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Adam Shepherd

Adam Shepherd has been a technology journalist since 2015, covering everything from cloud storage and security, to smartphones and servers. Over the course of his career, he’s seen the spread of 5G, the growing ubiquity of wireless devices, and the start of the connected revolution. He’s also been to more trade shows and technology conferences than he cares to count. 

As reviews and community editor, he’s responsible for leading IT Pro’s wide-ranging product coverage, and is an avid follower of the latest hardware innovations. He’s never happier than when tinkering with complex network configurations, or exploring a new Linux distro. 

In addition to managing the IT Pro Panel and working with the community of IT leaders that make it up, he co-hosts the IT Pro Podcast, where you can hear him ranting about his love of strange gadgets, his disdain for Windows Mobile, and everything in between.

You can find Adam tweeting about enterprise technology (or more often bad jokes) @AdamShepherUK, or you can email him at adam.shepherd@futurenet.com.

 

Best business monitors 2022
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Hardware

Best business monitors 2022

The top business monitors for photo editing, office work, and more
13 Jun 2022
How does a SQL injection attack work?
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hacking

How does a SQL injection attack work?

Understanding one of the simplest, yet most effective, methods of cyber attack
10 Jun 2022
What is the Swift programming language?
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programming languages

What is the Swift programming language?

How Apple’s purpose-built language works, how it fits in the market, and how to get started learning
10 Jun 2022
What is SQL?
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SQL

What is SQL?

This guide should help you understand the programming language that defined the database query
20 May 2022
16 ways to speed up your laptop
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Laptops

16 ways to speed up your laptop

Does your ageing laptop need a boost? We look at the software tweaks and hardware upgrades that will give your computer a new lease of life
13 May 2022
Intel reaffirms commitment to expanding global supply chain
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components

Intel reaffirms commitment to expanding global supply chain

CEO Pat Gelsinger says “chips have never been so sexy”
11 May 2022
Intel CTO: Open source ecosystem is “poorly written”
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open source

Intel CTO: Open source ecosystem is “poorly written”

Chipmaker calls on industry to improve contributions
11 May 2022
The reinvention of Intel
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components

The reinvention of Intel

Why the chip pioneer’s strategic pivot mirrors the shifting values of the IT industry as a whole
11 May 2022
Best SSDs 2022: The top NVMe and SATA drives around
Best SSDs
solid state storage (SSD)

Best SSDs 2022: The top NVMe and SATA drives around

The best solid state drives to meet your needs, whether that's speed, reliability, or value for money
6 May 2022
IT Pro Panel: The secret art of networking
IT Pro Panel: The secret art of networking
Business strategy

IT Pro Panel: The secret art of networking

It’s an inextricable part of modern business, but making connections can be a complex affair
25 Apr 2022
The pros and cons of net neutrality
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Business strategy

The pros and cons of net neutrality

Still on the fence about net neutrality? Here are both sides of the argument
8 Apr 2022
IT Pro Panel: Building your backup strategy
IT Pro Panel: Building your backup strategy
backup

IT Pro Panel: Building your backup strategy

Digital transformation is all the rage, but it’s important not to forget the essentials of IT
28 Mar 2022
IT Pro Panel: Tackling technical recruitment
IT Pro Panel: Tackling technical recruitment
recruitment

IT Pro Panel: Tackling technical recruitment

With the recruitment market shifting, how can businesses both retain their best staff and fill gaping talent shortages?
28 Feb 2022
Intel needs to start living up to its reputation
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components

Intel needs to start living up to its reputation

To fend off the competition, the chipmaker needs to get back to innovation for its own sake
21 Feb 2022
Google Pixel 6 review: The Clark Kent of smartphones
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Google Android

Google Pixel 6 review: The Clark Kent of smartphones

This phone doesn’t stand out from the pack – and that’s a good thing
3 Feb 2022
IT Pro Panel: Planning for 2022
IT Pro Panel: Planning for 2022
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IT Pro Panel: Planning for 2022

