News & Views
Storage industry analyst firm DCIG names Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) as one of the world’s Top 5 storage-as-a-service (STaaS) solution providers following independent research into the storage-as-a-service market.
The number of UK organizations implementing data encryption as a core part of their cybersecurity strategy is on the rise almost half (47%) of organizations saying they now require the encryption of all data whether it’s at rest or in transit, according to the latest survey by Apricorn (www.apricorn.com).
Digital transformation leader WSO2 (www.wso2.com) extends its commitment to global partnerships with appointment of Moses Mathuram, its new Vice President of GSI Alliances and Strategic Partnerships.
UK and Ireland’s largest independent cyber security services specialist, Integrity360 (www.integrity360.com) announces that it is targeting significant business growth following the launch of its new managed Digital Risk Protection Service.
As the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals the number of employees working from home has more than doubled since 2019, we ask Kevin Curran, IEEE (www.ieee.org) senior member and professor of cybersecurity at Ulster University whether this is a worrying trend for businesses and will more businesses be more critically exposed to cyberthreats.
Cybersecurity, service assurance, and business analytics solutions providers, NETSCOUT SYSTEMS (www.netscout.com) develops an innovative AI-based solution that uses unique global visibility and an automated AI analytics engine to automatically and instantaneously block DDoS attacks whilst reducing operational overheads and business risk.
Strategic research and analytics solutions provider, The Smart Cube (www.thesmartcube.com) releases a new version of Amplifi PRO (www.thesmartcube.com/amplifi-pro) its on-demand digital procurement intelligence platform.
To support data sovereignty and low latency application security for enterprise clients throughout the Middle East, Neustar Security Services (www.neustarsecurityservices.com) is launching a new regional DDoS mitigation and application security data centre in Dubai this October.
GMP auditors specializing in pharmaceutical supply chain quality assurance, Rephine (www.rephine.com) is merging with Forum Auditorias (https://forumauditorias.org) and its technology and manufacturing supply chain compliance consultancy TDV (www.tdvct.com/en), to create a clear market leader in global GMP audit services.
Leading enterprise storage solutions provider, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) is rolling out a new global version of its partner portal to expand channel sales with storage-as-a-service (STaaS) in ArrowSphere.
Following its acquisition of Pharma IT, ProductLife Group (PLG) (https://productlifegroup.com), a global leader in regulatory and compliance services for the life sciences industry is strengthening its foothold in Northern Europe and offering new services in the context of life sciences digitalization.
Mid-sized companies and smaller biotechs are joining big names including Merck and Pfizer in moving to Generis’ CARA Life Sciences (www.caralifesciences.generiscorp.com) to manage critical data, content & processes via the single, cloud-based, SaaS platform & information lake.
As the Health Secretary Sajid Javid unveils the government’s new digital strategy, which will ensure all researchers and healthcare providers can access patient data ‘safely and efficiently’, as it looks to ‘close the digital divide’ between the NHS and social care, with the minister pledging to ‘improve the public’s trust in data’ making it far easier for people to opt out if they wish.
The annual survey by leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives, Apricorn (www.apricorn.com) reveals that 99% of surveyed IT decision makers have a backup strategies in place, but just over a quarter (26%) admit that they are unable to fully restore all data/documents when recovering from a backup.
SER, a leading global vendor of intelligent content automation solutions SER Group (www.sergroup.com) achieves Service Organization Control (SOC 2) Type 2 certification for its Doxis Cloud Services.
VIRTUS Data Centres (VIRTUS) (www.virtusdatacentres.com) names Christina Mertens as VP of Business Development, EMEA.
An innovative cyber security course designed by BIT Group (www.bluescreenit.co.uk/) and East London Institute of Technology (ELIoT) (www.institutesoftechnology.org.uk/east-london-institute-of-technology) in collaboration with the CyberHub Trust (https://cyberhub.org.uk/) aims to tackle national cyber skills gap.
