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Gartner survey reveals over half of CIOs plan to increase full-time IT employees in 2021

Fifty-five percent of CIOs plan to increase their total number of full-time employees (FTEs) in IT across the course of 2021, according to a recent survey from Gartner. They will predominantly focus staffing growth in the areas of automation, cloud and analytics platforms and support for remote work. “The critical role IT played across most […]


Salesforce research reveals digital divide in manufacturing sector

A report from Salesforce highlights technological innovations manufacturers have embraced to prepare for the future of their industry. Salesforce has published its first Trends in Manufacturing report, providing insight into some of the issues that global manufacturing leaders currently face and how they plan to adapt to a post-COVID era. It also spotlights the technological […]


Verizon Look Forward study reveals changes driven by COVID-19

Verizon survey reveals Americans have experienced changes in attitude to workplace behaviour and use of technology, as the company’s CTO tells us the reliability of networks has never been more important. Verizon has released findings from its Look Forward survey on how Americans have adapted to life one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and what they think […]


Study reveals that customers feel underwhelmed despite seismic digital switch

A new study from VMWare has revealed that only 29% of consumers around the world believe the companies they interact with now deliver an improved digital experience compared to before the pandemic.  The findings from the study of more than 9,000 consumers, across Japan, Italy, Spain, United States, France, Germany, UK and Singapore, reveal while […]


CXO Research: 58% of data backups are failing, leaving data unprotected

Veeam Data Protection Report 2021 finds that COVID-19 has significantly impacted Digital Transformation (DX) spending, with 40% of global organizations viewing economic uncertainty as the greatest barrier to DX in the next 12 months and one-third having slowed or halted initiatives in the past year. Data protection challenges are undermining organizations’ abilities to execute Digital […]


Cloud services: A threat vector for healthcare industry

New research from Infoblox highlights cybersecurity challenges and opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Infoblox, a leader in secure cloud-managed network services, has unveiled new research into the cybersecurity and network infrastructure challenges faced by decision-makers in the healthcare industry. One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the report reveals major challenges this critical industry faced as healthcare […]


NTT reveals only 20.6% of Digital Transformation efforts are optimised

As global organisations seek to strengthen resilience, NTT Ltd.’s 2021 Global Managed Services Report highlights significant differences in approach and an emerging breed of organisation – the bold and brave – who’ve used the disruption of business as an opportunity to reset their technology strategies, take advantage of market opportunities and scale. One year since […]


COVID-19 fuels appetite for app modernization, AI and Edge Computing

F5’s seventh annual State of Application Strategy (SOAS) report shows how the pandemic has advanced Digital Transformation across the world, with increased emphasis on AI, telemetry and multi-cloud deployments. COVID-19 has catalyzed the speed and depth of the world’s Digital Transformation efforts, according to F5’s latest State of Application Strategy (SOAS) report. Now in its […]


Skillsoft report equips IT leaders to address the technology skills gap

A report from Skillsoft suggests upskilling and reskilling, rather than hiring, is the most sustainable way forward to address the technology skills gap. Skillsoft, a leader in digital learning, training and talent solutions to help organisations unleash their edge, has released Lean Into Tech: 2020 Tech Skills Trends & 2021 Predictions. During 2021 and beyond, […]


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; […]


New LastPass report finds 92% of businesses believe going passwordless is the future

LastPass by LogMeIn has released findings of a new report commissioned to better understand the current state of passwords in organizations today, and how these trends are driving passwordless authentication models moving forward. The report, From Passwords to Passwordless, was conducted in partnership with Vanson Bourne and highlights the critical need to address password problems as remote work becomes the new normal.   The […]


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