who saw England fall short on the final day of last year's tournament.

Data Centres - The Backbone of Mobile World Congress 2016

Roger Keenan | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Mobile World Congress. Every year tech aficionados and journalists from the world over flock to Barcelona to find out what they should expect from the technology industry in the near future. 2016 hasn't been any different.

Twitter Outage Causes Social Mayhem

Roger Keenan | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Technology outages. Just seeing the phrase written down is enough to give people cause for concern, as there is very little more annoying than attempting to sign-in to your favourite online service to find a blank page or the dreaded 404 error message due to their servers being down.

Black Friday: Data Centres Not Shopping Centres

Roger Keenan | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

You've probably noticed that Christmas marketing campaigns started at least a month ago and at this point it's all systems go. We've had John Lewis' 'Man on the Moon', the Coca Cola truck tour has been announced and the vast majority of retail outlets are covered in tinsel and fairy lights already. This can only mean one thing, Black Friday is looming large.

How to "Green" Your Life

Roger Keenan | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roger Keenan

It's clear global warming is here, so the time has come for consumers to contribute to change, rather than assuming it's the job of multi-national corporations to bear the burden. With this in mind, below are my tips to help you become greener...

Top Five Ways to Increase Your Cybersecurity

Roger Keenan | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

It's official - digitisation has taken over our lives. With there now being more mobile devices than humans on earth and even fridges and kettles being connected to the internet, it's sadly inevitable that malicious organisations will attempt to access our data.

RBS IT Outage Turns Banking Nightmare Into a Reality

Roger Keenan | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Managing the fallout following a public IT outage is of paramount importance and having a similar issue so soon after the 2012 fiasco will only work to further tarnish RBS's reputation. However, it's now vital the bank learns from its mistake to make sure customers are not forced to deal with similar issues further down the line.

Data Storage: What Can Consumers Learn From Data Centres?

Roger Keenan | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Research into personal data storage has found that although more people backup their data, a shocking 65 per cent of people who lost data last year actually had a solution in place. Clearly, there are lessons which need to be learned - and fast.

Tech City: London's Hidden Gem

Roger Keenan | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

With so many influential businesses working out of Tech City, it's understandable that such a wide array of consumer technology originates from Shoreditch.

Where Will Technology Be in 2020?

Roger Keenan | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Data outages are already crippling for businesses and consumers alike, but imagine the impact of a cloud failure in 2020; cars losing control, smart homes crashing and no access to your personal data. An IT apocalypse.

Raining Clouds of Pain: 2014's Top Five Cloud Fails

Roger Keenan | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Cloud-based services are popping up every day and although they offer a plethora of advantages, the data centres behind them aren't immune to failure.

What Happens When Cloud Goes Wrong?

Roger Keenan | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

It's a well known fact that technical things will go wrong, although of course this doesn't stop consumers becoming increasingly frustrated when services they pay hard-earned money to use fail.

Why Is Data Security So Often Overlooked?

Roger Keenan | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Technology is everywhere. It forms the basis of our daily lives, from communicating with loved ones to documenting your work in the office. Many businesses that were once stalwarts of the British high street have closed down, simply trading online instead and this shows the power of technology in the modern world.

Why Social Media Feels All Too Real

Gareth Price | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Tech
Gareth Price

When you refer to the offline as "real life", you imply the online isn't and, in doing so, you encourage the idea that what people do or say in social media is not, as such, real.

PICS: Stormtrooper Guards Google Data Centre

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Tech

Google has given us a rare glimpse inside its massive array of data centres - and the pictures make for fascinating viewing. But when we originally...