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  • Sick spammers exploit natural disasters and curiosity

    There is something rather sick in the way that spammers use events, including natural disasters, to dump rubbish in user's inboxes. When most people in Russia might have been worried about fires and heat waves spammers decided to use that opportunit... 

  • Does the Queen joining Flickr mean anything?

    So the Royal Family opens a Flickr account and as a result those who live and breathe the web start talking about it being a great sign and time to start talking again about building a digital Britain. Forgive me for perhaps being a bit of a party p... 

  • Prepare for the next chapter in the Russian IT industry story

    The Russian president has been touring some of the largest vendors in the computer industry over the last couple of days hoping to pick up some ideas to take home. President Dmitry Medvedev has made no secret of his ambition to foster a Silicon Vall... 

  • Security players think the unified approach is the solution

    If you want to know what is happening in the security channel right now you only have to look at the decisions being taken by the two top players over their channel direction to get the answer: solutions. Both Symantec and McAfee are redrawing how t... 

  • A lot of Info and not much more than a Sec to consume it

    The annual InfoSec shindig at Earl's Court is a great visible reminder of just how well the security market has come out of the recession. Big stands with bright lights and some households logos could be found at this year's show as normal. But in ... 

  • Encryption hardware a data lifesaver

    The first thing most of us do when we get into a car is put on a seatbelt. Whether we are driving or just along for the ride, it is so important that it is the law in the UK. We don’t plan to have an accident but, just in case we do, we are protected... 

  • Time to get protected

    At a recent gathering of both good and bad hackers in a dingy pub in Leicester Square, I asked them whether the economy was opening up new opportunities for them. The response was an overwhelming “yes”, with nearly everyone agreeing the cutbacks ha... 

  • Opportunities in new security agenda

    If there is a theme in the security world, apart from helping customers combat day-to-day threats, it is about making the transition towards a situation where protection is twinned with business processes designed to increase efficiency. For many yea... 

  • The road to virtualisation

    One of the questions resellers often ask is where some of the account managers and sales directors that they enjoyed dealing with in distribution have moved to. Some move onwards and upwards in their respective companies and land positions on the bo... 

  • Me and my digital shadow

    EMC and IDC got a lot of publicity a couple of weeks ago when they released research suggesting that the digital universe was 10 per cent bigger last year than originally estimated at 281 billion gigabytes (281 exabytes) and growing by nearly 60 per ...