Dale Walker
What is the Data Protection Act 1998?
A lock behind encrypted numbers
data protection

What is the Data Protection Act 1998?

Despite GDPR coming into force businesses may still find themselves sanctioned under the 1998 act
12 Apr 2021
What is Microsoft Pluton?
Abstract image of the Microsoft logo ontop of a glowing processor
Security

What is Microsoft Pluton?

A quick look at Microsoft's new approach to CPUs that promises to revolutionise Windows security
8 Apr 2021
What is cross-site scripting (XSS)?
JavaScript
cross-site scripting (XSS)

What is cross-site scripting (XSS)?

How XSS exploits work and how to defend against them
7 Apr 2021
IT Pro 20/20: Meet the companies leaving the office for good
IT Pro 20/20: Leaving the office for good
Business strategy

IT Pro 20/20: Meet the companies leaving the office for good

The 15th issue of IT Pro 20/20 looks at the nature of operating a business in 2021
31 Mar 2021
What is SSID?
wireless router
broadband

What is SSID?

We look at what SSID is and how it is used to connect devices to the internet
26 Mar 2021
How to unroot Android
An Android smartphone laid flat on a surface beside a model of the Android mascot
Google Android

How to unroot Android

If you've rooted your Android device, here’s how to get everything back to normal
26 Mar 2021
What is bandwidth?
Data in a tunnel for analytics
broadband

What is bandwidth?

We look at how bandwidth works, and why your internet connection sometimes slows to a crawl...
25 Mar 2021
What is the Data Protection Act 2018?
A padlock on a circuit board in a dark room
data protection

What is the Data Protection Act 2018?

A look at the UK's national data laws and how GDPR fits into the puzzle
24 Mar 2021
What is natural language processing?
A face profile made out of 0 and 1 numbers
machine learning

What is natural language processing?

Creating systems capable of meaningful conversation is one of the hardest tasks facing AI researchers
12 Mar 2021
What is a default gateway?
Ethernet cable in router
Network & Internet

What is a default gateway?

A look at one of the most critical components of a well-functioning network
12 Mar 2021
How to build Android apps
Apps displayed on an Android OS smartphone
Google Android

How to build Android apps

Follow these eight steps to get your app on Google Play
3 Mar 2021
The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers
A list of poorly-constructed passwords on a notepad
Security

The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers

Some of the most common, and most effective, methods for stealing passwords
3 Mar 2021
Microsoft Azure Percept promises to make edge computing a doddle
Microsoft Azure Percept hardware
Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure Percept promises to make edge computing a doddle

The company hopes to create an edge ecosystem that rivals the success of the Windows operating system
2 Mar 2021
IT Pro 20/20: Keeping the lights on
IT Pro 20/20: Keeping the lights on
Business strategy

IT Pro 20/20: Keeping the lights on

The 14th issue of IT Pro 20/20 looks at the unsung heroes that have helped make remote work a success
1 Mar 2021
What is a Trojan?
Toy horse on a digital screen to symbolise the attack of the Trojan virus
Security

What is a Trojan?

The malicious malware lurks behind legitimate software to invade your computer
25 Feb 2021
Microsoft Surface Pro review: Still worth buying?
Surface Pro
Laptops

Microsoft Surface Pro review: Still worth buying?

Microsoft's hybrid may be four years old, but it still manages to pack a punch
24 Feb 2021
What is a freedom of information (FOI) request?
A person rifling for files in an old-style filing cabinet
Policy & legislation

What is a freedom of information (FOI) request?

We look at the mechanism citizens can use to hold public bodies to account
24 Feb 2021
What is data processing?
Man processes data at desk
Business operations

What is data processing?

Finding the data you need - either to digest or delete - isn't always easy in an increasingly data-intensive world
16 Feb 2021
What is a managed IT service?
IT infrastructure digital illustration
Business operations

What is a managed IT service?

With two-thirds of businesses using them, learn about what managed IT services are and how they’re being used
10 Feb 2021
Bootmgr is missing - how do you fix it?
Windows 10 logo
Software

Bootmgr is missing - how do you fix it?

This seemingly nightmarish error is actually not as bad as it seems
5 Feb 2021
IT Pro 20/20: The technology powering 2021
IT Pro 20/20: The technology powering 2021
Hardware

IT Pro 20/20: The technology powering 2021

The 13th issue of IT Pro 20/20 looks at the new innovations and themes likely to shape the year ahead
1 Feb 2021
The benefits of hot desking
A laptop, notebook and cup of coffee on a dark wood desk
Business strategy

The benefits of hot desking

Many workers are now adopting this new approach, but what makes it so attractive?
1 Feb 2021
What is a DHCP server?
Close-up image of network fibre optic cables
Network Access Control

What is a DHCP server?

We take a closer look at how DHCP can make network administration easier
25 Jan 2021
What is ethical AI?
Robotic and human hands meeting
artificial intelligence (AI)

What is ethical AI?

How do we define what a 'good outcome' is when it comes to algorithms?
21 Jan 2021
What is DNS?
Network traffic depicted as roads
Domain Name System (DNS)

What is DNS?

We explain what DNS is, how it works, and how outages can be avoided
12 Jan 2021
How to reclaim data from Google, Facebook, Apple post-GDPR
GDPR depicted by binary code in a European flag formation
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

How to reclaim data from Google, Facebook, Apple post-GDPR

We reveal how the web's biggest data hoarders have responded to the new regulations and how you can take control of your privacy
11 Jan 2021
What is blockchain?
A depiction of a chain made up of blue binary code
Security

What is blockchain?

The tech that underpins the biggest cryptocurrency in the world is branching out
5 Jan 2021
What are biometrics?
A scan of a fingerprint's papillary lines displayed in green on a dark screen
Security

What are biometrics?

Your face, iris, DNA and typing style can all be used as a password
5 Jan 2021
What is ransomware?
Male hacker hand on laptop computer keyboard with red binary screen of ransomware attack
ransomware

What is ransomware?

This type of malware could hit you hard in the pocket
5 Jan 2021
Best VPN services 2021
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Security

Best VPN services 2021

With remote working on the rise, we round up the best tried and tested VPN services
5 Jan 2021
IT Pro 20/20: Switching off for the holidays
How to switch off over the Christmas break
Business strategy

IT Pro 20/20: Switching off for the holidays

The 12th issue of IT Pro 20/20 looks at downtime, building skills through gaming, and how IT leaders can get the most out of 2021
18 Dec 2020
What is an artificial neural network?
neural
neural network

What is an artificial neural network?

A look at the role of neural nodes and how deep learning is used to create algorithms
4 Dec 2020
What is cryptocurrency mining?
Two shovels next to Bitcoins being uncovered in mud to depict cryptocurrency mining
cryptocurrencies

What is cryptocurrency mining?

We explain how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are actually made
2 Dec 2020
IT Pro 20/20: Why tech can't close the diversity gap
IT Pro 20/20 November issue
Careers & training

IT Pro 20/20: Why tech can't close the diversity gap

The 11th issue of IT Pro 20/20 looks at what businesses can do to help create a more diverse workplace
1 Dec 2020
Cloud storage: How secure are Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud and OneDrive?
2D clouds on a circuitboard background
cloud security

Cloud storage: How secure are Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud and OneDrive?

Each of these popular cloud platforms boasts robust security - but which does it best?
20 Nov 2020