March 2018

WinMagic Survey finds IT Leaders Wrestling Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Security

Ontario, Canada - New research from WinMagic, the data security company, surveying over 1,000 IT Decision Makers (ITDM) about Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) has revealed flexibility (65%), performance (58%) and availability (46%) as the highest ranked benefits of the technology. However, the survey also highlighted ITDM concerns around expanding their use of HCI, with complexity leading at 45% and security a close second (43%).

NewVoiceMedia unveils fully-integrated omni-channel solution as part of Spring 1918 release

LONDON, 14 March 2018 – NewVoiceMedia, a leading global provider of cloud contact center and inside sales technology, announced its Spring ’18 release today, unveiling key capabilities that will enable businesses to drive digital transformation and create unified, consistent and integrated experiences irrespective of the channel chosen by the customer.

Javelin Networks Releases AD Protect v3.1 To Secure Microsoft Active Directory Networks

Javelin Networks today launched version 3.1 of AD Protect, its security platform for Microsoft Active Directory networks. Active Directory powers most corporate networks around the world as a central database of all credentials, kerberos tickets and hashes that control the organization. Javelin’s latest version of Javelin AD Protect can protect the biggest multi-domain networks in the world from a single console.

Study: Continuous Monitoring Gives Organizations Greater Control of Vendor Risk Management

BitSight, the Standard in Security Ratings, today released the results of a March 2018 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting titled “Take Control of Vendor Risk Management Through Continuous Monitoring.” The findings reveal that current methods for managing third-party risk are inefficient and that companies must adopt continuous monitoring to detect security and risk issues to better understand their vendors’ cybersecurity posture and overall risk posed to their business.

Spectralink Introduces Versity Enterprise Smartphones for Mobile Workforce

Spectralink, a leader in enterprise mobility solutions, today announced the introduction of the Versity enterprise smartphone. Versity empowers users with a next-generation mobility solution featuring superior voice quality, broad application integration and proven reliability in a slim, durable, lightweight device. 

UKCloud maintains its market-leading position as one of the first companies in the UK to achieve ISO27017 certification

London - 6 March 2018 - UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company today announced that it has achieved certification against the ISO27017 information security standard, which specifically relates to the security of cloud services. Demonstrating its total commitment to align its operating standards with world-class best practices, this additional certification recognizes UKCloud’s adherence to a framework of focused controls which are specific to the provision of cloud-based services.

Four People-Centered Trends to Watch for in E-Commerce

To succeed in e-commerce, look for new ways to serve basic needs - David Mattin from TrendWatching told about 200 digital professionals at the Handelskraft conference in Munich, Germany. A seemingly simple statement, but as the lead trend spotter went on to show, innovation is about how we deal with emerging expectations. Look at how Uber has led us to expect one-touch service for getting from point A to B.

Mattin outlined four trends in e-commerce in his lively talk. Here they are in the order that the audience rated as important for their businesses.

Research from IP EXPO Manchester reveals hospital closure ranks top for British cyber fears

MANCHESTER, UK. 05 March – It looks like WannaCry, the ransomware that crippled the NHS last year, has left a lasting impression on Brits. A recent survey by IP EXPO Manchester revealed that the closure of hospitals due to a cyber-attack topped the charts as the scariest thing which could happen to the UK as a result of a cyber-attack. It beat out widespread power cuts, explosions at industrial plants and tampering with the food or water supply. Launches Shutterstock Collection Within Custom Ad Creation Marketplace, a Facebook Marketing Partner, announced a few days ago that Shutterstock’s library of over 180 million images and videos will now be available through its Creative Marketplace. Starting today, advertisers can access Shutterstock’s content through a unified marketplace and tap into professional video editors, designers and ad copywriters to generate custom ad creative for Facebook, Instagram and Google’s universal app campaigns.

Tech Trailblazers Awards for Innovative Startups Announced

The Tech Trailblazers Awards are pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of 2017 in fourteen categories. Tech Trailblazers Awards focus on startups under 6 years old, highlighting up-and-coming and established technology talent globally. Entries are judged by an esteemed panel of judges, all leaders in the respective fields, as well as by public vote. The judging was made all the more difficult given the high level of innovation and number of entries. 

Tech Trailblazers Awards Fifth Edition Winners and Runners Up