Steve Cassidy
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Business strategy

Don’t buy anything! Why you should lease your IT

The advantages of leasing versus owning are clear — here's how to get the best from your lease and avoid the potential pitfalls
23 Nov 2019
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Network & Internet

Network Monitoring: What you should be looking out for

We discuss the importance of knowing what's happening on your network and gives some tips on how to do it effectively
9 Nov 2019
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wifi & hotspots

How to boost your business Wi-Fi

Eight steps to a trouble-free Wi-Fi upgrade
22 Oct 2019
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Technology

Can you trust AI?

Could biased artificial intelligence systems harm your business – and society itself?
24 Aug 2019
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Network & Internet

What is Ethernet? The standards, explained

We take a deep-dive into the backbone of modern networking
30 Jul 2019
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application programming interface (API)

The API economy: What your business needs to know

The world of APIs can be tricky to navigate. Here's how to get started
6 May 2019
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Network & Internet

Five things to get off your IT network

From binning old cables to managing visitor access, we reveal five ways you can take back control of your network
5 Apr 2019
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Security

The secrets of VPNs for business

Secure access to your network isn’t something to be taken lightly
15 Feb 2019
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Security

The secrets of VPNs for business

Secure access to your network isn’t something to be taken lightly
15 Feb 2019
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Security

The secrets of VPNs for business

Secure access to your network isn’t something to be taken lightly
15 Feb 2019
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outsourcing

Five signs that it might be time to outsource

Outsourcing isn't the right solution to every problem, but it can be an easy route to success
16 Nov 2018
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Investment Management

Seven IT upgrades that pay for themselves

Is your IT department a financial black hole? Here are seven projects that can boost your revenue
8 Oct 2018
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cloud management

What is cloud bursting?

The latest hybrid model could be a cost-effective way to take advantage of the cloud
4 Oct 2018
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Business operations

The dreaded audit: How to get through it and what to avoid

An IT audit can be a daunting prospect for businesses – but it doesn’t need to be that way
6 Aug 2018
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Software

Software suppliers: The 800lb gorilla problem

Your business relies on certain software to function - so what happens when the publisher's interests don't align with yours?
25 Jul 2018
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document management systems (DMS)

How to get the most out of document management

Document management may sound dull, but Steve Cassidy finds out how it can save you valuable time - and money
3 Jul 2018
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Five reasons your business data isn't secure

Exploring the loopholes, gotchas and misconceptions that can put you at risk
18 Apr 2018
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cloud security

The identity crisis: Password managers and your business

Authenticating users used to be easy – now cross-platform cloud services make life a lot more complicated
3 Apr 2018
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collaboration

Your guide to Facebook Workplace

Steve Cassidy finds out why shifting company communications onto Facebook could be a smart move
1 Mar 2018
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Unified Communications
Cloud

Why UC could be the answer to your telephony needs

An integrated approach can bring multiple benefits to your business
22 Feb 2018
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Server & storage

New classes of information measured by intricacy, not size

How do you keep steel factories running smoothly? Steve finds 150 is the magic number and reveals some home email truths about hybrid IT
8 Sep 2017
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Server & storage

New classes of information measured by intricacy, not size

How do you keep steel factories running smoothly? Steve finds 150 is the magic number and reveals some home email truths about hybrid IT
8 Sep 2017
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Hardware

Get rid of your old hardware

Time for an office clear-out? Make sure your old PCs are disposed of properly
23 Nov 2016
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collaboration

LoopUp raises £8.5m in ‘first’ post-Brexit tech IPO

Conference call start-up floats shares on AIM for 100p
24 Aug 2016
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Server & storage

CeBIT: Home of the undercover CIO

IBM's new Linux cloud servers demonstrate the changing demographic at CeBIT
22 Mar 2016
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Server & storage

Cray shows the value of Secret Sauce

The supercomputing firm's recent growth is no mystery
29 Feb 2016
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In-depth

Making technical sense of the TalkTalk story

Does TalkTalk deserve to be pilloried for this latest data breach?
28 Oct 2015
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Security

Jimmy Wales breaks into the mobile business

Wikipedia founder's foray into the mobile business mixes phones with social netwokring and charity
7 Oct 2015
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Business strategy

Learning the lessons of failure

Can the enterprise teach the internet a thing or two about designing for failure?
21 Sep 2015
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Business strategy

A voyage of data discovery

Steve Cassidy is surprised at what he finds on his latest data quest...
19 Aug 2015
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data protection

Troy Hunt and havibeenpwned.com

Steve Cassidy has found a tech hero of late, in the form of Troy Hunt, the guy behind havibeenpwned.com...
17 Sep 2014
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Mobile

Panasonic 20in ToughPad: Useful tool or oversized novelty?

We take a closer look at the £4000 4K tablet
2 Jul 2014
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cloud computing

ExpressRoute for Azure: Will the UK be left out?

There's a disconnect in the way Microsoft talks about ExpressRoute and how its partners will likely talk about it, worries Steve Cassidy...
19 May 2014
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Network & Internet

Openness in the Internet of Things

Just because machines can talk to one another doesn't mean they should, warns Steve Cassidy in his latest column...
18 Apr 2014
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Software

Office for iPad, Azure, and you

Steve Cassidy shares the secrets he discovered on a recent visit to Microsoft HQ in Redmond...
1 Apr 2014