Information Technology

UK Cyber Security Council Calls for Organisations to Recommit to Investment in Continuous Professional Development

As the nation recovers from the impact of COVID-19, investment in cyber security skills and training will be critical to the future success of the national economy

London – 13th July 2021 – The UK Cyber Security Council – the self-regulatory body for the cyber security education and skills sector – today issued a rallying call for industries to recommit to investment in cyber security skills development as they transition back to regular working practices following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Tech Trailblazers forecast future tech startup trends in new eBook

‘Tech Trailblazers @10’ celebrates 10th awards edition with startup advice and insights

London, UK – July 7th 2021 – The Tech Trailblazers Awards today launches Tech Trailblazers @ 10, a new eBook packed with resources to celebrate its 10th edition.

The book is an engaging read for anyone in enterprise technology or the global tech startup community - offering current and future insight into technology subsectors, as well as 2030 forecasts on the enterprise tech startup landscape, advice for startup founders, winner spotlights, #OnFire podcasts and more. Click here to download a copy: https://techtrailblazers.com/10-years-ebook/

USU cited as a large established provider in the Enterprise Service Management market

Moeglingen, July 7, 2021 The US analyst firm Forrester Research provides an overview of 30 software providers in its recent report "Now Tech: Enterprise Service Management, Q2 2021". With its software solution for Enterprise Service Management, USU is one of 8 included vendors categorized as large established players and is mentioned as a manufacturer "with ESM-focused functionality". The market study supports companies in the identification and selection of ESM providers and is available for free download on bit.ly/forrester-esm-report

Research: Half of businesses now have a policy on whether to pay out on ransomware

New research by Databarracks has revealed 54% of businesses now have a defined policy in place to deal with ransomware attacks – whether this means paying a ransom, relying on insurance policies or refusing to pay at all.

The findings are from Databarracks’ 2021 Data Health Check, launching today. Running since 2008, the annual report surveys over 400 IT decision-makers in the UK on critical issues relating to cybersecurity, IT resilience, cloud and remote working.

When asked if their organization had a policy for paying out on ransomware attacks:

Insider breaches the top cause of cyber incidents according to latest ICO data

London, UK – 7th July 2021 – Insider data breaches were the top cause of data and cyber security incidents reported to the ICO in the first quarter of 2021, according to the ICO. 57% of reported incidents were caused by insiders, with over 1,000 incidents reported in the first three months of 2021. Misdirected email was behind most of the incidents, with over 400 reports made to the ICO. Phishing was the second-biggest named cause, with over 200 incidents caused by employees falling for malicious emails.

For the fourth quarter running, healthcare was the hardest hit, with over 420 reported incidents in just three months, while financial services was the industry targeted with the most phishing attacks.

Tableau Extends Augmented Analytics, Bringing the Power of AI to Everyone

SEATTLE – Tableau, the world’s leading analytics platform (NYSE: CRM), is bringing data analytics and AI together in a suite of new and expanded augmented analytics features. Tableau’s latest release will empower more people with the right technology to make smarter and faster decisions regardless of their role and skill level.

Star Micronics launches TSP143IIU+ USB printer as replacement for TSP143II ECO

High Wycombe, UK, 6 July 2021 International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics announces the launch of its TSP143IIU+ USB receipt printer. Replacing the TSP143II ECO printer, this latest model in the TSP100 series features a higher print speed than its predecessor and benefits from a range of paper saving features and marketing tools, thanks to free-of-charge Star futurePRNT™ software.

Star’s established TSP100 series offers software-driven thermal POS receipt printers to provide an immediate plug and play application, allowing businesses to tailor and continuously modify all aspects of receipting output to meet individual needs.

Telecom sector to benefit from B2B Telecom & Datacom Marketplace

  • Telecoms and datacom marketplace Twoosk provides the top ten reasons to go virtual

Aveiro, Portugal, 2 July 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent difficulty of doing business in person has led to significant growth in vertical marketplaces as doubts about their effectiveness have proven baseless, according to telecom & datacom marketplace Twoosk.

Bamboo Systems is a Finalist in the Inaugural CRN Tech Impact Awards

Bamboo is recognized in the ‘Sustainable Infrastructure of the Year’ category

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND AND SAN JOSE, CA – June 29, 2021 – Bamboo Systems, a provider of revolutionary Arm-based, enterprise-class servers architected to meet the needs of today’s software design and data centre demands, today announced that CRN UK has named Bamboo Systems a finalist in its inaugural Tech Impact Awards. Bamboo is named as one of five finalists in the ‘Sustainable Infrastructure of the Year’ category. CRN’s new campaign and award highlight and honour those vendors and channel partners leading the way when it comes to their environmental and social impact, and that of their technology, solutions and services.

IKEA Receives USU Knowledge Award for Outstanding Use of Knowledge Management

Award ceremony at the USU World Summit conference

Möglingen, June 28, 2021 - The 2021 Knowledge Award for excellence in knowledge management in service goes to Sweden this year. The IKEA Group won the well-deserved award, which was presented at the USU World Summit 2021, with the implementation of its innovative service concept for knowledge management. USU's award to the multinational furniture group honors in particular new, inspiring and demonstrably successful ideas in the practical application of USU Knowledge Management solutions.