• Modest Q4 growth for worldwide enterprise WLAN Market

    Macro-economic issues creating headwinds for enterprise and an overall poor consumer market combined to set back the global wireless local area network (WLAN) market in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to research from IDC.

    The analyst’s Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker found that worldwide revenues in the combined consumer and enterprise WLAN market segments tumbled by 6.5% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2019 and fell by 3.9% for the full year.

    But despite the overall gloomy outlook, the enterprise WLAN segment grew revenues by 1.5% year-on-year in the quarter to reach $1.7bn and by 1.8% for the full year

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  • What is the Post Office board doing to right the Horizon wrongs?

    Over the last few years, particularly in my role as chairman of a support, knowledge-sharing and lobby group called SME Alliance, I learned a huge amount and heard some terrible stories about the effects of major frauds and corruption by various bankers and some of their advisers on the owners of hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses.

    I stepped down from that role at the end of 2019, but have recently been reading about the nightmare forced onto hundreds of subpostmasters as a result of the behaviour of directors and senior management of the Post Office over nearly two decades.

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  • Coronavirus-linked hacks likely as Czech hospital comes under attack

    As countries around Europe enact drastic measures to try to contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, a hospital in Brno, Czechia, has been forced to cancel all planned operations and farm out acute patients to other hospitals after falling victim to a major cyber attack.

    At the time of writing, according to local media reporting, the exact nature of the attack on University Hospital Brno was unknown, but it is understood that hospital staff have had to turn off IT systems, suggesting that its infrastructure may have been encrypted by ransomware.

    The incident was confirmed by the

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