Let’s face it – we’re about to move into 2022, and if you don’t understand the importance of having a mobile-friendly website by now, maybe you never will. Mobile usage is now a key connector, in an increasing range of ways, and providing an optimized, engaging mobile experience is key to maximizing your business performance.
Link: Why Your Website Should be Optimized for Mobile [Infographic]
One of the standout findings of this year’s report is that half of those surveyed as part of the UK-focused poll said their organisations now describe themselves as being “cloud-first” entities, which means they prioritise the use and adoption of cloud-based offerings when looking to procure new tech.
Link: IT priorities 2022: UK IT leaders show preference for cloud-first strategies
Important: GDPR Email Preferences
As you may already know, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into effect on 25th May 2018. We take your privacy seriously and we are working hard to ensure we comply with the new data protection laws. You can find out more about…
Link: Time Management Apps to Enhance Productivity
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Bayer have announced their commitment to a strategic partnership formed with Microsoft to build a new cloud-based set of digital tools and data science solutions for use in agriculture and adjacent industries, bringing new infrastructure and foundational capabilities to accelerate…
Link: Microsoft partner with Bayer to advance digital capabilities for industry
Every major broadcaster acknowledges that they have to consider disaster recovery. Apart from meeting audience expectations, if a channel is off air, it cannot transmit commercials. Without commercials, it has no income. Getting the station back on air—and broadcasting commercials—is clearly vital.
Link: When disaster strikes, head to the cloud
What is malware? Malware is shorthand for malicious software. It is software developed by cyber attackers with the intention of gaining access or causing damage to a computer or network, often while the victim remains oblivious to the fact there’s been a compromise. A common alternative description of malware is ‘computer virus’ — although there are big differences between these types of malicious programs.
Link: What is malware? Everything you need to know about viruses, trojans and malicious software
Apple officially made iOS 15 available to everyone on Monday. The latest software update was announced back in June at Apple’s WWDC event, and was only available in beta until now. With the release of the iPhone 13, the fully formed iOS 15 can be downloaded by anyone with an iPhone 6S or newer….
Link: 5 features that will make you want to download iOS 15 now
The use of cloud computing applications has grown significantly in the last two years as the Covid-19 pandemic forced many organisations to adapt to remote working. Many of those businesses may never go back to being fully on-premises, either because they are switching to a permanently remote model or a hybrid model where employees balance their time between working remotely and working from the office.
Link: Hybrid cloud brings benefits. But it also brings new cybersecurity risks, too
Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily lives just a little bit better. There’s an internet joke that stems from humanity’s unique ability to look at something distinctly not-human and decide that we’re going to be friends with it. The setup involves a person treating a…
Link: Apple discontinued the one thing that got me through the pandemic
Sree’s newsletter is produced w/ Zach Peterson (@zachprague). A nauseating photo and story from Reuters about a Kentucky Congressman and family posing with guns in a Christmas greeting, four days after teenagers were gunned down in Michigan. U.school shootings and other massacres will never stop as long as folks like this are in government.
Link: Some podcasts are killing us
Cybercriminals are spamming website contact forms and discussion forums to distribute Excel XLL files that download and install the RedLine password and information-stealing malware. RedLine is an information-stealing Trojan that steals cookies, user names and passwords, and credit cards stored in web browsers, as well as FTP credentials and files from an infected device.
Link: Malicious Excel XLL add-ins push RedLine password-stealing malware
As Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode quickly takes over the gaming time I carve out for myself, I decided to try to play the title over Xbox Cloud Gaming. Unfortunately, it didn’t go well. To start, I wanted to find out what device performed the best. I used two Android phones — the OnePlus 9 Pro and Pixel 4a — with one on Wi-Fi and the other on 5G.
Link: I tried Halo multiplayer on Xbox Cloud Gaming and only got a few kills