June 2019

What Your Tech Business Should Know About Cloud Computing Before Investing

As a technology-based business, you know you need to be on the cutting edge with the technology you use as well as what you provide to your customers. Cloud computing gives you the ability to take your work remote, make it easily accessible and even integrate it with business intelligence (BI) so you can cultivate data which allows you to improve and grow over time.

Genmed identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2019 report

June 28, 2019 – Genmed announces today that it has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain for the second year running. Published annually, the report celebrates the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), with companies representing over 40 sectors and spanning every region of the country.

Digital communication tools leave many workers feeling squeezed out by tech-savvy colleagues

London, UK, Friday 28 June, 2019 – The use of technology to support communication and collaborative working in an increasingly digital and flexible world is something many of us recognize. However, a global study released today by Avast Business (LSE:AVST) indicates this technology is potentially causing a divide in the workplace, with 40% of UK respondents concerned that less tech literate employees will be ‘shut out’ unless they embrace the latest chat, collaboration and digital project management tools.

Enterprises highlight multi-trillion-dollar global sales opportunity for CSPs - but doubt their ability to deliver

New BearingPoint//Beyond study: 97% of global enterprises are willing to purchase ICT services from Communication Service Providers, but immediate action is needed on investment priorities, innovation and partner ecosystems

A one-size-fits-all approach will not be enough to secure the IoT, says TCG

San Jose, California, June 26, 2019 – Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) is something which cannot be done with a one-size-fits-all approach – and every kind of connected object must be assessed individually, the Co-chair of Trusted Computing Group’s (TCG) Embedded Systems Work Group said today.

Speaking on the second day of Embedded Technologies Expo and Conference 2019, Steve Hanna highlighted how the growing trend for greater connectivity puts everyday objects at risk of exploitation and makes mission critical systems in businesses and Governments more vulnerable to attacks.

IGEL Drives the Rapid Growth of Linux OS-Based Devices at the Edge

Leading Analyst Firm’s Research Shows that Linux has Surpassed Windows on the Endpoint

Reading, UK. June 26, 2019 – IGEL, provider of a next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, today announced the conclusions of the new IDC InfoBrief, “Leverage Linux to Transform Endpoints and Thrive in the Cloud and Edge Revolution.” The IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by IGEL, shows that Linux is the fastest growing operating system (OS) for endpoint devices and that in 2018 Linux, for the first time, surpassed Windows shipments for thin clients, growing 6% per annum from 2015 to 2018 while Windows OS shrank 5% per annum during the same period.

Migrations are the biggest challenge facing database professionals, authoritative new Redgate report reveals

Cambridge UK, Wednesday 26 June 2019 – The second edition of the only industry report that benchmarks monitoring in the SQL Server community has revealed that migrations are now the number one priority for database professionals. The 2019 State of SQL Server Monitoring Report from Redgate has seen the increasing adoption of the cloud and the sunset of support for SQL Server 2008 R2 overtaking security and protection as the major concern.

Now in its second year, the survey of 820 database professionals from around the world conducted in partnership with 1105 Media provides a comprehensive and in-depth picture of how the management and use of databases is evolving.

Study: 85% of Large Enterprises Struggle to Protect Critical Network Assets from Cyberattacks and Outages

San Jose, Calif. – June 25, 2019 – Endace, a specialist in high-speed network recording, traffic playback and analytics hosting, today announced the results of its latest research study, Challenges of Managing and Securing the Network 2019, conducted by independent, US-based research company, Virtual Intelligence Briefing (VIB).

The study surveyed senior executives and technical staff at more than 250 large enterprises globally to understand the challenges that these organizations face in protecting their networks from cyberattack and performance issues.

Confirmit Receives Customer Experience Innovation Award

Confirmit’s B2B Account Health solution recognised for best-in-class innovation

LONDON, UK, NEW YORK, NY, and OSLO, Norway, 25 June, 2019 — Confirmit announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Confirmit B2B Account Health solution as a Customer Experience Innovation Award winner.

Confirmit B2B Account Health solution empowers teams to understand the accounts’ status and manage revenue risk collaboratively with an easy, streamlined user interface. With Account Health, companies receive richer insights to proactively identify and address the customer issues that have the biggest impact on the business goals, driving organisation-wide engagement in the CX programme.

New Research Shows Surge in Malicious Office Documents, Mac Malware and Web Application Exploits

25 June 2019 – WatchGuard® Technologies’ latest quarterly Internet Security Report shows a massive 62% increase in overall malware detections in Q1 2019 compared to the previous quarter. The report also found that cyber criminals are leveraging a wide array of varied attack techniques, including malicious Microsoft Office documents, Mac malware and web application exploits. These results illustrate that hackers are doubling down on well-known tactics like credential theft and ransomware by utilising fake Office documents and other attack vectors that require advanced defenses to combat a wider variety of threat vectors.