Greetings from Lisbon! I’m writing this blog from Web Summit 2016 among 50,000 other delegates. The mammoth conference is enough to overwhelm most and you’ll certainly learn the art of queueing. Continue reading
From 12 January 2016, Microsoft ended its technical support for old versions of its Internet Explorer browser. Only the latest versions, IE 11 and Edge are still supported. According to BBC News, it is estimated that the older versions of IE 7, 8 and 9 account for 20% of all web traffic. Computerworld states that out of all IE users, just over half (55%) are using the latest version. This means that millions of users (340 million according to Computerworld figures) are now using an unsupported browser to surf the net, which could become vulnerable to increasing security attacks. Continue reading
Cloud services are “quicker, cheaper and more competitive”, according to Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude, with some tech companies estimating that they can be 25% to 60% cheaper than traditional long-term IT contracts. Continue reading
Engage is an example of a “cloud” application. But what does that mean? It means that the cogs and wheels as well as the data itself are stored remotely in a data centre rather than in your office. Each user accesses the software and their own segment of the data via the Internet using an Internet browser.