BY JOE ADDISON, APRIL 8, 2014
SECURITY

5 things to do if you’re still running Windows XP

If all goes according to plan, today will be the last Patch Tuesday for Windows XP and Office 2003. And while rumours still abound that Microsoft will back down and offer a low cost support option, I’m not holding my breath. However, there are still some legitimate reasons why you may still have Windows XP running in your environment. There may be a critical application that won’t run on anything other than XP and the  …>> more

The evolution of the datacentre

Change is nothing new in IT. First there were main frames, then personal computers and client server computing. Servers then got virtualized and then came cloud computing. Through these changes, software has been centralized, decentralized and now distributed. Consumption of IT services has moved from centralized, to shared and now it’s all about self-service. Change is nothing new. Neither is it always easy. There are 3 things IT managers and decision makers need to consider  …>> more

What we learned when we rebuilt our own data centre

New Data Centre
When we rebuilt the Compugen data centre at our new headquarters, we had a chance to put our own solutions into practice. We have seen lots of advances in technology for datacentres in recent years – network convergence, virtualization, blade infrastructure, multi-core processing, SANs, IP telephony, fibre-over-ethernet, cloud computing and more. With so many exciting new choices, however, there is always a risk of getting caught up in the ‘latest & greatest’ and the quest  …>> more