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Pirate Battle Sails on as Manchester Crowned Illegal Download Capital

27.9.2012 by Alice Cullen

Manchester has been named the piracy capital of the UK with more illegal downloads per person than any other city in the UK. According to first-of-its-kind research by monitoring service MusicMetric, not only is Manchester a prolific piracy hub, the UK is the second worst offender for piracy in the world in terms of volume of files downloaded. The research showed that despite recent efforts by ruling bodies to curb the illegal downloading and sharing of music files, more than 40m albums and singles were shared/illegally downloaded in the first half of 2012. MusicMetric monitored the global activity of BitTorrent…

UK Heading for Superfast Broadband as Investment Split Between Top Cities

25.9.2012 by Alice Cullen

The government has announced how their pledged investment will be divided across the UK to boost our web speeds to the best in Europe. The government has announced its plans to share a multimillion pound investment to 10 UK cities,…

Has HTML5 Hit Its First Major Stumbling Block?

21.9.2012 by Alice Cullen

Confidence in HTML5 has been shaken as Facebook abandons its app, raising doubt for business owners as to whether HTML5 is right for their site. If Zuckerberg doesn’t want it, why should we? HTML5 has been one of the biggest…

Managing Data – Are You Flying Blind?

19.9.2012 by Guest

This is a guest post written by Justin Basini, Founder and CEO of ALLOW, a UK-based consumer privacy and personal data company. Developing unique technologies and expert service, ALLOW aims to put consumers back in control of their personal information.…

Big Data Behind the Buzzword

19.9.2012 by Alice Cullen

With big data continuing to be the year's biggest buzzword – we ask a panel of experts their view on what big data actually is and how we can use it in business. "The term big data was only conceived…

Are We on the Brink of a Post-PC Era?

14.9.2012 by Alice Cullen

The desktop PC has powered our offices and helped our businesses grow for more than 20 years, but is it finally time to put the desktop computer to bed? As cloud computing skyrockets and mobile devices become increasingly sophisticated and…

#BacktoBasics – What is DNS?

14.9.2012 by Alice Cullen

DNS has hit the headlines lately with news of a massive attack on domain name registrar GoDaddy. But what is it, what does it do and why is it so important? DNS is a protocol within the set of standards…

September 2012 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

13.9.2012 by Alice Cullen

There are just two security bulletins in this month's notification. Both rated "Important" 1 Remote Control Execution 1 Elevation of Privilege No restarts required Bulletin ID Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software MS12-061 Important Elevation of…

September 2012 – Microsoft Security Bulletin Advanced Notification

7.9.2012 by Alice Cullen

Bulletin ID Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software Bulletin 1 Critical Remote Code Execution Requires restart Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer Bulletin 2 Critical Remote Code Execution Requires restart Microsoft Windows

Energy Firms Hit by Wave of Cyber Attacks

6.9.2012 by Alice Cullen

Oil and energy firms have become the renewed focus of cyber attacks but rather than Stuxnet-style SCADA-hitters, these worms are data-deleting demons. Not so long ago the energy industry was shaken by the discovery of the biggest cyber threat to…