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“When the tide goes out….” Reviewing the risks of remote working

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Richard Blanford posted in technology, information security, cyber security

Remote working was undoubtedly one of the biggest success stories of 2020. Organisations adapted incredibly quickly, thanks to IT teams working extremely hard to make things happen, and no doubt many people will continue working this way in the longer term.

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My technology predictions for 2021: tackling technical debt moves up the priority list

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Richard Blanford posted in technology, trends, technical debt

I think we’ll all be glad to see the back of 2020! It’s certainly been a challenging year, but IT teams, suppliers and vendors across the country have risen to the challenge magnificently and we should all take a moment to give ourselves a pat on the back.

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For the record, those IT services won't document themselves!

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 15, 2019 3:24:46 PM / by Caroline Houlden posted in Insider, legacy, IT Strategy, technology, ITIL

Most organisations spend a lot of money buying the right IT tools and services to support their business but how visible is the investment?

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Solving the problem of technical debt

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 2, 2018 12:32:48 PM / by Richard Blanford posted in IT Strategy, technology

 

Is your IT team battling technical debt? I don’t just mean that you’re not using the latest operating system, but whether you’re gradually building up technical problems that are going to come back and bite you in the future.

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Think twice before going fully wireless

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2018 12:29:10 PM / by Drew Markham posted in technology

Wireless connectivity is growing in popularity for business use. But it isn’t necessarily the safest or most efficient solution – so you should think twice before planning a new network which relies solely on wireless. A physical wire will always be preferable for two reasons: first, wireless is inherently less secure, and second, planning and configuring Wi-Fi networks is fraught with complications.

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What technology will be hot in 2018?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2018 10:37:35 AM / by Richard Blanford posted in technology, trends

As usually happens at this time of year, my team persuaded me to look into my crystal ball and predict the technology trends I think will make the most impact in IT this year. Here are my top six tips.

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