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Data, data, everywhere – why cDOT

Everyone is talking about data. Data growth is exploding – up until last year, all the cars out there in the wild had produced 1.5PB of data. That’s the data from all the cars ever made – hundreds of millions over almost 100 years. The next generation of self-driving cars, as demonstrated by Google, have…

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Infrastructure is Boring

Let’s face it, infrastructure is boring. At least it should be.  Almost by definition infrastructure comprises the bits users can’t see or interact with. That isn’t to say infrastructure isn’t’ important, but most consumers of IT services are only aware of infrastructure when their apps and email don’t work due to a failure. As an…

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Automated Attacks – Part II

In part I of the blog, we talked about what are automated attacks and how they are a looming threat to businesses today. With hackers starting to take advantage of the lack of defences for automated attacks, it is critical to understand how and what the hackers are doing. An automated attack can take many…

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Identity and the Changing IT Landscape – Part III

In my previous post, we talked about the horrors of managing the rapidly expanding Cloud service landscape that most organisations are adopting right now. Although there are some serious challenges that we need to overcome there are lights at the end of the tunnel. Having worked with several organizations over the years that have made…

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Automated Attacks – Part 1

Automation is a common talking point throughout boardrooms as businesses strive to increase efficiency by automating processes. Equally, attackers have embraced automation and are creating new types of attacks to reach far and wide with very little effort!  An automated attack is simply when computers do the heavy lifting in finding vulnerable websites to exploit…

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5 IT Capabilities That Enable The Digital Enterprise

It may be the new vogue, the age of the “Chief Digital Officer” at the executive table, but the digital express is well and truly here and if your organisation is not on board it’s going to be left behind real soon. To quote a CEO , “we don’t want a faster sailing ship, we…

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The Cloud – the new Data Centre for XaaS

Before the cloud, before Anything-as-a-ServiceTM, you could easily identify your “data centre”. If it was relatively smaller, say enclosed in a couple of racks, you could almost throw your arms around it and give it a hug. But not any more. Today, the chances are your organisation has already purchased one or many Software-as-a-Service solutions….

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Identity and the Changing IT Landscape – Part II

In a previous post, we talked about the traditional IT landscape and how things are changing – for the better. The adoption of cloud services and mobile computing has provided businesses the opportunity to provide a more versatile and diverse environment to their employees and customers while increasing their productivity and reducing the operational costs…

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When is a Disaster Not a Really Disaster?

There are many resources out there that talk about disaster recovery or technology that enables disaster recovery, so in this post I will be talking solely about my own experience. I have been working in I.T. for over 15 year. In that time I have personally seen a number of events that deserve being  described…

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