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“Business continuity must be higher up companies’ agendas” urges Databarracks

New research from Databarracks has revealed that just a third of UK organisations (35%, in fact) have full confidence in their current disaster recovery plans. At the same time, less than half (49%) have complete confidence in their current back-up solution. The findings emanate...
Posted On 06 Aug 2019
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Hidden Figures: Is Critical Alarm Management Fuelling a Productivity Gap in UK Manufacturing?

‘Industry 4.0’ – characterised by new technologies that enable automation, data exchange and machine-to-machine communication – is billed as being the answer to manufacturing’s productivity challenge. The potential opportunities are great, but as industry moguls ponder headline...
Posted On 08 May 2019
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Hochiki Europe’s LEAKalarm provides “fast and reliable” water leak detection system for buildings

Life safety solutions specialist Hochiki Europe has brought an innovative new moisture detection system to the market, allowing building owners to identify leaks quickly and minimise the risk of water damage to their properties. If not managed effectively, water leaks can...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019
Duncan Cooke
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Downtime: Do You Know How Much It’s Costing Your Business?

At the risk of stating the obvious, downtime can be a nightmare for security personnel who are tasked with ensuring the protection of a company or an organisation’s assets, people and property, writes Duncan Cooke. Access control and video surveillance solutions, as well as fire...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018
Duncan Cooke
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IoT: Is the Electronic Security Industry Ready, Willing and Able?

Gartner, one of the world’s leading IT research and advisory companies, estimates that as many as 5.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices owned by enterprises and Governments will make use of edge computing for data collection and processing in 2020, while by 2019, as much...
Posted On 01 Feb 2018
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Cyber terrorism and data breaches emerge as top threats for law firms in new survey

Over 70% of large law firms perceive cyber terrorism and data breaches as the foremost threats to their business. That’s according to the results of a new survey – the 2018 Legal Business Continuity Survey – conducted by The Instant Group (the flexible workspace...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
Duncan Cooke
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Mission-Critical Security: The ‘Availability’ Jargon Buster

Does it really matter if the software applications supporting your security systems are only available for 99% of the time? Well, it probably doesn’t if you’ve installed a video surveillance system primarily to deter shoplifters, but the loss of what equates to more than 90...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018
Duncan Cooke
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Compliance: It’s About Knowing Your Options

In recent years, one of the reasons why there has been significant growth in the deployment of enterprise level access control systems is that advances in technology have enabled the delivery of significant benefits over and above the basic provision of access control to a...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
Duncan Cooke
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Peace of Mind for Security Applications

Heightened security awareness has meant that, more than ever, it’s now crucial for security applications such as access control, intruder alarms, perimeter protection, fire safety and video management to be fully-operational around the clock. The possibility of unplanned...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017
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Over 75% of organisations face unnecessary disruption risks for critical applications

Many organisations don’t devote enough attention to mission-critical applications when creating disaster recovery plans. One of the biggest reasons is the ‘resiliency perception gap’, or the gap between executives’ perceptions of the effectiveness of their resiliency...
Posted On 18 Jun 2017
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