Why cybersecurity must be a C-suite priority

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Digital technology has fundamentally changed business practice over the past decade. Cloud based applications dominate, workers routinely access corporate information remotely via smart phones and access to the corporate network increasingly includes supply chain members, contractors and part time workers.  Yet cybersecurity has failed to keep up – and some of the responsibility has to lie with the C-suite.

Why are cyber security experts not involved from day one in every...

By Adam Boone, 18 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Security.

How to get the most out of your BI analytics investment

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Companies looking to select the right business intelligence (BI) tool need to identify the degree of data analysis they need, how much technical expertise they have in-house, and work out whether they want to integrate existing platforms.

That’s the conclusion from a study conducted by B2B research firm Clutch.co analysing how organisations are attacking their BI strategies.

70% of the almost 300 employees polled – who use BI data analytics tools in their work – said...

By James Bourne, 16 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Big Data, Data & Analytics, Employees, IoT.

Should vendors be forced to give encrypted data to the government?

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More than one in three IT pros believe cloud providers should be forced to give government access to encrypted data, according to the latest research study from the Cloud Security Alliance and data protection providers Bitglass.

The research, which appears in a report entitled Mitigating Cloud Risks, surveyed 176 information security professionals and found US-based respondents were more likely to be opposed to government information (64%) than their EMEA counterparts (42%). 10% of...

By James Bourne, 11 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Data & Analytics, Privacy, Security.

What enterprise IT can learn from the Delta Air Lines debacle

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Opinion Revenue and business operations are highly dependent on digital technologies, so it is a no-brainer for any organisation to invest in resilient IT systems. Still, often times organisations take shortcuts or do not take adequate measures to ensure durability, business continuity and disaster recovery. Time-after-time, IT leaders fail to put disaster recovery processes and systems in place, which results in massive cost to the business.

This week offered a headline-making example of...

By Shalabh Goyal, 10 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Security.

New research sheds light on potential data management issues with IoT

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It’s almost a given that the Internet of Things (IoT) will have a positive impact on businesses long term. But for the time being, more than three quarters of businesses polled by channel data management firm Zyme say they expect IoT to have a significant impact on their ability to gather customer insights throughout the supply chain.

The research, which polled 101 UK respondents with responsibility for digital marketing and channel data management respectively, argued several...

By James Bourne, 09 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employees, IoT.

Assessing ERP software of the future: Speed, cost, and creativity key

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One of the main trends we are bound to observe in the evolution of ERP (enterprise resource planning) solutions is the decoupling of cumbersome, large-scale, inflexible all-in-one systems. These systems are giving way to looser and even more highly adaptable options such as cloud applications, SaaS models, alternative integrations, and hybrid IT architecture. This allows for a veritable breeding ground of best in class integrations and combinations to shine.

The natural evolution of ERP...

By Aaron Continelli, 04 August 2016, 1 comment. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Data & Analytics.

Why healthcare CIOs and directors are concerned over meeting 2020 paperless deadline

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Two in five healthcare professionals admit that patient records are not currently digitised in their organisation, while the move to mobile and wearable technology is gaining momentum, according to a new survey from OpenText.

The report, conducted via iGov Survey, found interesting benefits for those who had already digitised certain records; access to data anytime, anywhere was considered important to almost half (49%) of those polled, while faster access to data and information...

By James Bourne, 01 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Enterprise Mobility, Wearables.

The paperless NHS: Are fully electronic patient records truly attainable?

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In 2013, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt pronounced that “the NHS cannot be the last man standing as the rest of the economy embraces the technology revolution… only with world class information systems will the NHS deliver world class care.”  With that, he laid out his ambition for the NHS to be ‘paperless at the point of delivery’ by 2018. 

That deadline has since been revised to 2020, but the programme received a shot in the arm earlier this year,...

By Ryan Jordan, 30 June 2016, 2 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees.

Why IT is the new defender of customer anonymization

Back in 2013, the term data breach was hardly used. Now, it feels like it is the new normal – and it has major ramifications for your business from the IT department to the boardroom to your public-facing brand. With consumers increasingly wanting personalised customer experiences, what do you need to know to ensure you tread the fine line between a great customer journey and keeping data truly private?

This whitepaper from Jahia and Enterprise AppsTech looks at the ramifications for your...

By James Bourne, 27 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Privacy.

The key to unlocking Identity 3.0 – and avoiding the hell of “crap” passwords

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Identity is almost irretrievably broken – and those who are trying to fix it are going entirely the wrong way about it.

That was the underlying theme from an entertaining talk by Paul Simmonds, CEO of the not-for-profit Global Identity Foundation at Cloud and DevOps World, which puts a focus on finding a global identity solution which is privacy enhancing and globally scalable.

Pulling no punches in the early stages – describing passwords as “really crap”...

By James Bourne, 22 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Identity, Privacy.