Technology

Report: Digital Commerce mergers and acquisitions market will remain white-hot in 2022

London, UK – 25 January 2022. Hampleton Partners’ Digital Commerce M&A report reveals that sector M&A growth is at all-time high. The sector signed over 2,317 deals in 2021, a 34 per cent increase on the 1,725 deals closed in 2020, and a 65 per cent increase on 2019 figures.

Hampleton’s report also highlights $400 billion in disclosed transaction value across the sector in 2021, including $140 billion in the second half of 2021 – 21 per cent of which can be attributed to the take-private of buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) solutions provider Afterpay by payments company Square for around $30 billion.

Crossword Cybersecurity supports techUK’s SME Membership with Cyber Essentials certification and access to Rizikon Assurance

20 January 2022 – London, UK – Crossword Cybersecurity Plc (AIM:CCS, “Crossword”, the “Company” or the “Group”), the technology commercialisation company focused on cyber security and risk management, is today announcing that its online software assurance platform, Rizikon Assurance, is being made freely available to members of UK technology trade association, techUK for a single-use cyber security assessment to support them towards Cyber Essentials certification. 

Robin.io selected as finalist of the annual Products of the Year Awards by TechTarget's Storage Magazine and SearchStorage

  • Robin.io selected as a finalist in the Cloud Storage category: Products must be able to run in the cloud with no dependencies on the underlying on-premises hardware.
  • In its 20th year, the award recognizes innovation, performance, ease of integration into the environment, ease of use and manageability, functionality, and value.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan 19, 2022 — Robin.io, a leader in Kubernetes data management for enterprise applications and operator 5G solutions, has been selected as a finalist of the annual Products of the Year Awards by TechTarget's Storage Magazine and SearchStorage 2021 for the cloud storage category.

Endpoint Malware and Ransomware Volume Exceeded 2020 Totals by End of Q3 2021

19 January 2022 – Endpoint malware and ransomware detections surpassed the total volume seen in 2020 by the end of Q3 2021, according to researchers at the WatchGuard Threat Lab. In its latest Internet Security Report, WatchGuard also highlights that a significant percentage of malware continues to arrive over encrypted connections. While zero-day malware increased by just 3% to 67.2% in Q3 2021, the percentage of malware that arrived via Transport Layer Security (TLS) jumped from 31.6% to 47%. WatchGuard’s data shows that many organizations are not decrypting these connections and therefore have poor visibility into the amount of malware hitting their networks.

Why IoT Will Grow Even More in 2022

As years pass, technology becomes more advanced and more industries can benefit from using these technologies. Some examples include artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, which have caused significant shifts in the way companies operate. 

One technology becoming more prevalent in tech and manufacturing is the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s a popular topic of discussion, and as 2022 is just around the corner, it’s interesting to see what types of predictions are being made regarding the IoT’s impact.

Rajant Kinetic Mesh® Hawk Breadcrumb Receives 2021 Platinum Homeland Security ‘ASTORS’ Award

Hawk Radio Node Is American Security Today’s “Best Wireless Video Surveillance Network”

Malvern, PA – December 8, 2021: Rajant Corporation, the inventor of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, is the recipient of a Platinum 2021 American Security Today ASTORS Homeland Security Award for Rajant’s Hawk BreadCrumb® as the “Best Wireless Video Surveillance Network”. This honor marks the second year in a row Rajant radio nodes have been distinguished for enabling highly mobile IoT applications for public safety and security. In 2020, the Rajant ES1 was honored as the “Best Wireless Network Security Solution”.

VRIF Publishes Its First Version of Industry Guidelines for Volumetric Video Streaming

FREMONT, CA, December 2, 2021: The Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF) today announced the publication of the first draft for public review of its Industry Guidelines for Volumetric Video Streaming. These guidelines are the first of its kind to cover volumetric video streaming from an end-to-end perspective, focusing on aspects such as production, distribution, and consumption of volumetric video assets. In particular, the guidelines address:

- Volumetric video production workflows for meshes and point clouds
- A survey of most common volumetric capture systems
- A media profile standard for distribution using Video Point Cloud Compression (V-PCC)

Westcon-Comstor Awarded the Palo Alto Networks Global Distribution Partner of the Year for 2021

LONDON, UK – 30th November, 2021 — Westcon-Comstor, the global technology distributor, today announced it received the Palo Alto Networks Global Distribution Partner of the Year.

Announced during the Palo Alto Networks Ignite '21 Partner Summit, these annual awards are presented to an elite group of Palo Alto Networks partners that, over the past 12 months, have excelled in the following areas:

New study: Around Half of Top Websites Still Failing User Experience Requirements Introduced in Google’s Core Web Vitals Update

Fashion and travel perform worse on user experience than other verticals according to data from Searchmetrics

Berlin / San Mateo, November 29, 2021 – New research from Searchmetrics suggests around 50% of the top 100 most visible[1] websites on Google.com still fail to deliver a “good” page experience on desktop as defined in the search engine’s Core Web Vitals update which finished rolling out in August 2021. And 44% of the top 100 websites fail on mobile.