Heard about the sextortion emails that claimed to have somehow hacked an individual's computer and recorded them on adult sites? If not then, yes that happened and a lot of people got those emails - regardless of if they'd visited adult sites or not.
The problem with emerging technology is that nobody can truely know what it will evolve into as it becomes more widely adopted. Some technologies are so malleable, we're left with an evolving understanding of the ways it could be used across an ever growing range of stakeholders (blockchain springs to mind).
The idea of downtime for an office or remote site in your company network is painful to think about in today's increasingly connected world.
Yet, businesses are continuing to move operations from expensive internally managed systems to cloud based hosting and software suites to benefit from data protection, compliance, scalability / flexibility, cost efficiencies and business continuity.
We live in an age when we expect to be connected 24/7 with no exception, and your users expect the same. But, reliable links to cloud services and WANs require robust connectivity.
Each business has it's own set of conditions that will ultimately influence the choice between an in-house data centre and an outsourced cloud. However, there are some advantages and disadvantages to consider when making this choice.
In-house data centres can be costly, financially as well as resource intensive, however they provide complete control of your data and ensure that you aren't reliant on external services to enable your users to access the data that they require to do their jobs.
Yes you did read that correctly. Broadband outages cost the UK economy an estimated £7bn in lost productivity according to research conducted by Beaming in 2016.
There is no denying that our hunger for bandwidth is increasing year upon year with cheaper SaaS applications and a wide range of other cloud services. Couple that with the constant temptation to move services from expensive in-house data centres to cheaper cloud solutions.