Hello and welcome to this weeks edition of the Trustmarque Channel Roundup. Each week we gather the best news from across the world of IT.

Critical IT problems cost UK organisations £200,000 a month

UK companies are losing hundreds of thousands of pounds a month because of IT problems, but are relatively good at preventing the same issues recurring.

UK business are losing an average of £200,000 a month as a result of critical IT incidents.

Read the article from Computer Weekly>

WordPress 4.9: This one’s for you, developers!

WordPress 4.9 has debuted, and this time the world’s most popular content management system has given developers plenty to like.

Some of the changes are arguably overdue: syntax highlighting and error checking for CSS editing and cutting custom HTML are neither scarce nor innovative.

Read the full review here>

The future of healthcare lies in the clouds

The healthcare industry is rapidly adopting the ‘on-demand’ software-as-a-service model in order to maintain efficiency and reduce costs.

When thinking of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the most common things that come to mind are apps and cloud providers. In recent years, the growth of cloud computing, advancements in mobile technology and virtualisation – as well as more applications being hosted online – have led many modern industries to move away from purchasing software outright.

Read the full article here > 

Old software may stop working on new PCs in 2020

Intel has announced that it will cease legacy BIOS support for PCs as the firm looks to fully transition to the more secure UEFI by 2020 – which is effectively the death knell for 32-bit software.

This is a case of out with the old, in with the new: BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) being the old guard, usurped more recently by UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) as the system that oversees the boot process of the computer (and more besides).

Read more from TechRadar>

And finally…

Uber Hack Shows Vulnerability of Software Code-Sharing Services

The data breach at Uber Technologies Inc. holds a lesson for software developers who use third-party services to store and share code: be careful what you share.

Services like San Francisco-based Github Inc., GitLab and SourceForge are used by developers to collaborate on projects, track bugs in code and distribute early versions of applications. They’re also a target for cyberthieves.