What Happens After You’ve Bought An IT Company?

Featured Article : AI Content Legal Challenges

Successful integration following a transaction is essential for long-term success in any merger or acquisition. We will delve into key strategies that managed service providers can adopt to navigate through the complex integration process to help their desired outcomes. Establishing clear integration objectives, such as identifying value drivers and unlocking growth opportunities, can set the…

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AI Keystroke Spy Tools

With AI recently in the spotlight in Europe over the need to regulate over some ‘unacceptable use’, some experts are warning of the threat of AI keystroke reading spy tools. Possibilities Companies like TypingDNA developing AI biometric verification (back in 2017) based on recognising the individual characteristics of how a person types, suggest that it…

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Rampant Referrals for MSPs – Part 14

Recap.As a quick recap last time, we concluded the ‘Who’ of communications and communications-sabotage. This means that we’ve largely covered the ‘what’, ‘who’ and the ‘why’ of communications, leaving the ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘how ‘ and I’d like to start to cover all that now in another section around ‘environment’ – or more specifically – Environment…

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AWS Studio : Apps In Minutes!

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a public preview of its new AI-powered AWS App Studio which it says uses natural language to create enterprise-grade applications in minutes, without requiring software development skills.  What Is It?  AWS App Studio is a newly launched platform by Amazon Web Services (AWS) designed to enable users to create…

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Shadow AI and Shadow SaaS Risks?

A Next DLP survey (conducted at RSA Conference 2024 and Infosecurity Europe 2024) has revealed how the rise of ‘Shadow SaaS’ and ‘Shadow AI’ may be putting businesses at risk of data loss, lack of visibility, and data breaches.  What Are Shadow SaaS and Shadow AI?  Shadow SaaS refers to the use of software-as-a-service (SaaS)…

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15X Samsung Profits (But Workers Strike)

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics has reported that it expects its profits for the three months to June 2024 to have increased by a massive 15-fold on last year.  AI Driving Chip Prices  Samsung is the world’s largest memory chip, smartphone and TV maker and the company’s (predicted) profit jump to $10.4 trillion from $670 billion…

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WhatsApp Voice Transcriptions

It’s been reported that WhatsApp may soon be introducing voice-note transcriptions, which should save time, make it easier for users in noisy environments, and improve the efficiency of communications.  Voice Notes  WhatsApp’s’ Voice notes (introduced in 2013) is a feature whereby users can record audio messages within the chat interface. Users simply press and hold…

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iPhone Smishing Scam Warning

Apple has warned iPhone users to be on their guard against a new ‘smishing’ (SMS phishing) scam where the perpetrators are posing as Apple. The scam involves the scammers contacting iPhone users with the excuse of needing to sort out a login issue.  The targeted users are sent a URL which actually leads to a…

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Amazon’s Energy Success

Amazon recently boasted reaching its 100 per cent renewable energy goal seven years earlier than the 2030 goal. However, with Microsoft and Google disclosing an increase in greenhouse gasses due to infrastructure expansion, we look at whether the prospects of hyperscalers actually hitting their renewable energy targets (and carbon reduction targets) are realistic.  Amazon Hits…

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‘Pay or Consent’ Model Breaches Rules

Following an investigation into whether the big tech companies are complying with the new Digital Markets Act (DMA) rules, the European Commission’s preliminary findings say that Meta’s ‘Pay or Consent’ model for data-sharing is in breach of its new rules.  Investigation  The European Commission (EC) launched an investigation into Google, Apple, and Meta to determine…

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Restrictive Cloud Licensing & Public Sector Skills

In this insight, we look at how recent reports have revealed how the UK’s public sector is facing the dual challenges of potentially losing £300 million through restrictive cloud licensing and the limitations of an open-source software skills gap.  Restrictive Cloud Licensing Costs  A report from the cross-party think tank, The Social Market Foundation (SMF),…

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Robots Get Living Skin

A team of Researchers at Tokyo University have found a way to bind engineered living skin tissue to robots with the hope of benefitting the cosmetics industry and helping to train plastic surgeons.  New Method Of Adhesion  The team (led by Professor Shoji Takeuchi) has reported that whereas previous methods to attach skin tissue to…

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