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British businesses’ failure to put employees at heart of data strategy costing £10 billion in lost productivity

A report from Qlik and Accenture, The Human Impact of Data Literacy, conducted on behalf of The Data Literacy Project, found that while most organisations understand the incredible opportunity of data, a gap has emerged between organisations’ aspirations to be data-driven and their employees’ ability to create business value with data. Data is a gold […]

CIO survey results show taming cloud complexity has grown beyond human abilities

An average IT team spends 15% of its total time trying to sort through monitoring alerts as the gap between IT resources, cloud scale and complexity widens. Dynatrace, a leading software intelligence company, has announced the findings of an independent global survey of 800 CIOs, which highlights a widening gap between IT resources and the […]

Nordic enterprises transform IT, stabilise operations via next-gen application development

Enterprises in the Nordic countries are using next-generation application development providers to transform their IT infrastructures, stabilise their operations and improve customer satisfaction, according to a report published by Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The 2019 ISG Provider Lens Next-Gen Application Development & Maintenance (ADM) Services Report for the […]

Retailers look to hybrid cloud as they search for flexibility

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the retail industry findings of its second Enterprise Cloud Report, measuring retailers’ plans for adopting private, hybrid and public clouds. The report found most retailers (87.5%) identified hybrid cloud as the ideal IT operating model. It also showed many retailers (72%) are planning to move some […]

Capgemini report finds automation provides competitive advantage for in-store retail

Capgemini, a French-headquartered global leader in consulting, technology services and Digital Transformation, has conducted a report which has found that consumers prefer to shop in a store with automation capabilities. Consumers respond to the convenience, efficiency and sustainability improvements automation creates, but retailers must prioritise experience and build trust to bring customers and sales back […]

Venafi reveals research on security controls for human and machine identities

Venafi, a leading provider of machine identity protection, has announced the results of a study comparing security controls for human and machine identities. The study evaluated responses from over 1,500 IT security professionals from the US, UK, France, Germany and Australia across a range of company sizes and industries. People rely on usernames and passwords […]

Mobile service providers preparing to fortify security in anticipation of 5G deployments

According to a global survey fielded by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, in partnership with A10 Networks, mobile service providers anticipate significant new revenue opportunities from the forthcoming deployment of high-speed 5G networks and a host of new IoT-driven use cases, but they also believe much-improved security will be essential to realising that potential. […]

Check Point Research discovers ‘WhatsApp crash’ bug that works by malicious group message

Check Point Research, the threat intelligence arm of Check Point, has revealed it helped mitigate a new vulnerability in WhatsApp that could allow a threat actor to deliver a malicious group chat message that would crash the app for all members of the group. To regain use of WhatsApp, users would need to uninstall and reinstall it, […]

Trend Micro research urges oil and gas industry to prioritise cybersecurity

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of new research on the cyber-risks facing the oil and gas industry. The research found that the oil and gas industry and its supply chain face increased risk from advanced threat groups and others as they continue to build out digitally connected infrastructure. […]

Mimecast research finds data loss is primary concern for financial industry

Mimecast has announced new research commissioned by IDG Research on the factors leading financial services organisations to reprioritise how they manage compliance. Financial services organisations like retail banks, investment firms and insurance companies have always operated under stringent regulations and controls. However, increasing regulatory frameworks and evolving security threats are making compliance an increasing priority […]

Sophos uncovers new version of Snatch ransomware

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity,  has published an investigative report, Snatch Ransomware Reboots PCs into Safe Mode to Bypass Protection, by SophosLabs and Sophos Managed Threat Response. The report details the changing attack methods of Snatch ransomware, first seen in December 2018, including rebooting PCs into safe mode mid-attack in an attempt to bypass behavioural protections that […]

ServiceNow research shows that security breaches increased in 2019

ServiceNow, a leading digital workflow company making work, work better for people, has released its second sponsored study on cybersecurity vulnerability and patch management, conducted with the Ponemon Institute. The study, Costs and Consequences of Gaps in Vulnerability Response, found that despite a 24% average increase in annual spending on prevention, detection and remediation in […]

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