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.

New research shows extent of ‘polymorphic’ email phishing campaigns

We’re deluged by emails on a daily basis; many of which are not in good faith. Many others, like the old-fashioned telephone game, are passed down from scammer to scammer, changed a little here, and then sent to users’ inboxes.

According to new research from phishing prevention provider Ironscales, more than two in five (42%) email phishing attacks are polymorphic, with some attacks undergoing more than 500...

By James Bourne, 05 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

Is the speed of mobile technology too fast and too furious for the enterprise?

Opinion If you think of technological advancement for the enterprise as a highway, there seem to be two distinct lanes with very different speeds.

The first lane is where “traditional” technology such as monitors, laptops, and desktops live. While OEMs refresh this technology every year (usually timed to chipset refreshes from Intel and their...

By Ross Homans, 03 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet, Wearables.

Report: Two in three industrial firms are accelerating AR deployment to improve productivity

Two thirds of industrial companies polled by PTC say they are accelerating deployment of augmented reality (AR) to improve worker productivity.

In a newly released ‘State of Industrial Innovation’ report series, PTC has analysed the industrial AR and IIoT markets. Among the findings included in the latest AR report are those focused on delivering enhanced methods of training for frontline workers, enabling the workforce optimisation necessary to address the growing skilled labour shortage the...

By Enterprise CIO, 21 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Employees, Productivity, Wearables.

Does your organisation need a chatbot or a digital agent? Three important distinctions

Conventional ITSM solutions are finding it difficult to cope up with today’s business needs. Complex public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructures add hundreds of thousands of endpoints to the network, and they all must be managed. More is being demanded of IT professionals at the same time that IT talent is hard to find. Organisations are in search of new ways to provide excellent customer service and meet their service level agreements (SLAs).

AI is being touted as the answer for many of...

By Dr. Akhil Sahai, 21 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Productivity, Security.

How to secure mobile devices in a Zero Trust world: A guide

  • 86% of enterprises are seeing mobile threats growing the fastest this year, outpacing other threat types
  • 48% say they’ve sacrificed security to “get the job done” up from 32% last year
  • 41% of those affected say the compromise is having major with lasting repercussions and 43% said that their efforts to remediate the attacks were “difficult and expensive"

Bottom line: The majority of enterprises, 67%, are the least confident in the security of their mobile assets than any other device or platform today according to 

By Louis Columbus, 20 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees, Security.

How artificial intelligence will affect the future of networks – and what you need to do about it now

"Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future," said Nils Bohr, Nobel laureate in Physics, and that observation certainly applies to evaluating technology trends and their impact on the business networks of tomorrow.

Today’s network is built to deliver applications and services that didn’t exist 15 years ago, and is designed for companies that may themselves only be a few years old and...

By Carl Grivner, 13 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Design, Employees, Productivity.

The big enterprise security problem posed by small – or at least smaller – businesses

As the threat level grows and diversifies, global enterprises continue to make cybersecurity a top priority. As they should: high-profile attacks continue to wreak havoc on major brands—with Humana and Marriott among the most notable recent victims. One silver lining in the continued fight is that the pervasiveness of threats has elevated cybersecurity from an IT problem to a board-level issue.

In fact, according to

The three biggest challenges facing the equipment-centric enterprise

"Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.” Wise words from the legendary business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist, Warren Buffet.

The ability to identify change just seems easier for some. That’s probably what makes Buffet one of the world’s most successful and wealthiest investors. But for most of us, making the best financial decisions for long term organisational growth is not...

By Joseph Kenny, 09 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Big Data, Development, Employees, IoT.

MobileIron aims to kill off the password completely with further move to Zero Trust

Enterprise mobile software provider MobileIron has announced an update to its Access mobile security and identity platform with a zero sign-on solution which aims to finally replace the password as a security authenticator.

The company’s vision is to enable enterprises to use their mobile devices as their digital identity to access enterprise services and data, built on its unified endpoint management (UEM) platform and powered by...

By James Bourne, 08 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Privacy, Security.

