CIOs in Central Europe looking to make digital connection as rise of Industry 4.0 takes hold

One in three CIOs in Germany, Austria and Sweden (DACH) say digital initiatives are their top business priority, according to the latest note from analyst firm Gartner.

The study, which polled more than 3,000 CIO respondents across 89 countries, found an interesting correlation in central Europe. Of the 118 DACH CIOs, more than half (51%) said insufficient IT business resources were their most significant barrier to achieving...

By James Bourne, 16 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

The cybersecurity angle: Why recent research and investment in quantum and IoT is key

Opinion Our Scientific Advisory Team recently compiled a database of nearly 1,200 cybersecurity projects from academic institutions across the globe. Based on this research, various trends were identified. Globally, projects with an IoT element have increased by 123% when comparing the periods January 2008 to June 2013 with July 2013 to December 2018. Around 14% of current projects are IoT-related. With the promise of quantum computing on the horizon, there...

By Tom Ilube, 19 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, IoT, Research, Security.

The five primary misconceptions of AI: Bias-free, self-learning, and more

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are becoming increasingly key to enterprise strategies and, in time, tech implementations. But if you want to get ahead, you have to avoid misconceptions about the technology and its uses.

According to Gartner, organisations need to be wary of bias and ethical issues, as well as avoid falling into the trap of thinking that AI and ML will only replace repetitive,...

By James Bourne, 14 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Productivity, Research.

Okta report: Fastest growing apps focus on identity-driven security

The fifth annual Businesses @ Work report by US-based publicly-traded identity management company Okta states that organisations are sincerely considering Zero Trust architecture as the fastest growing apps today focus on identity-driven security.

The report, which leverages anonymised data from Okta’s customer base to put light on technology adoption in the enterprise, reveals that user-focused security apps dominate with KnowBe4, LastPass, and Proofpoint in the top three spots.

KnowBe4...

By Enterprise CIO, 08 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Research.

IDC says worldwide smartphone shipments fall 4.9% year over year

IDC’s worldwide quarterly mobile phone tracker has reported that worldwide smartphone shipments decreased 4.9% year-on-year to 375.4 million units in the fourth quarter of 2018, which is now the fifth consecutive quarter of decline.

According to the report, the challenging holiday quarter closes out the worst year ever for smartphone shipments with global smartphone volumes decreasing 4.1% in 2018 with a total of 1.4 billion...

By Enterprise CIO, 31 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Most cybersecurity research focusing on CPS, IoT and cryptography – but where is AI?

As cybersecurity continues to be a vital area for practically every organisation, the good news is that research continues to be strong in the field.

That’s the latest finding from Crossword Cybersecurity. The company looked at almost 1,200 current and past projects from academic institutions across four continents and found several trends which had emerged since 2013.

There were...

By James Bourne, 10 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Research, Security.

Enterprise IT infrastructure spend was strong in 2018 – with future outlook steady

Enterprise IT infrastructure had a more than solid year with spending jumping 13% in 2018, according to the latest note from Synergy Research.

Aggregate revenues for the last four quarters hit $125 billion, with data centre servers being both the most lucrative market and the highest growing, at almost 26% year over year.

As ever, the cloudy side of the house saw greater gains, with...

By James Bourne, 09 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Productivity, Research.

Poor enterprise mobility implementations can cost thousands per worker, report notes

Here are some end-of-year figures which show how vital mobility is to businesses today. According to mobile and IoT management provider SOTI, one poorly performing mobile application per shift can cost organisations up to $20,000 per mobile worker. Yet companies could do more on the management side.

The study, which was put together alongside VDC Research and comprised interviews with 400 respondents, found only one in five...

By James Bourne, 13 December 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Research.

It’s going to be a hundred-zettabyte world – with major investments in the edge reaping rewards

Global data creation is predicted to grow to 163 zettabytes (ZB) by 2025, 10 times the amount of data produced in 2017, according to new figures from IDC.

The findings appear in a report put together by the analyst firm alongside data storage firm Seagate. The report, titled ‘The Digitisation of the World: From Edge to Core’, notes how the enterprise is driving this change.

“Where...

By James Bourne, 03 December 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud , Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Research.