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As the risks associated with cyberattacks and data breaches continue to increase, information security has become a critical issue for every organisation. An effective approach should help defend against both external attacks and common internal threats such as accidental breaches and human error.

ISO 27001 is the international standard that provides the specification for an information security management system (ISMS). This is a systematic approach consisting of people, processes and technology that helps you protect and manage all your organisations information through risk management.

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Starting a new job can be one of the most stressful situations we encounter as adults.

When you throw starting your very first job after leaving education into the mix, whilst in the middle of a pandemic, it is a hard call over whether the interview process or the first day was the most nerve-wracking.

Way back in 2007, while presenting a seminar in Prague, someone asked me for my prediction on when SS7 would no longer be in use. My answer was suitably vague, but something on the lines of, “at least 10 to 15 years.” Ten years on, I wasn’t wrong. Still, I may not be right. SS7 is showing its age, but it’s not about to draw its pension just yet.

You might think that fax would be as extinct as the Martinique Parrot. That parrot vanished in the 17th Century. Fax was invented two hundred years later, by the Scottish clockmaker, Alexander Bain. It took a while though, until the late 20th Century, for facsimile machines to become popular. However, if the lack of commentary by the majority of today’s technology observers is anything to go by, you’d be forgiven for thinking it too had died out. The truth is that it remains extant, and it shows little sign of going the way of the Martinique.

At this time of year, during the festive season, we begin with predictions – which rarely fully materialise – and we end with resolutions – which promptly get broken.

Both are done with the best of intentions, but “gang aft agley” like “the best-laid schemes o’ mice and men.”

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    Tired of robocalls? Who isn't. I barely answer my cell phone unless it's from someone I know. With the usage of cell phones in the US rising substantially over the past decade, consumers have seen a sharp rise in the number of spoof and robocalls they receive.

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  • How To: Add voice and video calls to your webpage

    WebRTC is a powerful tool, and when combined with other APIs gives customers a rich, omnichannel communication solution.

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  • Reminder: The world is reopening

    Appointment reminders are critical to many industries around the world, now more than ever. From the crucial services to the downright fun, in the new world emerging from lockdown, we all need a little certainty in our lives.

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  • Why a Local Cloud is the right choice for secure cloud communications

    Maybe it’s time to rethink your view of what Cloud architecture means. Cloud use is cost effective, provides huge operational benefits, AND is able to be utilised in a secure way.

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  • Turning the page in the story of cloud migration

    Technology, and especially communications technology, has surely become normalised in new and interesting ways. Take the amusing and gimmicky, where a fridge can text you when your water is cold, to the more usual everyday - where you can seamlessly contact and be contacted by your local authority or social housing agency. Such a service quickly and easily allows you to complete modern life’s admin, such as paying rent, and reporting problems to landlords.

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