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 Real Wire Mon, 11/26/2018 - 09:30

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.

Maintaining High SEO Rankings in the Competitive Digital Landscape Raul Harman Sat, 11/24/2018 - 11:27

Boosting your online exposure and generating quality traffic is the foundation of your online success. To rank high in the highly competitive SERPs is challenging and requires a lot of effort, passion, and dedication. However, getting to the #1 spot on Google is only half the battle. The other half is, of course, maintaining your stellar rankings.

Here are a few steps you should take to stay competitive.

WatchGuard warns of Vaporworms, Global Internet Disruption and Rogue AI Chatbots for 2019 Real Wire Thu, 11/15/2018 - 08:51

15 November 2018 – WatchGuard Technologies’ information security predictions for 2019 include the emergence of ’vaporworms’, a new breed of fileless malware with wormlike properties to self-propagate through vulnerable systems, along with a takedown of the internet itself and ransomware targeting utilities and industrial control systems. WatchGuard’s Threat Lab research team developed these predictions based on an analysis of major security and threat trends over the past year.

Millennials’ preference for authentic and transparent content shakes up global influencer marketing industry, new report finds Real Wire Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:27

New York. (14 November, 2018): The ‘Influencer Marketing 2020’ report, published today by Influencer Intelligence in association with Econsultancy, found that for approximately 6 in 10 of the digital marketers surveyed, the purpose influencer marketing serves for their business has changed drastically in the last 12 months, with 56% claiming the younger generation of consumers is proving the biggest driver of change.

M-Files Leads Five of Gartner's 2018 Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms Real Wire Tue, 11/13/2018 - 06:30

DALLAS – Nov. 13th, 2018 – M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, today announced that the company received the top scores in five key categories in the 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms report. The five key categories include content management, content security, search, metadata and classification and delivery model.

The Five Habits of Highly Effective Customer Experience Professionals Real Wire Tue, 11/13/2018 - 05:25

New York, NY: 13 November 2018: There are five key habits that successful CX professionals have in common, according to the newly published State of Customer Experience 2018 report. 

Does the modern telecommunications CTIO know how to deliver a 5G digital revolution? Real Wire Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:32

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION ASIA, Kuala Lumper, Malaysia – November 13, 2018 - Despite a growing number of communications service providers (CSPs) converging CIO and CTO functions and teams, there is no single technology strategy in place to help guide this process. This is a key takeaway from a new report from TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, launched at Digital Transformation Asia in Kuala Lumpur today.