July 2020

Aspera named a Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Tools

For the third consecutive year, Aspera is recognized by Gartner for its completeness of vision and ability to execute for its flagship SAM product SmartTrack.

Aachen, July 28, 2020 – Aspera, a leading provider of solutions and services for Software Asset Management (SAM), and part of the USU Group, is the sole company to be placed as a Challenger in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SAM Tools. For the third year in a row, Gartner analysis recognizes Aspera for its ability to execute and completeness of vision in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SAM Tools.

Organisations report a decrease in data loss caused by cyber-attacks for the first time

New research from Databarracks reveals organisations are benefiting from increased investment in IT security and cyber testing

New research from Databarracks has revealed that, for the first time, cyber-attacks have decreased as a cause of data loss (down from 17% in 2019 to 13% in 2020).

The findings are taken from Databarracks’ annual Data Health Check survey which has run since 2008. The survey questions over 400 IT decision-makers in the UK on a series of critical issues relating to IT, security, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity practices.

Bamboo Systems Recognized on CRN® 2020 Emerging Vendors List

SAN JOSE, CA – July 20, 2020 – Bamboo Systems, a provider of transformative ARM servers designed to power the next generation of net-zero data centers, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Bamboo Systems to its 2020 Emerging Vendors list in the data center category. This annual list honors new, rising, channel-focused technology suppliers that exhibit great promise in shaping the future success of the channel with their dedication to innovation.

Why Relationship Marketing Desperately Matters to Your Business

Competition in business is fierce under the best of circumstances. There are only so many differences you can highlight within the same industry, but you have to try to stand out from other brands like yours. The key to differentiating what you offer is building relationships with your customers. Relationship marketing is the crucial element driving successful businesses to greatness. 

Examples of relationship marketing include thanking a customer on social media for buying your product or sending a top client a gift card or fruit basket. It's an opportunity to make a typical interaction with your audience more profound and personal. Send out letters, pick up the telephone and engage on social media with your buyers. 

Cybersecurity overconfidence leaves businesses at risk of bot attacks

Research from Netacea reveals businesses don’t understand up to half of the traffic on their sites

Manchester, 16th July 2020—Research from Netacea, the bot detection and mitigation specialists, has found that many businesses are at risk from bot attacks—despite an awareness of the problem and a widely held belief that they have the problem under control.

Survey reveals 86% of UK businesses expect cyber attacks to increase in next 12 months

Phishing attacks are regarded as the greatest cyber threat

15 July 2020: In a survey of UK cyber security, IT and business professionals, 86% of businesses expect cyber threats to increase over the next 12 months. The survey, commissioned by WatchGuard Technologies, also reveals that 44% of organisations have experienced a cyber attack over the last year – and alarmingly, another 11% either didn’t know, or were unsure whether they had been targeted.

VMware Releases Cybersecurity Threat Survey Report Detailing Increased Attack Volume and Breach Levels in the United Kingdom

Mware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today released the results of its fourth UK-focused cybersecurity threat report, entitled: “Extended Enterprise Under Threat,” based on a survey of 251 UK CIOs, CTOs and CISOs.

The research found an increase in both cyberattack volume and breaches during the past 12 months in the UK. This has prompted increased investment in cyber defence, with UK businesses already using an average of more than eight different cybersecurity tools, the survey found.

Data for the report was compiled in March and April 2020 by an independent research company, Opinion Matters, on behalf of VMware Carbon Black.

Key survey findings from UK respondents:

Databarracks releases the Data Health Check 2020

New research reveals 61% of organisations have a business continuity plan in place, up from 54% last year; 89% of organisations have confidence in their DR plans

Databarracks, today announces the release of the 2020 Data Health Check. Running since 2008, the annual report questions over 400 IT decision-makers in the UK on critical issues relating to IT resilience, cybersecurity, cloud and remote working.

Peter Groucutt, Managing Director of Databarracks, said: “It’s been a year of unprecedented disruption.

Threatscape recognised as the winner of the Microsoft 2020 Global Security and Compliance Partner of the Year Real Wire Tue, 07/14/2020 - 06:05

LONDON AND DUBLIN – 14th July 2020 — Threatscape, the leading cyber-security service provider, today announced that it has won Security and Compliance Partner of the Year in the 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

IMImobile named among software providers in 2020 ‘Now Tech’ Reports

IMImobile recognized as 1 of only 7 technology providers in both Real-Time Interaction Management and Mobile Engagement Automation categories

LONDON, 14 July 2020 – Global cloud communications software and solutions provider IMImobile PLC, today announced that it has been named in both the Now Tech: Real-Time Interaction Management, Q2 2020 Report and the Now Tech: Mobile Engagement Automation, Q2 2020 Report published by Forrester Research, Inc.