Information Technology

How the Pharma industry can mitigate digital risks as criminals leverage Emotet during Covid-19 Real Wire Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:41

19 May 2020 – Barcelona, Spain – Blueliv, a leading European enterprise-class cyberthreat intelligence company, today announced its new report, ‘Sounding the Pharma Alarma’, to provide an overview of the current pharmaceutical threat landscape. The new report highlights the threat actors targeting the industry and the specific tools they are utilising as they look to capitalise on an industry that is working to combat Covid-19, yet finds its security vulnerable in its wake.

Modern Bank Heists: Increase in Cyberattacks Against Financial Institutions Amid COVID-19 Real Wire Thu, 05/14/2020 - 07:33

Reading, UK – 14th May 2020 - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today released the third annual “Modern Bank Heists” report, produced by VMware Carbon Black. The report combines original VMware Carbon Black threat data analysis with annual survey results featuring responses from 25 leading financial institution CISOs.

US Accountancy professionals “fatigued” by the complexity of technology choices available to them

The way in which accountancy firms are using technology to manage client engagements is becoming increasingly fragmented, leading many in the industry to believe quality is suffering under increasing time pressures and the need to juggle multiple applications to keep work on track. This is the key finding from a new study published by Huddle, comprising interviews with more than 250 partners and senior executives across the US to understand how firms are using technology to work with clients.

‘Gig’ customer service booming during Covid-19, says report

San Francisco, USA. 12th May 2020: Two thirds of people signed up on ‘gig’ customer service (GigCX) platforms are seeing an increase in demand for customer service tasks since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to The ‘Annual Gig Customer Service’ report, released today by AI-driven gig customer service platform Limitless. The gig customer service model is already in widespread use at companies such as Microsoft, Unilever and Sage.

StarLeaf Reveals Scale of Uptake in Video Conferencing Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

StarLeaf, the global provider of meeting room solutions and video conferencing services for enterprises, has today released the StarLeaf Trends Report outlining the uptake of video conferencing usage seen across the business, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The report collects data from a number of countries including the US, UK, France, Sweden, Germany and Italy. From the US notable findings include:

Study: Three Quarters of End-of-Life Equipment Not Being Recycled

AUSTIN -- April 21, 2020—New research launched today by Blancco Technology Group, the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, explores the issues associated with the corporate sustainability practices that some of the world’s largest enterprises are following today. Blancco’s study, Poor sustainability practices – enterprises are overlooking the e-waste problem, produced in partnership with Coleman Parkes, reveals that only a quarter (24 percent) of end-of-life equipment is being sanitized and reused, despite 83 percent of organizations having a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy in place.

Reducing Data Center Energy Costs a Top Priority According to I.T. Environments Poll

7 April 2020 – London, UK – A new poll from Secure I.T. Environments Ltd, one of the UK’s leading design and build companies for modular and containerized data centers, has revealed that reducing energy costs (46%) and improving energy efficiency (39%) are key priorities for 2020 among IT professionals. The poll which was conducted across the two days of the recent Data Centre World event found nearly a third (29%) will be focusing on relocating their data center(s) over the remainder of 2020.

Working from Home Guidance to Stay IT Secure Real Wire Thu, 03/26/2020 - 05:48

26 March 2020London, UK – Crossword Cybersecurity Plc, the technology commercialization company focused on cyber security and risk, has today issued guidance for businesses on how to address some of the most common security concerns for employees when working from home. The advice is being made widely available as many of Crossword’s clients mobilize to keep their businesses running as normally as possible whilst adhering to UK Government and Public Health advice designed to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Effective Ways to Optimize Project Management for Remote Teams Raul Harman Wed, 03/25/2020 - 06:26

The outsourcing culture is thriving in the current business environment, and even if you’re not outsourcing any projects or processes to external partners, you still might want to consider adopting a more flexible approach to employee management, and allow them to work from the comfort of their homes. After all, why should an employee have to commute to the office every day if they mostly do their work on the computer – it’s just a waste of precious time and resources, and it needlessly inflates your overhead costs. 

New Security Report from WatchGuard Shows Explosion in Evasive Malware Real Wire Tue, 03/24/2020 - 05:58

24 March 2020 – WatchGuard® Technologies’ latest Internet Security Report shows that evasive malware has grown to record high levels, with over two-thirds of malware detected by its Firebox security appliances in Q4 2019 evading signature-based antivirus solutions. This is a dramatic increase from the year-long average of 35% for 2019 and points to the fact that obfuscated or evasive malware is becoming the rule, not the exception. Companies of all sizes need to deploy advanced anti-malware solutions that can detect and block these attacks.