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Security in the public cloud explained: A guide for IT and security admins

Who is responsible for security in the public cloud? This is a question businesses need to consider as they increasingly deploy more workloads and use cloud-based IT infrastructure, platform services and applications. In Gartner’s How to make integrated IaaS and PaaS more secure than your own data center report, analysts discuss the benefits of adopting…

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The shift towards developing internal tech talent

Staff retention is currently a huge issue for companies across all industries, but nowhere more so than in the tech sector. An online poll conducted by Gartner in February revealed that 26.5% of all tech workers are actively looking for new jobs, compared with a cross-industry average of 21%. A further 46.6% also described themselves…

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Tech leaders recognised for social, cultural and economic innovations

Technology sector trade body TechUK has recognised four pioneering industry leaders for their work in using digital innovation to effect social, cultural or economic improvements in the UK. In its second annual President’s Awards, the organisation chose winners who it says are “going above and beyond” to use technology for good. The winners in each…

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UK must push forward greater use of open tech

While the public sector has adopted open source technologies, there remains little understanding of it, the latest edition of OpenUK’s State of open report has warned. Phase two: The open manifesto urges policymakers to build skills in open source software, enable the UK public sector to do open source software better and ensure artificial intelligence…

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AI and outsourcing: What’s the future for relationships and contracts? (Part two)

What follows is based on our combined experience of around 52 years of legal advice to the IT and outsourcing industries, and how we’ve seen outsourcing relationships and agreements develop to accommodate waves of new IT infrastructure, technologies, systems, applications and business processes. We look broadly at the key areas of focus for customers within…

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True cloud security requires in-depth understanding

As with most endeavours, incorporating security into the process as early as possible is essential when building or migrating to technologies such as the cloud. Whether you are beginning your journey of migrating key services to the cloud or launching a cloud-native evergreen project, involving security specialists with a deep understanding of the cloud security…

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CIO interview: Career progression and business alignment

Ash Cooper never really had aspirations to be a CIO. He began work over 20 years ago in IT with a job in PC support, but in February this year Cooper was elevated to the board at FTSE 100 law firm, Kingsley Napley, as its CIO. Throughout his career, Cooper says he has been focused…

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How to ensure public cloud services are used safely and securely

By Published: 12 Jun 2024 The public cloud is a cloud computing model that enables resources such as applications, data storage, and virtual machines to be accessed remotely and on demand. While largely a benefit, it also leaves organisations open to public cloud security risks, particularly when they allow users to access on-demand services from…

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Organisations value digital trust, but aren’t working at it

Just over three-quarters of technology leaders value digital trust as an important priority in the pursuit of digital transformation, but seem to be unwilling to put in the hours to work on it, according to research from security association ISACA, which is calling on compliance, security and IT to fill in some of the gaps…

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CIO interview: Belinda Finch, CIO, IFS

Technology changes fast and tech jobs are changing just as rapidly, according to Belinda Finch, CIO at enterprise technology company IFS. Finch joined IFS late last year from mobile company Three, where she led Three’s digital transformation and helped to drive system developments to support customer experience as CIO. She has also held senior leadership…

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