Why Microsoft is sinking money into underwater data centres

By on September 28, 2020 in Infrastructure, Microsoft

Analysis from Microsoft’s ‘Project Natick’ suggests that underwater data centres could be eight times more reliable than their dry land counterparts, whilst also keeping energy and operation costs low.

The tech giant has recently concluded a years-long experiment involving a shipping container-sized underwater data centre, placed on the sea floor off the cost of Scotland’s Orkney Islands.

MFA-Minded attackers continue to figure out workarounds

By on September 9, 2020 in Security, Web privacy

Multifactor authentication (MFA) has been promoted in recent years by banks, software vendors and website operators as a means to improve your overall security, but it is not a “silver bullet” and users must be aware that hacks continue. This is the warning from tech website darkreading.com in the light of a rising number of security vulnerability reports.

What to look for in a firewall

By on August 21, 2020 in Blog, Internet, Security, Web privacy

Firewalls are an essential part of your IT security ecosystem. Whilst antivirus software can prevent malware from being installed on your devices, firewalls prevent dubious network connections from being made without your knowledge. In being less obvious than overt malware, these connections can sometimes fly under an antivirus’ radar – which is why firewalls are so essential.

iPhone 12 rumour round-up

It may be some months before Apple takes the wrappers of its latest iPhone device, but that hasn’t stopped the rumour mill turning, as experts, insiders and forecasters give some insight into what you may be able to expect from the next release. So, here are all the latest and most credible rumours, to detail the most likely features heading for the iPhone 12.

Cloud services keep productivity high during lockdown

Businesses worried about productivity levels as more employees work from home should consider their data processes – to ensure everyone has access to the most up-to-date information.

Whilst some business owners fear that workers staying in their pyjamas and watching Netflix may be the biggest dent in productivity when it comes to home working, the reality could be that outdated data is what should concern them.