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How to stop using passwords

Matt Blowes  July 11, 2019 Opinion, Security

 
Using and remembering passwords doesn't have to be a day-to-day chore. You likely already have the devices needed to reduce your reliance on passwords.

What is the Huawei controversy?

Matt Blowes  May 22, 2019 IT Trends, Opinion, Security

 
The Chinese tech giant is a growing competitor worldwide but the latest ban in the U.S. and Google dropping support have made its future unclear.

SMS not a great authentication method, but better than nothing

Matt Blowes  May 20, 2019 Opinion, Security

 
Any form of multi-factor authentication is better than none but SMS is weak. Change to an authenticator app for better security and convenience.

Facial recognition in many phones not as secure as hoped

Matt Blowes  April 03, 2019 Hardware, Opinion, Security, Mobile

 
Facial recognition security in many phones from LG, Sony, Samsung & more is not secure and can easily be fooled by a simple photo. But Face ID by Apple and long passcodes remain viable security methods.

Technology Anti-Gift Guide 2018

Matt Blowes  November 27, 2018 Technology, IT Trends, Opinion

 
There is no shortage of dud tech gift ideas. Here are some to avoid, but we're not all negative, we've included some good alternatives in Sentrian's Technology Anti-Gift Guide for Christmas 2018.

11 quick tips for Slack & Microsoft Teams

Philip Page  November 20, 2018 IT Trends, Opinion

 
Workplace chat apps like Slack or Microsoft Teams can be far more productive than email, particularly if used cleverly. Here are 11 tips for improving your conversations.

Digital transformation leading tech trends in 2018

Matt Blowes  August 28, 2018 Digital Strategy, IT Trends, Opinion

 
Digital transformation is changing the way we look at maintaining and improving IT. Businesses are demanding more use-cases, while becoming more and more reliant on IT functionality.

Microsoft Office 2019 may have a muted launch

Matt Blowes  June 20, 2018 Opinion, Office 365, Software

 
We're months away from the expected release of Office 2019, yet there is little hype driven by Microsoft. See what's in the Office 2019 Commercial Preview and why Office 365 users won't notice much change.

Developing an IT security culture in 2018

Graeme Wilson  May 30, 2018 Opinion, Security

 
Changing a few policies & enabling a few settings can set your business on a security conscious path. See how Amazon's five steps to build a security culture can scale to organisations of any size.