Yubico introduces NFC-enabled security key and connector

Hardware authentication device manufacturer Yubico has introduced two new device form factors, namely the Security Key NFC and the YubiKey Lightening connector for iPhones and iPads, at the ongoing CES 2019 event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Manufactured in the US and Sweden, the Security Key NFC is made from reinforced fiberglass that is hermetically sealed and injection moulded into a monolithic block, which delivers remarkable...

By Enterprise CIO, 15 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Security.

How new thinking on ERP is igniting intelligent growth for midsize businesses

ERP software comes with an endless array of formats, environments, interfaces, and capabilities. However, knowing which offering to implement is still a challenge. As operations grow and expand into new locations, midsize businesses can quickly outgrow existing technology.

But this reality shouldn’t keep midsize businesses from adopting an ERP system. Instead, they should upgrade their...

By Dr. Michael Schmitt, 15 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Big Data, Employees.

Operationalise innovation: How insurance CIOs can outsmart the disruptors

For a long time, big insurers held all the aces. Decades of brand history, the protective effect of stringent regulation and large balance sheets kept competition at bay. This is now rapidly changing. The new players on the block hold the cards of agility, innovation and freedom from the millstone of legacy technology. They can use AI, cloud and IoT technology to meet escalating customer demand for highly personalised, seamless mobile digital services.

By Garry Larner, 14 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Productivity, RMAD.

Most cybersecurity research focusing on CPS, IoT and cryptography – but where is AI?

As cybersecurity continues to be a vital area for practically every organisation, the good news is that research continues to be strong in the field.

That’s the latest finding from Crossword Cybersecurity. The company looked at almost 1,200 current and past projects from academic institutions across four continents and found several trends which had emerged since 2013.

There were...

By James Bourne, 10 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Research, Security.

Enterprise IT infrastructure spend was strong in 2018 – with future outlook steady

Enterprise IT infrastructure had a more than solid year with spending jumping 13% in 2018, according to the latest note from Synergy Research.

Aggregate revenues for the last four quarters hit $125 billion, with data centre servers being both the most lucrative market and the highest growing, at almost 26% year over year.

As ever, the cloudy side of the house saw greater gains, with...

By James Bourne, 09 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Productivity, Research.

New guidelines aim to help healthcare CIOs with cybersecurity initiatives

CIOs in healthcare will without exception have cybersecurity as one of their primary focus areas for 2019 – if not their biggest priority. To help in this quest, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published a checklist of security best practices to help ensure a ‘holistic view of the intersection between cybersecurity and healthcare’, in the organisation’s own words.

The

By James Bourne, 07 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data Loss, Security.

Bringing together blockchain, IoT and AI: Turning Skynet into reality?

The events of annus horribilis 2008 changed the world forever. The change was dubbed the "New Normal" and in turn gave rise to shifts in economic and political power which would have been considered the stuff of fantasy fiction as 2008 came to a close.

Fast forward 10 years. Shifts in the financial tectonic plates apart, we have seen the rise and rise of social media as the facilitator of both social and political...

By Keith Bedell-Pearce, 04 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, IoT.

Microsoft beefs up 365 security and compliance with more advanced offerings

Microsoft is certainly not letting up just because it is the start of the year. The company is launching two new offerings for its enterprise-focused Microsoft 365 suite around increasing security and compliance.

The solutions, around identity and threat protection and information protection and compliance respectively, aim to tie up a few more of the disparate areas within the Microsoft enterprise portfolio. Identity and...

By James Bourne, 03 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft, Security.

Averting disaster: Get back to business faster with predictive analytics

Across the globe natural disasters are occurring at an alarming rate. In 2018 alone, we’ve witnessed the devastating effects of the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami, flooding and mudslides in Japan, flash floods in Jordan, Super Typhoon Mangkhut in the Pacific Ocean and numerous hurricanes that battered the Atlantic coast of the US – just to name just a few. While the impact of destructive weather on people’s lives takes priority, it...

By Steve Smith, 03 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Data & Analytics, Productivity.

Exploring the future of the open source ecosystem in light of the Red Hat acquisition

IBM’s recent acquisition of Red Hat for $34 billion was a surprise to many in the open source community while also a cause for concern within, and for, the open source ecosystem.

Bob Young and Marc Ewing created a defining moment when they founded Red Hat 25 years ago. They helped fuel not only what has become the norm for development and open source but also the widespread adoption of open source by companies. Not surprisingly, Red Hat became synonymous with both the Linux operating system (OS) and...

By Bart Copeland, 21 December 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Opinion.

