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Michael O'Dwyer
An Irishman based in Hong Kong, Michael O’Dwyer is a business & technology journalist, independent consultant and writer who specializes in writing for enterprise, small business and IT audiences. With 20+ years of experience in everything from IT and electronic component-level failure analysis to process improvement and supply chains (and an in-depth knowledge of Klingon,) Michael is a sought-after writer whose quality sources, deep research and quirky sense of humor ensures he’s welcome in high-profile publications such as The Street and Fortune 100 IT portals.

Recent Posts

Posted on 06.28.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

Should Companies Be Concerned About Huawei Tech?

Should businesses be worried about Huawei tech on their networks or is this really just hysteria and a political agenda that is sending shockwaves across the IT landscape? Let's discuss.

Posted on 06.11.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

Is Big Data Losing its Appeal in the Face of Data Privacy Concerns?

The use of big data by enterprises is almost commonplace at this point, with advocates claiming it aids decision-making, increases revenue and productivity and decreases operational costs. But it comes at a cost to data privacy.

Posted on 05.13.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

Is PSD2 Good for Banks And How Should IT Teams Implement It?

The EU’s PSD2 directive (a revised payment service directive) aims to regulate electronic payments in EU member countries. It has no impact on traditional paper-based transactions.

Posted on 02.20.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

Using Managed File Transfer (MFT) To Harden Data Security

How is it that so many organizations focus on perimeter defense but do little to protect the target data inside that perimeter? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to protect sensitive data even if the network is breached?

Posted on 02.11.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

8 Reasons To Automate Your File Transfers

We all know it and are no doubt tired of hearing it, but in today’s global technological landscape, there is an ongoing and increasing danger of being hacked.

Posted on 01.31.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

How to Easily Monitor Bandwidth Usage Per Device

Below is an excerpt from our WhatsUp Gold Network monitoring blog, in which we describe what bandwidth is, and how you can easily monitor bandwidth by usage, device, IP address, and more. 

Posted on 01.22.19 by Michael O'Dwyer

Does the US Need a Constitutional Amendment for Data Privacy?

Data privacy seems to have surpassed all other technological buzzwords (with Big Data, AI and IoT largely responsible for the increase in available data) in the last few years, primarily because of the number of data breaches, which continues to rise unabated each year.

Posted on 11.20.18 by Michael O'Dwyer

Is Running A Virtual Machine (VM) Worth The Effort?

In the computing world, virtualization by way of virtual machines is used to describe a method of avoiding the purchase of multiple physical computers or servers, one for each operating system.

Posted on 11.12.18 by Michael O'Dwyer

Is The EU Copyright Directive A Bad Idea?

The EU Copyright Directive has been labeled a bad deal for all parties and threatens the Internet as we know it. If it's approved, how are businesses going to respond?

Posted on 10.25.18 by Michael O'Dwyer

Benefits of Managed File Transfer for Banking and Finance

In the BFSI (banking, financial services and insurance) industry, choosing a managed file transfer solution is rather simplified as FTP alone is not enough to meet the necessary regulatory and compliance requirements. 

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