November 2018

DMI Captures Multiple Top Honors during UK Awards Season for App Innovation

DMI earns accolades at UK IT Industry Awards, WPP & Google Search Excellence Awards, and IGD Awards

LONDON, UK, Nov 30, 2018 - DMI, a global leader in end-to-end mobility solutions, has been recognised with three prestigious UK awards for the value it brings to clients in digitising their businesses. DMI’s mobile capabilities were honoured at the WPP & Google Search Excellence Awards, the IGD Awards, and UK IT Industry Awards.

Panasonic Announces Rugged Toughpad Tablet Solution For Passport & ID Control

The Panasonic TOUGHPAD FZ-M1 Passport solution for mobile identification and entrance control

BRACKNELL, UK. 29th November 2018 - Panasonic today announced an integrated mobile identification and entrance control solution for its popular 7 inch rugged tablet. Panasonic TOUGHPAD FZ-M1 Passport is ideal for border control, police and security forces, as well as the travel, entertainment and hospitality industries. The device integrates a complete range of technology solutions for checking personal data and identification in a rugged but lightweight design that can be easily used on the move.

UltraSoC launches “any processor” lockstep solution for safety-critical systems

CAMBRIDGE, UK – 29 November 2018 - UltraSoC, the leader in embedded analytics for the safety and security of automotive systems, today launched the UltraSoC Lockstep Monitor. A hardware-based, scalable solution, the new Lockstep Monitor significantly helps functional safety by checking that the cores at the heart of a critical system are operating reliably, safely and securely. UltraSoC’s flexible IP supports all common lockstep / redundancy architectures, including full dual-redundant lockstep, split/lock, master/checker, and voting with any number of cores or subsystems.

New Study: Mobile Phones Are Driving 56% of Festive Online Fashion Sales

Consumers are growing more comfortable buying fashion items on their phones reveals new Black Friday and Cyber Monday data from AI-powered retail personalisation platform, Nosto. And for fashion retailers, Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 were 36% bigger than last year.

Nosto’s analysis of millions of visits to fashion sites globally suggests mobile accounted for 71% of traffic and 56% of sales revenue (up from 64% of traffic and 50% of sales revenue in 2017) on the two holiday shopping days. Conversion rates are also up on mobile phones from 1.98% last year to 2.28% in 2018.

Apstra Unveils Root Cause Identification for Intent-Based Networking Real Wire Wed, 11/28/2018 - 09:46

Menlo Park, CA – November 28, 2018 – Apstra® Inc., the Intent-Based Data Center Automation company, today introduced significant advancements to the Apstra Operating System (AOS) including the industry’s first solution to deliver Root Cause Identification for Intent-Based Networking, support for live in-network blueprint implementation updates, integration with VMware vSphere and vCenter, and the expansion of the Apstra open and vendor-agnostic overlay to include enterprise-class SONiC support and Junos OS support.

IDATE Report Highlights The Challenges Ahead In Connecting Everyone

28 November 2018 (Sydney): The new Connecting Everyone report from French research company IDATE has revealed the real-world challenges in building universal Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) coverage, leaving a massive opportunity for ultra-fast Gfast and Fixed Wireless technology to deliver high-speed broadband.

Released at the IDATE DigiWorld Summit in Paris overnight, Connecting Everyone revealed that in the total serviceable global Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) and FTTH market of about 670 million premises that 60% of these – 402 million premises – are being served with FTTB technology.

Logicalis Scoops 14 Awards at Cisco Partner Summit 2018

Logicalis has won 14 awards, across multiple territories and categories at the Cisco Partner Summit 2018 in Las Vegas

London, 28th November 2018 - Logicalis Group, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announced that it has scooped 14 awards, across multiple territories and categories at the Cisco Partner Summit 2018 in Las Vegas.

BIXOLON Launches SPP-L3000 Mobile Label Printer to the European Market

Heavy Duty Mobile Label Printing Solution for the Logistics and Retail Industries

BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of BIXOLON Co. Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the new SPP-L3000 80mm (3”) premium level Auto-ID printer supporting high quality connectivity and labelling. Ideal for a range of applications including supply chain labelling, retail tags, delivery invoicing and more due to its rugged & lightweight design with an easy-to-open peeler and LCD display.

Redgate Software demonstrates ethical selling approach with two big wins at the BESMA Awards

Redgate Software demonstrates ethical selling approach with two big wins at the BESMA Awards

Cambridge UK, Tuesday 27 November 2018 – The recent British Excellence in Sales Management Awards saw Redgate Software doubly rewarded for its efforts in instilling an ethical sales culture. The leading Microsoft data platform tools vendor won gold in both the Sales Director and Key Account Manager of the Year categories.

Only 20% of IBM mainframe customers are embracing multi-factor authentication to protect data and applications

While 64 per cent of mainframers are aware that multi-factor authentication (MFA) is now available to control access to mainframe applications, only 20 per cent acknowledge their organization is already using it or plans to do so, according to a new survey. Concerns about disrupting applications, lack of mainframe and security skills and resistance from end users are some of the issues holding back adoption. 

The findings come from a new poll of 81 mainframe users conducted by Macro 4, a division of UNICOM® Global, at the annual GSE UK Conference in November 2018.