Are we doing enough to secure our digital business? Why automation is the answer
To nobody’s shock, security shortcomings exist everywhere. Take senior IT leaders and the customers they serve. These customers believe IT leaders have taken every security precaution possible, yet any knowledgeable IT professional can look at their setup and see gaps. Unfortunately, the disparity between perceived protection and actual exposure also exists at the enterprise level.
There’s always one rotten app in the bunch: Google launches App Defense Alliance
Google has announced the founding of the App Defense Alliance to help defend the company’s app store from bad actors – with security partners ESET, Lookout and Zimperium all on board.
The move will see the Google Play Protect detection systems for malicious apps integrated with the scanning engines of each partner. The partnering companies were chosen specifically for their specialisms in endpoint protection and...
Using AI to secure the modern world – where enterprises are particularly vulnerable
The types of threats that are targeting enterprises are evolving and completely different to what they were a decade ago. Enterprise attacks are no longer executed by “lone wolf” hackers, but instead come from highly sophisticated and professional cybercriminal networks. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can be harnessed by hackers to automatically seek out weaknesses in organisations’ ecosystems.
Getting IT automation projects right the first time: A guide
As the speed of digital business continues to accelerate, organisations are turning to automation to remain successful. Based on the findings of its third annual Robotic Process Automation (RPA) survey, Deloitte believes RPA will achieve “near universal adoption” in the next five years. Yet adoption doesn’t always equal value. Some early adopters have gained substantial value, but others have struggled to successfully implement automation or scale it to meet their needs.
When an automation...
The rise of intelligent automation: How to take advantage of the augmented workforce
2019 has become a record year for AI investment in the UK. Despite this growth, 51% of business execs don’t expect to see financial returns from using AI until three-to-five years’ time. One of the reasons for the slow return on investment is because automation solutions in use today are simply unsuitable...
10 ways AI and machine learning are improving endpoint security
- Gartner predicts $137.4 billion will be spent on information security and risk management in 2019, increasing to $175.5bn in 2023, reaching a CAGR of 9.1%. Cloud security, data security, and infrastructure protection are the fastest-growing areas of security spending through 2023.
- 69% of enterprise executives believe artificial intelligence (AI) will be necessary to respond to cyberattacks with the majority of telecom companies (80%) saying they are counting on AI to help identify...
The latest Apple announcements and OS releases analysed for enterprise mobility
This year’s Apple announcements combined with the recent ones at WWDC provided some of the biggest changes for Apple mainstream platforms. This is especially true with the new OS releases that businesses need to prepare for. To get you up to speed on all new Apple products and updates we have outlined some of the recent announcements below.
The yearly hardware announcement...
BAE Systems’ new AR headset aims to be the most durable on the market
Engineers at BAE Systems have developed a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses that is claimed to be one of the highest performing and most durable pieces of wearable technology to enter the market.
The glasses, which have been put in a lightweight headset, is said to offer best-in-class head-tracking and imagery stabilisation, with capability of operating in the harshest of environments and on moving platforms.
MDM, EMM and UEM: The key definitions of enterprise mobility
Spend more than a few minutes on any blog that talks about enterprise mobility, and you’ll likely see a flurry of terms: MDM. EMM. MAM. UEM. Those of us in the industry (ourselves included!) throw these terms around and often just assume that everyone knows what we’re talking about.
Of course, that’s not always the case. It’s tough to keep track of all the industry terms and slang, and even if you technically know what, say, MDM means (mobile device management), it’s possible you...
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...
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...
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...
Samsung SDS announces next version of enterprise blockchain platform
Samsung SDS has announced the launch of Nexledger Universal, the latest iteration of its enterprise blockchain platform.
Nexledger Universal offers standard application programming interface, which is often applicable to Samsung SDS NCA (Nexledger Consensus Algorithm) and general blockchain such as Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric. The platform helps customers to develop application services like settlement, authentication,...
PTC and Nokia looking to augmented reality for industrial contexts at Hannover Messe
Hannover Messe this week is set to promise much for anyone with even a passing interest in industrial technology – and PTC and Nokia have gotten a jump on the rest by launching augmented reality (AR)-flavoured offerings.
PTC announced the unveiling of its new Vuforia Expert Capture AR solution. The product aims to improve the entire manufacturing process, including productivity, quality, safety, and compliance. The...
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...
Why 2019 will be the breakthrough year for AI-assisted application development
Artificial intelligence is no longer a technology for the future. In many ways AI is already shaping our everyday lives. From consumers interacting with virtual assistance chatbots online to predictive analytics helping hospitals anticipate and prepare for spikes in patient demand, AI is already making its mark.
No matter size or industry, a strong business case for incorporating AI exists for every single organisation....
How Tangoe has taken the acquisition of MOBI and is revamping its mobility roadmap
“I have to say I went through those seven steps of acquisition,” explains Chris Koeneman, now of Tangoe. “They were the enemy, this was who we fought every day, and to then go and be acquired by them… it was really at the last minute that we said yes to the equity partners behind Tangoe.”
Koeneman was senior vice president of worldwide sales at managed mobility services (MMS) provider MOBI,
A guide to implementing artificial intelligence for the small to midsize business
Various cutting-edge technologies under the umbrella of artificial intelligence (AI) are receiving a lot of attention. As 2019 begins, there are many indicators that the AI boom will continue. New highs of computing power, paired with mind-boggling levels of data, will further accelerate the growth of AI and adoption in the business world.
While the overall concept...
Why the missing link for enterprise digital transformation is Zero Trust Security
- Enterprises will invest $2.4tn by 2020 in digital transformation technologies including cloud platforms, cognitive systems, IoT, mobile, robotics, and integration services according to the World Economic Forum
- Digital transformation software and services revenue in the U.S. is predicted to reach $490bn in 2025, soaring from $190bn in 2019, attaining a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.49% according to