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What does automation actually mean to you?

There are various degrees of automation-some will be used without even considering it to be automation. However, not everyone accepts these processes.

We look at a couple of commonly automated processes...


Encrypted drives

by Leo Waldock on 01.05.2016 17:50

A former Policeman in the USA has been in jail for seven months for refusing to hand over the encryption keys for two of his hard drives. The allegation is that the drives contain child porn and the guy seems guy to prevent law enforcement from ...


Hacking banks

by Leo Waldock on 01.05.2016 14:41

There are reports that Qatar National Bank has been hacked and has suffered a massive data dump of 1.4GB of data.

That is a LOT of documents.

QNB Group has issued a 'no comment' from Doha.

The size of the apparent security breach is hu...


I recently saw an article which contained a statement – “new technology often leaves employees feeling disconnected from meaningful work”.

How much is technology impacting and jobs changing?


Apple QuickTime is dead

by Leo Waldock on 20.04.2016 22:44

Apple has ceased support for QuickTime for Windows. More accurately, the US Department for Homeland Security states that Trend Micro has reported that Apple has ceased support for the Windows version of QuickTime.

Anyway, the message is that...


After a hectic few weeks, time was found this week to look at some tax planning and awareness raising for clients following the changes to taxation of dividends and the taxation of interest.

But firstly it is necessary to identify those that may be...
Since the start of trade, money has been an important way to record debt and transfer of wealth.  The myth of the "barter economy" predating money seems to be just that - a myth - and from very early on, humanity needed ways to record debt.

Cameras with malware

by Leo Waldock on 12.04.2016 12:38

Not just cameras - that's SECURITY cameras with malware.

By now we all know that pretty much every electronic device uses firmware which is software that is flashed into memory. We also know that any device that is connected to a network could ...


Beware of lost USB drives

by Mark Taylor on 12.04.2016 09:59

A recent study suggests that many people who find a USB memory drive in the street will pick it up and plug into their computer.


This has the potential to be a very bad idea. Using a lost USB drive like this is the same as clicking on a link i...


Software has recently tended to look somewhat different. I guess there is probably a name for it but I guess it has its place – the move seems to be towards a clear crisp design with lots of icons and pictures and fewer words.

But occasionall...