With the UK in the grip of a cost of living crisis, we asked Gary David Smith, Co-founder and Director, Prism UK (www.prism.uk.com) for his view on how the cost of living crisis is fast becoming a cost of doing business crisis for SMEs.
GMP auditors, Rephine (www.rephine.com) and specialists in pharma supply-chain quality assurance, announces a new strategic partnership with Ofidit, which provides specialized GMP third-party auditing of active pharma ingredient (API) manufacturers worldwide.
The UK’s leading data centre company, VIRTUS Data Centres (https://virtusdatacentres.com) appoints Mike Golding as Senior Vice President of Design and Build.
Leading provider of enterprise storage solutions, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) launches InfiniBox™ SSA II, its next generation solid state array portfolio of storage and cyber resilient solutions.
Digital transformation leader, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) will deliver its world-class API management and enterprise integrations to Central England Co-operative (CEC) in a significant new win for the company.
The Swan Lake version 2201.0.0 release of Ballerina open-source language is helping developers rapidly build, integrate, and deploy services and APIs in the cloud.
The Society of Authors, Composers, and Publishers of Music (SACEM) is now using WSO2’s (www.wso2.com) API Manager to distribute music from over 180,000 creators.
Digital transformation leader, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) has expanded its partnership with Securitas Direct to enable Securitas Direct SA to adopt an API-first strategy.
Leading applied analytics company FICO (www.fico.com) brought together leading banks, financial services firms, and other industry decision makers at FICO World 2022 (https://events.fico.com/ficoworld)
Bridging the gap between SAP security and cybersecurity comes Logpoint for SAP Enterprise (www.logpoint.com/en/product/logpoint-for-sap).
Continuing its tradition of innovation in data privacy Exterro (www.exterro.com) enhances its Exterro Privacy suite with two new products Exterro Data Discovery and Exterro Consent.
IoT goals have shifted in the last five years but investment remains critical to success despite projects delays and reduced budgets due to the pandemic.
Major General Tom Copinger-Symes CBE, Director of Strategy and Military Digitization with UK Strategic Command, has been announced as the main opening keynote speaker at Infosecurity Europe.
According to a Twitter poll by Apricorn (www.apricorn.com) almost 60% of respondents fail to recall if, and when, they backed up important documents.
The increasing importance of digital evidence in criminal cases coupled with mounting data volumes has driven demand for forensic tools.
Taking digital apps to a whole new level is WSO2’s (www.wso2.com) latest release of its Choreo digital Platform as a Service (digital PaaS).
Walker Morris has advised Swedish headquartered Sorb Industri AB on its acquisition of Caring Technology Limited, the holding company of Specialist Alarm Services Limited (SAS).
In celebration of International Women’s Day, leading international thought leadership specialist iResearch Services (www.iresearchservices.com) appoints women to top roles in its Marketing, Editorial and HR teams at its London office to help fulfil new business wins.
In Gartner’s 2021 Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms report, SER Group (www.sergroup.com/en/) has been awarded the highest product scores in ‘Content and Process Automation’ (3.67 out of 5) and in ‘Business Role Hub Document Management’ (3.62 out of 5).
Bioinformatics software pioneer for the life sciences arena Eagle Genomics (www.eaglegenomics.com) expands its global team with the appointment of bioinformatics veteran Dr. Nandu Gattu as VP Services, Dr. Christian Roghi as Director of Microbiome Solutions, and Louise Groves as Director of Business Operations.
Enterprise content management specialist, SynApps Solutions (www.synapps-solutions.com) and Aptvision (www.aptvision.com) have delivered the first phase of a major integrated digital radiology information system to transform the Radiology department of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust.
CISOs must be more alert to new methods, tactics and targets used by cyber-criminals to perpetrate familiar types of attack, according to Infosecurity Europe’s (www.infosecurityeurope.com) community of security leaders and analysts.
To help businesses create more meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels, Quadient (www.quadient.com) announces the launch of Beanworks by Quadient.
