Information Technology

New Study: Beauty Shoppers Won’t Try New Brands Or Products When Shopping Online

56% of online beauty shoppers are more likely to stick with brands or products they’ve bought before according to a survey of 2,000 consumers

NEW YORK and LONDON (November 24, 2020) - While nearly half (44%)[1] of beauty shoppers in a new survey agree that they have bought more beauty and skincare products online (rather than in store) over the last 6 months, the research reveals that 56%[1] (rising to 62% among female shoppers) tend to stick with brands or products they’ve purchased before, rather than trying anything new when shopping for beauty and skincare online.

Microsoft Research Reveals Top Digital Security Concerns Amongst Employers and Remote Workers

Research commissioned by Microsoft Ireland and conducted by Amárach reveals;

 

Remote workers’ security practices:

·         Over one in four (26%) remote workers have experienced a cyber-attack personally.

·         A quarter of remote workers worry about the security of confidential or sensitive data that they share with colleagues.

·         One in five employees feel their data is more vulnerable when working from home in the absence of normal IT supports.

·         30% still use personal emails to share confidential work materials.

 

Employer’s security practices:

Pandemic-sparked IT Purchases Force 47% of Global Enterprises to Focus on E-Waste

AUSTIN – November 17, 2020—New research launched today by Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG), the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, explores enterprise perspectives on e-waste and highlights both the e-waste and sustainability challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic has created. Blancco’s study, The Rising Tide of E-waste, produced in partnership with Coleman Parkes, reveals that nearly half (47 percent) of large global enterprises created roles responsible for implementing and ensuring compliance with e-waste policies specifically to deal with e-waste issues generated from the COVID-19 pandemic.

TEOCO honored with prestigious TM Forum catalyst award

Catalyst collaboration wins ‘Outstanding Ecosystems design with CurateFx’ award for its ‘5G Ride On!’ project

Fairfax, VA., USA – 16 November 2020. TEOCO, as part of the proof of concept “5G Ride On!” project, today announces that the catalyst has been selected as a winner in TM Forum’s 2020 Catalyst Awards during Digital Transformation World Series; TM Forum’s flagship digital conference. Championed by BT, Orange, and TIM, and in collaboration with TEOCO, AsiaInfo International, Incognito, Huawei and MDS Global, the “5G Ride On!” catalyst was recognized with the “Outstanding Ecosystem Design with CurateFx”.

Pandemic-driven demand for cloud may be stymied by migration challenges

London, UK – 12th November, 2020 - iland, a leading VMware-based cloud services provider for application hosting, data protection and disaster recovery, today released the findings of its research into customer confidence in cloud services. It found that despite the increase in cloud adoption due to the pandemic, three quarters of organizations surveyed say hyperscaler IaaS instance types may not meet their cost and performance needs for mission-critical applications, while more than one in five are not satisfied with key features of cloud provision such as security, performance, availability and support.

Majority of UK Oracle E-Business Suite users are running old systems, research reveals

London. November 9th, 2020: A study conducted by the UK’s leading independent Oracle managed service provider, Claremont, has revealed that the majority of UK businesses using Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) are running on old versions of the business critical ERP system.

Of the 154 IT professionals polled, almost two-thirds (64%) revealed they are running on an earlier version that the current R12.2. With Oracle cutting off premier support to EBS12.1 in December 2021, this leaves these businesses facing potential legislative and security issues if they fail to upgrade prior to the deadline. More than half (58%) of the businesses polled claimed they did intend on making the upgrade to R12.2.

IoT standardisation efforts recognised as oneM2M awards industry contributors

Volunteers from British Telecom (BT), C-DOT, Hyundai Motors and ETSI were presented with Technical Excellence Awards

Sophia Antipolis, France, 09 November 2020: The efforts of individuals making a significant contribution towards the realisation of a standardised Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, making the IoT interoperable and harmonious, have been recognised by oneM2M.

At the project’s recent virtual Technical Plenary meeting, four Technical Excellence awards were presented to individuals who, contributing as volunteers, have significantly helped develop oneM2M projects including the upcoming Release 4 international IoT standard.

HelpSystems Data Classification Solutions Named in Now Tech: Data Discovery and Classification Q4 2020 Report

Report provides an overview of 33 different solutions providers including Boldon James and Titus, both recently acquired by HelpSystems

London, UK – 9th November 2020 - HelpSystems, a leading technology and data security company providing data classification solutions which enable customers to effectively protect data, enforce controls and manage data distribution, today announced that its two flagship data classification providers, Boldon James and Titus, have been named in the recent Forrester Now Tech Q4 2020 Report.