Christina Mercer

Audience Development Editor

Christina is audience development editor. After graduating from the University of Nottingham reading philosophy and theology in 2013, Christina joined a tech start-up specialising in mobile apps. She has since developed a keen interest in data analytics and emerging tech.

Best machine learning tools and frameworks for data scientists and developers

Best machine learning tools and frameworks for data scientists and developers

Google ML Kit Image by iStock Google ML Kit is Google’s machine learning beta SDK for mobile developers. It allows developers to use machine learning to build features on Android and iOS, whatever the...

Best business firewalls: Which firewall is suitable for your business?

Best business firewalls: Which firewall is suitable for your business?

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Image by © Barracuda Barracuda CloudGen Firewall offers a simple, user-friendly interface which is built to ensure that users have uninterrupted network availability with...

Best open source network monitoring tools

Best open source network monitoring tools

GraphiteImage by ThinkstockGraphiteis a free open source network monitoring tool that is built to collect, store and display time-series data in real time. The software is typically used by businesses to track the performance of...

Best free and open source Microsoft Excel alternatives

Best free and open source Microsoft Excel alternatives

Apache Calc Released in 2004 as part of Apache OpenOffice, Calc is a free open source office suite featuring a word processor, spreadsheet application, database manager, drawing application and...

Failed Google projects, services and products

Failed Google projects, services and products

Google+ Image by © Google Launched in 2011, Google+ was a social networking platform built around 'circles' and intended to supersede the Google Buzz social messaging service. The platform struggled...

Best open source inventory management software

Best open source inventory management software

inFlowImage by Hiraman / Getty ImagesInFlow offers open source inventory management software suited for small and medium enterprises. InFlow Cloud provides automatic data backups with a quick and easy setup, with an on-prem...

How to secure your office network

How to secure your office network

Use an uncommon SSID network name Image by iStock Using a common service set identifier (SSID) is an easy gateway for hackers to gain access into any network. As one of the most basic Wi-Fi network...

Office 2019: Features & pricing

Office 2019: Features & pricing

What to expect from the latest version of Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office 365 buying guide for business

Microsoft Office 365 buying guide for business

We offer a full guide of Office for business purchasing options.

How to use SharePoint: Tips for SharePoint Online

How to use SharePoint: Tips for SharePoint Online

With the right tricks, Microsoft SharePoint is a business collaboration must-have

The best Google Sheets tips and shortcuts

The best Google Sheets tips and shortcuts

Add a drop-down menu to your cells Finding the best way to display your data is often half the battle. Using drop-down menus is a space-saving technique and should make your data much more readable...

How to move Windows 10 from your old hard drive to SSD

Moving Windows 10 to SSD can be done in a number of ways. Here, we run though the easiest

A history of UK broadband roll out: BT, Openreach and other major milestones

A history of UK broadband roll out: BT, Openreach and other major milestones

2000: Broadband launch Image by iStock The first UK home broadband service was installed in Basildon, Essex by Mark Bush in 2000, making him NTL's (now Virgin Media) sole broadband customer during...

How to recover deleted files from a PC or laptop

How to recover deleted files from a PC or laptop

Recuva Image by iStock Developed by London-based company Piriform and now part of the Avast Family, Recuva provides business data recovery solutions for a range of different file types. Recuva offers...

The tech industry's biggest lay-offs

The tech industry's biggest lay-offs

HTC Image by iStock Jobs cut: 1,500 Troubled Taiwanese phonemaker HTC is planning to cut a quarter of its global workforce as it battles losing market share to firms such as Samsung, Apple, and...

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: What new features?

Microsoft's Windows 10 version 1803 April 2018 Update contains a raft of new features

How to encrypt emails: What to consider

With data hacks on the rise, email encryption is a must for businesses across the globe

London is AI growth capital of Europe says London's deputy mayor

Taking the stage at CogX today, London's Deputy Mayor praises London's diversity and pace of AI in the capital

What is PGP encryption? How to protect against the PGP vulnerability

Researchers find major flaw in email encryption program PGP, leaving users' messages exposed

PC and laptop buying guide for small businesses

Here's what to consider before buying computers for your business

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