GoWithFlow brings mobility to US
Portugal’s mobility start-up GoWithFlow (www.gowithflow.io) is bringing its European decarbonization experience to the US as part of a successful coalition aiming to transform the Metro Memphis economy under the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better programme.
FICO and AFS partner in Middle East
Advanced Financial Solutions (AFS) is partnering with global analytics software provider FICO (www.fico.com)
As businesses across Europe, the Middle East and Africa continue to look for efficiency gains and ways to increase revenues during the pandemic, many are turning to prescriptive analytics and mathematical optimization – the analytical science used to improve everything from Amazon’s supply chains to airline scheduling.
Former SoFi and Google Executive, Amir Hermelin joins FICO (www.fico.com) to lead product development and engineering.
Global analytics software leader FICO (www.fico.com) announces that Stephanie Covert has taken on an expanded role as executive vice president for software.
Cloud-oriented security experts, Neustar Security Services LCC (www.home.neustar/security-solutions) welcomes Kevin Collins as its new CFO.
A powerful new AI platform to automate content understanding across SAP, Salesforce and Microsoft ecosystems has been unveiled by SER (www.sergroup.com) with the launch of its Doxis Intelligent Content Automation.
Why are we still talking about Digital Transformation? Isn’t this a given? Not according to research says Jeremy Blain, awarding winning leadership expert (www.linkedin.com/in/jeremyblain) and author of “The Inner CEO” (www.performanceworks.global/product/theinnerceo).
Creator of data and content management platform, CARA™, Generis (www.generiscorp.com) appoints Bart Vervoort as Head of Sales to spearhead a new wave of CARA growth across Europe.
As the threat of cyberattacks around the world continuing to rise, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) is making significant enhancements to the latest version of its InfiniGuard® platform.
With the return to the office hot on the business agenda, we ask Andrew Morgan, Co-founder, HardSoft Computers (www.hardsoftcomputers.co.uk) for his thoughts on what companies need to remember to do when recycling employees laptops.
Deep tech solutions provider, Eagle Genomics (www.eaglegenomics.com) is participating in the Fast-Track Programme to Barcelona-Catalonia Life Science Hub
Leading provider of enterprise-class storage solutions, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) announces a 40% year-over-year bookings growth in 2021.
Seasoned regulatory and quality expert Mark Willoughby has been appointed as Generis’ (www.generiscorp.com) new Head of Life Sciences to drive the development and application of Generis’s CARA™, the data and content management platform that helps life sciences companies transform their complex business processes.
To coincide with Data Privacy Day, we ask Aaron Louks, Security Operations Engineer, at leading Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) provider, Threat Quotient (www.threatq.com/) for an insight into practices which can be beneficial to enterprises on this day of awareness.
Nearly 40% of companies are now using early payment to manage their working capital compared to only 19% in 2017 according to supply chain finance specialists, Taulia (www.taulia.com).
Enterprise content management (ECM) and content services market leader, SERgroup Holdings International GmbH (www.sergroup.com/en/) names Dr. John Bates as its new CEO with immediate effect.
In a new strategic partnership Eagle Genomics (www.eaglegenomics.com), the Deep Tech software business pioneering the application of network science to biology and the Quadram Institute (www.quadram.ac.uk), a world-leading institute creating new interfaces between food science, gut biology, and human health have joined forces to promote understanding on microbiome science and accelerate microbiome analysis through AI-augmented knowledge discovery platform.
A leading software vendor of enterprise content management solutions for intelligent information management, SERgroup Holding International GmbH (SER) (continues to strengthen its management team with the appointment of Holger Kliebe as its new CFO and member of the management board.
Following the news of the FBI’s warnings about hackers infiltrating US businesses by mailing employees malicious USBs (https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/07/politics/fbi-usb-hackers-warning/index.html), we ask Jon Fielding, managing director EMEA, Apricorn (www.apricorn.com) for his views.
With cyberattacks – especially ransomware – on the rise, IT teams and security professionals must be on the alert as never before.
