Cloud

Automation will shape cyber security for better and worse in 2021

24 November 2020: Researchers in WatchGuard Technologies’ Threat Lab are predicting that automation will play a major role in shaping cyber security attack and defense activities in 2021. Traditionally a high-investment, high-return targeted attack, WatchGuard predicts that automation tools will replace manual techniques to help cyber criminals launch spear phishing campaigns at record volumes, by harvesting victim-specific data from social media sites and company web pages. And as society continues to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, it is likely that these automated spear phishing attacks will prey on fears around the pandemic, politics and the economy.

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.

MetaCX Announces Revenue Revolutionaries Podcast Series

INDIANAPOLIS - Oct. 15, 2020 - MetaCX, the pioneer in a new outcomes-based approach for managing the customer lifecycle, today announced a new weekly podcast series called "Revenue Revolutionaries," hosted by Dave Duke, MetaCX co-founder and chief community officer. Published every Wednesday, each episode will feature candid conversations with chief revenue officers (CROs), chief customer officers (CCOs), and chief operating officers (COOs) responsible for leading teams focused on revenue growth and customer success. 

New Research: Nearly 60% of Security Professionals Believe Cloud Deployments Surpass Security Capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO – February 24, 2020 – RSA Conference 2020 – FireMon today released its 2020 State of Hybrid Cloud Security Report, the annual benchmark of the cloud security landscape. The latest report finds that while enterprises rapidly transition to the public cloud, complexity is increasing, but visibility and team sizes are decreasing while security budgets remain flat to pose a significant obstacle to preventing data breaches. The 2020 State of Hybrid Cloud Security Report features insights from more than 500 respondents, including 14 percent from the executive ranks, detailing cloud security initiatives in the era of digital transformation.

Report: 86% of IT Decision Makers Believe Shortage of Talent Will Slow Down 2020 Cloud Projects

​​​​New data released today found that 94 percent of IT decision makers face barriers to cloud success, with a majority citing a shortage of talent as a top challenge. The survey report from Wakefield Research and Logicworks, a leading cloud migration and managed services provider, highlights why cloud projects tend to slow down, and confirms that non-technical challenges are the most significant roadblock in cloud transformation efforts.

The Cloud Trap: Strategies to Avoid Lock-In

Attend any major tech conference and it’s a good bet that someone will be on stage talking about the accelerating rate of change in technology. It’ll most likely be the keynote speaker, listing several examples to help the audience grasp the power of exponential change that we’re experiencing today and will continue to experience moving forward. This isn’t a knock against industry evangelists for continuing to harp on this very important point.

Companies Worldwide Struggling to Protect Multi-cloud Compute Infrastructures

Theale, UK – 20th November 2019 – A vast majority of enterprises worldwide have adopted multi-cloud strategies to keep pace with the need for digital transformation and IT efficiency, but they face significant challenges in managing the complexities and added requirements of these new application and data delivery infrastructures, according to a global survey conducted by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, in partnership with A10 Networks.

How to host a mobile app? Let’s understand web app hosting in detail

Smartphone applications can not exist in vacuum. Expect for the most basic utility and game types of applications, mobile applications rarely work in standalone mode. They require network access to get various types of information. For example, if you are creating a location based deals application, to retrieve the deals pertaining to an area, the application will need some sort of server access. Typically such application will gather the user location information and then it will access a web service to get deals for the location.