Looking under the covers, taking the smoke and mirrors away from vendors' stories, questioning the topics de jour - here, Quocirca's analysts provide their views on the business and technology world and what is of importance to you and your businesses in the real world.
Recent Blog Posts
Your money or your data? Mitigating ransomware with Dropbox
Ransomware is designed to be scare you into parting with money to avoid losing your data; there is no reason that either should happen.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 1st July '16
Come spy with me: drones and info-sec
As the use of drones for commercial and recreational purposes increase consideration needs to be given to privacy and information security.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 30th June '16
Working with giants - 25 years of IT security
Symantec's June 2016 announcement that it intends to buy Blue Coat mirrors Trend Micro's acquisition of Tipping Point in 2015. Both moves underline that there is an appetite for integrated offerings from the broad play security giants.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 29th June '16
IT Untethered - How Wireless is Changing the World
Wi-Fi start out as way to make local area networks easier to deploy. Now, coupled with cellular networks, the rise ubiquitous mobility and the IoT, wireless is changing the world.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 13th May '16
Akamai takes on Distil Networks in bot control
There are more and more bots crawling over our IT systems and more and more ways to control what they can do
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 15th March '16
Blue Coat, from surf control to riding the security wave
Over the last 20 years Blue Coat has grown from a niche player in the network performance to stand alongside the giants of IT security. This has mainly been achieved through a long series of acquisitions, more will likely follow.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 9th March '16
Transatlantic Data Security
Trade agreements between the US and EU may level the playing field for the many businesses that trade on both sides of the Atlantic, but the EU will still have different rules regarding data protection
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 8th March '16
The rise and rise of public cloud services
Cloud enthusiastic digital natives are now gaining business management positions. The choice IT departments face is no longer whether or not to adopt cloud-based services, but about the security that is put in place to support their use.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 22nd February '16
At least 1 in 5 Europe enterprises lose data through targeted cyber attacks
Many European businesses now see targeted cyber-attacks as an inevitability that must be managed. New Quocirca research looks at the experiences of 600 European enterprises over the last 12 months and list the worst 40 reported incidents.
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 14th January '16
Neustar to securely guide things
Neustar, a supplier of real time online information services, is re-thinking its priorities as it has had to re-align its business in the USA. The growth of the internet of things should see its star rise in Europe and elsewhere
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 21st December '15