BlogHBatch Feb


February 01, 2019. |

What Microsoft Azure means for your business

Microsoft recently launched its Azure set of cloud computing services which feature a range of security-conscious apps that the US technology giant claims are accessible to all – from small start-ups to huge multinationals. Features include web apps – such as its office suite of products – as well as streaming services, plus Azure allows […]

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January 25, 2019. |

Google becomes biggest casualty of data regulations

Web giant Google has become the first major victim of GDPR legislation after it was fined €50 million for breaching the data regulations which came into force last May. As detailed on the Penta blog last year, the EU’s GDPR laws aim to make it easier for consumers to know who has access to their […]

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January 18, 2019. |

Two-factor authentication in the real world

British telecoms giant BT is looking to use its customers’ data to improve security and provide two-factor authentication in the real-world. Speaking at a conference in London which focused on the next steps for the commercial use of data, Helen Procter, BT’s Legal Director, Data, Digital and Security, said the company was looking to ‘partner […]

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January 10, 2019. |

Long-term planning essential in the wake of GDPR

Businesses have been warned that long-term IT planning was only going to become more important as Governments look to the future with digital compliance legislation. And with European data regulators already fining well-known companies for breaches in current regulations, businesses best stay one step ahead to protect their data, and themselves. Advice This was the […]

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November 30, 2018. |

Microsoft’s new data centres

Microsoft says it believes cloud technologies will be the key drivers of economic development in the near future. Image: Copyright iStock. Microsoft has announced it is to open new data centres in Switzerland and Dubai in 2019, helping businesses ‘achieve more while recognizing the unprecedented opportunity for digital transformation in the region’. The company’s new […]

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November 23, 2018. |

Budgeting brilliantly: Money saving tips for businesses

While technology can help reduce business bills, IT expenses can also get out of hand. Keeping a lid on budgets to ensure they do not spiral out of control is always an important part of business planning and this is especially true for a startup company. Of course, there are many ways businesses can look […]

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November 16, 2018. |

Quick tips on working safely online

There are some basic steps users can make to protect their data online. Cyber criminals may be continually evolving their tricks and traps, but it is important to recognise there are still some key steps all users can make to enhance their security online. Firstly, users should ensure they have quality anti-virus software installed as […]

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November 09, 2018. |

Why two-factor authentication matters

Two-factor authentication is an increasingly popular tool in the battle against cyber criminals. Two-factor authentication is becoming increasingly popular online, and with good reason. In an age where cyber-criminals will go to great lengths to obtain personal details, simply entering your username and password when prompted can prove a weak defense to hackers’ increasingly sophisticated […]

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November 02, 2018. |

Top tips on avoiding new webcam hack attacks

Hackers are claiming to have got worrying footage from their victims’ webcams in the new series of ‘sextortion’ attacks. With people becoming increasingly aware of the risks posed by phishing emails and ransomware, cyber criminals have looked to develop new, malicious tricks to cheat people out of their money, data and passwords. Nicknamed ‘sextortion’, their […]

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October 26, 2018. |

Tech challenges for 2019

The pace of change in technology is showing no signs of slowing, so businesses have plenty of challenges to face down in the near future. The IT industry has never moved at a faster rate than now. With cloud computing becoming mainstream and faster internet speeds more common, businesses are finding it is easier and […]

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