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Apr 2014
Last week our CTO Steve Nice attended the official OpenStack training course in central London. With this fantastic open source project released on the 17th of April, we at Reconnix are putting ourselves at the forefront of this emerging technology. As the first ever UK Amazon Web Services partner, we pride ourselves on being a well respected key player in AWS implementations, we aim to repeat that success and are on track to be recognised as the UK’s leading technical authority on OpenStack. Steve describes his experiences and vision for this great open source project. “It’s very early days for OpenStack, it’s almost reminiscent of Linux 15 years ago, everyone is loving the technology, but what is it’s use and what are the biggest barriers...

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Apr 2014
Heartbleed: What happens when people don’t work properly. Heartbleed has captured the public’s imagination and drawn lots of attention to open source, some of it good, some of it bad. First of all, open source was not the cause of this bug, the cause of all bugs will always be the same. People. The key to this bug and understanding the fallout is identifying the lessons to be learned and appreciating just how much the open source approach has limited the damage caused by humans being human. People are fallible and always will be, we need to find ways to cater for that fallibility. Where there are methods to help us with our fallibility, we need to properly apply them. There is an ever evolving...

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Mar 2014
The beginning of the month marked National Apprenticeship Week in the UK, a drive to make both businesses and young people aware of the mutual benefits apprentice programmes can bring. As a business, Reconnix has benefitted greatly from apprenticeships programmes, and we’ve helped to build careers for a number of young people over recent years. While university is obviously a great opportunity for many, there is perhaps now too much pressure to drive everyone towards third level education as soon as they finish their A Levels. Employers can be guilty of overlooking candidates without third level qualifications, a degree isn’t the be all and end all. There are many reasons why university might not be a suitable option for a school leaver. Not everyone is...

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