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Precisely and AWS migrate data

Global data integrity leader, Precisely (www.precisely.com) announces it is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) on its AWS Mainframe Modernization service. 

Precisely now Amazon RDS ready

Global data integrity leader, Precisely (www.precisely.com) achieves Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Ready Product designation to help companies achieve their technology goals by using the agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation provided by AWS.

Omnis defends AWS security lake

Amazon Security Lake is given extra cyber protection after being fully integrated with NETSCOUT’s (www.netscout.com) Omnis Cyber Intelligence (OCI) solution.  

Infinidat wins 3 SDC awards

SDC magazine awards enterprise storage solutions leader Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) with three awards: Winner - Data Security/Compliance Innovation of the Year for InfiniSafe®; Runner up - Storage Company of the Year; and Runner up - Storage Hardware Innovation of the Year for the InfiniBox™ SSA II.

Arriello appoints Embley as CRO

Leading provider of integrated Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and Auditing & QA solutions and services Arriello (www.arriello.com) appoints respected regulatory expert Pete Embley as its first Chief Regulatory Officer.

Exterro trends for 2023

As the IT challenges facing businesses continues, we ask legal GRC software solutions provider Exterro’s (www.exterro.com) senior engineer, Mark Hasted, Director – Sales, Nick Rich, Regional Vice President of Sales for Europe, Miles Clee, and International Training Instructors Jon Cook and Adam Firman for their views on what trends we can expect to see in 2023.

Infinidat wins CRN 2022 Tech Award

The 2022 CRN Tech Innovation Awards (www.crn.com/rankings-and-lists/ti2022.htm) announces enterprise storage solutions leader, Infinidat (www.infindat.com) as the top choice winner for its InfiniSafe® solution in the Data Protection Software category.

 

SER named content leader
The report gives a detailed analysis of CSP global market dynamics, major trends, vendor landscape, and competitive positioning.

WSO2 gets Series E funding

Digital transformation leader WSO2 (www.wso2.com) announces that the company has completed its Series E funding round with the addition of RedStart Labs (India).

Virtusa partners WSO2

Leading digital transformation technology provider, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) announces that Virtusa is now a WSO2 Global Systems Integrator (GSI).

Fintechs partner banking, says report

According to the Economist Impact’s ‘Threat Assessment 2022: Digital Competition in Global Finance’ report commissioned by digital transformation leader WSO2 (www.wso2.com) of the 300 C-suite banking industry executives surveyed overs half (54%) say their financial institutions have faced greater competition over the past three years from digital alternatives.

New release of WSO2 API Manager

With enterprises facing greater pressure to effectively utilize APIs into their digitally-driven processes, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) releases the latest version of its open-source API management tool.

 
WSO2 jumpstarts cloud journeys

To help enterprises jumpstart their cloud migration journey, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) is launching the WSO2 Lift-and-Shift Cloud Migration Program.

Award win for NETSCOUT
After research into the global wireless network monitoring and service assurance industry, Frost & Sullivan (www.frost.com) awards NETSCOUT (www.netscout.com) with its 2022 Global Company of the Year Award for its wireless network monitoring and service assurance. 
PLG named as VCoE privileged partner 
Co-operator of the Venture Centre of Excellence, EIT Health and the European Investment Fund (EIF), has named ProductLife Group (www.productlifegroup.com) the exclusive Privileged Partner for Regulatory and Compliance to help expedite the navigation of regulatory barriers.
Companies struggle to manage APIs
Recent research from WSO2 (www.wso2.com) reveals that despite API underpinning the success of digital transformations, 74% of respondents do not have a fully rolled-out API strategy.
Users praise Doxis platform from SER
According to the independent benchmark study “Professional User Rating: Digital Solutions 2023” by techconsusslt, the SER Group’s (www.sergroup.com) Doxis Contract Management has been awarded ‘Champion’ status once again.
 
WSO2 enhances CIAM with IDaaS
With the need for enterprises to create a holistic view of each customer that extends across their business systems in order to drive rich, secure and personalized digital experiences, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) delivers on the promise of this next-level customer identity and access management (CIAM) with its latest release of the Asgardeo identity as a service.
CMS Distribution partners with Infinidat
Specialists in taking emerging technologies to market, CMS Distribution (www.cmsdistribution.com) is partnering with Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) to offer Infinidat’s award winning software-defined storage architectured enterprise solutions to CMS partners and customers throughout the UK and Ireland.
 
