Gartner predicts RPA software revenue will reach £1bn in 2019

Gartner predicts the robotic process automation (RPA) market to hit $1.3 billion (£1bn) in 2019.

In 2018, the analyst firm noted the RPA software category was the fastest-growing segment of the global enterprise software market. The RPA software revenue that year increased 63.1 per cent to $846m (£679m), says Gartner, expecting the same upward trend this year.

According to Gartner’s data, UiPath, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, NICE, and Pegasystems were the top five RPA vendors that...

By Enterprise CIO, 12 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Research.

How Walmart – among others – fell victim to recent customer phishing scams

One thing we know about consumer-focused cyber criminals is they’re more likely to strike during busy shopping periods. Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving – and Cyber Monday, the first Monday after the holiday, are well-known to be hotbeds of cyber-criminal activity.

With this in mind, in the days leading up to Mother’s Day and Memorial Day 2019, Segasec monitored several large US-based retailers...

By Elad Schulman, 03 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data Loss, Privacy, Research, Security.

Myth-busting mobile in the enterprise: The price of mobile lifecycle management

If I were to ask you what it takes to keep your mobile device ecosystem functioning in a business environment 24/7/365, the answer would probably come easy. You’d probably be able to reference managing frequent OS/application requirements or rapidly deploying replacement devices.

If I asked you, however, what is the true total cost of ownership (TCO) of these very same mobile devices and what’s the biggest cost...

By Ross Homans, 01 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Research.

The CIO's role is moving to customer obsession - but many lack the tools to do it

The CIO role is moving ever further towards customer experience as a priority; yet new research argues a 'digital deadlock' means the C-suite is struggling at delivering new KPIs.

The study, from analytics provider Accedian, argued that three in five (61%) CIOs polled feel entirely responsible for customer experience. The vast majority (99%) agreed that this aspect was in their job description.

95% of CIOs polled said their teams were at least partially responsible for delivering excellent customer...

By James Bourne, 26 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Data & Analytics, Research.

More tales of woe for enterprise network security, report warns

The vast majority of enterprises are struggling when it comes to protecting critical network assets from cyber threats, according to a new study from Endace.

The report, Challenges of Managing and Securing the Network 2019, which polled senior executives at more than 250 large enterprises globally, found an overwhelming sense of concern among respondents. More than four in five (81%) said they did not have enough monitoring...

By James Bourne, 25 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Mobile Analytics, Research, Security.

The 2019 CIO strategy analysed: Leaders needed combining CIO knowledge and CEO flair

The role of the CIO in 2019 remains a fascinating one. Where do companies invest in their technology initiatives? What position does the CIO hold? What emerging technologies need to be explored?

According to the 2019 CIO survey from Harvey Nash and KPMG, which polled more than 3,600 IT leaders, almost two thirds (63%) of organisations are now allowing technology to be managed outside the IT department.

By James Bourne, 14 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

The seven mistakes CIOs can make with blockchain – and how to overcome them

Gartner appears to really have it in for blockchain – or at least, wants to make sure organisations don’t dive in head first and make a serious mistake.

The analyst firm has put together a list of seven mistakes to avoid in blockchain projects as part of its latest research, including misunderstanding use cases, wrongly assuming key standards, and ignoring governance issues.

By James Bourne, 12 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Big Data, CIO, Research.

Global enterprise storage systems market saw decline in Q119, says IDC

The global enterprise storage systems market recorded $13.4b in revenues in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19), which is a decline of 0.6% on year-over-year (YOY) basis.

According to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest study, titled Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, the total capacity shipments increased 14.1% to 114.2 exabytes on a YOY basis during the quarter.

By Enterprise CIO, 11 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud , Data & Analytics, Research.

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.