Information Technology

Research: IoT set to overtake cloud computing as primary Industry 4.0 technology

14 October, 2021 - New research by Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, reveals that investment in the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake cloud computing, next generation security, big data analytics and other digital transformation technologies in the near future. Respondents drawn from multiple industries reported plans to invest the greatest proportion of their IT budget on IoT projects over the next three years.

Use of database monitoring tools rises to record high, monitoring survey reveals

Over three quarters (79%) of database professionals are now using either a paid-for or in-house monitoring tool, a survey from Redgate Software has shown. This is an increase of 10 percentage points from the same survey last year and, at the same time, the 86% satisfaction rate with paid-for monitoring tools is also an all-time high, up 18 percentage points on the previous year.

The increase is partly down to the ongoing growth and complexity of database estates, with IDC predicting the installed base of storage capacity will increase by 240% between 2021 and 2025, and virtually every business sector seeing a big shift to the cloud.

WatchGuard Threat Lab Reports 91.5% of Malware Arrived over Encrypted Connections in Q2 2021

30 September 2021 – WatchGuard® Technologies today released its latest quarterly Internet Security Report, detailing the top malware trends and network security threats analyzed by WatchGuard Threat Lab researchers during Q2 2021. The report also includes new insights based on endpoint threat intelligence detected throughout the first half of 2021. Top findings from the research uncovered an astonishing 91.5% of malware arriving over HTTPS-encrypted connections, alarming surges across fileless malware threats, dramatic growth in ransomware, a big increase in network attacks, and much more.

CIOs Prioritize Innovation to Improve Digital Customer Connections Real Wire Wed, 09/29/2021 - 08:20

London, 29 September 2021 - The role of the CIO is evolving with an increased focus on unlocking customer connections through service innovation, according to the 2021 Global CIO Survey from Logicalis, a global provider of IT solutions. The study, which questions 1000 CIOs from around the world, reveals the shift in the role of the CIO with the majority of respondents stating innovation, operational efficiency, and customer experience as their top priorities.

What Is a Smart Workplace?

One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is the digital transformation businesses need to make in order to remain competitive. 

Many industries are experiencing saturation — staying on top of and implementing the latest technology has always been a way for businesses to stand out from their competitors.

With more employees working from home due to COVID-19, it’s never been more important to use new technologies to improve their experiences and create an enjoyable work environment. Workplaces will likely continue to endure change as more businesses reopen their doors in 2021.

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. 

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.