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Google outage shows just how dominant it is

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 29 Aug 2013, 13:02 PM


For five minutes between 23:52 and 23:57 BST on August 16th 2013 the world was without Google.com. The outage took down Google services including Search, Gmail, Talk, Drive, Documents and Calendar. It goes to show how dominant the search giant has become that during this five minutes web activity dropped by a huge 40 percent.

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The future of passwords

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 1 Jul 2013, 14:11 PM


Ian Rhodes concludes his trilogy of password blogs with a look to the future; with developments such as password tattoos being showcased, what will be the next big thing in authentication? Ian also discusses the role of the smartphone, and its potential to act as a third authentication method when properly secured.

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IT in schools: are we getting it wrong?

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 15 Mar 2013, 15:55 PM


In the corporate world, IT is an integral part of our day-to-day dealings. However, visit any comprehensive high school and you will not experience the same reliance on IT and technology innovations. Ian Rhodes discusses the importance of keeping IT education in line with progression in the workplace, and the benefits this could have for the economy.

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New public Cloud faces security breaches

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 29 Jan 2013, 17:16 PM


There is a new player on the public Cloud scene, and they have run into issues already. Kim Dotcom has launched a Cloud service which claims to ‘protect your privacy’. However, with the dangerous practice of marketing consumer-grade Cloud as secure, Businesses need to be aware that things aren’t always what they seem.

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Football, the Olympics and bandwidth: Are you ready?

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 13 Jun 2012, 16:34 PM


A spike in Internet usage for business-critical reasons is one thing; when it’s the result of non-critical activity, it’s another matter entirely.

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