Is Your Tech Company Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

No matter where your tech company operates, it’s unrealistic to hope that you’ll never have to deal with a natural disaster of some kind. Fortunately, preparing for one is the best way to increase your chances of limiting the damage and having a full and speedy recovery. 

Get Equipped To Handle the Most Likely Disasters 

While developing your tech company’s products, you probably researched to narrow down the target audience. Aim to do something similar when assessing which disasters pose the biggest risks to your company and its staff. 

SPACs Autotech Deals Surpass $80 Billion In First Half Of 2021 Reveals Hampleton Partners’ New Report

London, UK – 21 September 2021. The latest Autotech Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Market Report from Hampleton Partners, the international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, reveals that the 12 transactions utilizing special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) to prepare public offerings during the first six months of 2021 achieved $80.5 billion in deal value. Hampleton’s research also showed that a record median EV/S multiple of 23.9x was achieved during that time frame.

Native App Development: What You Need To Know

In a world where mobile devices are constantly growing, mobile applications are close behind. Users can barely use a mobile device without mobile app. And for this reason, the development of native, hybrid or PWA's apps has become so popular.

Web apps

The web applications do not require an installation through the stores, they are accessed with the url of a site creating a direct access that anchors them to the device.

When running in the browser, they are developed using HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and are programmed independently of the operating system. They are more basic than the rest of the applications, so their functionalities and design are more limited.

Half of businesses now using online or cloud backups, but 15% still using tape, says Databarracks research

New research by Databarracks has revealed that 15% of organizations are still using a combination of disk and tape backups, with 51% now using online or cloud backups.

The findings are from Databarracks’ 2021 Data Health Check. Running since 2008, the annual report surveys over 400 IT decision-makers in the UK on cloud, backups, cybersecurity, IT resilience and remote working.

Other key figures from the report include:

Research finds IT support positively transformed by pandemic as challenges accelerate innovation and agility

14 September 2021. The perception of IT support has dramatically improved thanks to the successful response of service desks to the pandemic, lockdowns and working from home. According to new research from the Service Desk Institute (SDI), sponsored by Sunrise Software, 65% of organizations said that the overall business now has a more positive view of IT support, with just 4% seeing a decline in satisfaction. This rose to 72% in public sector organizations, where only 2% say perceptions had worsened.

Emphasizing the importance of keeping organizations operational, 61% of respondents in the research had supported key workers during the crisis, increasing to 83% in the public sector.

Smarter, Faster, More Secure and Ultra Versatile: The Latest TOUGHBOOK 55 Upgrade

BRACKNELL, UK. 9th September 2021 – Panasonic today announced the latest version of its TOUGHBOOK 55 notebook, that is as versatile as ever but with improved performance, connectivity and security. When launched in 2019, the TOUGHBOOK 55 set a new benchmark for mobile computing by enabling users for the first time to customize their device for different tasks while in the field. The latest TOUGHBOOK 55 maintains this popular modular approach but has been updated with the latest technologies ideal for users in field services, automotive, emergency and security services.

App Development - Web Apps, Hybrids And Native Apps In Detail

When we talk about apps, we generally speak of application programs for mobile devices. These offer the user a certain added value and thus support him in a wide variety of areas. There are apps that makes it easier to complete certain tasks. This shows that users mostly differentiate according to the app function and category. The variety of areas is extremely high, which means that almost all user needs are met. The spectrum of apps ranges from games to entertainment and communication applications.

IT capabilities becoming value drivers in highly selective IT services mergers and acquisitions landscape

London, UK – 02 September 2021. The latest IT & Business Services M&A market report from Hampleton Partners, the international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, reveals that the wave of M&A interest in IT Services has abated, although valuations are picking up again.

The IT & Business Services sector saw a dip in the number of M&A transactions in the first half of 2020, with 326 deals recorded compared to 437 deals in the second half of 2020.

In the first half of 2021 the trailing 30-month median EBITDA multiple ticked up to 8.9x, while the trailing 30-month revenue multiple maintained a higher than median level at 1.2x.