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€272.5 million in fines imposed by European regulators under GDPR

€272.5 million (roughly US$332.4 million / £245.3 million) of fines have been imposed for a wide-range of infringements of Europe’s tough data protection laws, according to international law firm, DLA Piper. The figure is taken from the law firm’s latest annual General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fines and data breach report of the 27 European […]

Three in four UK office workers would accept a pay cut for remote working

Three-quarters (75%) of UK office workers said that they would accept – or have accepted – a pay cut in return for a fully remote role that allows them to work-from-anywhere, according to new research from Citrix. The new data, based on a survey of 1,000 UK office workers and conducted by OnePoll, examined employee […]

Research reveals half of younger staffers fear being replaced by technology

Industry data indicates a positive trend in salary and job satisfaction over the past three years, with mild improvements in gender diversity. Samantha Humphries, Senior Security Strategist at Exabeam, tells us why she thinks automation will only serve to benefit the cybersecurity industry, and how she predicts the industry’s future will evolve in 2021. Despite […]

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; […]

Retailers boost online capacity as they prepare for an uptick in festive holiday spending

New research from Capgemini suggests that retailers are feeling cautiously optimistic about the festive shopping season, despite uncertainty around physical store openings and holiday sales patterns. According to the findings of Capgemini’s annual holiday survey, almost half (46%) of retailers expect an increase in sales and half of shoppers (49%) expect to shop online more […]

Equinix annual market study reveals pace at which COVID-19 is accelerating Digital Transformation

The latest Global Interconnection Index (GXI), an annual market study published by Equinix, shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has already had a dramatic effect on how businesses are planning their digital infrastructure initiatives over the next three years. According to this, the fourth volume of the report (Vol.4), digital service providers, within industries like telecommunications, cloud […]

Research captures impact of efficiency and sustainability on cloud and service provider market

Schneider Electric, a leader in the Digital Transformation of energy management and automation, has announced findings from a study by 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, that captures the impact efficiency and sustainability have on the cloud and service provider business. The recently released report includes insights from a survey of over 800 […]

Customer engagement saw dramatic decline across economy during COVID-19

Content Guru, a leading cloud contact centre and customer engagement provider, has released data revealing the dramatic impact of COVID-19 and lockdown on customer engagement across the economy. The transport, hospitality, distribution and estate agency sectors saw the most significant impact, with the most severe drop seen in the transportation sector, where customer engagement declined by […]

McAfee report shows threat actor evolution during pandemic

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has released its McAfee COVID-19 Threat Report: July 2020, examining cybercriminal activity related to COVID-19 and the evolution of cyberthreats in Q1 2020. McAfee Labs saw an average of 375 new threats per minute and a surge of cybercriminals exploiting the pandemic through COVID-19 themed malicious apps, phishing campaigns, malware and more. […]

Media industry full of credential stuffing attacks according to Akamai report

The media industry suffered 17 billion credential stuffing attacks between January 2018 and December 2019 according to a new report from Akamai, the intelligent Edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences. The Akamai 2020 State of the Internet / Credential Stuffing in the Media Industry report found that 20% of the 88 billion total credential stuffing attacks […]

Smart Cities study sheds light on expectations of citizens and businesses in world’s major urban centres

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced a new report sponsored by Nutanix and compiled by The Economist Intelligence Unit, entitled Accelerating urban intelligence: People, business and the cities of tomorrow, which explores expectations of citizens and businesses for Smart City development in some of the world’s major urban centres. While globally, Smart […]

AppDynamics research reveals organisations have changed priorities because of COVID-19

AppDynamics, a Cisco company and the world’s largest and fastest growing APM vendor, has released a special edition of its global research study, The Agents of Transformation Report with new findings related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report reveals the pressures technologists are experiencing as they lead their organisations’ responses to the pandemic and how […]

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