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GDPR and the joys of mailing lists

Unless you’ve been living in a nuclear bunker since, well, 1989, you’ll have noticed that the GDPR comes into force later this month. The new data protection rules put all sorts of new obligations on “data processors”, including website and blog owners. You’ll have had dozens of emails asking you to renew your sign up Read More

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Upcoming Commission: Computer Weekly – Cloud storage compliance

Please see below the outline for my next storage article for CW. If you are interested in submitting ideas, case studies or interview suggestions, please do so by 1700 BST, Wednesday 2 May. As ever email is the best way! Topic: Nearly all organisations make use of the cloud in some way. But what are Read More

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Computer Weekly article: who needs hybrid cloud object storage?

For my series of explainer articles for Computer Weekly, I’m looking next at hybrid cloud object storage This is part of a wider trend towards hybrid cloud functionality. The article sets out to cover: * What is object storage and how has it become suited to hybrid cloud operations? (Here we have the emergence of Read More

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Computer Weekly article on cloud based disaster recovery

For Computer Weekly’s Briefing series I’m looking at cloud based DR. I’ve set out what the article aims to cover below. I welcome input from vendors and others in the industry, but please contact me by email no later than 1700 London time, Thursday 25 January. I will then respond with any questions or to Read More

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Video production and the self-shoot producer

This is a slightly different post. Instead of listing upcoming commissions, I’ll be looking at the role of the video producer. Most readers will know that I work as a presenter and moderator as well as a journalist. But for video, I also take on shoot-edit shifts and assignments and commissions as a self-shoot producer. Read More

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Upcoming commission: Computer Weekly article on cloud backup

For Computer Weekly magazine, I am writing an article on Cloud-to-Cloud backup. This is aimed at a business to business audience. The main areas the piece will cover are: What is cloud-to-cloud backup? How has cloud-to-cloud backup evolved? What are the key features of cloud-to-cloud backup? What are the benefits of cloud-to-cloud backup? What are Read More

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Upcoming commission: WannaCry article

I am writing a news analysis on the WannaCry ransomware for Infosecurity Magazine. There has been an unprecedented amount of press around WannaCry already, so we want to dig a little deeper. In particular we want to cover: • How this attack happened (the technical details) • The fundamental issues that have come to light Read More

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Update on BVE content: last request for comment

Thanks to everyone who has provided comment for the articles I’m writing for BVE. The majority of the copy has now been filed. But I’m still looking or input or interviews on the last few pieces, below: You can contact me via this link in the first instance, but I need any contributions by 1700 Read More

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Upcoming work: articles for BVE broadcast show, Feb 2017

Over the next few weeks I am writing a series of articles for the BVE Show, which takes place at the end of February at Excel. The outlines are below, please feel free to submit comment to me directly (if commenting for more than one piece, please indicate the article(s) in your response.) You can Read More

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Speaking opportunity: Infosecurity Magazine webinar, 23 Feb 2017

I’m looking for one or two vendor-independent speakers to join this webinar, on Feb 23 at 1500 GMT: Hyper-Realistic Simulation – the New Approach to Cybersecurity Training The global cybersecurity market is short of one million people, which will grow to six million in three years. With threats growing in volume and sophistication, nearly every Read More

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