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  • Cloud computing's hidden costs, part five. Far from the Madding Cloud

    Vladimir Jirasek, non executive director CSA UK & Ireland and member of CAMM, speaks from bitter experience about a cloud heist that went wrong. "I have had experience of migrating to Cloud and between different SaaS clouds," he laments... 

  • Cloud computing's hidden costs, part four. The roar of the cloud

    Ten years ago, Winston Bogarde was a very good footballer. He must have been, because show biz club Chelsea paid him forty thousand pounds a week! That was a lot of money in them days. So he must have been pretty handy. Mind you, I never saw him play... 

  • Cloud computing's hidden costs, part three

    It can be expensive if you have a careless cloud looking after your data. Many of these providers are more clown than cloud service providers. Your business could be found found on the hard drives sold by the Cloud provider. Don't laugh, it's already... 

  • How the channel can help the NHS stop leaking our data and money - Safestick Review

    Why does the NHS constantly lose our personal data? Is it corruption? Is it because nobody cares? Bad management? Safestick, a secure USB, could be the answer to our problems. It's a simple device, aimed at simpletons who are prone toheft and loss. R... 

  • Cloud computing's hidden costs, part two

    The cost of getting your data back when you change Cloud provider is horrendous, warnsMike Small, a member of London Chapter ISACA security advisory group. "Many contracts do not clarify who owns the data in the cloud and how you can get it back... 

  • Cloud computing's hidden costs, part one

    What arethe hidden costs of cloud computing? Let's count them. There are some awful fates awaiting you in the cloud. Take for example, the fate that befell New York publisher Curbed Network, which got kicked to the kerbwhen its data was suddenly seiz... 

  • Can we stop all this horrid hacking with an IronKey?

    I've never been to Thailand, so I found myself on Amazon recently,browsing travel books like Thailand Diaries. I was about to buy it when suddenly, a cold hand clutched at my heart. I became paralysedwith fear. What if they take the order and don't s... 

  • Elegant answers - how to funk up your business phone

    There's one marketing agency I know of whose offices are like a library, normally. But, when a client visits, the old codger running the agency puts gangster rap on the sound system, in an attempt to convince the client they are young and funky. It w... 

  • Jargon buster is a good idea but it misses the real target

    Earlier in the week, IT support company Barton Technology released a "jargon buster" designed to help small businesses and SMEs decipher some of the jargon in hardware, networking, software and licensing, backup, server applications and sec... 

  • 'Hello! I'm searching my computer... on the train!'

    Simplexo claims to have invented a tool that allows you to use your mobile to search your desktop computer. So if you'recrawlingup thewestcoast main lineand suddenly remember a document you need, you can scan the office computer for it with your mobi...