Aqua Container Security Platform Awarded CIS Benchmark Certification

Seattle, WA – 10 Dec. 2018 - KubeCon/CloudNativeCon – Aqua Security announced today that its Aqua Container Security Platform (CSP) has been certified by CIS Benchmarks™ to compare the configuration status of Kubernetes clusters against the consensus-based best practice standards contained in the CIS Kubernetes Benchmark. Organizations that leverage Aqua CSP can now ensure that the configurations of their critical assets align with the CIS Benchmarks consensus-based practice standards.

Top 5 Link Building Mistakes to Avoid

Every business that wants to improve their SEO (search engine optimization) rankings will engage in link building. Link building is one of the most important SEO activities. According to Google, top-quality backlinks and content share the first place as being the most important ranking factors. High-quality backlinks can help businesses improve their website traffic, improve rankings and boost their conversion rate.

Improper document management: 83% of workers are forced to recreate existing documents

New research has revealed the persistent challenges global organizations face managing information assets after 83 per cent of office workers admit to recreating documents which already exist, because they have been unable to find them on their corporate network. This follows a global research study commissioned by M-Files, the intelligent information management company.

What is Organic SEO? Important Things to Boost Organic Traffic

Ranking high in the search engines is tough, especially in a world where everyone is competing for space and visibility. The trend has been drastically changing, and website visitors are today more influenced by paid adverts that lead them to specific sites. It means that organizations are finding it difficult to generate organic traffic as more money goes to influential campaigns. This notwithstanding, it is still possible to make organic traffic and while at it convert some of your web visitors to customers.

Searchmetrics Google Shopping Study Reveals “Fake” Competition for Ads

San Mateo, December 05, 2018 - Over a year on from the European Commission’s antitrust ruling which forced Google to open up its shopping service to outside competitors, new Searchmetrics research suggests a third of ads within Google Shopping boxes are coming from providers other than Google. But the majority of these (23% of all ads) seem to be from digital marketing agencies profiting from Google Shopping’s revamped auction model. Only around 9% are from the traditional comparison shopping sites (CSSs) that the EU’s ruling was originally intended to support.

Shifting sands in the Robotic Process Automation market in 2019

By Chris Huff, CSO, Kofax

December 3rd, 2018 - The Robotic Process Automation (RPA) market will continue to undergo dramatic and rapid maturation in 2019, but RPA companies are finding themselves at a tipping point: They will either grow into their lofty market valuations or we will start to hear the hissing of a deflating bubble and warning signs of a “hype cycle” crash.

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

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.

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.