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Latest Hosting and Tech News

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Catch up on this month’s round-up of the latest hosting and tech news. Here’s what we’ve uncovered since our last edition.  

WHUK launches all-inclusive SEO tool

WHUK has teamed up with marketgoo, the industry-leading SEO tools developer, to offer our customers a new, all-inclusive SEO tool. Designed for those with little SEO experience or who don’t have the time to work on optimising their websites, marketgoo is a simple to use platform that provides personalised advice and a set of helpful tools to improve search engine ranking and drive more visitors to your website.

Using marketgoo’s built-in SEO expertise, you can generate detailed SEO audits, download optimisation progress reports, get real-time dashboard updates and carry out bespoke SEO action plans that are prioritised for the needs of your own site. Catering for technical and on-page optimisation, marketgoo helps with search engine indexing issues, backlinks, keyword optimisation, site-speed problems, mobile-friendly optimisation and more.

marketgoo is available in both Lite and Pro versions and its features include an easy-to-use dashboard, customised SEO plans, progress over time analytics, integration with Google Analytics, tools to increase traffic and gain new inbound links, competitor tracking, mobile optimisation recommendations and monthly SEO reports. For more information visit webhosting.uk.com/website-seo

Video conferencing gets quirky

It’s an established part of the product lifecycle that after a certain point, things start to get gimmicky. It’s the reason TV screens have become curved and phones have been made foldable. Now it looks like video conferencing developers are adding a few quirks to their products to make them stand out from the crowd.

One recent development is with Zoom, which is offering hybrid workers the ‘ultimate home office setup’ by carrying out video conferencing on their TVs. If they are bored with working in the spare room, they can relax on the sofa and watch proceedings on their 60-inch screens. This can be further enhanced using the DTEN Go portable console, which uses four cameras, a dozen microphones and a 160-degree view to turn a living room into a fully immersive Zoom experience.

Even more quirky and immersive is Facebook’s virtual reality workspace, which uses Oculus Quest headsets to transport remote workers to a virtual office where their avatars can work alongside their colleagues on virtual computers and take part in meetings, presentations and day to day office chit chat. Essentially, it’s a kind of Sims for office workers.

Smarter, safer cities

AI developer Derq has announced it is to bring its traffic safety systems to the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program. With over a million people killed globally in road traffic accidents every year, the company’s AI analytics platform’s goal is to make urban areas smarter and safer for road users, an initiative that includes enabling autonomous vehicles to be used at scale.

Derq’s AI-powered platform can generate real-time safety and traffic insights, providing city administrators with detailed analysis of traffic performance and safety concerns, helping them find better road management solutions. Derq’s edge-based SENSE platform, meanwhile, offers real-time analytics for traffic management applications, including for connected and autonomous vehicles and smart pedestrian crossings.

Intel to speed up Windows 11

The one thing everyone hopes to see from Windows 11 is an improvement on the performance of Windows 10. With this in mind, chip manufacturer, Intel, is set to embed its Thread Director technology into the 12th-Gen Alder Lake processors which will be used on many Windows 11 computers.

The 12-Gen CPUs are the first of a new type of desktop processor that combines a mix of 8 small but highly efficient Gracemont cores with an equal number of high-performance Golden Cove cores. By adding the Thread Director, Intel can make sure that this new configuration works intelligently and in harmony with Windows 11.

MoD needs defending

While the UK relies on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for its security, the MoD itself is seeking assistance with its own defence, in particular with cyber security. As a result, the UK government has launched the Reducing the Cyber Attack Surface scheme which will give grants of up to £300,000 to companies that can help reduce the possibility of cyberattacks against the security services.

The need for this is due to the defence sector’s reliance on vulnerable legacy systems and the chief aim of the scheme is to eradicate vulnerabilities in existing and future IT systems and networks, especially those needed for defence operations. Visit the WHUK website for more news, knowledge base articles, blog posts and information on our wide range of hosting services.

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