Windows XP migration planning

Support is ending for Windows XP

As announced by Microsoft, support for Windows XP is ending on April 8, 2014. If your organisation is still running this OS version after support ends, you won't get security updates for Windows and all PCs will be exposed leaving networks critically vulnerable.

According to VMware, 64% of enterprise companies and 52% of mid-sized companies still need to migrate off of Windows XP. In addition, companies that fail to implement a migration plan over the next months will risk not being able to maintain any new technology following deployment whilst many applications will no longer be supported while running on XP.

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Data encryption in the cloud

Cloud computing moves us away from the traditional model, where organisations dedicate computing power to a particular business application, to a flexible model for computing where users access business applications and data in shared environments. Cloud is a new consumption and delivery model; resources can be rapidly deployed and easily scaled (up and down), with processes, applications and services provisioned ‘on demand’. It can also enable a pay per usage model.

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The rising of cloud security concerns

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Cloud Security is a rising issue in the world of cloud computing at this time. In the recent months, many cloud computing service providers have experienced various incidences of breaches and hacks into their cloud platforms, leaving client’s private information and data insecure and prone to theft.

Data Encryption (Transport Layer Security)

Data is the most important part of any organisation. In the case of any breach in the organisation’s data, the company can suffer great loss from the theft of vital information to as much as crippling of the entire organisation.

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ISKCON monks have no fear of technologies

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Social responsibility should be a part of every company’s thinking. Transputec is not an exception. It supports a lot of charitable causes. One of them is also Bhaktivedanta Manor – the Hindu temple which was established in 1973. The estate was donated to ISKCON by George Harrison, the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

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IT Security: An Eternal Struggle?

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A report by Forrester Consulting in 2013 suggests that 86% of security leaders feel that their concern over their organisation’s ability to manage risk stems from staff-related issues.

Companies are increasingly finding it difficult to compete with criminal attacks because of staff shortages and a lack of experience. This report has revealed that 80% of security leaders believe that it is very difficult to find and hire technical security staff that fit all of their requirements. This would immediately suggest that the talent pool of IT security experts is increasingly inadequate to support the expanding market for IT security.

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The Smart-wearable Coup

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The impressive release of the Apple Watch on Tuesday has really typified the rise of investment in smart-wearables. As James McQuivey, an Analyst at Forrester has suggested, Apple has finally managed to bridge the gap between personal wearables and smart technology. This is suggestive of a more integrated future between our smart devices, allowing information to be exchanged freely.

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