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FireEye study reveals the impact of cyberattacks on consumer loyalty

A recent study carried out by FireEye has revealed that data breaches significantly dent consumer trust in major brands. With a number of high-profile breaches taking place on a global scale, the findings highlight rising concerns over the issue of cybersecurity and how public perception of a company is altered in the event of a […]


Mobile-first environments, employee engagement & business performance

A new global study, ‘Mobility, Performance and Engagement’ by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has established a measurable link between ‘more mobile-first’ working environments, and an increase in employee engagement, proving that CIOs can drive increased business performance through well developed and executed mobile strategies. The study, sponsored by Aruba, showed that companies rated by […]


SophosLabs research finds “designer” cyber threats on the rise

Sophos has revealed SophosLabs research that indicates a growing trend among cyber criminals to target and even filter out specific countries when designing ransomware and other malicious cyberattacks. The research includes information from millions of endpoints worldwide and is analysed by the team at SophosLabs. To lure more victims with their attacks, cybercriminals are now […]


New Intel Security report reveals need for trust in cloud adoption

Intel Security recently released Blue Skies Ahead? The State of Cloud Adoption, a global report advocating the need for technology vendors to help businesses, governments and consumers understand the implications surrounding the growing adoption of the cloud. With a majority (77%) of participants noting that their organisations trust cloud computing more than a year ago, […]


CIOs express concerns about long-term viability of infrastructure and skills

New research by EMC exposes a concern among CIOs that their current IT infrastructure and the skills of their IT professionals may not be enough to meet long-term needs as technology becomes embedded across the business. The findings indicate that three-quarters of CIOs believe that five years from now they will need to be able […]


Gartner: Market leaders failed to capitalise on PaaS growth in 2015

Worldwide application infrastructure and middleware (AIM) software revenue totalled $23.9 billion in 2015, a 0.1% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The considerable appreciation of the US dollar in 2015 masked growth in the market. In constant currency terms the market grew 7.8%, driven by rapid growth in the platform as a service (PaaS) segment. “The PaaS segment showed […]


Middle East & Africa sees flat enterprise hardware growth in 2015

A new research report released by International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that the Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market (comprising servers and external storage) remained flat in 2015 when compared to the annual revenues seen in the previous year. Referencing its latest Quarterly Server and Disk Storage Systems Tracker, the research firm announced that […]


Worldwide cloud IT infrastructure spend grew 21.9% in 2015, says IDC

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew 21.9% year over year to $29.0 billion in 2015, with vendor revenue for the fourth quarter (4Q15) growing 15.7% to $8.2 billion. […]


Infoblox DNS Threat Index lifts the lid on new global malicious domains

Infoblox has announced the Infoblox DNS Threat Index, which measures the creation of malicious Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure, unexpectedly rebounded to near record levels in the fourth quarter of 2015. Infoblox researchers also found that 92% of newly observed malicious domains in Q4 were hosted in either the US or Germany. After dipping in Q3 […]


EMEA enterprise networking market ‘flat’ in 2015, says IDC

In 2015, vendor revenue on the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) enterprise networking market decreased by a negligible 0.6% year-on-year, according to detailed competitive data reports released by International Data Corporation (IDC). At the same time, performance among the region’s three sub-markets — Ethernet switching, wireless LAN (WLAN), and routing — was markedly different […]


Global smartphone sales to only grow 7% in 2016, says Gartner

Gartner has said global smartphone sales will for the first time exhibit single-digit growth in 2016. Global smartphone sales are estimated to reach 1.5 billion units in 2016, a 7% growth from 2015. The total mobile phone market is forecast to reach 1.9 billion units in 2016. Worldwide combined shipments for devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles […]


Kaspersky Lab finds security weaknesses in Health IT

A Kaspersky Lab Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) expert has conducted real field research at one private clinic in an attempt to explore its security weaknesses and how to address them. Vulnerabilities were found in medical devices that opened a door for cybercriminals to access the personal data of patients, as well as their […]


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