industry 4.0 security

Security breaches in Smart Factories.

Smart factories are playing an increasingly pivotal role in industries’ journey towards digitisation and Industry 4.0. These connected facilities, intertwined with the cloud and the internet, offer an array of communicative advantages. However, the very network connectivity that brings these benefits also opens up a broader surface area vulnerable to digital attacks. Consequently, smart factories […]
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Smart Factories and Cyber Security

Between them the names “Industry 4.0” and “Smart Factory” cover the technologies that are remodeling the way manufacturing functions. Industrial control systems (ICS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), smart and self-learning machines, advanced analytics, robotics, and cognitive computing all fall […]
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IT Consultancy Sheffield

Why you need an independent IT Consultant.

An independent IT consultant delivers many benefits to a company of any size as they are a true specialist. Claude Lévi-Strauss, a distinguished intellectual (not to be confused with the denim brand), once aptly said, “An expert knows all the answers – if you ask the right questions.” This holds especially true when navigating your […]
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Planning your IT for growth

Planning Your IT For Growth Business growth is an inherent expectation for most enterprises, even in a dynamic city like Sheffield. Preparing for that expansion is crucial, particularly in areas where swift implementation may be hindered by time and cost constraints. A prime example is Information Technology. Early establishment of robust IT support, coupled with […]
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Network as a Service

We have talked about Software as a Service (SaaS) in earlier blogs, but there are other “as-a-Service” models that all allow businesses to access networking capabilities without having to invest in expensive hardware or infrastructure. Network as a Service (NaaS) is a cloud computing service model that enables users to consume network resources and achieve […]
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Back up, back up, back up – we can’t say it often enough.

Last month we looked at why a Cloud First strategy is the best way to make sure your data is stored securely and is easily accessible. The last link in the chain to effective cloud computing is backing up regularly. In even a small business documents are created, modified, and removed daily so having the […]
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Why You Need a Cloud-First Strategy

In the year 2019, Microsoft ceased its support for Windows XP, marking the end of an era for this legacy operating system. Astonishingly, even three years later, almost a million PCs globally continue to operate on this outdated software. Delving deeper into the landscape of antiquated software, a concerning reality emerges – countless businesses are […]
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