The survey found that nearly a fifth of managed service providers listed cybersecurity services as their top IT problem this year followed by ‘public cloud adoption/migration/support’ (11 percent and ‘private cloud adoption/migration’ (nine percent).
Beancounters at the Gartner Group have added up some numbers and reached the conclusion that two-thirds of organisations implementing the Internet of Things (IoT) projects are using or planning to use digital twin technology.
For those who came in late, a digital twin is a “software design pattern that represents a physical object with the objective of understanding the asset’s state, responding to changes, improving business operations and adding value”.
Aruba’s ‘The Hidden Middle’ report quized more than 2,700 employees in management and non-management roles across medium-sized businesses.
It discovered medium-sized businesses are the most active users of workplace technology with almost two-thirds of business employees rated the ‘choice of technology, applications and IT support’ at their company as either good or very good.
That compared to 53 percent of those also surveyed from the largest companies. Medium-sized businesses were ahead of the competition in their use of advanced audio-visual technologies (such as voice-activated speakers), which are offered by an average of 27 percent of medium-sized business, compared to 16 percent of smaller and 22 percent of larger employers.
Bradwell Communications has been wound-up by the High Court following an investigation that found it “lacked transparency”, following a report by the Insolvency Service.
The Leicester-based IT supplier was found to have links to Direct United (Services) and Fibre Tex which were closed down in April 2018, after investigations found a lack of transparency in their operations and that they had traded in an improper manner, resulting in both organisations incurring significant liabilities, according to the Insolvency Service.
Retail technology outfit Conversity has worked out that 43 percent of shoppers researching complex purchases such as mobile phones, laptops or broadband packages make a buying decision within five days.
Within this five days window, 67 percent of shoppers will visit at least two online sites, with 57 percent then narrowing their enquiries to one or two in-store premises. This means that retailers with an integrated approach to engaging with customers are more likely to keep the customer interested throughout the process, and close the sale during this critical period.
The Swiss firm launched UCSimple in the US, Germany, Switzerland and Austria last year and has now added Blighty to its list.
The announcement follows the National Cyber Security Centre saying the vendor will not be treated as harshly as it was in the US.
The NCSC said it it believed it could mitigate any security concerns related to China, although the final decision as to whether Huawei will be allowed to work on the UK’s 5G network will be made by the government.
Cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky reported annual revenue of $726 million for 2018, despite a downturn in sales in the North American market.
Security outfit KnowBe4 released the results of its “What Keeps You Up at Night – The 2019 Report” which looks at more than 350 organisations globally and reveals the security weaknesses and concerns within organisations. On average, 81 per cent of organisations had some degree of anxiety around security issues.
John Morrison, vice president of sales and services at Extreme Networks, said that the enhancements were designed to make life simpler.
“We have a solution that takes you from the application right to the user device, managed under a single pane of glass with visibility and policy that allows you to build that solution with a view to delivering the customer experience. We want to talk about the solution we now have and what our portfolio now allows us to deliver and that is an overall message to both customers and partners. The other message to partners is that we are focusing on our partner programmes and taking feedback on the programme as it was.”