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Maggie Holland
Maggie has been a journalist since 1999. She started her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. After several years on the magazine, she moved to 'the other side of the fence' to work as a copywriter for a marketing agency, writing case studies and working on ad and website copy for companies such as eBay, Dell, Microsoft and more. In 2006, just weeks before IT Pro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of IT Pro, she was appointed group editor of Cloud Pro and IT Pro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for  in 2016. Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.
What is your digital footprint?
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Business strategy

What is your digital footprint?

Your digital footprint is always growing – so we explore how you can keep it under control
31 May 2022
What does a CISO do?
A businessman working on a futuristic tablet that is displaying the word 'CISO'
Careers & training

What does a CISO do?

A chief information security officer deals with far more than firewalls and antivirus software
12 May 2022
How do I fix the Windows 10 Start Menu if it's frozen?
A computer screen displaying the Start menu in Windows 10
operating systems

How do I fix the Windows 10 Start Menu if it's frozen?

If your Start menu stops working in Windows 10, here’s what you can do to fix it
8 Apr 2022
Flexible vs agile working
two creative women working on laptops
Business strategy

Flexible vs agile working

Although they have similar meanings, it's important to differentiate between flexible and agile workplaces
15 Feb 2022
What is agile development?
development
agile development

What is agile development?

Need a quicker way than waterfall to create software? Agile might be the answer
24 Sep 2021
Salesforce hits 100% renewable energy target and pledges to help customers do the same
Marc Benioff speaking at Dreamforce 2021
cloud computing

Salesforce hits 100% renewable energy target and pledges to help customers do the same

The cloud giant has also launched Sustainability Cloud 2.0 to help firms move from eco-theory to eco-reality
21 Sep 2021
What is a circular economy?
A mock up of the circular economy
Policy & legislation

What is a circular economy?

Climate change and dwindling resources mean we need to create new models of consumption
14 Dec 2020
Cisco overhauls partner programme to fit changing channel dynamics
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Business strategy

Cisco overhauls partner programme to fit changing channel dynamics

The new programme includes four strands in a bid to be more representative of different partner models
28 Oct 2020
Datto post-IPO will still put MSPs front and centre
Datto logo on a laptop display
Managed service provider (MSP)

Datto post-IPO will still put MSPs front and centre

CEO Tim Weller has assured MSPs that they can expect what they have come to love about the firm going forward…
23 Oct 2020
Exclusive changes up channel consumption model with X-OD on-demand partner platform
A padlock laid on top of a circuit board.
Business strategy

Exclusive changes up channel consumption model with X-OD on-demand partner platform

No-risk, no-cost model will help firms achieve profitability in the subscription economy, company claims
8 Oct 2020
How many call participants is too many?
video conferencing

How many call participants is too many?

We’ve all been on calls trying to get a word in, but virtual meetings are about to get more crowded…
7 Aug 2020
Why do we keep so quiet about our tech successes?
A group of people jump into the air with arms raised as confetti rains down.
Cloud

Why do we keep so quiet about our tech successes?

The UK tech industry has a lot to be proud of, but why are we so shy of shouting about it?
28 Feb 2020
Microsoft and Oracle expand strategic cloud partnership
Cloud illustrations on a blue background with a ladder
Cloud

Microsoft and Oracle expand strategic cloud partnership

New cloud interconnect will make it easier for firms to share data between apps running on Azure and Oracle Cloud
12 Feb 2020
CIO job description: What does a CIO do?
Business strategy

CIO job description: What does a CIO do?

Why the CIO role is still integral to business
7 Jan 2020
Meet Bill: The AI-powered bot BA plans to use at Heathrow in 2020
artificial intelligence (AI)

Meet Bill: The AI-powered bot BA plans to use at Heathrow in 2020

The airline says it will trial the fully autonomous robots to assist passengers with basic tasks
19 Dec 2019
Dreamforce 2019: View from the airport
Airplane parked at gate at airport at sunset
Cloud

Dreamforce 2019: View from the airport

Time has been called on Salesforce’s big shebang for another year, so what did Dreamforce 2019 deliver?
26 Nov 2019
Can cloud help on the road towards combating climate change?
"Reduce your carbon footprint" written on a green key on a computer keyboard.
Cloud

Can cloud help on the road towards combating climate change?

