Four million UK businesses vulnerable to losing company data

13 August 2018

The survey asked 514 UK businesses about their approaches to data backups and storage. SOURCE: BEAMING & OPINIUM 2018

The survey asked 514 UK businesses about their approaches to data backups and storage. SOURCE: BEAMING & OPINIUM 2018

Almost a million UK businesses do not backup their company data, according to research commissioned by Beaming.

The business ISP also found that a further 2.8 million firms risk losing valuable information by storing electronic copies in the same location as the original data.

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BT uses Cisco SD-WAN for new global managed service

13 August 2018

The partners claim their offering puts users in the fast lane when it comes to cloud deployments and digital transformation.

The partners claim their offering puts users in the fast lane when it comes to cloud deployments and digital transformation.

BT has launched a new global managed service using Cisco’s SD-WAN technology. 

It’s claimed BT Connect Cisco SD-WAN provides customers with a clear view of data flows across their WAN.

The partners say this enables users to optimise traffic to suit business needs, balancing performance and cost. 

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Fear of data hacks leads to drop in use of unlicenced software

18 July 2018

Twenty one per cent of software installed on computers in the UK in 2017 was not properly licenced, according to the 2018 Global Software Survey from BSA: The Software Alliance.

This represents a one-percentage point decrease compared to the organisation’s previous study that was released in 2016.

The study reveals that the commercial value of unlicenced software installed in the UK was £1.05bn.

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Quobyte to manage storage for ‘super-data-cluster’

18 July 2018

JASMIN currently processes an average of 1-3PB of data daily with expansion to 300PB expected by 2022.

JASMIN currently processes an average of 1-3PB of data daily with expansion to 300PB expected by 2022.

 

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Scientific Computing Department will use Quobyte’s Data Center File System to manage the JASMIN phase 4 ‘super-data-cluster’.

Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and the UK Space Agency, JASMIN provides the UK and European climate and Earth-system science communities with a globally unique data intensive analysis and computational e-infrastructure.

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