Mainframe shops favor a single authentication system that protects both mainframe and non-mainframe applications, says new survey Real Wire Tue, 12/03/2019 - 07:16

Crawley, UK, December 3, 2019 - IBM mainframe customers would prefer a single unified authentication system that lets users securely access both mainframe and non-mainframe applications, a new survey suggests. As well as improving the user experience, the research indicates this would encourage more mainframe customers to move away from relying solely on passwords in favor of stronger protection such as multi-factor authentication (MFA). Mainframe professionals also recognize that it is easier and more cost effective to deploy the same MFA solution across mainframe and other environments such as Microsoft Windows.

The Cloud Trap: Strategies to Avoid Lock-In

Attend any major tech conference and it’s a good bet that someone will be on stage talking about the accelerating rate of change in technology. It’ll most likely be the keynote speaker, listing several examples to help the audience grasp the power of exponential change that we’re experiencing today and will continue to experience moving forward. This isn’t a knock against industry evangelists for continuing to harp on this very important point.

Unknown danger: 74% of Internet users unaware of QR Code Spam despite growing problem

27 November 2019, London – Seventy four per cent of British internet users have never heard of QR code spam, according to a recent representative survey commissioned by European email provider GMX. This is despite a significant increase in QR code spam being detected by GMX email security experts. They analysed how spammers change their methods by running so called ‘honey traps’, which are special email accounts without spam filters which aim to attract as much spam as possible. The analysis of the contents of these traps show that QR code spam is trending in 2019 top spam methods.

What You Need to Know About Event Transport Solution?

Be it a personal or corporate event, transportation management plays an important role in the entire event experience. For a local or a small event, it is possible for you to manage the transportation by yourself. But the problem arises when there is a big event, especially on a national or international level. For such kinds of events, the smooth management of transportation cannot be handled single-handedly. 

What can be the solution? Choose a professional team that provides event transportation solutions. It will help you have full control over your event, get equipment, goods, and guests on time and stay connected with the internal and external network for the event in an organized way.

New study: Competition is increasing in Google Shopping, but will this satisfy EU regulators?

San Mateo, November 26, 2019 – Two years after the EU fined Google 2.4 billion euros ($2.65 billion) and ordered it to open up its Google Shopping service to greater outside competition, around half of the ads on the platform in the UK, Germany and France are now placed via external providers according to a new study by Searchmetrics. But doubts remain as to whether this will convince the EU’s competition regulator.

Five Types of Online Maps Your Site Visitors Are Looking For

There are many different reasons for adding an online map to your website. It offers visitors a point of reference based on location, weather or even geographic locations served. Some businesses benefit more from maps than others, and different types serve various purposes. 

There are around 30 million small businesses in the United States, with small-business owners earning about $50,347 per year. If your company has a brick-and-mortar location, office space or distribution area, then a map shows users exactly where your products are available or where to find you. 

Companies Worldwide Struggling to Protect Multi-cloud Compute Infrastructures Real Wire Wed, 11/20/2019 - 04:57

Theale, UK – 20th November 2019 – A vast majority of enterprises worldwide have adopted multi-cloud strategies to keep pace with the need for digital transformation and IT efficiency, but they face significant challenges in managing the complexities and added requirements of these new application and data delivery infrastructures, according to a global survey conducted by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, in partnership with A10 Networks.

Research: A third of the world’s largest enterprises use inadequate data sanitization to prevent data breaches at end-of-life Real Wire Tue, 11/19/2019 - 05:15

AUSTIN – November 19, 2019 – New research launched today by Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG), the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, outlines the current misconceptions that prompt so many decision makers to mistakenly choose inadequate data sanitization methods and put their organizations at risk. Blancco’s study, A False Sense of Security, produced in partnership with Coleman Parks, highlights how global enterprises’ overconfidence is exposing the organizations to the risk of data breach, at a time when proper data management should be at the forefront of everything they do.

Let's Get Physical (less digital)

Nothing earth shattering but you may have noticed that I made a slight change in the list of categories displayed across the header of this website's pages. The topics of Marketing and Social Media have been removed and replaced with Experience Management as well as Vehicles (planes, trains, automobiles, and motorcycles). These changes are a reflection of my longstanding desire started two years ago to diversify the topics covered on the website socPub.

12 Additions You Should Make to Your Business Site

Have you ever visited a website that created a strong impression and made you want to return again? What is that special formula that makes one site appealing and another boring? A basic website includes some features you'll see over and over again. You can expect a navigation bar, a footer and content. However, you can make a number of simple additions to a business website that enhance the user experience (UX) and help your site stand out from the competition.