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Ransomware: What It Is and How to Protect Yourself Against It

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Was your computer one of the estimated 200,000 machines that were left debilitated by last week’s global cyber-attack by ransomware known as ‘WannaCry’? Did you even know that ‘ransomware’ was a thing, and would you know what to do if your computer ever came under attack?

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What Defines a Technology Leader? [Biggest Challenges Revealed]

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Turing. Jobs. Gates. It’s names like these that one tends to think as leaders in technology. Big names. World-changing names. The names of visionaries who made technology the dominating superpower it is today. Musk. Bezos. Wozniak. Don’t want to forget them!

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How Does Training Automation Benefit Your IT Team?

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Think of any business critical purchase or organisational change and there will be many different participants involved who all hold very different priorities. The same applies for the adoption of a training management system or LMS and on a large scale as it affects and provides benefits for so many different parts of an organisation. This post explore the benefits and concerns of software from an IT perspective. 

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What We Can Learn About Automation from Technology Leaders

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We may only be one month into the year, but already ‘AI’ and ‘machine learning’ are fast becoming the buzzwords of 2017. And with good reason, since automated technologies are already revolutionising almost every aspect of our lives; at home, at work, at play…

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accessplanit Achieves ISO 27001 Information Security Standard

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As a software development house, information security is incredibly important to both us and our customers. For the past year, we have been working towards ISO 27001 certification in order to improve and strengthen our existing practices. We’re delighted to announce that we’ve successfully attained ISO 27001:2013 certification, which demonstrates our strong commitment to security. 

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What Is The Impact Of AI On Learner Management?

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If the phrase ‘Artificial Intelligence’ strikes fear of an uprising of robot overlords into your heart (or fear of a somewhat bizarre Steven Spielberg movie, for that matter…) then you’re certainly not alone; even as AI becomes a far more integrated part of our day to day lives, many people still wonder whether we’re playing with fire. The truth is a lot less worrying but no less interesting – as this article from the eLearning Industry points out, artificial intelligence certainly doesn’t have to equal robots, but it does mean “designing intelligent software that can analyse its environment and make intelligent choices for online learning.”

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DDoS Attacks: What They Are and How to Prevent Them (or 'Did I Just Help Break the Internet?')

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If you’re reading this, good – that means the internet isn’t dead yet, then. It was a bit touch-and-go back there for a second, wasn’t it? No more Twitter. No more Spotify. No more Reddit. All of them, alongside Amazon, Etsy, Netflix and others, were taken down by a pretty sophisticated DDoS attack. And you thought the biggest problem Twitter had was trolls and celebrities discussing their favourite flavour of crisps.

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The Ultimate Software Debate: To Build Or To Buy

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One of the biggest dilemmas when looking for a new piece of business software is whether to build or buy your new system. And, without sound advice it can be an extremely difficult decision to make. Both options have pros and cons, but it is crucial that your ultimate choice is not solely driven by cost. We have explored these options in detail to help you make the right decision for your business. 

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What Is A Bug And How Does It Get Into Software?

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As some of you may be aware (especially parents) today is National Bug Busting Day. The event aims to promote awareness of community hygiene specifically for children and schools. So why on earth is a training management software house interested in such an event? OK, it’s not the kind of bug busting that we usually face but we thought it was a good opportunity to explore the kind of software bugs that we deal with and how we aim to minimise their effects to provide the best service for our customers.

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How Important Is Programming Language When Buying Software?

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When using a piece of software you are sure to have experienced a bug. No? Think of your Twitter or Uber app, has it ever done something that you know it really shouldn’t or didn’t do previously? Yes? Then you have definitely experienced a bug. This is a small scale issue but some bugs can have detrimental effects especially when it comes to security. This post will take a closer look at the impact the type of programming language can have on cloud based software security.

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