ENGIE plans to use cloud and other tech to help customers reduce their carbon footprints
20 Nov 2019
Salesforce unveils Customer 360 Truth in quest to provide single source of data reality
The Salesforce logo on a glass wall in an office building
private cloud

Salesforce unveils Customer 360 Truth in quest to provide single source of data reality

Organisations will be able to better understand customers and, in turn, personalise and enhance their experiences, according to Salesforce
20 Nov 2019
What to expect from Dreamforce 2019
Opinion

What to expect from Dreamforce 2019

We take a look at what the week ahead has in store on the eve of Salesforce’s big annual event in San Francisco
20 Nov 2019
Salesforce launches Einstein Voice Skills
Salesforce Logo on wall of office Reception
Software

Salesforce launches Einstein Voice Skills

Latest addition to Einstein offering capitalises on the growing use of voice commands across the globe
19 Nov 2019
Datto signals continued commitment to European market with investment across the board
Datto logo
Business strategy

Datto signals continued commitment to European market with investment across the board

And the UK will remain a key focus going forward, according to EMEA MD...
24 Oct 2019
Datto unveils raft of new products and rallies channel to make more of the SMB opportunity
Datto logo
Business strategy

Datto unveils raft of new products and rallies channel to make more of the SMB opportunity

Firm used its European conference in Paris this week to provide details
23 Oct 2019
View from the Airport: Oracle OpenWorld 2019
Cloud

View from the Airport: Oracle OpenWorld 2019

We look back on the key themes and announcements from the tech giant’s annual conference
23 Sep 2019
ICBF explores power of blockchain to provide data insights
Business operations

ICBF explores power of blockchain to provide data insights

Ireland’s cattle breeding association is using high tech solutions for agricultural problems
19 Sep 2019
Oracle: Our cloud will make things easier not more complex
Cloud

Oracle: Our cloud will make things easier not more complex

Firm’s CEO says Oracle is uniquely positioned to help businesses overcome challenges
19 Sep 2019
Oracle talks up the benefits of key partnerships
Hand with cloud floating above it raining different currencies
Cloud

Oracle talks up the benefits of key partnerships

Tech giant thinks it makes sense from all sides to work with historic competitors
18 Sep 2019
Oracle announces key partnership with VMware
Cloud

Oracle announces key partnership with VMware

Customers will now be able to run VMware workloads on Oracle’s cloud
17 Sep 2019
Oracle unveils autonomous OS
Oracle Autonomous NoSQL Database Service
operating systems

Oracle unveils autonomous OS

Tech giant builds on its machine learning-focused roadmap with new, autonomous OS
17 Sep 2019
Wise investments or a waste of everyone’s time?
businessman confused or unsure about money and investment
Acquisition

Wise investments or a waste of everyone’s time?

Is selling off just selling out, or are acquisitions a smart move for all parties?
30 Aug 2019
Salesforce appoints new UK leader
Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia
Cloud

Salesforce appoints new UK leader

Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia will join the firm in a leadership role from October
6 Aug 2019
Hitting a home run in business
London Series Major League Baseball 2019 (all rights reserved)
Business strategy

Hitting a home run in business

Can the world of business really learn a thing or two from sport or is it yet another analogy that hinders rather than helps?
29 Jul 2019
Datto unveils slew of new MSP-centric features and products
Datto logo
Managed service provider (MSP)

Datto unveils slew of new MSP-centric features and products

Tim Weller marks his first DattoCon as CEO in style with a bumper keynote filled with updates and delivery promises
17 Jun 2019
What to expect from DattoCon 2019
Man speaking in front of audience
Security

What to expect from DattoCon 2019

It’s billed as “the can’t miss event for all MSPs, but can DattoCon really live up to that promise?
16 Jun 2019
Salesforce adds enhanced functionality to its app store and eyes the 7m download milestone
Salesforce Logo on wall of office Reception
software as a service (SaaS)

Salesforce adds enhanced functionality to its app store and eyes the 7m download milestone

New features make it easier for partners and customers alike to find the information they're looking for...
23 May 2019
Salesforce creates $125m fund to give European cloud start-ups a boost
People in meeting using the cloud
software as a service (SaaS)

Salesforce creates $125m fund to give European cloud start-ups a boost

Europe Trailblazer Fund comes off the back of existing investment in 50 startups across the region
23 May 2019
Barracuda sets sights on hitting $1 billion target
security in either data protection or cyber security
Business strategy

Barracuda sets sights on hitting $1 billion target

And partners will be instrumental in it turning that vision into reality
17 May 2019