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.

Global enterprise storage systems market saw decline in Q119, says IDC

The global enterprise storage systems market recorded $13.4b in revenues in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19), which is a decline of 0.6% on year-over-year (YOY) basis.

According to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest study, titled Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, the total capacity shipments increased 14.1% to 114.2 exabytes on a YOY basis during the quarter.

By Enterprise CIO, 11 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud , Data & Analytics, Research.

SentinelOne raises $120 million in Series D funding to automate enterprise endpoint security

California-based endpoint security software provider SentinelOne has raised $120 million (£94m) in a recently conducted Series D round led by Insight Partners.

Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Third Point Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, NextEquity, Data Collective, and other firms also participated in the funding round.

SentinelOne offers security services to companies...

By Enterprise CIO, 07 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

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.

Australian enterprise 5G market likely to generate billions – and be critical for business applications

The Australian enterprise 5G market is predicted to generate nearly $45 billion AUD (£24.5bn) on an annual basis by the mid-2020s, including next generation application development, IT services, platforms and connectivity, according to Telsyte.

The market researcher’s latest report found more than two-thirds (68%) of IT and business leaders already perceive 5G as an important technology for their business strategy...

By Enterprise CIO, 30 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Why getting better connected could lead to a better world

Amid uncertainty, there’s one certainty; business is more global than it has ever been, and trading with partners, customers and suppliers across the world is set to characterise business in the future. Connectivity lies at the heart of collaboration and is central to knowledge, idea and information sharing which are essential for businesses to become more productive and efficient as they make their digital transformation journeys.

There’s no room for isolation in the digital economy. Even on a...

By Daniel Creigh, 22 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, UX.

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.

A blueprint for open source language automation: How enterprises and developers can benefit

Open source languages continue to gain popularity. As they do, the organisations using them confront challenges related to their deployment, management and updates. Developers need to keep these languages free from vulnerabilities and threats, at the same time as they are coding new software. And that software must integrate with legacy and polyglot tech stacks. This has all become a drain on productivity that’s untenable in today’s fast-moving, fast-iterating...

By Bart Copeland, 15 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Design, Development.

IoT, AI and blockchain all key to digital transformation – but ensure you get the millennial view

It is widely accepted that a confluence of emerging technologies will be key to future business transformation. Yet there may be a difference of opinion dependent on generation, according to a new report.

The study, from KPMG, aimed to highlight divergent opinions between global tech leaders and millennials. According to the report – which polled more than 740 business leaders and 600 millennials working in the...

By James Bourne, 14 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Productivity.

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.

Humanising automation: Understanding the five senses of artificial intelligence

In reality, AI's true potential can only be realised when organisations approach it like a portfolio of technologies, with different attributes, that work together to optimise operational efficiency whilst delivering better service levels and improving the customer and user experience.

This concept of a portfolio of technologies working together can be illustrated further by what I refer to...

By Christopher Stancombe, 10 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, IoT, Marketing, 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 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.