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Rene Millman

Rene Millman is a freelance writer and broadcaster who covers cybersecurity, AI, IoT, and the cloud. He also works as a contributing analyst at GigaOm and has previously worked as an analyst for Gartner covering the infrastructure market. He has made numerous television appearances to give his views and expertise on technology trends and companies that affect and shape our lives. You can follow Rene Millman on Twitter.

Four tips to slash office running costs
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Business operations

Four tips to slash office running costs

With energy prices set to surge and inflation remaining sky-high, slashing workplace expenditure might be one of the only ways forward
20 Sep 2022
The key challenges of migrating databases to the cloud
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cloud management

The key challenges of migrating databases to the cloud

Knowing the potential pitfalls could help avoid migration headaches
14 Sep 2022
What is a 502 bad gateway and how do you fix it?
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web hosting

What is a 502 bad gateway and how do you fix it?

We explain what this networking error means for users and website owners
24 Aug 2022
How can CIOs help to close the tech skills gap?
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Careers & training

How can CIOs help to close the tech skills gap?

The most well-equipped IT leaders can take a number of practical steps to close the divide within their organisations
18 Aug 2022
How will the Online Safety Bill change the tech industry?
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Policy & legislation

How will the Online Safety Bill change the tech industry?

The landmark legislation will affect 25,000 companies, and is among the first laws directly regulating the business practices of tech giants
16 Aug 2022
What is Dell Apex?
Dell's HQ in Santa Clara
Cloud

What is Dell Apex?

The everything as a service (XaaS) platform comprises not just cloud but storage, servers, and a lot more besides
11 Aug 2022
VMware vSphere vs Proxmox: Which is best for your business?
Graphical depiction of virtualisation with bright lights emerging from servers
virtualisation

VMware vSphere vs Proxmox: Which is best for your business?

Choosing a virtualisation tool can be tricky, so we've weighed up two of the best, vSphere and Proxmox
29 Jul 2022
What is subnetting?
A close-up of the end of a network cable, with points of multi-coloured light behind it against a black background
Network & Internet

What is subnetting?

Partitioning a single network can help relieve network congestion and increase security
28 Jul 2022
17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them
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operating systems

17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them

Tips and tricks to help you solve Windows 10 upgrade problems, for everything from freeing up storage, to solving privacy errors and using safe mode
15 Jul 2022
What is threat hunting?
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cyber security

What is threat hunting?

Although most threats can be dealt with automatically, the tougher ones require a bit more investigation
15 Jul 2022
What is cyber insurance?
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cyber security

What is cyber insurance?

In an age of increasingly devastating cyber attacks, many businesses are looking to cyber insurance to cushion the financial blow
13 Jul 2022
What is the EU's Digital Markets Act (DMA)?
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Policy & legislation

What is the EU's Digital Markets Act (DMA)?

The European Commission is hoping to open up platforms and break down big tech’s most egregious monopolistic practices
6 Jul 2022
Internet providers look to ease cost of living crisis with cheaper broadband
Downing St
broadband

Internet providers look to ease cost of living crisis with cheaper broadband

Social tariffs could get slashed to help poorest in society
29 Jun 2022
What is GPT-4?
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artificial intelligence (AI)

What is GPT-4?

The next generation of the OpenAI framework - GPT-4 - might change the face of language modelling
17 Jun 2022
What is SMTP?
SMTP
mail servers

What is SMTP?

Have you ever wondered how your email gets to its recipient?
1 Jun 2022
What is HTTP error 503 and how do you fix it?
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web browser

What is HTTP error 503 and how do you fix it?

It may not always be obvious what's behind a 503 error, but there are steps you can take to get back online
27 May 2022
Uptake for blockchain skills courses surges 450% in 2022
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elearning

Uptake for blockchain skills courses surges 450% in 2022

Udemy study finds employees are also looking to learn more about improving their efficiency at work
26 May 2022
Linux-based Cheerscrypt ransomware found targeting VMware ESXi servers
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ransomware

Linux-based Cheerscrypt ransomware found targeting VMware ESXi servers

Cheerscrypt malware could cause severe disruption to companies using the virtualisation software
26 May 2022
How to factory reset Windows 10
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operating systems

How to factory reset Windows 10

If your Windows 10 system isn't playing ball, you can reset it back to its factory conditions
13 May 2022
Reimagining Edinburgh with cutting-edge smart city projects
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smart city

Reimagining Edinburgh with cutting-edge smart city projects

With several exciting projects underway, what will Scotland’s capital city look like in five years’ time?
14 Apr 2022
How to rotate a laptop or PC screen
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operating systems

How to rotate a laptop or PC screen

A guide to rotating a laptop or PC screen to a different orientation on both Windows 10 and 11
8 Apr 2022
How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi
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Mobile

How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi

Google’s streaming stick is a great travelling companion, but how can you use Chromecast without Wi-Fi?
5 Apr 2022
The 14 most in-demand tech jobs
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Careers & training

The 14 most in-demand tech jobs

Looking to future proof your career? These are the roles that are likely to stay relevant for many years to come
4 Apr 2022
The most secure email services of 2022
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email providers

The most secure email services of 2022

Email is not secure by design, but these email providers allow you to send emails with top-level security
25 Mar 2022
Optimising the management of hybrid cloud
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Cloud

Optimising the management of hybrid cloud

Having the right foundations in place can make an organisation’s hybrid cloud infrastructure work much better
23 Mar 2022
The five most secure smartphones
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Mobile Phones

The five most secure smartphones

These secure smartphones ensure your data and privacy are protected
11 Mar 2022
The best SQL courses of 2022
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SQL

The best SQL courses of 2022

Managing and organizing data in business means you need to know SQL, but which course is best?
11 Mar 2022
How to build a zero trust model
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Security

How to build a zero trust model

Threats are becoming greater and more diverse, but having a zero trust architecture could help your business defend its infrastructure
11 Jan 2022
Five things to consider before choosing an MFA solution
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Security

Five things to consider before choosing an MFA solution

Because we all should move on from using “password” as a password!
17 Dec 2021
CTO job description: What does a CTO do?
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Business strategy

CTO job description: What does a CTO do?

More than a glorified IT manager, a CTO can have real clout in an organisation
6 Dec 2021
Could using blockchain kill your green credentials?
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blockchain

Could using blockchain kill your green credentials?

With Bitcoin transactions consuming enough energy to fuel a small country, can blockchain technology ever be considered environmentally friendly?
1 Dec 2021
More than 90% of IT decision makers reuse passwords
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Security

More than 90% of IT decision makers reuse passwords

Bitwarden survey also finds that half of IT professionals share their passwords with colleagues
30 Nov 2021
Over 300,000 Android users downloaded banking trojan malware
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hacking

Over 300,000 Android users downloaded banking trojan malware

Hackers defeated Google Play restrictions by using smaller droppers in apps and eliminating permissions needed
30 Nov 2021
Chinotto spyware spies on North Korean defectors and activists
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spyware

Chinotto spyware spies on North Korean defectors and activists

Long term operation by ScarCruft hackers has been linked to the North Korean government
30 Nov 2021
Sabbath hackers are targeting US schools and hospitals
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ransomware

Sabbath hackers are targeting US schools and hospitals

The rebranded hacking group is demanding multi-million-dollar ransom payments, according to Mandiant
29 Nov 2021
CronRat Magecart malware uses 31st February date to remain undetected
Cronrat strikes Linux
malware

CronRat Magecart malware uses 31st February date to remain undetected

The malware allows for server-side payment skimming that bypasses browser security
26 Nov 2021