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VDI: it's your move

Atchison Frazer at Xangati explains the essentials for a successful virtual desktop infrastructure

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The machinery of big data

Serge Haziyev at SoftServe looks at how machine learning will instigate a new era of big data analysis

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Brexit's impact on GDPR

Jack Bedell-Pearce at 4D asks "What do UK businesses do now?"


Barnardo's Selects Nexthink to Improve IT Operations and Support

Leading children's charity selects Nexthink to provide greater insight into its IT infrastructure

CityFibre acquires Redcentric's duct and fibre networks

Acquisition extends CityFibre’s network coverage to 40 UK cities

John Lewis, Tesco and BMW to take to the stage at Internet of Things World Europe

Event will bring 180 speakers to the stage at The Convention Centre in Dublin this November


Phishing mitigation from SpearSec

SpearSec provides a continual 360 degree view of Phishing vulnerabilities

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The rise of the bot

Rami Essaid at Distil Networks explains how to protect your web application infrastructure against automated bot attacks

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The human cloud

It's easy to blame technology when a business goes dark - but human error may just as likely be the cause

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Three steps to cloud security: protecting connected manufacturing

Martyn Williams at COPA-DATA UK discusses three steps manufacturers should take to stay safe in the cloud.


Big Data LDN

3-4 November 2016 - Olympia London
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Network Computing Awards 2016: The Winners!

The results from the 2016 Network Computing Awards were revealed at an evening ceremony at the Hotel Russell in London on 17th March. Here we profile some of this year's winners:

Reseller of the Year

Winner: Brookcourt

Runner-up: LAN 3

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Bench Tested Product of the Year - Hardware Category

Winner: iTrinegy - NE-ONE Network Emulator and Profiler

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Bench Tested Product of the Year - Software and Services Category

Winner: Cryptzone - AppGate XDP

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Welcome to the September 2016 Newsletter.

Autumn is upon us and so too is IP Expo Europe, which takes place on the 5-6th October 2016 at London’s ExCeL. The keynote speaker on Day 1 of the event is renowned AI expert and philosopher Nick Bostrom, author of the New York Times best seller 'Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies'. Bostrom’s keynote speech will be on ‘Artificial Intelligence and the Future‘, and will pose the question ‘Will AI bring about the end of humanity?’ It promises to be a fascinating – and perhaps slightly unsettling - insight into the cutting edge of AI research.

In keeping with this theme, IP EXPO has also commissioned new research this month on attitudes towards the potential role of AI in the workplace, finding that “…a significant 32% of respondents claim they are concerned about AI replacing human jobs overall, with 19% admitting that they are more worried about their own job being overtaken by a robot than they were 12 months ago. In addition, there is a clear perceived risk factor, with almost a third worried about the unknown impacts of increased AI. 22% of respondents also voiced concerns about AI providing another route for cyber security attacks. Interestingly, 1 in 10 UK ITDMs thought that no form of artificial intelligence was of value to business.”

Few are anticipating having a robot for a work colleague any time soon then (although one or two of us might still have our fingers crossed) but AI is set to make its presence felt in other ways, for instance in the form of machine learning. This month we have an article by Serge Haziyef, VP of Technology Services at SoftServe, on the huge potential of machine learning in big data analysis, with its “ability to analyse large amounts of data at a speed and efficiency that would otherwise require a large team of humans.”Elsewhere Frost & Sullivan are holding a webinar on the 4th October titled “Look Beyond Machine Learning to an Artificial Intelligence Future”- the perfect introduction to Nick Bostrom’s keynote the following day perhaps? You can expect to hear a lot more on machine learning and AI in the (hopefully not too dystopian) near future.

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