Scrapping ICT GCSE ‘was a mistake’ finds education and IT skills report

Should have been kept alongside new coding-focused qualification argues CREST paper. A new report on the UK government’s November 2015 decision to scrap ICT at GCSE and A-Level has collected opinions arguing that scrapping basic ICT was “a mistake” and that the education system would be best served with qualifications to allow both specialised, coding-based […]

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Microsoft HoloLens to be available in six more countries in November

Microsoft has started taking pre-orders of their HoloLens product in Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the UK. HoloLens will start to be shipped at the beginning of November. In November Microsoft will broaden the availability of its HoloLens augmented-reality goggles to 6 more countries. Back in January 2015 Microsoft first showed off in […]

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Windows Server 2016 set for mid-October release

With Docker Engine CS thrown in for free Windows Server 2016 will broadly be available from the middle of this month October 2016, the Docker Engine will be given at no extra cost to buyers. Microsoft announced this during their Ignite Conference in Atlanta, they told customers that Windows Server 2016 and System Centre 2016 […]

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Microsoft vows to secure Edge browser for enterprises

Windows Defender Application Guard stops Windows 10 from running untrusted browser sessions At Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference they announced their intention to make their Edge browser more safer for businesses by introducing Windows Defender Application Guard, this will stop Windows 10 from opening up untrusted web browsers. When users click on links in web browsers, […]

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Windows 10 continues to grow despite end of free upgrades for users of Windows 7 and 8

Windows 10 could be on one-in-four PCs and laptops by the end of the year. During the normal slow month of August the quantity of desktop PC’s and laptops that are using Windows 10 has increased considerably and this is despite Microsoft withdrawing the free upgrade for PC users running Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. […]

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Ransomware went through the roof in August 2016

Number of money-grabbing attacks increased 30 per cent last month RAMSOMWARE ATTACKS are showing no signs of slowing down and were notably abundant in August of this year, this is according to Check Point. Check Point does keep a watchful eye on these sorts of things, it did warn that ransom-based malware now domineers when […]

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Google will name and shame insecure websites

Websites without HTTPS will be marked as “non-secure” from 2017 In 2017 Google Chrome will be warning website users that the sites are “not secure” if they are not using HTTPS. Google are giving websites who broadcast passwords or credit card details until 2017 to move to the secure protocol, which encrypts communications between your […]

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Employees waste four weeks a year due to slow and outdated tech, finds report.

This equates to around a value of £2,100 per employee down the drain annually. A new report by Sharp found when companies have slow and outdated IT, it costs their business four whole weeks per year per employee, this works out around £2,100 per person. The largest drain adding to this figure was searching for […]

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Employees still falling for phishing scams

Research has found that 30% of users will click on suspicious links.  Within this research it was found that a companies complete network security is at risk because one third of employees are still falling victim to phishing attacks. Duo Security has a free tool which found these figures around the time of the RSA conference […]

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