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.

Mobile trade-in programs returned $571 million to U.S. consumers in Q2 2021

26 August 2021—Assurant, a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases, today announced findings from its analysis of the mobile device trade-in and upgrade market for Q2 2021. Its Q2 Mobile Trade-in and Upgrade Industry Trends report reveals that mobile trade-in programs in the U.S. returned $571 million to consumers, a 152% increase from Q2 2020 and a 25% increase over Q2 2019, reflecting a return to pre-pandemic levels.

Business travel set to boom: sector sees increased demand for extended rental stays and space, survey reveals

  • AltoVita report reveals the state of the flexible rentals market coming out of COVID-19
  • 90% of industry leaders have invested in new technology over the past year, and over two thirds offering flexible cancellations

London, UK, 26th August 2021: 68% of the flexible rental sector is seeing an increased demand for extended stays, and 59% are seeing a demand for large spaces. That’s according to a report from AltoVita, which surveyed key players in the flexible rental sector globally.

7 Ways Technology Has Improved Patient Care

Technology is an important part of patient care and improves medication tracking and follow-ups. Various devices connect to the internet of things (IoT), making it easier for patients and their providers to stay updated on the latest developments in their health.

Research shows doctors misdiagnose about 12 million people a year. Such statistics have the brightest minds in medicine looking for solutions to common errors. Other challenges the medical profession faces are prescriptions interfering with one another, patients not taking advice and miscommunication.