The quality, state, or capability of being connective or connected.

Recent information has come to light that Facebook planned to use its Android app to track the location of its customers. This was to allow political advertising and invites to dating sites to ‘single’ people. One would have thought (given recent events) that Facebook would have been more careful with user data.

As I am sure we all remember from last year’s GDPR rush, there has been significant progress in cyber security legislation from the European Union. But what has happened since then to protect us and our businesses?

There are two main fields of investment which have arisen as goals for the end of 2019: cloud migrations and moving away from Windows 7.

Currently, Gov.uk Verify (a digital ID system) developed by the Government Digital Service is a secure way to prove who you are online. You do not need to prove your identity in person to access government services, like filing tax or checking identification like driving licences. However, the future of this body is unclear and more public sector data should be available for effective identity verification.

Software developers are building new cloud-based software with such ease that there are warnings of future headaches for IT teams responsible for infrastructure and operations. A recent Gartner study found that by 2025, 70% of IT infrastructure teams will be unable to support the business. Only ¼ of IT Infrastructure leaders would have teams with the right skills and working practices to support the requirements for IT operations.

Many people, myself included, sometimes dismiss the Trolley Problem. However, as technology creeps ever further into our everyday lives, it seems these moral problems are becoming ever relevant.

In 2015 BT announced they will be switching off PSTN and ISDN networks by 2025. This might seem far away; however, BT will not accept any new orders or amendments to services applicable to ISDN products from 2020.