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How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

There has been some concern that Windows 10 gathers too much private information from users. Whether you think Microsoft’s operating system crosses the privacy line or just want to make sure you protect as much of your personal life as possible, we’re here to help. Here’s how to protect your privacy in just a few minutes. [1] [1] By Preston Gralla on ComputerWorld

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Fabric networking: Be more responsive to your business

In blog 1 of this five-part series, we saw that digital transformation requires faster, more flexible, and secure networks. In this post, we’re going to focus on the benefits of fabric networking to the campus. Creating a campus fit for the digital era The enterprise campus has become one of the most vexing environments in which to manage IT. You need to rapidly onboard BYOD users and Internet connected devices, quickly deploy the new digital technology that your organisation requires,…

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Navigating through the new cyber threat landscape

The increase in cyber attacks in recent years has led to IT security becoming a business-wide priority. However, the almost-daily headlines of data breaches and defrauded customers often lead to uncoordinated responses from many businesses. Observing such behaviour, Quentyn Taylor, director of information security at Canon Europe urges businesses to go back to security basics. [1] [1] By Maxine-Laurie Marshall on CIO

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Digital transformation lives or dies in the data centre

Last time, we looked at the role of the network in campus management, and how Fabric Networking powers digital transformation by enabling IT to become faster and more efficient while delivering a better user experience and reducing risk. This time, we’re exploring the data centre. The data centre is the heart of your enterprise network and the engine that powers new applications and business capabilities. But it can be complex and challenging to adapt and scale, requiring management of a…

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New ransomware arrives with a hidden feature that hints at more sophisticated attacks to come

A new form of ransomware is spreading to victims around the world and the way it’s built suggests those behind it could use it to launch more sophisticated attacks in future. KeyPass ransomware first appeared on 8 August and so far has spread to hundreds of victims in more than 20 countries around the world via fake software installers which download the ransomware onto the victim’s PC. [1] [1] By Danny Palmer on ZDNet

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Hairy artificial skin gives robots a sense of touch

Hairy robots could be more sensitive to touch than humans. Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have patented a new artificial skin that could help robots collect information about their surroundings by using millions of tiny fibers. The smart skin includes nanowire sensors made from zinc oxide (ZnO). [1] [1] By Kelly McSweeney on ZDNet

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Severe vulnerability exposes WordPress websites to attack

A severe WordPress vulnerability which has been left a year without being patched has the potential to disrupt countless websites running the CMS, researchers claim. At the BSides technical cybersecurity conference in Manchester on Thursday, Secarma researcher Sam Thomas said the bug permits attackers to exploit the WordPress PHP framework, resulting in a full system compromise. [1] [1] By Charlie Osborne on ZDNet

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Network infrastructure and the agile organisation

In this blog series, we have already established the importance of network infrastructure in supporting digital transformation. In this article, we dig a little deeper to see how it is that fabric networking enables the agility that is central to an organisation’s digital transformation. How do you make your organisation more agile? According to Extreme Networks, the answer lies in automation and visibility. It’s important to understand that you can’t have one without the other: “Without pervasive visibility (for example, the…

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Microsoft’s Ignite 2018 IT Pro conference: What to expect

The next version of SQL Server. Surface Hub 2 and Surface Go with LTE. What’s next for Intune and Windows Autopilot. Windows Server 2019. New Remote Desktop services. Those topics and more are mentioned — or at least hinted at — in Microsoft recently published the session list for its annual Ignite IT Pro conference happening at the end of the September. [1] [1] By Mary Jo Foley on ZDNet

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Putting digital at the heart of government

Public sector IT organizations have always had a reputation for lagging behind their private sector counterparts in the delivery of efficient processes and great customer experience. Mark Brisson, the corporate CIO for the Canadian province of Alberta, wants to close that gap once and for all. [1] [1] By Kenny MacIver on CIO

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