Technology lessons learned for the CIO in 2018 – and what to expect in 2019

As CIOs look to get their organisations on board with disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Robotic Process Automation (RPA), it’s important to ensure that they take the right journey. After all, the path to digital transformation isn’t the same for everyone.

CIOs need to ask themselves how AI will exactly help deliver their business goals, or indeed how RPA will integrate into their infrastructure. And what about the cloud, which will no doubt become integral to AI...

By Gordon Wilson, 20 December 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Security.

Poor enterprise mobility implementations can cost thousands per worker, report notes

Here are some end-of-year figures which show how vital mobility is to businesses today. According to mobile and IoT management provider SOTI, one poorly performing mobile application per shift can cost organisations up to $20,000 per mobile worker. Yet companies could do more on the management side.

The study, which was put together alongside VDC Research and comprised interviews with 400 respondents, found only one in five...

By James Bourne, 13 December 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Are you a digital-ready enterprise? A checklist for CIOs to ponder

The goal of nearly every enterprise – regardless of industry focus or vertical – is to position its products and services to reach the masses as quickly and efficiently as possible. But to do so in today’s modern business environment, an enterprise must operate as a digital business.

Embodying a modern digital business requires that CIOs make a conscious and strategic effort to...

By Vijay Pullur, 12 December 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Collaboration, Data & Analytics, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Wizergos introduces Workplace Insights Management platform for enterprises

Bengaluru, India-based SaaS solutions provider Wizergos have introduced a team behaviour analysis engine, called Workplace Insights, which removes recency bias and eliminates guesswork in order to manage projects and teams.

The solution is being used by managers across various industries, namely construction, manufacturing, retail, BFSI, healthcare, etc. to run and track all of their projects and operations.

Workplace Insights – which is part of the company’s flagship Meeting Management Platform...

By Enterprise CIO, 10 December 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employees.

The evolving role of the CISO: How digitisation brings the fight to security threats

It's a simple fact that data makes the modern economy turn. Being the first business to act on insights gained from pivotal pieces of information gives businesses a distinct competitive advantage. However, it's also quickly becoming a fact that the same data is being targeted by skilled cybercriminals intent on causing damage to infrastructure.   Sophisticated cyber attacks With the world facing sophisticated attacks such as the likes of WannaCry, Petya and NotPetya in 2017, cyber threats are the biggest modern technological fear. Although sectors such as financial services are most at risk, there have also been numerous high-profile attacks on utilities, oil and gas and food manufacturing...

By Robin Whitehead, 07 December 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Security.

Gartner warns majority of organisations have low BI and analytics maturity

If you’re worried about not getting very far with business intelligence (BI) initiatives at your organisation, you may not be alone. According to a new study from Gartner, almost nine in 10 firms polled were classified as having ‘low’ BI and analytics maturity.

The findings, which are based on more than 800 responses collected by the analyst firm between October last year and June, argue organisations are...

By James Bourne, 06 December 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Big Data, Enterprise Mobility.

Tangoe acquires MOBI to bolster its mobility services offering

Telecom expense management (TEM) software provider Tangoe has acquired managed mobility services (MMS) firm MOBI in another sign of consolidation in the enterprise mobility space.

Both companies will be familiar to regular readers of this publication – and their two technologies will seemingly complement one another. Indeed, Tangoe has been thinking about this space for some time;

By James Bourne, 05 December 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

How to prevent illness on your network - with the right medicine

The winter season is peak time for infection and disease across the UK.  But the old saying “prevention is better than cure“ is not only relevant to our personal health, but also to our networks and IT systems.

In corporate networks, the classic defence against malware and other external attacks is usually split-up between two solutions: a firewall and a traditional antivirus program. The firewall is similar...

By Ronald Sens, 05 December 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, Malware, Security.

It’s going to be a hundred-zettabyte world – with major investments in the edge reaping rewards

Global data creation is predicted to grow to 163 zettabytes (ZB) by 2025, 10 times the amount of data produced in 2017, according to new figures from IDC.

The findings appear in a report put together by the analyst firm alongside data storage firm Seagate. The report, titled ‘The Digitisation of the World: From Edge to Core’, notes how the enterprise is driving this change.

“Where...

By James Bourne, 03 December 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud , Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Research.

Why Amazon is the almost perfect marketplace for the Fortune 100

Chief procurement officers (CPOs), key people who decide where and how to spend a company’s budget, have a front row seat to the unnerving trend of employees flocking to Amazon to buy what they need for work with little or no regard to policy. The allure is just too great compared to the alternative - corporate purchasing software with comparatively terrible UX.

While some company...

By Christian Lanng, 29 November 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Marketing, Productivity.