Information Technology

Top Five Cloud Services Predictions 2018

Karl Roe, VP Services & Cloud Solutions at Nuvias, takes a look at what’s in store for organizations using the cloud in 2018:

The Rise of AI


2018 will see Artificial Intelligence (AI) drive a transformational change among organizations and impact on cloud use. 

ICT isn’t getting any simpler, and businesses are being forced to move faster as their customers’ requirements become more demanding. This is driving innovation in areas like AI, but automation of past processes won’t be enough to keep up with the “need for speed” in business agility.

Batten down the hatches: Semafone predicts new onslaught of cyber-attacks in 2018

Guildford, UK: 4th January 2018 - Semafone, the leading provider of data security and compliance solutions for contact centers, sees trouble ahead for companies which don’t have their cyber security in order – but also predicts that new regulations will have a positive impact on the market. CEO Tim Critchley, global solutions director Ben Rafferty, and head of information security Shane Lewis, share their top five predictions for 2018.

1) Mainstream breakthroughs for futuristic technologies

Catalogic Software Updates Flagship DPX Data Protection Software

Woodcliff Lake, NJ — Dec. 18, 2017 —Catalogic Software today announced the release and general availability of DPX 4.5.1, the newest version of its data protection software that has been an industry leader in providing state-of-the-art data recovery while delivering unprecedented reliability and backup success rates for over twenty years.

WatchGuard Uncovers Surge in Script-based Attacks Amid Spike in Overall Malware Volume

13 December 2017 – WatchGuard’s latest quarterly Internet Security Report, which explores the computer and network security threats affecting small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises, has revealed massive increases in scripting attacks and overall malware attempts against midsize companies throughout Q3 2017.

Top Ten IT Security Predictions For 2018

1. Security blossoms in the boardroom

Sadly, security breaches will continue to be a regular occurrence in 2018 and organizations will struggle to deal with them. New security challenges will abound and these will grab attention in the boardroom. Senior management is increasingly focusing on security issues and recognizing them as a core business risk, rather than the responsibility of the IT department alone. The coming year will see further commitment from the boardroom to ensure that organizations are protected.

Real-Time Payments Key Driver for $3.3 Billion Rise in Technology Spend by North American Commercial Banks RealWire Tue, 12/05/2017 - 06:12

San Francisco, 05 December 2017 - New research from Ovum, the market-leading research and consulting firm, reveals that North American commercial banks are continuing to increase their investment in real-time payments (RTP). The report “The rise of real-time payments in North America”, commissioned by Icon Solutions is based on responses from more than 7,000 CIOs and other senior IT decision makers. The study shows that while implementing RTP infrastructures later than global peers, U.S.

Retail Rankings: Apica’s Web Performance Index Reveals Black Friday and Cyber Monday Winners and Losers RealWire Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:25

New York - December 4th, 2017. One week on from Cyber Monday, Apica - the leading provider of comprehensive software testing and monitoring solutions - has unveiled the 2017 Apica Web Performance Index (WPI). The annual index evaluates and ranks the web performance of some of the 200 top e-commerce websites in the US and Europe, during one of the busiest retail periods on the calendar.

IT departments pose the biggest security risk to business

More than a third of IT professionals (35%) see themselves as the biggest internal security risk to networks within their organization, according to new research from Balabit, a leading provider of Privileged Access Management and Log Management solutions. IT professionals may understand what their most valuable assets are, but they are still struggling to safeguard IT assets against the unpredictability of human behaviour.

Network Security Threatens Operator Revenues

Bristol, November 29: Research commissioned by Evolved Intelligence shows that an overwhelming 80 percent of mobile subscribers would lose trust in their mobile operator’s brand if it suffered an attack by hackers and fraudsters hijacking the network signalling system known as SS7. Indeed, some 25 percent of the customers said it was likely they would change their mobile operator as a result.

What’s more, when the research focussed solely on the customers who had suffered any form of attack, it found that 33% percent had changed or intended to switch provider.