Consultancy and provider of Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and Auditing & QA solutions and services, Arriello (www.ariello.com) appoints leading Pharmacovigilance expert Kieran O'Donnell as Vice President of Global Drug Safety.
Shining a light on the major tech advances we can expect to see in 2022 is Simon Whitburn, General Manager and Vice President of International Business, Exterro (www.exterro.com).
Employers need to brace themselves as 19.2 million employees are planning to use downtime over the festive period to update their CV.
At this time of year we traditionally look at predictions for the year ahead, anticipating which of the latest hyped technologies and trends will actually come to fruition; be it AI, ML, robotics or quantum computing.
Cybersecurity, service assurance, and business analytics solutions provider, NETSCOUT SYSTEMS INC (www.netscout.com) announces a new integration that connects NETSCOUT's nGeniusONE® service assurance solution with ServiceNow® IT Operations Management (ITOM) Visibility and ITOM Health.
API security leader, Noname Security (www.nonamesecurity.com) secures $135 million in Series C funding at $1 billion valuation.
After a sophisticated form of ransomware shut down Oceanscan’s entire network, the company turned to iland’s (www.iland.com) Secure DRaaS services to deliver rapid recovery and mitigate the damage of the event.
The theme for next year’s Infosecurity Europe conference (www.infosecurityeurope.com/en-gb.html) on 21-23 June 2022 at ExCel London will be ‘Stronger Together’, and will build on this year’s theme of resilience.
Supporting IT productivity, cybersecurity leader NETSCOUT (www.netscout.com) announces new unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) capabilities for its Smart Edge Monitoring solution.
Dedicated to helping its channel partners grow their businesses, Infinidat (www.Infinidat.com) is reinforcing its commitment to the Channel with aggressive expansion of its channel partner-centric initiatives.
To deliver the industry’s first Zero Trust for cloud workloads solution that secures cloud-to-internet, cloud-to-cloud, cloud-to-data centre, and intra-cloud communications, Zscaler (www.zscaler.com) announces advancements to its Zero Trust Exchange.
Data integrity software leader, Precisely (www.precisely.com) is acquiring Atlanta-based Software as a Service (SaaS) provider CEDAR CX Technologies.
Organizations are facing a greater risk of Ransomware cyberattacks this festive season according to research by Menlo Security (www.menlosecurity.com).
The latest release of SbPAM 3.5 from cybersecurity vendor Netwrix (www.netwrix.com) now covers Azure AD, Cisco network devices and web interfaces, and offers enhanced support for Linux.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday usually mark the start of a crucial period for retailers in terms of sales. But it is also crucial for cybersecurity.
According to the latest Threat Intelligence Report (www.netscout.com/threatreport), by threat researchers at NETSCOUT (www.netscout.com), cybercriminals are continuing to take advantage of our increased online interactions and transactions, by launching a staggering 5.4 million Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks from January to June 2021.
Superior green security capabilities are now possible with cloud security leader, Zscaler announcing that it has achieved 100% renewable energy through a combination of directly purchased renewable energy and renewable energy credits (RECs) for its offices and 150+ data centres that run the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange.
Cybersecurity vendor, Netwrix (www.netwrix.com) releases StealthAUDIT 11.5 to help organizations further minimize the risk of a data breach by delivering enhanced visibility into sensitive data regardless of where it resides.
Retailers looking to foster sales, brand loyalty and return business need to look at how the login box can make for a better customer experience, according to a survey (https://info.auth0.com/expectation-vs-reality?) by Auth0 (www.auth0.com).
New opportunities brought on by pandemic to fuel tsunami of turnover as over a quarter (28%) of workers plan to look for a new job in 2022, according to research by recruitment specialist Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk).
Demand for accounting talent now exceeds pre-pandemic levels as regulatory changes affect market dynamics according to recruitment specialists, Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk).
