Jane McCallion
Jane McCallion, Features Editor Dennis Technology B2B. Jane primarily covers security, storage and networking for IT Pro, Cloud Pro and Channel Pro, as well as taking care of features and analysis across the three sites. Jane joined IT Pro and Cloud Pro in July 2012, having previously written freelance for a number of business and finance magazines. She has also covered current affairs, including the student, public sector workers and TUC protests and strikes in central London while studying a Masters in Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London. Prior to becoming a journalist, Jane studied Applied Languages at the University of Portsmouth.
HTTP vs HTTPS: What difference does it make to security?
HTTPS browser
Network & Internet

HTTP vs HTTPS: What difference does it make to security?

We look at the difference between the two and tell you how to switch between them
17 Sep 2021
The best remote access solutions
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Software

The best remote access solutions

We round up the top remote access software for mobile workers, including those with collaboration, screen-sharing and support tools
10 Sep 2021
What is cyber warfare?
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Security

What is cyber warfare?

We explain what cyber warfare is and why you need to pay attention to the threats posed
6 Sep 2021
What is the Computer Misuse Act?
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Policy & legislation

What is the Computer Misuse Act?

If your computer systems are attacked, is the law effective enough to put those criminals behind bars?
3 Sep 2021
Structured vs unstructured data management
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big data analytics

Structured vs unstructured data management

Big data is big business – if you have the skills to manage it
27 Aug 2021
IT Pro Asks: What if the Carrington Event happened today?
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disaster recovery (DR)

IT Pro Asks: What if the Carrington Event happened today?

Welcome to the latest series of 2-minute IT Pro videos
23 Aug 2021
What are digital workflow solutions?
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workflow

What are digital workflow solutions?

How the mapping of repeatable processes can help drive business efficiency
5 Aug 2021
Machine learning vs AI
Two machine robots arm wrestling
Business strategy

Machine learning vs AI

These two terms are often used interchangeably, but they are fundamentally different technologies
5 Aug 2021
LTE vs 4G
Businessman pressing LTE button on a digital screen 4G
Mobile

LTE vs 4G

LTE and 4G are both high-speed data networks, but what’s the difference and which is better?
4 Aug 2021
What are petabytes and just how big are they?
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Server & storage

What are petabytes and just how big are they?

Enterprise storage is moving from tera to peta, but what do the terms mean?
9 Jul 2021
What is racetrack memory?
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Server & storage

What is racetrack memory?

This experimental technology could change the face of how we store data
5 Jul 2021
Cloud communications - what is it and why do you need it?
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software as a service (SaaS)

Cloud communications - what is it and why do you need it?

We look at the future of communication and the cloud-based options available
30 Jun 2021
Your essential guide to internet security
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Security

Your essential guide to internet security

We explain how to ensure both you and your business remain safe online
25 Jun 2021
HPE CEO talks up ‘Age of Insight’ at Discover 2021
HPE CEO Antonio Neri onstage at HPE Discover 2019
private cloud

HPE CEO talks up ‘Age of Insight’ at Discover 2021

Transitioning away from collecting data to derive value will be key to future of business and technology, says Antonio Neri
22 Jun 2021
GreenLake is the future of HPE, CEO claims
Green lake in the middle of a mountainous landscape
infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

GreenLake is the future of HPE, CEO claims

The company's consumption-based business model takes centre stage at this year's HPE Discover
22 Jun 2021
HPE simplifies GreenLake provisioning with Lighthouse
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Business strategy

HPE simplifies GreenLake provisioning with Lighthouse

Simplified resource management, new security features and Silicon on Demand form the heart of this year's news from HPE Discover
22 Jun 2021
HPE bolsters HPC business with Determined AI acquisition
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) logo on a glass building
mergers and acquisitions

HPE bolsters HPC business with Determined AI acquisition

The four-year-old startup will join the company's high-performance computing business unit
21 Jun 2021
HPE expands GreenLake offerings for Microsoft Azure
The Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) logo on the side of a building
private cloud

HPE expands GreenLake offerings for Microsoft Azure

The company's 'as a service' portfolio now includes greater support for hyperconverged infrastructure
21 Jun 2021
View from the Airport: Appian World 2021
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Business strategy

View from the Airport: Appian World 2021

Even in the virtual world, a return to reality is starting to take shape
12 May 2021
Appian talks up mobile at annual global conference
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Mobile

Appian talks up mobile at annual global conference

Year of disruption and pivot towards mobile has shown low-code's strengths, claims CEO
11 May 2021
'Low-code data' placed front and centre at Appian World 2021
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automation

'Low-code data' placed front and centre at Appian World 2021

CEO Matt Calkins claims low-code data overcomes the last major hurdle of application development
11 May 2021
What is shoulder surfing?
Someone looking over a woman's shoulder at a phone screen
social engineering

What is shoulder surfing?

This social engineering technique can pose a major security risk, so here's how to best protect against it
22 Mar 2021
International Women’s Day: Where now for women in tech?
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Business strategy

International Women’s Day: Where now for women in tech?

Women have a long history of making strides in technology, yet recognition – and fair treatment – remain elusive
8 Mar 2021
How to delete a Gmail account
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email providers

How to delete a Gmail account

Our step-by-step guide on how to close your Google email account for good
26 Feb 2021
It’s time to give edge computing some space
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data processing

It’s time to give edge computing some space

There’s no time for latency if we’re going to colonise the stars
12 Feb 2021
IT Pro News in Review: Bezos bows out, Serco hit by ransomware, Google Cloud losses
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Business strategy

IT Pro News in Review: Bezos bows out, Serco hit by ransomware, Google Cloud losses

Catch up on the top stories of the week with our new video review
5 Feb 2021
How to pick the best cloud accounting software
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software as a service (SaaS)

How to pick the best cloud accounting software

There are myriad cloud accounting software products on the market, but which one is best for you?
19 Jan 2021
What is AES encryption?
Graphic showing a digital padlock overlaid above information that has been encrypted
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

What is AES encryption?

AES is one of the most widely used encryption protocols, but where did it come from and how does it work?
5 Jan 2021
What is 6G and how far are we from rollout?
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Network & Internet

What is 6G and how far are we from rollout?

Everything you need to know about 6G mobile connectivity
17 Dec 2020
What is hybrid cloud?
Circuits running into the cloud
hybrid cloud

What is hybrid cloud?

An in-depth look at what is fast becoming the most popular method of cloud deployment
27 Oct 2020
Dell Technologies takes on HPE with Project Apex
platform as a service (PaaS)

Dell Technologies takes on HPE with Project Apex

Company moves to simplified ‘everything as a service’ strategy in face of hybrid, multi-cloud trends
21 Oct 2020
How can artificial intelligence help in the fight to remain secure?
artificial intelligence (AI)

How can artificial intelligence help in the fight to remain secure?

It can play Go and underpins the future of driverless cars, but AI also helps bolster your cyber defences
15 Oct 2020
Why IBM is splitting its business in two
Business strategy

Why IBM is splitting its business in two

While the focus on cloud may sound like a revolution, the old regime remains
9 Oct 2020
VMware talks up multi-cloud and Kubernetes at VMworld 2020
cloud computing

VMware talks up multi-cloud and Kubernetes at VMworld 2020

Pat Gelsinger takes to the virtual stage to talk about his vision for the future of cloud
30 Sep 2020
What's next for sustainable computing?
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energy efficiency

What's next for sustainable computing?

This week has shown just some of the possibilities for ecologically sound technology
18 Sep 2020