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Russian Banks Become Latest Victim of Mirai Cyberattacks

Five top Russian banks were hit by prolonged cyber attacks on Tuesday, believed by experts to stem from the same source that took down large portions of the internet last month. The websites of the banks were targeted with what is known as a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

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NHS Security Deal

NHS Digital is planning to work closely with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to improve security for hospitals and other healthcare units. The role was revealed days before the NCSC, a UK government-run national cyber incident response bureau, opens its door for business next month.

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Insight Wins Microsoft Surface Hub Reseller of the Year Award

Insight today announced that it was named Surface Hub Reseller of the Year by Microsoft. "The Surface Hub offers the latest whiteboard technology to bring new levels of productivity and efficiency to workplace meetings," said Bob Kane, SVP, product marketing, Insight. "As a globally authorized Surface device reseller (ADR), Insight has the capability to help global clients with large multi-national device rollouts." Beyond a digital whiteboard, Microsoft's Surface Hub is an interactive device for the modern workplace. With features including videoconferencing, Surface Hub facilitates group brainstorming by providing the tools and platform for seamless real-time collaboration. Its large screen allows for simultaneous use by multiple people and has advanced touch capabilities and sensors, high-definition cameras and high-performance microphones. With OneNote, Skype for Business and Windows 10 already built in, Surface Hub can be tailored to specific business needs with a variety of additional applications. "Microsoft is thrilled to recognize Insight for its performance," Calin Turcanu, sr. director, Microsoft Devices. "We value our relationship with Insight and commend Insight's commitment and dedication to helping improve their client's businesses through intelligent technology." Additionally, Insight was recognized by Microsoft as the Hardware OEM Partner of the Year, emphasizing excellence in selling Windows 10 devices. "Insight's services and solutions around Skype and Windows 10 have played a big role in helping our clients', who have purchased Surface Hubs, businesses run smarter," said Kane.

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Cyber Attacks Cost Uk Business More Than £34bn a Year, Study Shows

Nearly half of UK firms lack advanced cyber defences, despite the high level of concern about cyber attacks and associated costs Cyber security incidents cost UK firms £34.1bn in the past year, but under half have enhanced defences, a survey has revealed.

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Insight Reinvigorates Rotork’s IT Department and Supports Its Growing Business

Insight overhauls Rotork’s IT infrastructure and licensing contracts to drive business efficiency and productivity

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Is it time for Data Protection Officers?

What would a DPO do? DPOs will need to know everything about the company's data, from where it's stored, what it is used for and by who, and who the data controller and custodian are. Add knowledge of privacy and security controls, retention timeframes, scheduling data housekeeping and management reporting, along with handling cyber-attacks, and being a DPO certainly sounds like a full-time job.

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The Five ‘W’s of Digital Transformation

Most likely this year’s winner of ‘buzz phrase of the year’ digital transformation is something we have all at least heard of, if not experienced. Paid for a coke with Apple Pay? Digital transformation. Used DropBox to save and share work files? Digital transformation. Work on laptops and tablets rather than PCs? Digital transformation

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Insight to Enhance Higher Education Learning with Apple Devices

Insight UK joins a £500m framework to provide Apple technologies to UK universities, students and educators.

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Sun Branding Solutions Repackages Storage Environment, Sending It Skywards

Network Communication News has featured Insight’s 12-month project with Sun Branding Solutions.

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Flashback: HDD vs. Flash and the Future of Storage

Flashback: HDD vs. Flash and the Future of Storage,” by Chanaka Ekanayake Lead Solutions Architect, Insight

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Digitalisation World features Insight

Digitalisation World has featured the work Insight has completed with Sun Branding Solutions. Read on to find out more.

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Sun Branding Solutions Repackages Storage Environment, Sending it Skywards

Insight was selected to manage a full service ‘hybrid cloud’ implementation for Sun Branding Solutions.

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Top Tips for SMES: Making IT Relevant to Your Business

There’s no doubting SMEs are vital for boosting the UK’s economy, driving growth and ensuring employment. However, to continue this success, SMEs need to keep up with the technology available, truly embracing IT. From hardware to software, IT can influence the performance of a business, benefit its customers and affect the impact a company can have within its competitive landscape.

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What Will the Workplace of 2026 Look Like?

“I was very surprised by what she demanded…” said my friend from across the pint-glass-strewn pub table: “Her own desk… and a window!” He was talking about a colleague who has left his company for pastures new. And the real draw of her new role was not pay, or career opportunities – but where she physically sat.

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Insight Predict 2016's Top Tech Trends

Insight, a global provider of IT hardware, software and service solutions, has shared its predictions for the information technology landscape in 2016. The list reflects trends that have emerged over the past 12 months, as well as those predicted to dominate during the coming year.

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Security and Innovation Driving Transformation of the CIO, Study Finds

The increased prominence of technology in the workplace continues to shift the role of the CIO, according to new research. In a study by Insight UK, 79% of business decision makers said their company plans to invest more in technology over the next year.

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Only Half Of Companies Are Confident In Their Cyber-Security

Cisco report finds worrying security shortcomings in many industry sectors A growing number of IT security professionals are losing faith in their confidence to keep their organisations safe from cyber threats, according to new figures.

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