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Feb

20

UK Public Sector And The Cloud: State Of Play

Today, the public sector is dependent on the cloud. Local and central government, police forces and more now harness networks of remote servers to provide vital services, communicate with each other, manage data and keep IT costs within budget.

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Feb

17

IT Teams Reach For The Cloud

Proof if it were needed that the cloud has gone from being a nice-to-have to a business essential: 34 per cent of firms’ IT budgets will be spent on external cloud and hosting services this year - up from 28 per cent in 2017.

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Feb

02

The Monthly Digest

Your monthly round-up of all that's wonderful in the world of technology, science and, y’know, weird. Plus the occasional useful thing thrown in too.

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Jan

31

IT In A Post-Brexit World

We are (probably) leaving the EU. What does it mean for the IT sector?

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Jan

27

New Digital Growth Vouchers Announced For Leeds-Based Businesses

If you’re an SME in Leeds looking to stay ahead of the curve, you’ll no doubt be interested in the launch of new funding designed to give businesses in the city ‘growth vouchers’ so they can invest in digital technology to improve their business performance and achieve growth.

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Jan

17

Virtual Reality: Where Is It Going?

How will Virtual Reality evolve from fancy-looking headsets worn by trendy millennials to a genuinely useful, mainstream technology used by millions of people and businesses? In the first of a two-part post, we take a look at where virtual reality is really going – and how it could get there.

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Jan

09

DDoS Attacks In 2016

The dreaded distributed denial of service (DDoS) hit the headlines in 2016, thanks to a rise in attacks, new, sophisticated ways of conducting them and some embarrassing website downtime for some very big names.

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Dec

31

5 IT Trends for 2017

The IT industry is enjoying a period of huge change. Rapid advancements in technology is creating great flux, as companies race to keep pace with developments. The shift to online shopping, as evidenced by the popularity of retail events like Black Friday, is putting more pressure on website networks.

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Dec

09

Five IT Tickets We Bet Your Team Are Sick of Getting – and How You Can Fix Them

‘It won't turn on'. 'It's locked me out'. Computer says no? Shame. We've all been there. To celebrate the litany of frustrating requests your team will have invariably faced this year, we round-up our favourite/not favourite IT requests.

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Dec

01

The Monthly Digest

Your monthly round-up of all that's wonderful in the world of technology, science and, y’know, weird. Plus the occasional useful thing thrown in too.

Editors note: Some links have been updated since this was originally published.

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Nov

25

5 Things Elon Musk Has Done - And 3 He’s Planning To

Elon Musk, the SpaceX, Tesla and PayPal billionaire, wants to change the world. Here we list five things this modern-day genius and industrialist has done, plus three things he’s got in the pipeline...

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Nov

24

Black Friday: Big Opportunity, Bigger Challenges

Black Friday’s here - but is your business prepared?

The US phenomenon that is Black Friday is now firmly cemented in the UK’s retail landscape as one of, it not the, flagship ecommerce events. Brands large and small now compete cat-and-dog to launch the best deals and tempt those shoppers to their physical and online stores.

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Nov

18

So What Does A Business Continuity Plan Actually Look Like?

Business continuity planning = boring? Well, not really. As you'll well be aware, BCP is an essential part of any organisation’s response planning. And, with you in the driving seat, you might well be the one who gets all the flak if that zombie apocalypse does finally happen and all your firm's IT kit goes up in smoke/gets eaten by zombies/stolen by vagabonds.

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Nov

10

US Election: What Can Trump’s Success Tell Us About Data?

The biggest upset in US political history? Almost certainly.

Few, if any, thought he’d stand a chance. Donald Trump as president? No way! And yet, yesterday, there he stood as US president-elect, promising to “bind the wounds” of division and “come together as one united people” as a president “for all Americans”. Yes way.

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Oct

03

Embracing The Cloud: A Public Sector’s Journey

In our first two blogs of this series we explored the public sector and its views on technology, including the benefits and negatives of deploying modern technology. This blog will specifically explore the transition to the cloud by the public sector and the possible challenges it might encounter.

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Sep

29

Challenges & Difficulties In Developing A Digital Transformation Strategy for the Public Sector

With the need for digital transformation in the public sector, it faces plenty of challenges to achieve this. Savings are increasingly being sought and with constant technological innovation, the public sector faces an uphill battle to accomplish both cost efficient methods and achieving the needs of its citizens.

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Sep

22

Public Sector & Technology: A Digital Revolution

When we think of local authority bodies, we rarely think of how digitally advanced they are. Personally, accessing my local council website tends to put me in a towering passion, ending in me shutting the whole thing down due to its antiquated nature. However, some might argue, if it serves a purpose, why should councils feel the need to change?

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