Regular IT Industry related Insights from the vXtream Team
Gaze into our ball… tech predictions for 2023
Benjamin Franklin famously said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. As 2022 draws to a..read more
Is Sovereign Cloud set to reign?
‘Sovereign’ is quite possibly a contender for one of the most used buzz words of 2022 but not in a..read more
Charge of the Hacking Brigade
Given climate change, the cost-of-living crisis, conflict in Ukraine, it appears that a day does not now pass without energy..read more
Queen Elizabeth II and 70 years of changing technology
From the black and white television broadcast of her coronation to the sharing of afternoon tea with a CGI version..read more
Cyber Security – Still Many Mountains to Climb
It has not been a great couple of years for the organisations and citizens of Scotland regarding cyber security, with..read more
Charting a course through Zero Trust
Much of the plot of the recent film Uncharted, based upon the video game franchise of the same name, revolves..read more
Metaverse or Metahype?
Given the rebrand of Facebook to Meta in November 2021 and the subsequent hype, you might be forgiven for thinking..read more
Hacked Off – Defending Ukraine in the cyber war
It is now some three months since soldiers of the Russian Army entered eastern Ukraine, but the ‘war’ had started..read more
Cloud Computing continues to soar
Despite the economic and social trauma of the past two years it appears that one area that has thrived as..read more
Hands across the pond
U.S. President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have announced that the U.S. and EU have..read more
War without Frontiers
World prepares for cyber-attacks as Ukraine conflict intensifies Whilst it is to be hoped that the heightened tensions between Russia..read more
Hello….can you hear me?
Major AWS outage hits major sites from Adele tickets to Disney+ From Black Friday to Black Tuesday, from the excitement..read more
COP26 or COP Out?
So that’s the end of another COP, COP26 to be precise. The event where the world’s leaders descended on Glasgow..read more
Ahead in the Clouds
The Need to Green the Data Centre Play a game of word association and if the words ‘Cloud’ and ‘Amazon’..read more
Banana Loaves, box sets and Joe Wicks
Pandemic drives expansion of European Data Centre Market Whether we home-schooled, worked from home, kept ourselves connected, fit or active,..read more
Hackers, Tramps and Thieves – is Cher a cyber attack clairvoyant?
Fast forward to December 2021, and online and print editors everywhere are preparing their ‘People of the Year’ lists. Who’s..read more
REvil’ing in Independence Day Weekend Woes
The 4th July is traditionally the day that we reach out to family and friends across ‘the pond’ and wish..read more
Well and truly FCUK’d
It appears that this season’s best collection comprises companies held to ransom by cybercrime group REvil, the latest addition being..read more
Not preparing for a cyber attack is the real crime
At an average $780K per demand, who says that Crime doesn’t pay? In our last insights piece, we focused on..read more
Ransomware attack fuels US petrol buying frenzy
Following a ransomware cyber-attack on Friday which forced Colonial Pipeline to shut down the main part of its network, US..read more
Hybrid Cloud meet Hybrid Working
This week Google confirmed it expects around 20 percent of its employees to work from home, with 60 percent meeting..read more
This town is coming like a Ghost Town
Next month marks the 40th anniversary of the release of one of the classic songs of the 1980s – ‘Ghost..read more
We’ve got the Power
There really was only one story in 2020 – COVID-19. During the past twelve months, the news has almost entirely..read more
The evolution of Switzerland as a Safe Hosting Haven We have become so accustomed to gloomy news this past year..read more
Up in Smoke – Harsh Lessons in Disaster Recovery
If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything these past 12 months, its that you must be prepared for unexpected...read more
You’re not bloody blowing these off!
vXtream teams up with Meesons to enhance access security. Its March 2021. A stroll through any town or city centre..read more
Heartbreak or Healing Hotel?
As one hotel type has struggled through the pandemic so another has thrived. After several false dawns, we may finally..read more