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Daniel Todd

Dan is a freelance writer and regular contributor to IT Pro, covering the latest news stories across the IT, technology, and channel landscapes. Topics regularly cover cloud technologies, cyber security, software and operating system guides, as well as the latest developments across the IT channel.

A journalism graduate from Leeds Beckett University, he combines a passion for the written word with a keen interest in the latest technology and its influence in an increasingly connected world.

He started writing for Channel Pro back in 2016, focusing on a mixture of news and technology guides, before becoming a regular contributor to IT Pro. Elsewhere, he has previously written news and features across a range of other topics, including sport, music, and general news.

Windows 10 Pro vs Home vs Enterprise: Which is best for your business?
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operating systems

Windows 10 Pro vs Home vs Enterprise: Which is best for your business?

A guide to the various features available across each iteration of Microsoft's most popular operating system
27 May 2022
BT's cloud-based calling system now integrates fully with Microsoft Teams
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Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

BT's cloud-based calling system now integrates fully with Microsoft Teams

The WHC solution provides a “simple and cost effective” way to access external calling in Microsoft Teams, BT says
27 May 2022
CISA adds 41 vulnerabilities to catalog of exploited bugs
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cyber security

CISA adds 41 vulnerabilities to catalog of exploited bugs

Organizations are required to fix the flaws by June 13 and 14 to “reduce their exposure to cyber attacks”
27 May 2022
Centreon to increase UK channel investment by 300% over the next year
Infrastructure
IT infrastructure

Centreon to increase UK channel investment by 300% over the next year

Provider says it wants to help the UK channel understand the revenue-driving opportunities enabled by open monitoring solutions
26 May 2022
UK workforce is “unprepared and unskilled” for future of work, survey finds
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Careers & training

UK workforce is “unprepared and unskilled” for future of work, survey finds

Online assessment provider Questionmark highlights low confidence in technology skills amongst workers
25 May 2022
Tech CEO Dan O’Dowd calls out Elon Musk’s “false promises” in new US Senate campaign ad
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automation

Tech CEO Dan O’Dowd calls out Elon Musk’s “false promises” in new US Senate campaign ad

Santa Barbara billionaire’s campaign is aiming to ensure computers and tech are safe for humanity
25 May 2022
Schneider Electric unveils Grid Operations Platform as a Service on Microsoft Azure
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cloud computing

Schneider Electric unveils Grid Operations Platform as a Service on Microsoft Azure

New platform to assist utility companies’ digital transformation journey towards managing more reliable and sustainable grids, company says
24 May 2022
T-Mobile unveils new 5G Advanced Network Solutions
5G
Network & Internet

T-Mobile unveils new 5G Advanced Network Solutions

New suite of managed network solutions offers three 5G advanced network options for low-latency and greater reliability for the enterprise
24 May 2022
Meta launches free WhatsApp Cloud API
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cloud management

Meta launches free WhatsApp Cloud API

Free cloud-based API services will help businesses respond to customers quicker, Meta says
20 May 2022
Elastic expands cloud collaboration with AWS
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Elastic expands cloud collaboration with AWS

Partnership aims to ease migration to Elastic Cloud on AWS, as well as simplify onboarding and drive go-to-market initiatives
20 May 2022
CEOs place sustainability in top 10 business priorities for first time, study shows
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sustainability

CEOs place sustainability in top 10 business priorities for first time, study shows

The pandemic is said to have brought a number of deep societal trends to the surface, such as a desire to change the way we work and the fragility of …
19 May 2022
Acer unleashes new TravelMate business laptops built using Microsoft Pluton secure cores
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Laptops

Acer unleashes new TravelMate business laptops built using Microsoft Pluton secure cores

New TravelMate P4, Spin P4, and P2 models include the latest 12th Gen Intel Core vPro or AMD Ryzen PRO processors
19 May 2022
Google unveils new Assured Open Source Software service
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open source

Google unveils new Assured Open Source Software service

New offering aims to protect enterprise customers using the same end-to-end security capabilities that Google uses for its own OSS portfolio
18 May 2022
Malwarebytes hires new channel chief to lead MSP and partner network
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Managed service provider (MSP)

Malwarebytes hires new channel chief to lead MSP and partner network

Channel veteran will lead the next phase of growth for the vendor’s channel partner program
18 May 2022
Palo Alto and Deloitte to deliver managed security services in the US
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Managed service provider (MSP)

Palo Alto and Deloitte to deliver managed security services in the US

Freshly expanded strategic partnership will deliver threat protection, 5G security, and enable the Zero Trust Enterprise for US businesses
17 May 2022
US and EU thrash out plans to avert chip production “subsidy race”
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Hardware

US and EU thrash out plans to avert chip production “subsidy race”

Transatlantic talks will focus on measures to improve local chip production and minimise reliance on other parts of the world
17 May 2022
Zoom to acquire customer support platform Solvvy
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mergers and acquisitions