Tech sector opportunities are booming as demand for multi-skilled workers grows fuelled by seismic shifts in online consumer behaviour and increases in home working accelerated by the pandemic.
Demand for experienced banking operations talent is growing due to healthy real estate funding and high demand from private equity, venture capital, and asset management firms
Dissatisfaction with company culture is employers’ most significant retention concern, and it's an issue that employers are saying is exacerbated by remote working.
With the Government’s announcement that from 2022 all new homes will require electric vehicle (EV) charging points, we ask Justin Godfrey-Cass, Head of Transport Solutions, Wireless Logic (www.wirelesslogic.com/iot-solutions/) for his views.
Enterprise-class storage solutions provider Infinidat (www.infinidat.com), appoints Richard Bradbury as SVP, EMEA & APJ.
Digital transformation technology leader, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) secures $90 million in growth capital from Goldman Sachs Asset Management to accelerate WSO2’s global expansion and investment into its next-generation, cloud native solutions for securely delivering APIs, applications, and digital services.
Latest release of Semperis’ (www.semperis.com) Directory Services Protector (DSP) provides a complete picture of risk exposure in hybrid environments and monitors for cyber threats in both Active Directory and Azure Active Directory in one view.
Pioneer of identity-driven cyber resilience for enterprises, Semperis (www.semperis.com) announces the release of the ‘Active Directory Security Halftime Report’, the first in a periodic series of insights and practical skill-building resources for preventing and mitigating identity-related cyberattacks.
Addressing the tech talent shortage issue, Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk), one of the world’s largest specialist recruitment firms announces its collaboration with AWS re/Start to help place graduates into entry-level cloud roles in the UK.
Formerly of Magento & BigCommerce, digital commerce leader Elena Leonova joins Spryker Systems (https://spryker.com) as its new Global Vice President of Product to further drive Spryker’s customer-centric mission.
New integrations for Zscaler’s (www.zscaler.com) Digital Experience is set to deliver deep insights into Microsoft Teams and Zoom to quickly identify and remediate app performance issues, and provide enhanced Microsoft 365 support.
Cybersecurity, service assurance, and business analytics solutions provider NETSCOUT (www.netscout.com) release Omnis Cyber Intelligence, the industry’s fastest and most scalable network security software solution.
As the UK Government continues to work with the private sector to create a world-leading net zero financial system, with climate-related financial risk embedded into the regulatory frameworks to help guide capital flows to green investments, we ask Patrick Mottram, Senior Director, Location Intelligence, Precisely (www.precisely.com) for his comments.
Many organizations claim to be ‘customer-centric’, or even ‘customer-obsessed’, striving to offer technologies that their users demand. However, this doesn’t always ring true when it comes to the most basic customer interaction – the log in process.
Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and Auditing & QA solutions and services provider, Arriello (www.arriello.com) announces the appointment of leading GVP Audit and Quality Assurance (QA) expert Helen Lowe to its rapidly-expanding global Quality & Pharmacovigilance operations.
Cyber vigilance remains critical as many employees work remotely or in a hybrid pattern. To avoid damaging cyber incidents, Security Operations teams need to continually educate employees about the risks to vital enterprise assets.
Cloud security specialists, Zscaler (www.zscaler.com) is expanding its integrations with CloudStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint and workload protection.
e-commerce leader, Spryker Systems GmbH (https://spryker.com/) hires community leader Guido Jansen as its global business and technology evangelist to build out a new global Spryker connected community of partners and customers.
Network management expert, Men&Mice (www.menandmice.com) announces that Micetro 10.1, the latest version of its unified DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (DDI) orchestration software, aims to establish sustainable networking best practices in diverse and heterogeneous global enterprise networks with remodelled access management, improved DDI functionality and features, and open-source documentation for the DDI community.
Leading pure-play cloud native security provider Aqua Security (www.aquasec.com) appoints Limor Schwartz as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Enterprise-class storage solutions provider, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) appoints Eric Herzog as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
According to the latest quarterly ‘Demand for Skilled Talent’ report from recruitment specialists Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk), employers are struggling to find employees with the right mix of skills.