Why wearables need to be seen as the latest wave of enterprise lifecycle technology

With recent announcements and new lifecycle technology launches, wearables are the latest asset to make a push at the enterprise level. By 2020, experts believe there could be as many as 830 million wearable devices in use worldwide.

Today’s wearable technology market is growing annually by more than 15%—at this...

By Chris Koeneman, 05 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, UX, Wearables.

It’s not me, but it is probably you: How IT still views employees with contempt on cybersecurity

A new report from software as a service (SaaS) operations management and security platform BetterCloud begins with a blunt message. “While cybercriminals, hacktivists and ransomware often make a big splash in the news headlines, the reality is that the biggest security threat is often right in front of you.”

According to the study, which featured survey data from 500 IT professionals, the ‘well-meaning but...

By James Bourne, 03 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

Case study: How the National Crime Agency looks to squash the cybercriminals at source

Ben Russell, head of cyber threat response at the National Crime Agency (NCA), wants to get one thing clear. “We’re not a regulator – we’re not here to dish out fines,” he says. “We’re here to support businesses, investigate the criminals and try and catch people in order to help.”

The agency is not here to judge, or enforce anything in particular, but to help businesses if they...

By James Bourne, 03 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Data & Analytics, Employees, Privacy, Security.

Machine learning engineer is the best job in the US – according to Indeed

  • Machine learning engineer job openings grew 344% between 2015 to 2018, and have an average base salary of $146,085
  • At $158,303, computer vision engineers earn among the highest salaries in tech
  • The average base salary of the 25 best jobs in the U.S. according to Indeed is $104,825, and the median base salary is $99,007
  • Agile coach is the highest paying job with an average base salary of $161,377
  • 9 of the top 25 jobs in the U.S. this year are in tech fields according to Indeed
  • Five jobs are heavily dependent on applicants’...

By Louis Columbus, 02 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employee Education, Employees.

Why no-code platforms are key digital transformation tools rather than a shadow IT nightmare

Thanks to digital transformation, every enterprise today is a software company – whether or not they’re in the business of application development. The need for software hits an organisation from all sides and is so explosive that it can no longer be contained by IT departments. The evolving digital needs of consumers are just the tip of the iceberg. Internal processes like workflow and administrative applications can’t be forgotten in the race...

By Chris Obdam, 29 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, RMAD.

Verizon finds organisations increasingly sacrificing security to ‘get the job done’

Have you ever been working on a project and, knowing it was a choice between ensuring security and getting to deadline, been forced to go with the latter? If you have, according to a new report, you have plenty of company.

The latest Verizon Mobile Security Index, published earlier this month, found almost half (48%) of the more than 600 survey respondents had sacrificed the security aspect of their work in order to ‘get...

By James Bourne, 28 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Not if, but when: The value of cybersecurity awareness

For businesses, a cyber-attack is not a matter of “if” but “when”. Every business is at risk of a cyber-attack. In 2018 alone, cyber-attacks on organisations cost the UK economy tens of billions of pounds, with 7 out of 10 companies falling victim to a cyber-attack or breach.

According to the 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, more than

By Vinaya Sheshadri, 26 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

CXOs increasingly suspicious of employees when it comes to data breaches

When a data breach occurs – and unfortunately today it is a question of when rather than if – then looking for the responsible party and safeguarding against future events is a matter of course. Yet according to new data from security provider Egress, the C-suite differs from their employees in terms of who is to blame.

The study, which polled more than 250 CXO executives and 2000 employees across the UK and US,...

By James Bourne, 25 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

Scope AR secures $9.7m series A funding to provide enterprise AR expertise

Meet Scope AR. The San Francisco-based startup aims to in its own words ‘help make any worker an instant expert with augmented reality’ – and it has secured $9.7 million (£7.4m) in series A funding to help achieve that goal.

The funding round was led by Romulus Capital, with existing investors Angel ListHaystack, New Stack Ventures, North American Corporation, SignalFire and Susa Ventures all...

By James Bourne, 21 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.