Why IT and HR can become surprising bedfellows

Advances in digital communication may have enhanced many lives - but it has also become a disruptive technology in more ways than one. Not surprisingly, the development of new communication tools is keeping pace with changes in the way people communicate, giving them a myriad of ways to get the right information in front of the right readers at the right time.

However, there has been a lot less attention given to the development of...

By Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe, 09 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

How global cybercrime is an ‘efficient and global’ operation – and what needs to be done about it

For Netscout, it is an inexorable trend. According to the company’s latest threat intelligence report, the dramatic rise in cybercrime activities – including nation-state APT (advanced persistent threat) groups, IoT vulnerabilities, DDoS and more – continues unabated.

The cybercrime business model has ‘matured into an efficient, global operation’, the company noted. The report, which tracked...

By Enterprise CIO, 08 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, Malware, Security.

Myth-busting mobile in the enterprise: Day two support is the same as other IT resources

As mobile devices have grown indispensable for enterprises, so too has their ability to disrupt mission-critical work when they malfunction or when other complications arise. The support obligations that come with mobile technology deployments are considerable.

Just because you have an in-house IT help desk team doesn’t mean you’re meeting all of those obligations. A Blue Hill Research study estimates that your IT...

By Ross Homans, 07 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Atheer acquires Flype with aim to accelerate augmented reality in the enterprise

Mountain View-based Atheer, known for what it calls AiR (augmented interactive reality) computing, has acquired San Francisco-based Flype, a secured sharing economy platform for international delivery, to bring about greater AR adoption in the enterprise.

Atheer – which was recently awarded as the Best Enterprise AR Solution at the industry's annual international AWE 2019 conference – will be accelerating the...

By Enterprise CIO, 05 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.

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.

Almost all retailers are deploying mobile in-store – with Apple the primary choice

A recent study has found that almost all IT decision makers (99%) have implemented at least one mobile technology in retail stores, with more than three quarters favouring Apple as the hardware and software of choice.

The research, conducted by Vanson Bourne and Apple management firm Jamf – the latter perhaps revealing the nature of the results – surveyed 700 retail IT decision makers on the state of technology in retail...

By Enterprise CIO, 30 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

A roadmap to Zero Trust for SMBs: Keeping security solid while moving swiftly

Bottom Line:  Small businesses don’t need to sacrifice security due to budget constraints or productivity requirements – a Zero Trust roadmap can help them keep growing and stop breaches.

Having worked my way through college in a series of small businesses and having neighbors and friends who operate several today, I see how cloud, databases, and network devices save thousands of dollars, hours of tedious work, and streamline operations. Good friends running an AI startup, whose remarkable...

By Louis Columbus, 27 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees, Security.

Blurred lines: How desktop and mobile device management is evolving

A seismic shift in personal computing has taken place over the last 10-15 years. Where dedicated desktop and laptop computers were once most prominent, now we often carry handheld devices as primaries for both personal and business use. The management capabilities of the devices have also evolved rapidly and may even dictate how we manage all IT assets in the future.

History of mobility management

In the beginning stages, the enterprise was concerned with device-focused management - changing operating...

By Marco Nielsen, 25 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet, UX.

Why passwords are the weakest defence in a Zero Trust world

  • 90% of security professionals have witnessed security incidents stemming from the theft of credentials, according to a recent MobileIron study conducted by IDG.
  • 86% of CIO, CISO and Security VPs would abandon password authentication if they could.
  • Another survey by EMA found that mobile devices secured by biometric authentication methods present the best option for replacing passwords.
  • There is a direct correlation between the number of times a user authenticates and the number of user access problems that need to be addressed.

These and many other fascinating insights...

By Louis Columbus, 24 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employees, Security.

Protecting your organisation from phishing scams: A guide

The recent announcement of British Airways’ record-breaking £183 million GDPR fine has put phishing scams back in the spotlight, as this was an integral part of the company’s data breach. Unlike many other forms of cyberattack, phishing scams go after your customer or employee data, including credentials like passwords, financial details or sensitive personal information. This data can then be used or sold on for malicious intent, from identity theft or false transactions, to brute force or...

By Elad Schulman, 19 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

How artificial intelligence will benefit organisations – from processes to productivity

Despite previous doubts, AI is becoming something that enterprises see as having a positive impact as it makes human lives easier. In field service, for example, where you have 1,000 tasks and 100 field service technicians available, AI quickly and efficiently determines which technician to send where. With all the permutations and combinations, this is not a task for humans!

AI can access a...

By Paul Whitelam, 18 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Exploring mobility as a service - and the drivers behind it

Effective managed mobility for your enterprise is the key to getting the most out of your mobile technology spend, but what’s the best way for you to manage how you spend your budget?

If you’re a typical mid-to-large enterprise IT director, you’re probably spending a lot of time wrestling with your capital expenditure allotment or CAPEX. It’s the “traditional” way of acquiring technology for your employees, especially tablets and smartphones....

By Ross Homans, 17 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Cybersecurity enhanced with AI and ML: Improving data loss prevention

The vast and growing amounts of data being created, collected, and used by the enterprise makes the deployment of data security solutions a business imperative. It is essential to implement cybersecurity solutions and practices to prevent data leaks and breaches, but how do businesses stay ahead of the growing sophistication of cyberattacks?

Predictive technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning...

By Igor Isupov, 15 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Gartner predicts RPA software revenue will reach £1bn in 2019

Gartner predicts the robotic process automation (RPA) market to hit $1.3 billion (£1bn) in 2019.

In 2018, the analyst firm noted the RPA software category was the fastest-growing segment of the global enterprise software market. The RPA software revenue that year increased 63.1 per cent to $846m (£679m), says Gartner, expecting the same upward trend this year.

According to Gartner’s data, UiPath, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, NICE, and Pegasystems were the top five RPA vendors that...

By Enterprise CIO, 12 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Research.

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.

RealWear secures $80 million in series B funding for industrial-grade wearables

RealWear has raised $80 million (£63.35m) in a series B funding round led by industrial automation company Teradyne to continue its expansion and accelerate its platform development. Others who participated in the financing round include Bose Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Kopin, and JPMorgan Chase.

The company, which is known for designing the HMT-1 ruggedised head-mounted monocular tablet computer, has been focusing on...

By Enterprise CIO, 04 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, UX, Wearables.