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Study reveals 78% of IT leaders plan to increase spending on automation initiatives post-pandemic

A study, by SnapLogic, reveals that 48% of IT decision makers accelerated automation projects as a result of the pandemic, with cost savings, customer satisfaction and employee productivity as drivers. Research published by SnapLogic, provider of the Intelligent Integration Platform, reveals that 78% of businesses plan to increase their spending on automation initiatives in the […]


Strategies to ensure cybersecurity aligns with 2021 business objectives

The remote working model has meant more organisations have had to adapt to a hybrid workforce and creating a culture of security while building an updated cybersecurity strategy is critical. Alain Sanchez, EMEA CISO and Senior Evangelist at Fortinet, discusses some key ways to build out a robust cybersecurity plan for a hybrid workforce. Every […]


Lockdown learnings: Business leader lessons to mark the lockdown anniversary

As we mark a year since the first lockdown announcement in the UK, we hear from industry experts who discuss the things we’ve learned over the past year, the ways we’ve adapted, and how to apply a new-found approach to working life moving forward. It’s hard to believe that it has been a full year […]


The best of both worlds: Making the most of your hybrid IT strategy

Hybrid IT is becoming a more talked about subject as businesses adapt to more innovative ways of working. Chris Huggett, Senior Vice President, Europe & India, Sungard Availability Services, offers his best practice advice by explaining some of the simple steps to ensure you make the most of your hybrid IT strategy and reap the […]


Skills shortages are only part of the talent problem facing SOCs

The quality of communication in the workplace has lessened in recent months due to the chaos caused by the pandemic. Richard Cassidy, Senior Director Security Strategy EMEA at Exabeam, considers some of the important foundational factors that can directly impact talent retention in today’s SOC teams and says a strong sense of community and belonging […]


Report finds UK tech sector unprepared for cyberattacks

According to research conducted by the Ponemon Institute and commissioned by Keeper Security, more than half of IT and technology firms in the sector (59%) say their budgets are still insufficient to cover their cybersecurity needs. One year on from emergency lockdown measures that forced UK businesses to rapidly provision remote working tools, most IT […]


Finding the perfect balance between sustainability and performance

Andy Connor, Channel Director, EMEA, Subzero Engineering, discusses the need for data centre leaders to become more aware of the environmental consequences of their digital footprint and how best to monitor it as demand for sustainable operations places more pressure upon the industry. In 2020, the Uptime Institute’s, Andy Lawrence stated: ‘The average power usage […]


The role of cooling in data centre sustainability

The need to drive sustainability within the data centre industry is a top priority as concerns for the health of the planet is a matter of global importance. Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK&I, discusses how operators can make positive sustainable choices to continue to feed the burgeoning appetite for digital services […]


Industry expert says 2021 is the year of recoverware

Avi Raichel, Chief Information Officer at Zerto, discusses the need to adopt an approach to cybersecurity and data protection based on recoverware concepts and products, and tells us why businesses need to be better prepared for what they might face now that Digital Transformation is upon us. 2020 was an unforgettable year, and from a […]


International Women’s week: Empowering the developing workforce

To celebrate International Women’s week, Ping Identity has gathered the thoughts of some of its female employees to glean why being a woman in the field of technology/security can make a difference to its future development and drive gender-blindness. What appealed to you most about a career in the technology/security industry?  I was just drawn […]


Mind the gap: Addressing the UK’s shortage of data talent

Jonathan Westley, Chief Data Officer, at Experian, discusses the importance of tackling the growing skills gaps and suggests how leaders can attract more diversified talent. COVID-19 brought to the fore many innovative and creative examples of how to use data effectively. From identifying where to send medical supplies and channel financial support to businesses, to […]


Building a cybersecurity strategy for the long haul

Richard Cassidy, Senior Director Security Strategy EMEA, Exabeam, discusses why the short-term mindset of the cybersecurity industry needs to change and how the future isn’t as uncertain as some would have you believe. The cybersecurity industry has a problem with long-term commitment. Too often, CISOs and CIOs become fixated on the discovery of new threats […]


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