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Planning for 2016

January is a time for making New Year’s resolutions and planning for the 12 months that lie ahead. Don’t worry if you were unable to stick to the former, just let us assist you with the latter, as we discuss your IT requirements for a successful 2016.

Meanwhile enjoy these articles which relate to some of the biggest IT themes of the moment.

 

New app to improve Google’s AI offering

Currently, Google users are able to get replies to simple questions they ask aloud, much like Apple’s famous Siri assistant, regarding the song that is playing, share prices or directions home.

But this voice-recognition software could soon become much more sophisticated, as Google looks to boost its artificial intelligence capabilities. Read more >>

 
 

Windows 10 set for explosion in 2016

Windows 10 is set for record levels of adoption in 2016, as half of businesses are planning to roll it out before the end of the year.

According to Gartner research, 50 per cent of enterprises will have started deploying Windows 10 by January 2017, making it the most widely-installed version of Windows ever. Read more >>

 
 

Microsoft finally kills off Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10

Microsoft has ended support for older versions of its Internet Explorer browser, offering Windows users the choice of either upgrading their operating system or downloading Microsoft Edge.

With effect from 12th January 2016, there will be no further upgrades to IE 8, 9 and 10, although users of IE 11 will continue to receive support. Read more >>

 
 

Microsoft to tell users if they’re victims of government hacks

Microsoft has announced it will inform users of its email services when it believes them to have been the victim of a state-sponsored hack.

The tech giant, which owns and operates the Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) service, has revealed it is to disclose suspected hacks to users, even if the guilty party is a national government. Read more >>