Cybersecurity: Four steps CIOs can take to minimise data loss

With cyber-attacks on the rise most IT professionals acknowledge it’s no longer a question of if their organisation will get hacked, but when.

Last year the cyber-attack toll hit an all-time high. According to research by Risk Based Security, 2017 saw a record-breaking 5,000 cyber breaches and resulted in a staggering 7.89 billion records being compromised. Big brand names like Verifone, Verizon, eBay, Uber and Equifax all fell victim to breaches that exposed the personal data of millions of...

By Jan Van Vliet, 17 April 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Bitcoin, blockchain and network security: A guide

The wild swings in the value of Bitcoin have been widely reported over the last few months drawing broad public attention to the cryptocurrency previously known mostly in cyber-world. Reports of players getting rich overnight buying and trading Bitcoin have blanketed the internet. Other reports of 50% overnight swings in Bitcoin value have also drawn much attention. Here are a few thoughts on the sudden rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies, the underlying technology and the risks to the players.

I use the...

By Alastair Hartrup, 10 April 2018, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Authentication, Data & Analytics, Security.

Why IT directors need to exercise a duty of care to support employees in an emergency

Businesses have procedures in place to protect employees travelling overseas to remote or possibly dangerous countries, but recent terror attacks in the UK have brought the health and safety issues companies face abroad to the home front.  IT directors now have a growing responsibility to ensure the safety and security of their workforce in the event of an emergency, regardless of their location.

The challenge for IT teams is finding technology that offers an effective means of communicating and...

By Raymond Kenney, 10 April 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Cryptojacking moves to the top of cyber criminals’ toolkit, says Symantec

As the ransomware market becomes ever more overpriced and overcrowded, cryptojacking is fast becoming the method du jour for cyber criminals, according to Symantec.

The findings, in the latest volume of the company’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), argues this represents a personal threat to both cyber and personal security. Over the past year, the enormous increase in the value of cryptocurrencies has led to a cryptojacking ‘gold rush’; in 2017, the detections of coinminers on...

By Enterprise CIO, 26 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Malware, Security.

VMware boosts Workspace ONE features with greater security and automation

VMware has added new features around its Workspace ONE platform to include data-driven intelligence and predictive security.

The new features include Workspace ONE Intelligence, a cloud-based service which integrates with the main platform to aggregate users, apps, networks and endpoint data, as well as the Workspace ONE Trust Network, which combines the security of the primary platform with best practices from featured partners. The seven companies combining with VMware on this are Carbon Black, CrowdStrike,...

By James Bourne, 23 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Why C-suite expertise does not always translate to InfoSec awareness

Their experience and judgement has led C-suite executives to the head of their organisations – yet according to new research from Bitdefender, these employees are most likely to expose the company to a major cyberattack.

According to the study, which polled 250 CIOs, CISOs and CSOs, more than two in five (41%) perceive their C-suite colleagues as InfoSec averse. A similar number (42%) say they are most concerned with a loss of customer and stakeholder trust with data breaches, while more than a quarter...

By James Bourne, 20 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees, Security.

Why cryptocurrency is the newest DDoS battlefield

It is hard to pretend that cryptocurrency is still a niche fad. In January, James Altucher, entrepreneur and editor of the Altucher report, predicted to CNBC that cryptocurrencies will replace some or all paper money in the long run. He believes enterprises will eventually adopt the Bitcoin as the cryptocurrency begins to rise to prominence. And it’s not just finance and tech getting in on the cryptocurrency boom. Celebrities such as 50 Cent revealed recently that he had $7 million in Bitcoin that he...

By Ronald Sens, 05 March 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Security.

Organisations struggling to complete digital transformation initiatives – with revenues suffering

Mind the gap please! New research from application connectivity provider MuleSoft has revealed the vast majority of organisations will struggle with revenues if they fail to complete their digital transformation initiatives – and a skills gap is at the heart of the problem.

The study, which polled 650 IT decision makers (ITDMs) across seven countries and four continents, found 81% of respondents expect to see a negative impact on revenue in the coming 12 months if they fail to complete initiatives....

By James Bourne, 21 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Employees, Productivity.

How banking, manufacturing and telecoms will spend their ICT budgets in 2018

Global ICT spending will hit almost $4 trillion (£2.8tn) in 2018 according to IDC – and while the consumer market will have the largest share, major investments will take place in the manufacturing, banking, and professional services spaces.

The consumer market will account for $1.5tn in ICT spending in 2018, IDC added, but on the industrial side, banking, discrete manufacturing, telecommunications and professional services will be the four largest industries for spending. Banking will be the...

By Enterprise CIO, 02 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Marketing, Mobile.

