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8 March 2016

Women Changing the Face of Tech at iomart and Beyond

Women already have a place in the history of technology and they continue to make their mark today. From Jean E. Sammet who developed the first computer language while working at IBM, to Radia Perlman, otherwise known as the ‘Mother of the Internet’ for inventing the spanning-tree protocol, the tech world is littered with forward-thinking ... Women Changing the Face of Tech at iomart and Beyond

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3 March 2016

Extended support for SQL Server 2005 ends soon

If you’re still on running SQL Server 2005, now is the time to consider upgrading as extended support terminates after April 12th 2016. This means that security updates and hotfixes will no longer be available from Microsoft, leaving you with higher maintenance costs and potential compliance concerns.

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25 February 2016

5 Steps to Migration Success with Azure

Migration to the cloud has many benefits and not least is the resulting efficiency across your full IT portfolio. Achieving a successful migration is all about the planning and the processes you choose to use.

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18 February 2016

New Vulnerability Affecting Linux

Details of a new vulnerability have recently been released that affects glibc (or eglibc) software packages for the majority of Linux distributions currently deployed. In short, glibc’s DNS client side resolver is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when specially crafted data is presented to the getaddrinfo() library function. Software using this function may be exploited ... New Vulnerability Affecting Linux

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17 February 2016

Glibc – How to Patch the Flaw

In the past 24 hours Google has exposed a flaw in a commonly-used code called glibc, an open source library of code widely used in internet-connected devices. Glibc is the C library that defines systems calls and other basic functions on Linux systems including the GNU OS and GNU Linux.

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8 February 2016

Be more productive with Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure offers a wide range of services from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) to hybrid cloud and managed services. Any developer or IT professional can be productive with it because of the wide range of features it offers for management, security controls, mobility, networking, analytics and storage. The integrated ... Be more productive with Microsoft Azure

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1 February 2016

The Value of Hybrid Cloud for the Enterprise

According to a study released by EMC last month, 90% of enterprises view digital business to be their top priority for the next three years. The IDG Research revealed that almost the same number of businesses either already use or plan to adopt a hybrid cloud environment to facilitate this.

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26 January 2016

Securing Data in the Public Sector

As the push continues to make the public sector more streamline and efficient, the impetus for local authorities, blue light services and government departments to move to the cloud shows no sign of letting-up.

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