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Healthcare industry is in early stages of multi-cloud adoption, but deployments are rising

Research by Vanson Bourne conducted on behalf of Nutanix, surveying 1,700 IT decision-makers around the world, has revealed hybrid multi-cloud is the ideal IT model, but healthcare is slower to adopt. Nutanix, a leader in hybrid multi-cloud computing, announced the healthcare findings of its global Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report, which measures […]


IDC study: Data mobility engine can serve as core of effective data management strategy

Research firm IDC predicts that, over the next five years, more than 80% of the data collected by organizations will be unstructured data, and that will only continue to grow 40-50% per year for most enterprises. With the sheer volume of unstructured data yet to be created and used in the years ahead, it’s safe […]


Financial services decision-makers believe hybrid work environments will bring a host of business benefits  

Riverbed | Aternity has released research revealing financial services (FS) decision-makers see permanent hybrid working models as the future, but still aren’t technologically prepared to support the model. Key findings show that investing in better visibility for network and application performance (51%), cybersecurity technology (47%) and digital experience management (40%) are top priorities for business decision-makers […]


Study reveals insider threats cost organisations US$15.4 million annually, up 34% from 2020

Negligent insiders are the root cause of 56% of cyberattack incidents, while credential thefts have almost doubled and are the costliest to remediate, at an average of over US$800,000 per incident. Proofpoint has released brand new research showing that businesses globally are losing around £11.4 million (US$15.4 million) every single year because of insider cyberthreats. […]


Nutanix study shows multi-cloud is here to stay but complexity and challenges remain

A recent study conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Nutanix, a hybrid multi-cloud computing solutions vendor, has revealed that multi-cloud deployments are on the rise, but enterprises looking to hybrid multi-cloud still face challenges and complexity. Nutanix, a provider of hybrid multi-cloud computing solutions, has announced the findings of its fourth global Enterprise Cloud […]


IT security executives are less likely to be fired after cybersecurity breaches in 2021

There is a positive trend emerging in how organisations respond to cybersecurity breaches, from an HR perspective, according to a recent Kaspersky study. In 2021, less than a fifth of organisations across the META region laid off senior IT staff (15%) in 2021 and while this was slightly higher than compared to 2018 (13%), it […]


Study reveals data fragmentation biggest barrier to Digital Transformation in 2022

Commissioned by Informatica, the IDC CDO study, Driving Business Value from Data in the Face of Fragmentation and Complexity, surveyed more than 899 members of the office of the CDO, across 10 countries including Australia, France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US, to discover some of the challenges and priorities of the Chief Data […]


Nokia study finds operators can avoid 65% of operational costs with IP network automation

Nokia, in collaboration with research firm Analysys Mason, recently revealed operators can expect up to a 65% cost avoidance after implementing IP network automation across three operations categories. This is one of several key findings from Nokia’s commissioned study. Network automation is a key driver for improved network services agility, greater operational efficiency and increased […]


IBM Quantum Challenge Africa: How African Researchers are building a quantum community

Amira Abbas, Mmapula Baloi and Ismail Akhalwaya of IBM Research Africa, discuss quantum computing on the African continent and which organisations are well positioned to gain the most from this emerging technology. Quantum computing promises to unlock problem-solving capabilities that could change the world. But which parts of the world might it change? And who […]


Proofpoint’s annual report: How 2020 transformed today’s threat landscape

Cybersecurity and compliance company, Proofpoint Inc, has unveiled its annual Human Factor Report, which provides a comprehensive examination of the three main facets of user risk—vulnerability, attacks and privilege—and how the extraordinary events of 2020 transformed the current threat landscape. Human Factor 2021 draws on data and insight from a year’s worth of research, covering […]


Standard Chartered: Suppliers risk US$35 billion if they don’t cut carbon emissions

A new study by Standard Chartered has revealed that multinational companies will cut suppliers for failing to curb carbon emissions, with 78% of multinationals (MNCs) planning to remove suppliers that endanger their carbon transition plan by 2025. For South African suppliers who fail to transition alongside their MNC partners, this could mean a loss in […]


Tenable research finds serious vulnerability in Microsoft Teams

Tenable has disclosed details of a serious vulnerability in Microsoft Teams discovered by its Zero-Day Research Team. By abusing PowerApps functionality (a separate product used within Teams for building and using custom business apps), threat actors could gain persistent read/write access to a victim user’s email, Teams chats, OneDrive, Sharepoint and a variety of other […]


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