Why IoT DDoS threats continue to loom in emerging new tech

There’s a flood of connected devices making their way into our homes and businesses – a deluge exacerbated by recent holiday gifts and the latest and greatest from CES, where connected devices always take top billing.

From mobile, wearables and car technology to advancements in smart homes, TVs and cameras, the tech world is awash with internet-connected devices. By 2020, it’s estimated that there will be more than 30 billion

By Ronald Sens, 15 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Security.

Collibra raises $58m in series D funding to help automate data governance

Collibra, a Belgium-based enterprise data governance software provider, has announced the close of a $58 million (£43.1m) series D funding round to help expand its staff and product environment.

The round was led by ICONIQ Capital and Battery Ventures, already existing Collibra investors, with added participation from Dawn Capital, Index Ventures and Newion Investments. The company’s total funding now stands at more than $133 million.

Collibra offers a platform which automates data governance and...

By James Bourne, 11 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

How big data and AI will revolutionise healthcare and help prevent heart attacks

There is new research, data, and expert opinions which show that the potential of big data today now goes beyond the business sector. In a Forbes article, it was mentioned that big data could even prevent heart attacks.

In relation to this, the American Health Association conducted a Health and Tech and Innovation Forum to discuss how big data would offer transformative technologies to not only encourage the healthy lifestyle to communities...

By Rick Delgado, 20 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, CIO, Data & Analytics.

New report shows AI is key for boosting revenue in the enterprise

Is your organisation ready for the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence (AI)? If not, then these figures from Harvard Business Review may worry you.

The study, commissioned by software as a service provider Apttus, polled almost 500 business executives and thought leaders and found an almost universal desire for machine learning – plus a majority who believe their future success depends on how they tackle AI.

In all, just 3% of respondents said their organisations had no need for machine...

By James Bourne, 09 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Employees, Productivity.

Why airports need to get smarter, not just bigger: How IoT, AI and VR are influencing the market

Civil aviation is booming and airports are under constant scrutiny to maintain or improve safety levels as passenger numbers continue to grow and the number of routes and flights increase. In order to improve profitability and because of increased market pressures, airports are being driven towards operational efficiency and cost reductions. But capacity constraints due to lack of space mean it is new technologies which are starting to introduce new efficiencies.

The Internet of Things (IoT), automation, big...

By Kelly Allen, 31 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Employees, IoT.

AI, blockchain, and robotics will ‘reshape digital business’ in 2018

IT services provider Dimension Data has looked into its crystal ball and predicted that blockchain, machine learning and robotics will be among the technologies which will “reshape digital business” in 2018.

Of this motley crew, it is blockchain which comes out on top as the key technology, primarily around security reasons. In the coming year, Dimension Data explains, interesting applications of blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) in the area of cybersecurity will develop.

Put simply, in...

By James Bourne, 24 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Data & Analytics, Productivity, Research.

How Apple is taking augmented reality and machine learning beyond ‘big data’

By Anne D'Angelo

Augmented reality (AR) and machine learning (ML) technologies have been around for years, but until now their use has mostly been limited to processing massive volumes of cloud data for specialised industries and applications. For instance, AR applications have been used in military systems for years, and online retailers have always used some form of ML to better understand and influence buying decisions.

Now, with the release of iOS 11 and the new iPad Pro, Apple is making these...

By MobileIron, 25 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

How CIOs can avoid pain points during ERP implementation

For today’s CIO, making the right decision about technology is a formidable task – particularly when it comes to enterprise solutions such as an ERP system which touches so many facets of the organisation.

The realisation that the current technology solution is out of date and doesn’t provide the benefits that modern ERP systems do presents both opportunities and pitfalls to avoid. The old adage “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” does not apply in these situations. The...

By Jeff Carr, 18 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Productivity.

Trend Micro and VMware team up for enterprise mobile security

Trend Micro and VMware have announced the integration of its solutions for increased enterprise mobile security.

The former’s Mobile Security for Enterprise solution will be baked into VMware Workspace ONE and VMware AirWatch, the latter’s digital workspace platform and enterprise mobility management (EMM) offerings.

Customers “will be able to secure corporate data from mobile threats more effectively through policy enforcement and compliance and sharing device security posture...

By James Bourne, 11 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Taking the robot out of the human: Why we should not confuse productivity and efficiency

We need to have a more grown up discussion about the impact of technology and intelligent automation (IA).

Currently, the conversation about automation is dominated by lurid headlines about whole swathes of the workforce being made redundant overnight, and the dawning of a new dystopia where intelligent machines have replaced the ordinary human worker.

Instead, we need to be asking a much more pertinent question: “Are existing jobs being done well, and how can they be improved?”

Practically every...

By Mark Corley, 27 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Data & Analytics, Productivity.