Zoom to acquire customer support platform Solvvy

Solvvy’s conversational AI and automation technology will be integrated into Zoom’s new Contact Center platform
13 May 2022
EDB unveils world-first openly governed Kubernetes Postgres operator
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Cloud

EDB unveils world-first openly governed Kubernetes Postgres operator

CloudNativePG offers users an easy onramp for managing data-intensive workloads on Kubernetes, the firm claims
13 May 2022
Red Hat reveals new software supply chain security pattern
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Software

Red Hat reveals new software supply chain security pattern

New cross-portfolio capabilities aim to help customers improve security posture and enable DevSecOps
11 May 2022
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 aims to fuel innovation in the open hybrid cloud
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hybrid cloud

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 aims to fuel innovation in the open hybrid cloud

The latest version of RHEL will be available in the coming weeks, complete with updated features for edge and multi-cloud computing
11 May 2022
Western Digital unveils world’s first 22TB CMR and 26TB UltraSMR HDDs
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Server & storage

Western Digital unveils world’s first 22TB CMR and 26TB UltraSMR HDDs

New Ultrastar hard disk drives aim to lower storage TCO for hyperscale cloud customers, as well as accelerate SMR adoption
10 May 2022
Red Hat and Accenture expand hybrid cloud alliance
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cloud computing

Red Hat and Accenture expand hybrid cloud alliance

Long-time collaborators will co-develop new solutions to help businesses navigate a multi- and hybrid cloud world
10 May 2022
Apple, Google, Microsoft expand their support for password-less sign-ins
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cyber security

Apple, Google, Microsoft expand their support for password-less sign-ins

New approach promises to offer “simpler, stronger authentication” across leading platforms to help protect users from malicious activity
6 May 2022
How to fix whea_uncorrectable_error in Windows 10
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Microsoft Windows

How to fix whea_uncorrectable_error in Windows 10

If Windows 10 displays a BSOD with the whea_uncorrectable_error, here's how you can fix it
6 May 2022
YouTube Go to be shut down from August
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streaming

YouTube Go to be shut down from August

Google says improvements made to its main YouTube app mean its Go service is no longer required
6 May 2022
How to fix the 'Page Fault In Nonpaged Area' fault in Windows 10
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Software

How to fix the 'Page Fault In Nonpaged Area' fault in Windows 10

If your Windows PC is crashing with a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA error, here's some steps you can take to solve the issue
6 May 2022
GitHub to introduce two-factor authentication by 2023
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Security

GitHub to introduce two-factor authentication by 2023

GitHub.com will require 2FA by the end of 2023, as the company works to secure the software ecosystem through improved account security
5 May 2022
BT strikes five-year deal with AWS to drive cloud-first approach
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cloud computing

BT strikes five-year deal with AWS to drive cloud-first approach

The telecommunications giant is simplifying its IT infrastructure as it looks to reduce maintenance costs
5 May 2022
Elliott Management encourages Western Digital to spin off flash business
Western Digital
Hardware

Elliott Management encourages Western Digital to spin off flash business

Activist investor says hard disk maker has underperformed “operationally, financially and strategically”
4 May 2022
SAP turns to advisor for potential $1 billion Litmos sale, sources reveal
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Software

SAP turns to advisor for potential $1 billion Litmos sale, sources reveal

German software giant will work with investment back Moelis & Co. to sell off the corporate eLearning business it acquired back in 2018
4 May 2022
EU rules against Meta in data privacy row
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data protection

EU rules against Meta in data privacy row

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) says consumer groups can take legal action over data privacy breaches
29 Apr 2022
Vector Capital acquires majority ownership of WatchGuard
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Security

Vector Capital acquires majority ownership of WatchGuard

Global private equity firm gobbles up shares from co-investors as it doubles down on its commitment to the cyber security platform provider
29 Apr 2022
Cloud marketplace Pax8 expands into Australia and New Zealand
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Managed service provider (MSP)

Cloud marketplace Pax8 expands into Australia and New Zealand

MSPs in the region can now sign up to be a Pax8 partner and purchase key products from vendors such as Acronis, Check Point, Bitdefender, and more
28 Apr 2022
Blockchain-based Gmail plugin lets users keep control over email attachments after they're sent
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email delivery

Blockchain-based Gmail plugin lets users keep control over email attachments after they're sent

Document GPS email extension for Google Workspace considered world's first Gmail tokenization tool
28 Apr 2022
Wipro snaps up SAP consultancy Rizing for $540 million
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business apps

Wipro snaps up SAP consultancy Rizing for $540 million

Rizing’s SAP consultancy capabilities and client relationships will “significantly boost” and differentiate Wipro’s offering, company says
27 Apr 2022
Dell unveils new Latitude and Precision devices
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Hardware

Dell unveils new Latitude and Precision devices

Latitude 9330 laptop boasts world’s first collaboration touchpad, while new Precision devices place greater focus on power and performance
27 Apr 2022