Monaco launches Europe’s first state sovereign cloud

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Monaco’ Government has launched Monaco Cloud, the first sovereign cloud operation in Europe.

Part of the Extended Monaco programme, which is billed as the Monegasque model in a digital world, the cloud is said to be a key tool in the deployment of economic influence in Monaco and beyond its borders. 

With 5G coverage, 10 Giga Fibre for individuals and the deployment of digital identity, the Principality of Monaco believes it has the necessary digital...

Cloud computing firm OVHcloud experiences network outage ahead of IPO

Octave Klaba

French cloud computing company, OVHcloud, has experienced a network outage on October 13, just two days before it was due to launch one of the country’s largest initial public offerings of 2021.

The firm’s founder and chairman, Octave Klaba, said the downtime was caused by "human error" while one of its US-based datacentres was being reconfigured.

He said: "A wrong configuration of the router caused the network to fail," adding that OVHcloud was able to restore the...

Ada Lovelace Day: Tech’s most influential women share their views

Ada Lovelace

Tuesday October 12 marks Ada Lovelace Day, an annual celebration championing the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Lovelace, who helped implement visionary insights on computing, leaves a lasting legacy of the importance of female diversity. Yet, despite her achievements, there were one million women in STEM roles in 2020, equating to only 24% of the STEM workforce.

With a cross parliamentary report concluding that...

5 ways cloud-based technology is changing the game for enterprise security

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Today’s enterprise organisations are having to play by a new set of cyber and physical security rules. Hackers are getting more advanced, and finding new and faster ways to breach security protocols. The traditional models, in which cybersecurity and physical security teams operate as separate entities, can no longer ensure companies stay protected from the latest threats. Even with converged cyber and physical security teams, a key piece of a successful security strategy is having the...

How JML gained more security and control with private cloud and saved £1.1m

JML is a household name, with a £100m turnover. Known for promoting products via in-store video screens, the retail company is a recognisable presence on the high street and in some of the biggest retailers throughout the UK and Ireland.

The company develops products in a variety of categories and sells them through its website, TV channels, and in retail outlets. In addition to its own products, JML also distributes products from other international direct response television...

Todd Boehler, ProcessUnity: Risk management, digital transformation and the role of the CISO 

Could you tell us a little bit about ProcessUnity and what it does? 

We're a cloud provider of risk management program automation. 

We help organisations make risk management activities more effective and efficient in their businesses. We have a core concentration around third-party risk and cybersecurity program management, but we also help customers across the entire GRC (governance, risk management, and compliance) landscape. We...

Cloud and Cyber Security Expo 2021: COVID-19, development security, and risk vs. reward

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An Allied Market Research (AMR) forecast has shown that the global cloud services market will rake in $555 billion in revenues this year. 

This indicates a 17.5% overall growth rate for the cloud computing industry from the previous year. There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated cloud adoption around the globe and, with it, organisations’ cybersecurity risks have also been ramped up.

The Cloud and Cyber Security Expo 2021, hosted this week in...

Sedef Gavaz, Natural History Museum: Digitally transforming a 150-year-old museum

Sedef Gavaz

After Sedef Gavaz, head of digital product at the Natural History Museum, took part in a panel discussion at TechEx Global this week, she shared insight and personal experience of digital transformation.

What would you say are the key aspects of digital transformation?

Data is fundamentally important to all of it because, if you don't have data, you don’t have anything.

Language is also important when trying to bring people with you on a digital...

Global technology event TechEx returns as a physical expo

TechEx Global 2021

TechEx Global, the world-leading enterprise technology exhibition and conference, welcomed more than 4,000 members of the tech community through its doors this week.

TechEx was delighted to be back as a physical event at the Business Design Centre in London this week. One of the first large-scale technology exhibitions to return, TechEx saw a vibrant audience have diverse conversations, and build a number of partnerships in the technology sector.

Now in its fifth year,...

David Weeks, N-able: A unique time for MSPs

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Could you tell us a little bit about N-able and what it does?

N-able provides IT management solutions that empower managed services providers to deliver outsourced IT services for their end customers, which are primarily small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

MSPs can get monitoring and management, automation, security, and backup software from an ever-changing list of providers to protect and service their customers. But our goal is to grow and evolve alongside...