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.
What is racetrack memory?
Innovation
Server & storage

What is racetrack memory?

This experimental technology could change the face of how we store data
24 Mar 2021
What is cyber warfare?
Cyber warfare depicted by code on two monitors with a soldier in background
Security

What is cyber warfare?

We explain what cyber warfare is and why you need to pay attention to the threats posed
23 Mar 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?
An illustration of a businesswoman stood in the lobby of a building in front of a set of stairs labelled 'for women' and an elevator labelled 'for men', divided by a sign with an up arrow on it labelled careers
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
The best remote access solutions
Remote access controls on a laptop computer
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
4 Mar 2021
What is the Computer Misuse Act?
A computer keyboard with keys highlighted with red underlighting
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?
2 Mar 2021
LTE vs 4G
4G LTE mobile
Mobile

LTE vs 4G

LTE and 4G are both high-speed data networks, but what’s the difference and which is better?
26 Feb 2021
How to delete a Gmail account
Gmail and YouTube icons on a smartphone screen
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
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
19 Feb 2021
What are petabytes and just how big are they?
Numbers against dark background
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?
19 Feb 2021
Structured vs unstructured data management
Data
big data analytics

Structured vs unstructured data management

Big Data is big business – if you have the skills to manage it
12 Feb 2021
What are digital workflow solutions?
Abstract image of a black workflow diagram on a yellow background
workflow

What are digital workflow solutions?

How the mapping of repeatable processes can help drive business efficiency
12 Feb 2021
It’s time to give edge computing some space
Shot of the International Space Station in orbit
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
A person holding a smartphone in their hand looking at the newsvideo
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
Your essential guide to internet security
Abstract cyber security image of a man holding a symbol of a padlock inside a shield
Security

Your essential guide to internet security

We explain how to ensure both you and your business remain safe online
27 Jan 2021
Cloud communications - what is it and why do you need it?
Wires running into a cloud to illustrate cloud communication
software as a service (SaaS)

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

From UCaaS to plain old VoIP, here are some of the cloud communications options available to you
26 Jan 2021
How to pick the best cloud accounting software
A hand holding a pen over a tablet, on which a spreadsheet is displayed.
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?
6G logo displayed behind the Kuala Lumpur city skyline at dusk
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?
A green plant shoots up from soil which is placed on a circuit board
energy efficiency

What's next for sustainable computing?

This week has shown just some of the possibilities for ecologically sound technology
18 Sep 2020
How British business is weathering the coronavirus storm
Business strategy

How British business is weathering the coronavirus storm

The coronavirus has upended life and commerce as we know them. How are the different sectors of the economy adapting to this challenge?
8 Sep 2020
Don’t be spooked by talk of remote working ‘ghost towns’
Cloud

Don’t be spooked by talk of remote working ‘ghost towns’

The CBI has warned that remote working could lead to the death of city centres, but the reality is more complex
28 Aug 2020
Coronavirus boosted the tech industry’s fortunes – will the recession undo it?
Business operations

Coronavirus boosted the tech industry’s fortunes – will the recession undo it?

The upheaval caused by COVID-19 has taken a new turn as GDP shrinks 20.4%
12 Aug 2020
How I learned to stop worrying and love the bot
automation

How I learned to stop worrying and love the bot

An ever present anxiety that automation will take our jobs is being replaced by a fear that it won’t
17 Jul 2020
Supermarket chain faces GDPR probe over facial recognition system
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Supermarket chain faces GDPR probe over facial recognition system

Spanish data regulator launches inquiry just four days after AI system's rollout
14 Jul 2020
View from the airport: HPE Discover Virtual Experience
Business strategy

View from the airport: HPE Discover Virtual Experience

Networking, jetlag and baked goods make way for more insightful conversations
26 Jun 2020
HPE continues cloud push with new GreenLake services
Business strategy

HPE continues cloud push with new GreenLake services

Containers, VMs, machine learning and more can all now be accessed as preconfigured cloud services
24 Jun 2020
HPE launches Ezmeral software portfolio – but is it just SBS in disguise?
Software

HPE launches Ezmeral software portfolio – but is it just SBS in disguise?

Company talks up importance of its software division at HPE Discover 2020
23 Jun 2020
HPE announces new services from Pointnext to help businesses get back to work
Business strategy

HPE announces new services from Pointnext to help businesses get back to work

Products include employee tracking and temperature reading to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in the workplace
22 Jun 2020
How to use OneDrive: A guide to Microsoft's cloud storage
cloud storage

How to use OneDrive: A guide to Microsoft's cloud storage

OneDrive is one of the many free cloud storage services out there. Here’s how to use it...
18 Jun 2020