The Evolution of the Automation Industry

Innovations in the automation industry, driven by new technology like AI, are transforming how businesses manage repetitive tasks.

Right now, automation can refer to a wide range of technologies — from complex machines like robot arms to relatively simple computer software that automates work like data entry and processing. 

These key trends show how the automation industry is evolving right now, and where the industry is likely to go in the near future.

Half of enterprises cannot trust their CRM data for a single source of truth on customers

SAN FRANCISCO — October 26, 2021 — Half of large enterprises worldwide (47%) feel they cannot rely on their CRM data to provide a single source of truth regarding customer data, according to the State of Enterprise CRM Data Management: 2021 study released today.

Commissioned by Odaseva, the number one enterprise data platform for Salesforce, the study reveals that high expectations for actionable insights from CRM data are rarely being met.

Microsoft, Intel and Goldman Sachs to lead new TCG work group to tackle supply chain security challenges

Beaverton, OR, USA, October 19, 2021 – Trusted Computing Group (TCG) has today announced a new work group that will define how TCG technologies can be implemented to address supply chain security challenges. Led by representatives from Microsoft, Intel, and Goldman Sachs, the work group will create guidance that defines, implements, and upholds security standards for the entire supply chain

With the number of cyber-attacks attempting to compromise the supply chains of industries and governments rising, the Supply Chain Security work group will bring together industry experts from across the technology ecosystem.

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.

How Tech Greatly Impacts the Entertainment Industry

New technology is constantly changing the entertainment landscape. Last decade, this looked like the rise of streaming, which transformed how most people watch films and TV.

Now, innovations like artificial intelligence, the internet of things and big data analysis are having an impact across the economy — and especially in entertainment. 

Over the past year, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced us indoors, the entertainment industry used this new technology to adapt. This is how tech has changed both how media is made and delivered to consumers.

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

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.