June 2019

Consumers demand sustainable fashion – but won’t pay more for it, new research finds

New research suggests over half (52%) of consumers in the UK and US want the fashion industry to become more sustainable, with calls for reduced packaging and fair pay for workers among their top demands. But only 29% of these consumers say they will pay more for sustainable-made versions of the same items.

And despite many clothing manufacturers and retailers already taking steps to become more sustainable, the message is not getting through to the public. 45% of the 2,000 consumers who were polled agree that it is difficult to know which fashion brands are really committed to sustainability.

New European MSP Market Report published

  • Detailed listing of the top 500 European MSPs

[London, 5 June 2019] Managed services as a sector is among the hottest parts of the IT business, but success in being a Managed Services Provider (MSP), in selling to them as a vendor, or in buying or selling an MSP business means knowing a lot more about them and their market. IT Europa’s new European MSP Market Report, published today, provides a detailed analysis of the European Managed Services sectors and a listing and overview profiles of the top 500.

12th Datacloud Global Awards winners announced

Innovation, Excellence and Diversity celebrated at the data centre and cloud industry’s premier awards night

London/Monaco, 5 June 2019 – BroadGroup, the information media technology and professional services company, today announced the winners of the prestigious 12th Datacloud Awards. The finalists in each of the 16 categories and the new Data Economy Finvest categories were selected by judges comprised of professionals from the industry. These awards recognise the teams, products, innovations, initiatives and projects that demonstrate data centre and Edge and cloud innovation and service excellence.

BridgeHead Software Honored with 2nd Consecutive “MedTech Breakthrough Award”

Annual Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Digital Health & Medical Technology Products and Companies

ASHTEAD, UK – June 4, 2019 – BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data management, today announced that MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global health and medical technology market, has selected BridgeHead’s Independent Clinical Archive, HealthStore™, as the winner of its “Best Healthcare Data Repository Solution” award in the 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program. 

Over 60% of world population to be covered by GDPR-style legislation, according to Redgate analysis

Cambridge UK, Tuesday 4 June 2019 – Demonstrating the increasing global emphasis on improving data privacy following the introduction of the GDPR one year ago, 16 countries and 13 US states have plans to introduce similar legislation, Redgate analysis has found. Along with the current 28 member states of the EU, this means that over 62% of the world’s population will be protected by tougher data privacy laws moving forward.

European financial institutions losing almost 40% of applicants during digital on-boarding

·         Study of European consumers reveals no real improvement in reducing abandonment rates since 2016, despite huge investment in digital technology

·         This investment means consumers are finding applications easier to complete than last year—but report more on-boarding “pain” than in 2016

·         Institutions are stuck in a “Red Queen Race”—increased consumer expectations mean they need to run fast just to maintain the status quo