Gemalto study reveals the reality of data breaches
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, a global database of public data breaches, revealing 918 data breaches led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017. Compared to the last six months of 2016, the number of lost, […]
Are you a software master?
CA Southern Africa has revealed the results of a survey of over 1,200 IT leaders released by CA Technologies and conducted by industry analyst firm Freeform Dynamics. The survey confirms that mastering modern software development by building a ‘Modern Software Factory’ is at the heart of business success in the digital economy.
Smart banking = happy customer
Consumers in South Africa prefer a digital-first approach to resolving their basic banking issues, only talking to a human being if they have to, according to a new survey from Avaya. Out of nine countries surveyed, South Africans were the most likely to say they preferred to use a mobile banking app to access their […]
Rubrik’s Alta release delivers instant application availability for any app, anywhere
Rubrik, the cloud data management company, recently announced the landmark 4.0 Alta release of its Cloud Data Management platform, which provides instant application availability anytime, anywhere regardless of infrastructure.
Fortinet Threat Landscape Report Q2 2017
Fortinet®, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that poor cybersecurity hygiene and risky application usage enables destructive worm-like attacks to take advantage of hot exploits at record speed. Adversaries are spending less time developing ways to break in, and instead […]
The state of business agility 2017
CA Southern Africa has announced results from a first-of-its-kind CA Technologies sponsored study that reveals that only 12% of companies can claim that their entire corporation is on the path to business agility even though more than two thirds of survey participants agreed that agile organisations are better able to quickly respond to dynamic business […]
AI and analytics accelerate the pace of digital workplace transformation
New research which examined how organisations are evolving from a traditional office environment to a digital workplace reveals that gaining competitive advantage and improving business processes are among the top goals of their digital transformation strategy. This is according to 40% of 800 organisations in 15 countries on five continents, including South Africa, that were […]
45 million emails passed by incumbent email security systems, nearly 25% are ‘unsafe’
Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the results of its third quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), a report of the results of tests which measure the effectiveness of incumbent email security systems. This quarter’s assessment noted a continued challenge of securing organisations from malicious attachments, dangerous files types, impersonation […]
Continuous testing: putting your digital business to the test
CA Southern Africa has announced results from a CA Technologies global study revealing that while 75% of organisations highlight continuous testing as critical or important, only a minority of survey respondents have made exceptional progress acquiring the necessary knowledge and key enablers to drive digital transformation. The 20% of survey respondents identified as continuous testing […]
State of industrial cybersecurity in 2017
Although the majority of industrial organisations believe they are well prepared for cybersecurity incidents, this confidence may be not well founded: every second ICS company experienced between one and five incidents last year, according to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab. On average, ineffective cybersecurity costs industrial organisations up to $497K per year.
Finance and HR leaders shape digital disruption, new research finds
To enable organisations to thrive in a competitive digital marketplace, Oracle and the MIT Technology Review recently released a new study that highlights the importance of collaboration between finance and human resources (HR) teams with a unified cloud. The study, ‘Finance and HR: The Cloud’s New Power Partnership’, outlines how a holistic view into finance […]
Fortinet announces findings of latest Global Threat Landscape Report
Fortinet, a global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The data spans the cybersecurity kill chain focusing on three central aspects of the landscape, including application exploits, malicious software and botnets against the backdrop of important enterprise technology and industry sector trends. The research reveals […]
New Mimecast report detects 400% increase in impersonation attacks
Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the most recent quarterly release of the Mimecast Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), a test which measures the effectiveness of email security systems currently in use by thousands of organisations globally. In its second quarterly assessment, Mimecast found that both known and unknown attacks, […]
Availability gap inhibits digital transformation and costs enterprises $21.8M each year
96% of organisations have digital transformation initiatives on their roadmap and more than half of those initiatives are in process now. There is obviously a huge appetite across enterprises to utilise innovation for competitive advantage and this places a huge burden on businesses to deliver access to services, data and apps, at any time and […]
Rethinking the cyber security disconnect
VMware research reveals a disconnect between business leaders and IT decision makers over security planning and priorities. Click here to download the infographic.
Four digital eras
When it comes to how people and organisations connect, each era of the digital economy has exponentially increased the connectivity requirements. Click here to download the infographic.