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Cisco AppDynamics releases ‘Agents of Transformation 2021’ research

AppDynamics, a part of Cisco, today released ‘Agents of Transformation 2021:The Rise of Full-Stack Observability’, the latest edition of its global research study, exploring the impact of the rapid acceleration of Digital Transformation created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the repercussions for global technologists. The findings revealed a dramatic increase in IT complexity […]


Ransomware 2020: A year of many changes

Fady Younes, Cybersecurity Director, Middle East and Africa, Cisco, on why organisations need to be proactive in developing comprehensive security strategies and take the evolving threat landscape seriously. 2020 was a turbulent year as the world grappled to cope with the impact of COVID-19 – both on general sense of wellbeing and the critical infrastructures […]


Businesses risk missing out on top talent

New research from software and virtualisation solutions vendor Citrix, has confirmed that remote work is here to stay, with 82% of all respondents agreeing that it will be more common post-pandemic. The study found that remote and flexible work options are now key to attracting and retaining talent, with 55% saying that businesses will miss […]


KnowBe4 Research: 76% of staff are likely to reuse passwords

In a recent study by KnowBe4 Research, only 24% of employees save their passwords. This suggest that many employees reuse their passwords. “Using the same, simple password at multiple locations makes you easier prey for hackers”, warned Kai Roer, Managing Director, KnowBe4 Research. KnowBe4 Research evaluates organisations’ security culture and has analysed the responses of […]


Credential spill incidents double as hacker sophistication continues to rise

The number of annual credential spill incidents nearly doubled from 2016 to 2020, according to F5’s latest ‘Credential Stuffing Report’. Released recently, the most comprehensive research initiative of its kind reported a 46% downturn in the volume of spilled credentials during the same period. The average spill size also declined, falling from 63 million records […]


BT Security report finds that expectations of CISOs have never been greater

BT Security has published the results of a global survey which canvassed the opinions of over 7000 business leaders, employees and consumers from across the world. The research, conducted in partnership with Davies Hickman Partners, found that in a rapidly changing business environment, the role of the chief information and security officer (CISO) has hugely […]


Employees want greater ownership and choice in the new world of work

Working from home may have been an adjustment at the start of the pandemic lockdown, but according to Cisco’s Workforce of the Future survey, employees want to keep hold of many positives that emerged in our new way of working. Increased autonomy (63%) and working well as a dispersed team (66%) are two main benefits; […]


Accelerating Digital Transformation in a changed world

Veeam’s 2020 Data Protection Trends Report finds that almost half of global organisations are being hindered in their Digital Transformation journeys. Trent Odgers, Cloud Manager, South Africa, Veeam, tells Intelligent CIO more.   Digital Transformation (DX) and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are phrases that have been in the public lexicon for years. Boardrooms across the […]


EMEA leads the way for multi-cloud adoption but security and skill gap challenges remain

Research from F5 Networks revealed earlier this year that the EMEA region leads the way for multi-cloud adoption, although security and skill gap challenges remain. According to the sixth annual State of Application Services (SOAS) report, 88% of surveyed EMEA organisations were leveraging multi-cloud environments, compared to 87% in the Americas and 86% in the […]


Data centre survey from Forbes Insights and Vertiv reveals lack of preparedness

Just 29% of data centre decision-makers say their current facilities are meeting their needs, and just 6% say their data centres are updated ahead of their needs. Those were the findings included in a new report from Forbes Insights’ research: The Modern Date Center: How IT is adapting to new technologies and hyperconnectivity, which examined […]


South African industries under attack from cybercriminals

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of the Mimecast Threat Intelligence Report: RSA Conference Edition. The report is designed to provide technical analysis from Mimecast threat researchers on major campaigns carried out by threat actors, trends that are emerging from these attacks and an assessment of likely future trends […]


Thales report shows organisations struggle with security post Digital Transformation

According to the 2020 Thales Data Threat Report – Global Edition, with research and analysis by IDC, organisations reached a global cloud tipping point causing them to struggle with security challenges of Digital Transformation (DX). Today, half (50%) of all corporate data is stored in the cloud and nearly half (48%) of that data is […]


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