Recruitment and skills top the list of our panellists’ biggest concerns for 2022
31 Jan 2022
The metaverse is a waste of time, effort and processing power
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collaboration

The metaverse is a waste of time, effort and processing power

If you look closely, this next big digital breakthrough is actually all around us
21 Jan 2022
It’s time to bring Spotify Wrapped to the workplace
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Data & insights

It’s time to bring Spotify Wrapped to the workplace

Data analytics is big business - so why aren’t more companies learning from the best?
14 Jan 2022
How do hackers choose their targets?
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hacking

How do hackers choose their targets?

We explore what goes on in the minds of cyber criminals
13 Dec 2021
IT Pro Panel: The road to Windows 11
IT Pro Panel: The road to Windows 11
Microsoft Windows

IT Pro Panel: The road to Windows 11

As the new OS gears up for rollout, we talk to our panellists about their upgrade plans
29 Nov 2021
Business customers can get 30% off the Surface Laptop Go for Black Friday 2021
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Laptops

Business customers can get 30% off the Surface Laptop Go for Black Friday 2021

Microsoft has lowered prices across a range of devices and accessories
26 Nov 2021
How to improve database costs, performance and value
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databases

How to improve database costs, performance and value

We look at some top tips to get more out of your databases
12 Nov 2021
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15.6in review: A true road warrior
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Laptops

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15.6in review: A true road warrior

This sleek ultraportable misses out on perfection, but makes a capable travelling companion
29 Oct 2021
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15.6in review gallery
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Laptops

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15.6in review gallery

This sleek ultraportable misses out on perfection, but makes a capable travelling companion
29 Oct 2021
What is a GPU?
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Hardware

What is a GPU?

GPUs aren't just good for gaming - they have business applications too
28 Oct 2021
IT Pro Panel: What’s stopping diversity in tech?
IT Pro Panel: What’s stopping diversity in tech?
recruitment

IT Pro Panel: What’s stopping diversity in tech?

The need for more diversity is well established - but we still have a way to go
25 Oct 2021
What is NotPetya?
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ransomware

What is NotPetya?

We take a look at the malware that first came to prominence in 2016 and targets Windows-based machines
8 Oct 2021
Five minutes with... Jon Smart, RoosterMoney CTO
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chief technical officer (CTO)

Five minutes with... Jon Smart, RoosterMoney CTO

We find out more about the IT powering the popular pocket money app
4 Oct 2021
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B review: Back, and better than ever
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Hardware

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B review: Back, and better than ever

Thermal issues aside, this Raspberry Pi 4 is one tasty device
1 Oct 2021
Server virtualisation: What is it and what are the benefits?
cloud server
virtualisation

Server virtualisation: What is it and what are the benefits?

Running virtual servers can help create a more efficient IT infrastructure
1 Oct 2021
IT Pro Panel: Can you build a business on blockchain?
IT Pro Panel: Can you build a business on blockchain?
blockchain

IT Pro Panel: Can you build a business on blockchain?

Blockchain’s about more than just cryptocurrencies, but does it have a place in the enterprise?
27 Sep 2021
Virtual striker: Using VR to train Premier League stars
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Hardware

Virtual striker: Using VR to train Premier League stars

How one company is taking VR out of the boardroom and into the locker room
24 Sep 2021
Microsoft unveils new Surface Pro, Go, Duo and Studio devices
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Laptops

Microsoft unveils new Surface Pro, Go, Duo and Studio devices

The new hybrid devices have been built to showcase Windows 11
22 Sep 2021
What's the difference between antimalware and antivirus?
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malware

What's the difference between antimalware and antivirus?

We help you navigate the worlds of antimalware and antivirus
17 Sep 2021
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 review: Caught between two worlds
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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 review: Caught between two worlds

This beast of a card is neither fish nor fowl
9 Sep 2021
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 review gallery
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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 review gallery

This beast of a card is neither fish nor fowl
9 Sep 2021