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Dave Ricketts is head of marketing for international cloud managed service provider, Six Degrees. He is a dynamic, experienced and commercially driven marketing professional with an in-depth knowledge of sales. Having worked within the IT Services, Cloud (Public and Private), ERP, SaaS and professional services for 20 years with numerous blue chip and mid-market companies, Dave brings a wealth of experience to the role. His client-focused approach has enabled him to deliver marketing strategies linked to sales that drive revenue, profit and value for both clients and the company.

Can The Cloud Go All The Way To The Edge?

There is lots of conversation in the industry at the moment around the impact that edge computing is going to have on the cloud and specifically if it is going to kill the cloud, or at the very least impact its ability to cope. With the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), and the predicted future ubiquity of sensors, the cloud and associated technologies in their current state won’t be able to cope with the sheer amount of data being generated by machines – and won’t be able to keep up with the need for speed that these devices and sensors will demand. To put it into perspective, a driverless car generates 10GB of data every mile from details like GPS, street signs and other surroundings. In order for the vehicle to respond to that data, it needs to process information at an inc...

Cyber Security And Why Law Firms Should Care

Cyber criminals are opportunists and the legal sector can provide exactly what they are looking to take advantage of. Firms that manage activities with large associated financial values such as property sales, or mergers and acquisitions, are a prime target for cyber crooks who are looking for lucrative prospects. According to the NatWest 2017 Legal Benchmarking Report, in 2016 as many as one in four law firms in the UK were affected by cyber attacks. Once hacked, law firms stand to lose their most prestigious asset: their reputation. Clients will switch firms even if they just sense that there is the potential risk of having personal data leaked. Data is money, and power. It has to be protected at all costs. That is why companies operating in the legal sector must be vigilant when it come...

5 Things That Should Be On Your E-Commerce IT Wish List For The Coming Year

According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics online sales have continued to increase, indicating a change in consumer habits from traditional in-store shopping behaviour. This is supported by data published in its most recent report of retail sales, which shows that in November 2017, average weekly online spending increased by 10.2% compared with the same period in 2016. Additionally, the amount spent (value) online accounted for 17% of all retail spending, compared with 16.1% in the same period the previous year.  So, as we move further into 2018, with digital commerce evolving into a series of transactions that rely increasingly on technology to move goods; which are the top technologies and services that e-commerce CTOs should be wishing for? Here are some of the essential...