January 2020

Tech Trailblazers Awards shortlist announced

Public voting opens to select the top tech enterprise startups

London, UK - 30th January 2020 – Now in its eighth year, the Tech Trailblazers Awards, the first independent and dedicated awards program for enterprise information technology startups, has revealed its shortlist of the most innovative entrants and concepts in enterprise technology. The shortlists, selected by the Tech Trailblazers’ panel of leading IT industry experts, are now open to public vote to add to the opinions of the judging panel and help determine the winners in all categories.

HYLA Mobile: Mobile trade-in programs returned $2.378 billion to US consumers in 2019

30 January 2020 – HYLA Mobile, the world’s leading provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, today announced results from its analysis of the mobile device trade-in market for 2019. The report reveals that $2.378 billion was returned to US consumers last year via mobile device trade-in programs—an increase of 4.7% from 2018.

HYLA combines live market figures and its own analytics solution to identify the latest trends for the pre-owned mobile device market in North America. HYLA provides its analysis of the latest market trends both on a quarterly and annual basis. Key findings from HYLA’s 2019 trade-in trends report reveals that:

UKCloud’s State of Cloud Adoption survey reveals reasons why public sector organisations are turning to multi-cloud

Almost 90% of surveyed public sector organisation agree that they would move all their IT to the cloud if the perfect solution existed, according to latest survey by UKCloud

London – 30th January 2020 – UKCloud, the multi-cloud experts dedicated to making transformation happen across UK public sector, has today announced the results of a survey of more than 300 senior IT professionals and business leaders that reveals the key challenges and issues that are affecting cloud adoption.

Irish Business Leaders - Create the Right Culture or be Left Behind, Warns Microsoft

A new report commissioned by Microsoft reveals insights into the future of work in organisations in Ireland:

·         76% with strong innovative digital cultures expect double digit growth in next five years.

·         76% of business leaders see having an innovative culture as key to retaining talent. Despite this, only one third of business leaders see getting culture right as their number one priority.

·         79% of employees intend to remain in their jobs where there is an innovative culture.

·         Innovative cultures empower 66% of employees to share ideas, with 60% finding it easier to collaborate.

“2020 is set to be the year of RCS,” says mGage

London UK, 29 January 2020 – The interaction between organizations and consumers is set to become revolutionized with all-new Rich Communications Services (RCS), the latest development in the evolution of mobile messaging. The next generation of SMS is set to surge in 2020 – with predictions that it will create a market worth more than US $74 billion by next year, according to GSMA.

93% of mobile transactions blocked as fraudulent in 2019 says new report on mobile ad fraud by Upstream

98,000 malicious Android apps and 43 million infected devices in 20 countries

32% of most malicious apps still available on Google Play

London, January 29th, 2020 - 93 percent of total mobile transactions in 20 countries were blocked as fraudulent in 2019 according to a report on the state of malware and mobile ad fraud released today by mobile technology company, Upstream. The “Invisible Digital Threat” data is based on deployments of Upstream’s Secure-D full-stack anti-fraud platform that detects and blocks fraudulent mobile transactions mostly originated from ad fraud malware. The platform at the end of 2019 covered 31 mobile operators in 20 countries.

Buying the right rugged mobile computing device key to boosting mobile worker productivity and efficiency

Latest “Time To Do More” whitepaper helps mobile computing buyers consider the best device for their mobile workforce

BRACKNELL, UK. 28th January 2020 – Panasonic today published its Time to Do More whitepaper aimed at helping IT buyers choose mobile computing devices that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their mobile workforce.

Top Tips to Avoid Automation Dreams Turning into Nightmares

Modern enterprises are seeking to achieve greater levels of operational efficiencies by leveraging robotic process automation (RPA) and process transformation technologies. Despite all the work they are doing to automate and improve business processes, many implementations stall or stop dead in their tracks due to the complexity of the organisation’s data and unstructured documents. 60 percent of business processes contain some sort of unstructured data. Unstructured data can be PDFs, videos, photos, emails, websites, or any other format that’s not easily searchable.

AttoCore Data Offload Solutions

Enabling Data Offload In CBRS Enterprise And Residential 4G Installations

Cambridge, UK, 27th January 2020 – AttoCore, the developer of ultra-mobile core network software technology, today announced the availability of its data offload solution. Called AttoEdge, it is developed from the same software suite used to create its flagship AttoEPC Enhanced Packet Core (EPC).

A2Dominion, BMJ, Carnival, Harrods, John Lewis, Nestle, Pladis, Sanofi Pasteur, The Adecco Group and Three all named Top Engaged Workplaces at the 2019 UK & European Employee Engagement Awards

The victorious were announced at a Gala ceremony at Troxy in London last night

London – January 24, 2020 – The winners of the 2019 UK & European Employee Engagement Awards, were announced last night at the gala ceremony at the iconic Troxy. With the blue riband Company of the Year award going to A2Dominion.

The Employee Engagement Awards honours those organisations that put workforce engagement at the heart of their business strategy. This years winners demonstrate how far-reaching Employee Engagement is today. They span manufacturing, banking, IT, pharmaceuticals, retail, public sector, service companies, transport and the sporting world.