Microsoft launches Dev Box Preview to make life easier for developers

Microsoft has announced the availability of the public preview of Microsoft Dev Box. The service lets developers create cloud-based workstations whenever they are needed for projects, even when working out of the office. The company describes the secure Azure-based service…

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Cloud hyperscalers get more involved in open source

Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are getting more employees involved in open source than ever before according to new analysis. A study from Aiven of GitHub, the repository hosting service, finds the total number of active contributors to GitHub from Amazon,…

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Why data security is no longer optional

Security breaches cost more than just money. Investing in data security today prevents long-term negative consequences that cost your business time, money, and reputation. Acquiring threat intelligence data is a primary step in preventing cyberattacks, and web scraping is the…

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Google Cloud and Google Workspace now support multiple SSO IdPs

Google has announced an expansion of its sign-in options. The company is opening up google Workspace, Google Cloud and BeyondCorp Enterprise so users can take advantage of single sign-on (SSO) from multiple third-party identity providers. Google has long-supported SSO using…

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Your current cybersecurity approach creates systemic vulnerabilities

Verizon recently released its 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report, giving businesses vital insights into the state of cybersecurity around the world. Containing an analysis of over 23,000 incidents and 5,200 confirmed breaches over 15 years, Verizon attributes the number-one motive…

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Is risk-aversion holding back cloud maturity?

As we all know by now, the “cloud” is not just another “IT thing” that only IT people should care about. This is because every organization that has understood this principle has triumphed. Unfortunately, a significantly higher number have merely…

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Will Microsoft never learn? The company hits paid-up Office 2021 users with ads for Microsoft 365

There are various business models for software these days, ranging from simple purchases to subscriptions. There are also freemium apps and games that are cost-free but feature advertising. If you have spent money on software, you might rightly expect it…

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Why security training is key to improving cybersecurity posture

The threat landscape is constantly evolving and the shift to hybrid has only widened the attack surface. Today, organizations continue to be in the firing line as cybercriminals exploit their most used application: emails. The proliferation of phishing and business…

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Microsoft is launching a new PowerToys utility — Screen Ruler

The last few PowerToys updates have been slightly disappointing (but only slightly) in as much as they have been largely bug-fixing releases, and have not included any new toys to play with. This is about to change. Microsoft has a…

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Could drones help address the delivery crisis?

The UK has been experiencing a shortage of delivery drivers in recent years. So much so, Amazon enticed part-time workers with up to £3,000 in incentives to ensure this didn’t affect profits during the festive period. As well as this,…

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