Topic: services

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Is it time for businesses to take responsibility for the digital skills gap?

Apprenticeships, coding academies, incubators, upskilling, open source - all of these are cited by academia, business and government as ways to plug the impending digital skills gap that, if we are to believe those who most frequently bemoan it, threatens to transmute into a gaping maw and swallow the economy whole.

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Foreshadow attacks Intel CPUs with Spectre-like tactics (but you're probably safe)

Intel introduces L1TF or Foreshadow, a new speculative execution attack like Spectre and Meltdown, which targets SGX instructions on Intel's Core chips.

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What is DHCP, and why might its days may be numbered as IPv6 grows?

Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) still assigns dynamic addresses for IPv4 networks, but two newer protocols – SLAAC and DHCPv6 – are vying to do the job for IPv6.

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Why you should consider crowdsourcing IT security services

Whether you need a pentesting team, a bug bounty program, or a vulnerability disclosure plan, several crowdsourcing platforms can take the risk and pain from the process.

U.S. Treasury: Regulators should back off FinTech, allow innovation

The Treasury Department, in a report, is recommending that state and federal regulators loosen their grip on FinTech and financial services firms in general and allow them to innovate.

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The pros and cons of outsourcing IT services

Outsourcing a range of business functions has become common practice for enterprises across the world. According to the Arvato UK Outsourcing Index, the value of outsourcing contracts in the private sector swelled to £4.9 billion in 2017, representing a nine percent increase on the year before.

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How Royal Mail saved home mover marketing from the GDPR graveyard

The service had been abandoned due to GDPR consent requirements but then reactivated under the legitimate interests justification

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Vue JavaScript CLI tool apps gets a rewrite

Vue 3 is intended to reduce configuration “fatigue” of front-end tools

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Why cheap Chromebooks running Windows will benefit Google, not you

Google's Campfire would reportedly allow Chromebooks to dual-boot with Windows. But only Google will benefit from demonstrating how poorly Windows runs on low-end hardware.

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How Segment went from monolithic to microservices and back again

When customer data startup Segment ran into problems with its cumbersome old infrastructure, like many other businesses it turned to microservices - but soon ran into a web of complexity that could only be untangled by returning once again to a 'monolithic' architecture.

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What is CRM? Software for managing customer data

Equal parts strategy and technology, customer relationship management (CRM) is about using data to understand your customers—and boost sales.

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Microsoft may soon add multi-session remote access to Windows 10 Enterprise

Microsoft may be close to offering multi-session remote desktop access to Windows 10 Enterprise, allowing for as many as 10 simultaneous connections.