Tackling cybercrime one step at a time: How businesses can stay connected and protected

As concern around cyber security continues to rapidly grow and threats become increasingly complex, the challenges faced by businesses are mounting considerably. In fact, when assessing the cyber security risk, it is no longer a question of if a business will be attacked, but when.

Today, significant cyber security breaches are becoming commonplace in newspaper headlines, with British Airways among one of the latest organisations to face the consequences of a data breach. This resulted in around 500,000...

By Shani Latif, 22 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Want the benefits of blockchain but easy implementation with it? The answer may be here

Blockchain has been around for a little over a decade now. Yet while most IT folk understand that it’s about transaction security, business decision-makers have still to tune in. Ultimately, a hesitant business stance towards adopting blockchain has left many organisations with substandard, costly and centralised data security systems.

One reason organisations have been hesitant to even trial blockchain, is the perceived cost of experimentation, development and implementation. But this cost has fallen...

By Chris Obdam, 16 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Development, RMAD.

Are CIOs investing in the right technology to manage the next phase of digital transformation?

Have you noticed that your digital transformation projects are getting shorter in implementation periods? How often have you discovered a new technology that could change the outcome of what you are doing midway through a project, when it wasn’t available at the outset? Are you increasingly nervous of your competitors stealing a march on you in the race to transform?

I don’t expect...

By Neil Lonergan, 01 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, IoT, Marketing.

Why AI cybersecurity is a leap forward in threat intelligence

No sector is immune from cyber attacks and attackers do not discriminate against size of organisation. The objective may be financial or even political, what is certain is that the increasing level of sophistication means that they present some of the most the most strategically significant risks to business today.

Cybersecurity is driven by the need to remain one step ahead of the attacker. As...

By Neil Kell, 11 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Security.

Today’s CIO needs to learn the language of the board: The first lesson

As IT has become more integral to business the role of the CIO is changing. In fact, of all the roles within an organisation, the job of the CIO has changed the most in recent years.  And as businesses everywhere go through their own flavour of digital transformation, the role will continue to evolve.   Where once they were primarily concerned with building and delivering technology, CIOs today are likely to focus more on influencing the...

By Agata Nowakowska, 10 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees.

Hiscox cyber readiness report notes air of cautious optimism among enterprises

A new report from insurer Hiscox has revealed that while the numbers for cyberattack cost and frequency continue to rise, knowledge and concern is increasing with it.

The report, which analysed 5,400 firms across seven countries, argued cyber threat has “become the unavoidable cost of doing business today.”

Looking at the top figures make for pessimistic reading. The number...

By James Bourne, 09 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

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.

The changing role of the CIO: Evolution and embracing agile management

Since the dawn of the digital age, expectations of the chief information officer (CIO) continue to change. As the pace of digitisation continues to accelerate and new technologies are introduced, CIOs are becoming increasingly responsible for the variety of data sources that proliferate and impact every department in an organisation.

It is expected that the CIO will plan and develop a computing infrastructure that supports all business and product lines in heterogeneous computing environments both...

By Oded Blatman, 19 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees.

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.

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 CIOs need to question 5G and the 'need for speed'

Who doesn’t want a bit of extra speed in their life – especially when it comes to mobile data? Well, quite a few people, as it turns out.

The advent of 5G services promises much faster mobile communications, with ten times the speeds of existing 4G services (and remember what a transformation that was). According to received wisdom, everyone stands to benefit – from consumers who will be able to download an HD film in seconds, to urban planners who can use 5G to provision the services that...

By Harry Chima, 02 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, CIO, Data & Analytics, Development.

Building a foundation for innovation: A guide for the CIO

Innovation is of central importance in almost any vertical sector you can think of. It dominates the thinking of most C-level executives, is a staple of discussion at conferences and trade events, and is regularly aired as a topic in speeches, blogs and articles.

In order to find out more about what C-levels are doing to keep their companies ahead of the pack in the drive to innovate, TIBCO commissioned its CXO Innovation Survey. Not only does it examine C-level strategy on innovation, but it also looks...

By Shawn Rogers, 01 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

How AI can support and elevate the role of the CIO

Artificial intelligence (AI) will be the most impactful technology to affect businesses since ground-breaking inventions like the telephone, the personal computer, and the Internet.

With AI innovation, there is a very symbiotic relationship between data and AI: the more data that AI has, the better it tends to perform. While there are numerous ways of applying AI within your business, for many CIOs the question remains: how can AI...

By Ricky Thomas, 30 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

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.

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.

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.

How enterprise innovation is being stifled by lack of skills, support – and a fear of failure

Organisations want – or need – to innovate. Yet it’s not as simple as we’d all hope. According to a new report from IT services provider KCOM, multiple issues are leaving businesses scratching their heads when it comes to digital transformation.

The study, which polled 250 business leaders and C-suite decision makers, found a lack of support from senior stakeholders was the greatest inhibitor of change,...

By James Bourne, 12 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Productivity.