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EMEA enterprise networking market H1 of 2016: Deep dive with IDC Trackers

In the first half of 2016, vendor revenue on the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) enterprise networking market decreased by 3.8% year on year, according to detailed competitive data reports released by International Data Corporation (IDC). At the same time, performance among the three sub-markets — Ethernet switching, wireless LAN (WLAN), and routing — […]


Fortinet survey reveals cyber security strategies of EMEA enterprises

New research from Fortinet, the provider of cyber security solutions, has revealed cyber security strategies of IT decision makers (ITDMs) at 250+ employee organisations across EMEA : 48% claim the best response to increased security breaches is to invest in new cyber security technologies that provide protection across the entire threat lifecycle. The two greatest concerns […]


Industrialisation of cyber crime disrupting digital enterprises, says BT/KPMG research

Only a fifth of IT decision-makers in large multinational corporations are confident that their organisation is fully prepared against the threat of cybercriminals. The vast majority of companies feel constrained by regulation, available resources and a dependence on third parties when responding to attacks, according to new research from BT and KPMG. The report, Taking […]


IDC survey reveals most cutting edge marketing technology vendors

In newly published research, International Data Corporation (IDC) found that Google, Adobe, Facebook, Marketo, and Salesforce were the marketing technology vendors most often identified as “cutting edge” by marketing professionals. Marketers that rely on cutting edge companies were more than twice as likely to be satisfied with their current solution, compared to marketers who did […]


Worldwide public cloud services market to grow 17% in 2016, says Gartner

The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2% in 2016 to total $208.6 billion, up from $178 billion in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. The highest growth will come from cloud system infrastructure services (infrastructure as a service [IaaS]), which is projected to grow 42.8% in 2016. Cloud application services (software as […]


Dell and EMC complete much-anticipated merger

Dell Technologies has announced completion of the acquisition of EMC Corporation, creating a unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organisations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. This combination creates a $74 billion market leader with an expansive technology portfolio across the industry’s fast-growing areas of hybrid […]


Nearly half of enterprise networks show evidence of DNS tunnelling

Infoblox, the network control company, has announced results of the Infoblox Security Assessment Report for the second quarter of 2016, which finds that 40%—nearly half—of files tested by Infoblox show evidence of DNS tunnelling, a significant security threat that can indicate active malware or ongoing data exfiltration within an organisation’s network. Infoblox, an industry provider with securing […]


Ericsson & Nokia accelerating towards 5G feasibility

On 31 August 2016, Ericsson announced the launch of its new AIR 6468 cellular radio. Ericsson stated that together with the 5G Plug-Ins announced in June, and the (already available) Radio System Baseband 5216, it now offers all the components of a 5G access network. AIR 6468 embodies advanced antenna technology that enables beamforming, massive […]


Financial attacks grow by 16% in Q2 2016, reports Kaspersky

Financial malware is evolving through collaboration between malware creators, according to the results of Kaspersky Lab’s IT threat evolution Report for Q2. During the quarter Kaspersky Lab products blocked 1,132,031 financial malware attacks on users, a rise of 15.6% compared to the previous quarter. One of the reasons for the rise is the collaboration between […]


Public sector CIOs can lead a citizen services revolution, says Gartner

Public sector organisations could harness digital disruption in times of change to bring about a revolution in citizen services, said Gartner, Inc. These efforts are often hindered by top-down hierarchies, cultural legacies and the lack of a compelling vision. There are, however, successful examples that can be replicated. “Public sector organisations often have cultural and […]


Global public cloud services spending to reach $195 billion by 2020, reports IDC

A new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) shows worldwide revenues from public cloud services reaching more than $195 billion in 2020. This will be more than double the $96.5 billion in revenues forecast for 2016 and represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.4% […]


Worldwide information security spending will grow to $81.6 billion in 2016, says Gartner

Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $81.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 7.9% over 2015, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. Consulting and IT outsourcing are currently the largest categories of spending on information security. Until the end of 2020, the highest growth is expected to come from […]


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