Category Archives: Opinion

More branched, faster, more virtual – but are future IT networks also safer?

At the start of each year, predictions for the next 365 days are always popular. This also applies to the IT sector. For 2014, experts attached particular significance to the topics of virtualisation, cloud computing, network optimisation and Software Defined … Continue reading

If even a five-year-old can crack the Xbox password security…

…how much damage could a professional hacker do in a company network? At just five years of age, Kristoffer von Hassel recently caused a stir when he effortlessly circumvented the Microsoft Xbox console’s password security. He wanted to log in … Continue reading

Only once in a blue moon

So the IT Manager is safe in the knowledge, as s/he’s tucked up in bed, that all is well at the office! And yet if we were to stop and ask who has access to the network, to the office … Continue reading

Managing your online identity

Businesses are becoming increasingly concerned with the amount of personal and company data that is available to government authorities. And with good cause; unbeknown to many business leaders and employees, it is possible for government organisations to access business data … Continue reading

How long can you keep a secret for?

Twenty thousand years ago ancient Chinese culture had found a method to make pots from clay. Two thousand years ago in Jiangxi Province they found a method of keeping these pots longer by glazing them. This was one of the … Continue reading

Striking a Balance Between Security and Telecommuting

The ability for companies to ensure the security of their networks, no matter where their employees are, is what’s important. Companies need to look at the needs of their workers and proactively design and implement a network infrastructure that is … Continue reading

Fish cant see water!

What a thought, when you are so absorbed in your situation you cant always see what’s right ahead of you! Like fish in water, our industry specialists get so involved that the obvious isn’t always as obvious as we think. … Continue reading

Suffering from ‘Stuffphobia’? – the solution is in your pocket

The amount of ‘stuff’ we carry around day to day continues to increase beyond just a wallet, keys and the iPad to include items such as authentication tokens which allow workers to log on to their corporate data when remote … Continue reading

But phones cant talk

It was beyond imagination when Bell invented the phone and later made a call trunking between the UK and USA! Edisson followed with a higher quality version and with a better signal. True to form, as technology creeps on, so … Continue reading

If you thought security was expensive, try ignorance!

“Authenticate your way”. The new server engine v7 is designed to offer users maximum flexibility; to this end, users can choose from a range of options for receiving passcodes – via mobile telephone, smartphone, computer, tablet or laptop. For users without … Continue reading