Information Technology

Qubit Data and Consumer Survey Reveal US Holiday Shopping Peak Periods are Getting Longer Each Year

New York – December 13, 2018 -- Qubit, a leader in marketing personalization technology, today announced findings from its platform data on consumer holiday shopping behavior, along with a new consumer survey. Qubit analyzed internal data from 10 days prior to Black Friday through Cyber Monday over the past three years. The 2018 data shows how consumer online shopping habits are changing. 

Qubit surveyed 417 U.S. residents just before the Black Friday weekend to obtain consumer insight and perceptions about the holiday shopping season. 

On-Premise vs Cloud-Based Intranets

When it comes to choosing an intranet solution, some businesses have a rather old fashioned, irrational fear of "The Cloud".

We regularly get asked by businesses where the Hub is hosted - the answer being “on the Google Cloud Platform” – and you would be surprised by how many businesses actually respond with: “But what happens if Google or the Cloud goes down?” 

Mac Malware Appears on the WatchGuard Top Ten Malware List for First Time

11 December 2018 – Mac-based malware has appeared on the list of the top ten most common types of malware for the first time in WatchGuard’s quarterly Internet Security Report. The Mac scareware appeared in sixth place in WatchGuard’s latest Q3 2018 report and is primarily delivered by email to trick victims into installing fake cleaning software.

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.

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.

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.

How Has On-demand Business Model Become a Successful Strategy for Entrepreneurs? Ritesh Patil Sun, 12/02/2018 - 11:17

The on-demand economy is mushrooming and has taken over the conventional business models faster than we thought. The combination of these services with apps has changed our lives in a better way. People no longer need to stand in a queue and wave their hands to stop the bus, Yellow Pages is no longer the only option to find the best restaurants and service professionals nearby. We are just a tap away from ordering groceries and our favorite meals at our doorsteps.

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.

Elegant MicroWeb - Custom Software Development and Software Product Development Requires Expertise Sahil Patel Sat, 11/24/2018 - 11:16

When your business needs custom software development, it may be tempting to turn the project over to in-house IT but you may want to reconsider this option before making your decision.

The first consideration is this: Most IT departments are overwhelmed with workload and embroiled in the day-to-day support of hardware, software and network issues, producing reports and dealing with management and user projects.