What can tech businesses do to address the STEM skills shortage?

We are living through a period of unprecedented change. Rapidly evolving technology has transformed how we live and work, creating expectations for the future that would have seemed the stuff of science fiction just a few decades ago.

It’s easy to get caught up in the vast possibilities that technology offers, but we must remember that people are the ones driving innovation in this exciting new world and they are central to its success.

To fully realise the potential of...

Exploring the future of the open source ecosystem in light of the Red Hat acquisition

IBM’s recent acquisition of Red Hat for $34 billion was a surprise to many in the open source community while also a cause for concern within, and for, the open source ecosystem.

Bob Young and Marc Ewing created a defining moment when they founded Red Hat 25 years ago. They helped fuel not only what has become the norm for development and open source but also the widespread adoption of open source by companies. Not surprisingly, Red Hat became synonymous with both the Linux...

Surviving ‘digital Darwinism’ through automating digital transformation

As automation technology evolves, its capabilities to improve processes and efficiency - along with the expectations of it to deliver these things - increases ever higher.

But while automation is often thought of as the result of digital transformation, it is also a key tool in the effectiveness of delivering these business change projects in the first place.

As an enabling tool, automation goes hand-in-hand with digital transformation projects, bringing down costs, improving...

Community Brands Closes Acquisition of Education Technology Company Groupcall

London, 25th September 2018 — Community Brands, an industry leader in cloud-based software for schools, associations, nonprofits and faith-based organisations, today announced the acquisition of Groupcall, a trusted provider of communications and data analytics solutions for schools, multi-academy trusts, local authorities and education software developers, with 70 employees and a head office in London.

Groupcall specialises in data aggregation and analytics, identity...

WinMagic Survey Highlights Employee Risk to Corporate Data on Personal Devices and Online Accounts

Only 18% of British office workers, who use a personal account/device to access work files or emails, say that data is always encrypted by their employer

Better education is still needed to improve personal IT habits

LONDON, UK – December 6, 2016 – A new online survey released today by WinMagic Inc. and conducted by YouGov, has highlighted the risks to corporate data from poor encryption, and employee use of unauthorised and inadequately protected devices. The...

Rumour has it: How Apple’s headphone jack removal could compromise its enterprise position

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Consumers and industry pundits are already expressing frustrations upon hearing that Apple is planning to remove its headphone jack in the next iPhone. But is this simply a consumer issue? Or will it have an impact on the enterprise market as well?

The company has already been making major moves to strengthen its position within the enterprise, including partnerships in the past year with Cisco and IBM, and new enterprise-friendly features to iOS and macOS...

Opinion: Embracing collaboration and the human cloud in the connected workforce

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We now live in a digital age, and technology is rapidly progressing bringing with it new possibilities that didn’t exist before. Businesses need to be able to adapt and use these developments in order to gain a competitive edge and create a more modern, connected workforce.

If businesses aren’t able to adapt to and integrate with new technologies they will fail to move forward. Not only will businesses be stuck with old...

Enterprise apps will shift to cloud, says IHS Research Director

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Clifford Grossner from IHS talked about the future shift to off-premise enterprise apps at the NexGen Cloud conference in San Diego.

According to Grossner, solution providers will see more applications used by enterprise customers shift off-premise to the cloud, and they need to quickly move to capitalise on the new opportunities created by this shift.

He said: "If you ask why enterprise applications are moving...

Calix Accelerates Fiber Migration with Node-based E3-8G OLT

New hardened GPON OLT provides cost-effective gigabit services solution today with simple migration path to 10 gigabit PON NEW ORLEANS – October 13, 2015 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in gigabit fiber deployments, today announced the newest member of its widely deployed E-Series portfolio – the E3-8G – an environmentally hardened, node-based optical line terminal (OLT). This innovative node is optimized to allow cable operators to cost-effectively...

Video Conferencing Etiquette 101: Essential Dos and Don’ts

As video conferencing is becoming a business necessity, it is best for us to evaluate our own usage performance and better familiarize ourselves with how to optimize these technological tools. Not convinced that it is becoming a necessity? Companies like BlueJeans are finding great success driving technological tools based in sectors such as video conferencing for businesses. Furthermore, employers are now actively training employees to use video conferencing tools for their everyday needs....