Interview with Stefan Schachinger, Barracuda
Nick Booth

There’s a problem with instant gratification. There’s normally a long term effect. Virtualise in haste, repent at leisure.

Never trust anyone who tells you they’re revolutionary or agnostic
Nick Booth

Communication is a fine art. Network engineers demand a high degree of standards and rightly so. If there were not common definitions for handshaking, syntax, protocols and operating systems, there would be mass confusion and nothing would ever get done.

So how come their colleagues in the marketing department seem to have such a massive disdain for the English language?

New tele con scam targets simpletons who want to talk
Journalists at risk

Increasing numbers of people are falling victim to a new scam, called The Long Conference.

We've asked Dave Expert, who claims to have been on BBC 2's The Real Hustle, to explain how the con works.

France accused of blocking free trade in the green energy markets
How the Free Market really works

France has been accused of using dirty tricks to trade in one of Europe's struggling economies.
Broadway 2T Hauppage

Give my regards to Broadway
Review: Broadway 2T

If you want to have Match of the Day streamed to your laptop in your hotel in Amsterdam, I can testify that this works pretty well.

Could Surface Pro 2 lure you away from the Apple shop?

Surface Pro 2 As a MacBook Pro user I spend most of the time hunched over a heavy machine, either at my desk, on the settee or lying in bed. Using it on the train is unrealistic too. I don’t think I’ve ever managed to get any work done on the train or a plane. There’s always some distraction or other.


On Demand Connectivity in Machine to Machine Communications
M2M Connectivity

What are the challenges involved?
What are the dangers? Could they generate tons of traffic and hog bandwidth?
Could criminals hijack machines and launched mass DDOS attacks?
How can we make SIMs safe?
What’s the essential different between a UICC and a SIM?
Do any vendors have a strategy for the challenges that... more...

Fast Data—A Potential Lifesaver
Guest blog

Digital tech Love it or hate it, the collection and processing of data is an integral part of modern life, as information about who we are and what we do is constantly gathered and analysed from anywhere in the world, whether you’re at work, rest, or play. Most of this data is used to benefit those doing the collecting, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Take,... more...

Haunted in life by online ghouls

People have always felt the need to create a secure environment in day-to-day life, but it is time to create a safe online world too. more...

2014 BARC Survey Shows who’s Big in Big Data Analytics
Business Intelligence

Heat reflecting Windows Big Data Analytics has been one of the most frequently discussed technology topics in 2014. The explosion in interest in Big Data Analytics has been triggered by the fact that increasingly, businesses of all sizes face a deluge of data on a daily basis. Volumes are rising exponentially and, it would seem, there’s no end in sight. Hence the rise in Big... more...