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The Queen to open cyber security centre

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Her Majesty the Queen has officially opened the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in London. The Centre’s aim is to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks against the UK. Part of the GCHQ intelligence agency, the NCSC says the UK is facing 60 serious attacks each month. In the past three months alone, the NCSC classified Read More

What will Trump mean for technology?

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Like many other sectors, the IT industry is coming to terms with the Donald Trump presidency, and the impact it may have on innovation and growth. Mr Trump’s own statements hint at drastic changes in certain areas, so this month we examine four key topics and what we know so far. Privacy has long been Read More

Office 365 benefits for small businesses

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Ask any Chief Technology Officer these days about their company’s current IT strategies and the answer will almost certainly include the word “cloud”. We’ve certainly come a long way since the late 90s when Larry Ellison, head of Oracle Corporation, tried to persuade the market to buy into thin computing. The idea was to have Read More

VLOOKUP for simple searches in Excel

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When you need to find information in a large spreadsheet or you’re always looking for the same kind of information, you can save time using the VLOOKUP function in Excel. VLOOKUP works a lot like a phonebook, where you start with some information you know (such as someone’s name) and use it to find some Read More

Cyber-crime and AI to dominate 2017 tech trends

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The technology trends for 2017 will be dominated by artificial intelligence (AI) and cyber-crime, say several industry sources. With the adoption of machine learning gathering pace, and the internet of things creating a fully connected world, technologists predict that we will see rapid development of intelligent devices and apps this year. The current flagship product Read More