Gartner has named The SER Group (www.sergroup.com/en/) as a ‘Visionary’ in its 2021 Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms.
Cloud security leader, Menlo Security (www.menlosecurity.com) appoints Devin Ertel as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
According to a recent Twitter poll run by Infosecurity Europe (www.infosecurityeurope.com/en-gb.html) 49.9% of respondents believe that lack of awareness is the biggest security failing or cause of a data breach within their organization.
Sessions from Infosecurity Europe’s (www.infosecurityeurope.com/en-gb.html) highly successful one-day virtual conference to mark October’s Cyber Security Awareness Month are now available on-demand (www.infosecurityeurope.com/en-gb/whats-on/virtual-conference.html).
New features of Netwrix Auditor X (www.netwrix.com/auditorx) is making easier for companies to focus on what really matters and spot threats to their valuable data, and represents an important milestone in Netwrix’s (www.netwrix.com) history.
More than 60% of employees believe backing up company data is not their problem, according to a Twitter poll by Apricorn (www.apricorn.com), the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives.
To bring its ERP and Professional Services Automation (PSA) cloud solutions to organizations on the Salesforce platform in APAC and EMEA region, FinancialForce (www.financialforce.com), the leading provider of customer-centric business applications across finance, services, and customer success teams, will be partnering with Infosys.
Gartner has named Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) as a leader for the third consecutive year for Primary Storage in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage (https://info.infinidat.com/Gartner-MQ-2021.html).
A new Cloud Native Detection and Response (CNDR) from Aqua Security’s (www.aquasec.com) cyber research team, Nautilus, is an industry-first in the detection and response for zero-day attacks in cloud native environments.
Concerns about securing users for hybrid and remote working are continuing according to the latest report from Menlo Security (www.menlosecurity.com).
Japanese Pharmaceutical Group Kyowa Kirin is now using Generis CARA™ Life Science Platform from Generis (www.generiscorp.com) to enable it to respond quickly and consistently to regulatory correspondence and reduce time to market.
A leader in cybersecurity, service assurance, and business analytics solutions, NETSCOUT Systems (www.netscout.com) launches an industry-first Smart Edge Monitoring Solution to give IT teams complete visibility, insights and the highest-quality end-user experience in any network or application regardless of where employees perform their job.
Interest in pharmacovigilance (PV) automation remains strong – and would be higher still if companies could overcome the perception of poor solution choice, validation challenges, and the learning curve linked to adopting new processes, according to the latest survey by regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance and auditing solutions and services expert, Arriello (www.arriello.com).
Findings from the bi-annual NETSCOUT (www.netscout.com) Threat Intelligence Report shows that in the first half of 2021, cybercriminals launched approximately 5.4 million Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks, increasing 11% over 1H2020 figures.
A pioneer in applying network science to biology, Eagle Genomics (www.eaglegenomics.com) and leaders in bioscience research the Earlham Institute (www.earlham.ac.uk/) have teamed up to focusing on providing critical tools required to analyse, explore and exploit complex microbiome data.
As the Government’s NHS eReferrals initiative continues to gather pace with the aim of streamlining patient handovers from primary to secondary care, SynApps Solutions (www.synapps-solutions.com) launches its new e-Referrals Gateway solution (www.synapps-solutions.com/e-referrals-gateway) for NHS Acute hospitals.
Employers are now demoing workers with ‘hybrid’ skills who possess both technical knowledge and softer, ‘people-focused’ skillset according to the latest Demand for Skilled Talent report from Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk).
UK business believe hybrid working is here to stay following a 190% spike in remote job postings since the start of pandemic.
Despite the current macroeconomic environment, 78% of UK business leaders are ‘somewhat to very confident’ about their growth prospects going into the first half of 2021.
Global leader in commercial operations transformation, Conga (https://conga.com) appoints Dayna Perry as Chief People Officer (CPO).