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Threat actors could use third party software to gain entry into enterprises

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In the coming year, the world will see more legitimate software being poisoned by groups targeting wider victim profiles and geographies, with the added advantage that such attacks are extremely hard to spot and mitigate, according to Kaspersky Lab’s Targeted Threat Predictions for 2018. Other hard-to-block attacks, such as those involving high-end mobile malware are […]


SophosLabs Malware Forecast: no platform immune from ransomware

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Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced its SophosLabs 2018 Malware Forecast, a report that recaps ransomware and other cybersecurity trends based on data collected from Sophos customer computers worldwide during 1 April to 3 Oct, 2017. One key finding shows that while ransomware predominately attacked Windows systems in the last […]


New Nokia security software helps combat growing ransomware threat

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Nokia has announced its next-generation NetGuard Security Management Center software, designed to bolster service providers’ ability to proactively detect, predict and combat the growing threat from ransomware and other types of malware. The volume, velocity and variety of security data today is overwhelming security teams. Companies typically receive hundreds of thousands of security alerts per […]


LinkedIn survey reveals why MENA professionals switch jobs

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Most professionals in MENA (88%) like hearing about new opportunities and higher compensation lures them into switching to a new job, according to LinkedIn’s annual talent survey – Inside the Mind of Today’s Candidate. The study reveals that higher compensation elsewhere (41%) is still the main reason people leave jobs, with a better fit for […]


Higher education CIOs must start bridging the digital divide

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Higher education CIOs recognise that key organisational priorities are enrolment and student success, but fail to show innovation with regard to the top technologies required to differentiate themselves and win, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. Yet, a majority of respondents (59%) think there will be significant business model change due to digital transformation. […]


Gartner: banking and investment CIOs the most focused on digitalisation

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Banking and investment services CIOs are increasingly convinced that their old business models and existing value propositions will not be sustainable in the future, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey gathered data from 3,160 CIO respondents in 98 countries and across major industries, including 354 banking and investment services […]


Organisations relying on cloud service providers for data protection

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Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, has announced the results of a global survey indicating that the majority of global organisations (56%) operate with a cloud-first mentality when it comes to deploying new applications and managing workloads. Only 1% of organisations reported that they will not be adopting cloud over the next two […]


VMware survey finds banking industry embracing emerging technology

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At Money 20/20, VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, shared results of a recent survey of banking professionals commissioned by VMware that explores how technology will shape the future of the banking industry. The survey revealed banks are laying the foundation for the digitisation of their businesses and anticipate emerging […]


Dimension Data publishes its IT trends for 2018

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Blockchain, together with artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality, have the potential to deliver disruptive outcomes and reshape digital business in 2018. And companies that have not started the digital investment cycle are at high risk of being disrupted. This is according to the list of top IT predictions for 2018 […]


80% of enterprises investing in AI, but cite significant challenges ahead

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A whopping 80% of enterprises are investing today in AI, but one in three business leaders believe their company will need to invest more over the next 36 months to keep pace with competitors. At the same time, enterprises are anticipating significant barriers to adoption and are looking to strategise against those issues by creating […]


New study reveals Epicor ERP customers can achieve 264% ROI

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Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced the availability of a new Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study that examines the potential return on investment (ROI) companies can achieve with the Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite. The August 2017 commissioned study, conducted by Forrester Consulting on […]


GSMA issues report on Ghana’s mobile-enabled digital transformation

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At a high-level round-table between the Government of Ghana and mobile industry leaders, the GSMA launched a report in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), examining the transformative opportunities presented by mobile-enabled digital services in Ghana. The meeting, held in partnership with DFID, the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications and the United Nations […]


Centrify finds poor management and overwork as sources of human error

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Poor management, distraction, social media, and excessive workloads are the top four reasons for human error in the workplace, according to a snapshot poll conducted by Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, at this year’s recently concluded GITEX Technology Week 2017 in Dubai, UAE. Other parameters that emerged […]


ServiceNow survey shows CIOs delivering real value from machine learning

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A new survey from ServiceNow finds that machine learning has arrived in the enterprise, making material contributions to everyday work. To realise its full value, technology leaders must find skilled talent to work side-by-side with machines in addition to redesigning their organisations and processes. For The Global CIO Point of View, ServiceNow surveyed 500 CIOs […]


Vodafone research shows SA is optimistic about business outcomes of IoT

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Vodafone has released the South African findings of its fifth annual IoT Barometer Report – the leading global survey of business sentiment regarding investment and innovation in the Internet of Things. The IoT Barometer research surveyed 1,278 respondents in 13 countries: the US, Brazil, Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, China, India, Japan, Australia […]


New global survey finds companies are unprepared for DNS attacks

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Infoblox has released results of a global survey finding that DNS security is often overlooked when it comes to cybersecurity strategy, with most companies inadequately prepared to defend against DNS attacks. Surveying over 1,000 security and IT professionals worldwide and conducted by Dimensional Research, the study found that 86% of DNS solutions failed to first […]


MEA enterprise infrastructure hardware market continues to decline

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The Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise infrastructure hardware market, which includes servers and external storage, suffered a year-on-year (YoY) decline of 8% in the first half on 2017 to total $1.1 billion, according to the latest Quarterly Server and Disk Storage Systems Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting […]


Gartner survey confirms the changing role of the CIO

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Digitalisation and technological innovation are changing the nature of the job of the CIO. Leaders are rapidly scaling their digital businesses, making the remainder of this year and 2018 a defining moment for CIOs who don’t want to be left behind. Gartner, Inc.’s annual global survey of CIOs showed that the CIO role is transitioning […]


Jargon is holding businesses back from new tech investment, says Epicor

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With technology jargon constantly changing, business professionals around the world are struggling to gain a proper understanding of the technologies they need to embrace, to shape the future of their businesses. This is one of the findings of a study from Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth. […]


BeyondTrust reveals ‘5 deadly sins’ increasing the risk of data breach

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BeyondTrust, the leading cybersecurity company dedicated to preventing privilege misuse and stopping unauthorised access, has announced its annual privileged access management survey which identified the ‘Five Deadly Sins of Privileged Access Management’, and how they prevent organisations from effectively protecting sensitive information. For years, security experts have outlined best practices for privileged access management (PAM) […]