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.
Splunk Live 2015: real world use of machine data
Given the chance to address customers, partners, staff and the media en masse, any company likes to lay out its vision. This was certainly true when Splunk’s CEO Godfrey Sullivan spoke to an audience of almost 600 at Splunk Live in the London...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 21st May '15
The rise and rise of bad bots - part 2 - beyond web-scraping
Anyone who listened to Aleks Krotoski’s 5 short programmes on Radio 4 titled Codes that Changed the World will have been reminded that applications written in COBOL, despite dating from the late 1950s, remain in widespread use. Although...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 12th May '15
The rise and rise of bad bots - part 1 - little DDoS
Many will be familiar with the term bot, short for web-robot. Bots are essential for effective operation of the web: web-crawlers are a type of bot, automatically trawling sites looking for updates and making sure search engines know about new...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 12th May '15
Online security in insurance sector
Much of Quocirca’s research looks at the differing attitudes to IT between various business sectors. For example a 2014 report titled Online domain maturity, which was sponsored by Neustar, showed that retailers and financial services were the...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 27th March '15
The software game - Perforce's new Helix Platform
A few years ago a friend of mine told me he was concerned that his son wanted to take a degree and find employment in the software games industry. I think my friend thought it might be a frivolous career path. Not at all, I reassured him, the games...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 17th March '15
Many attacks may still be random, security should not be
With all the talk of targeted attacks, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that for the majority of us, especially in our lives as consumers, random malware is still the greatest danger. Random malware is distributed en masse, by whatever means, in...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 23rd December '14
Securing virtual worlds: the virtual infrastructure
When considering the security of virtual environments, it helps to point out where in the virtual stack the discussion is alluding to. There are two basic levels, the virtual platform itself and the virtual machines (VM) and associated applications...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 18th December '14
How did your web site stand up on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (Nov 28th and Dec 1st 2014)? These were expected to be the most frenetic online shopping days of the year. Whether you are an online retailer or processing the payments generated, if...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 5th December '14
The problem of buggy software components
What do Heartbleed, Shellshock and Poodle all have in common? Well apart from being software vulnerabilities discovered in 2014, they were all found in pre-built software components, used by developers to speed up the development of their own...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 18th November '14
Google Glass - seeing is believing
I must admit to being sceptical about the whole ‘wearables’ thing. However, I was intrigued at a recent Google event to be given an opportunity to try out a pair of Google Glass glasses. Glasses have been part of my life for as long as I...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 7th November '14
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