New features for Choreo platform
To help enterprises deliver new digital experiences in hours or days, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) has added a number of new features to its Choreo digital platform as a service (digital PaaS).
Yubico comments on cyberattacks
With the news that the construction group Interserve was fined £4.4 million by the government regarding a cyber-attack two years ago show, we ask Niall McConachie, Regional Director (UK & Ireland), Yubico (www.yubico.com) for his views on what organizations can do to mitigate the risks posed by cyber threats.
Infinidat named leader for 5th year
Gartner names Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) a leader for the fifth consecutive year in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Primary Storage  (https://info.infinidat.com/Gartner_MQ2022_LP-Registration.html).
Smart data inventory solution
Legal software experts, Exterro Inc (www.exterro.com) launches its new Smart Data Inventory solution, Exterro Smart Data Inventory,
Biopharma launches science huddle
Biopharma Excellence (www.biopharma-excellence.com), a fusion of three scientific powerhouses, PharmaLex, ERA Consulting and Biopharma Excellence, under the PharmaLex brand is launching a ground-breaking Science Huddle with a series of quarterly thought leadership panel discussions.
Infinidat raises cyber resilience bar
A series of significant enhancements on its InfiniBox®  and InfiniGuard® platforms sees Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) reinforce its leadership position for primary storage, modern data protection, and cyber resilience.
Neustar comments on cyber spend
According to Gartner’s latest forecast* spending on information security and risk management products and services is forecast to grow 11.3% to reach more than $188.3 billion in 2023.
Netscout comments on DDoS surge
According to NETSCOUT’s latest Threat Intelligence Report (www.netscout.com/threatreport) threat actors have ramped up their nefarious activities in 1H2022.

IEEE comments on cybersecurity test fund
Businesses rely on enterprise IoT devices to increase productivity and enable hybrid working. These smart devices collect sensitive data, which can be accessed by other users, making them an attractive target for cyber criminals to exploit.
Conga comments on AI software growth
As Forrester research reveals that global artificial intelligence (AI) software adoption is set to grow 50% faster than the overall software market in the next two years, with AI’s share of software spend is expected to increase from 4.3% in 2021 to 6% by 2025, we ask Ash Finnegan, digital transformation officer, Conga (www.conga.com) for her views on the state of AI in the UK and its projected growth rate.
IPC grows community with SIX Swiss
Leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the global financial markets, IPC Systems Inc (www.ipc.com)s is growing its community after becoming an approved Application Service Provider (ASP) for SIX Swiss Exchange, with Connexus® Extranet.
Hennings appointed CCO at SER
Seasoned customer experience and professional services leader in the software sector, Martin Hennings is now the new Chief Customer Officer (CCO) and a member of the executive leadership team at SERgroup (www.sergroup.com).
 
ThreatQ TDR Orchestrator grows
Bringing ease of use to IT security automation is the latest version of ThreatQ TDR Orchestrator from security operations platform innovator, ThreatQuotient (www.threatq.com) includes enhanced automation, analysis, and reporting capabilities that accelerate threat detection and response across disparate systems.
Partner technical committee for Netwrix 
Cybersecurity vendor, Netwrix (www.netwrix.com) establishes a new Partner Technical Committee for its channel partners and their technical resources to evaluate new versions of Netwrix products prior to their release.
New global survey from Yubico
Nearly 60% of employees rely on username and password as the primary method to authenticate their accounts according to Yubico’s (www.yubico.com) State of Global Enterprise Authentication Survey 2022.
Honeywell drives ESG via digital
Industrial space users can make significant fuel savings and meet tightening global emissions targets following the launch of Honeywell’s (www.honeywell.com) ECOMAX® LE burner.
Procurement gets boost with Smart Cube
To help procurement professionals navigate global supply chain disruptions, The Smart Cube (www.smartcube.com) is extending its partnership with Craft (www.enterprise.craft.co) to launch a new joint Category Monitor offering.
Conga comments on IT problems in courts
With reports that a new cloud-based system upgrade for the nation’s criminal courts is regularly losing and changing case files, causing chaos across the UK legal system and for staff running ongoing cases, we ask Ash Finnegan, digital transformation officer, Conga (www.conga.com) for her views on the challenges facing officials when implementing digital change, and why this update may have gone wrong.
NETSCOUT 1H2022 Threat Report
Findings from NETSCOUT’s (www.netscout.com) latest DDos Threat Intelligence report for the first half of 2022 (www.netscout.com/threatreport) reveals how TCP-based, DNS water-torture, and carpet-bombing attacks dominate the DDoS threat landscape
IEEE comments on NHS smart watches
As part of the technological revolution in treatment, more than 100,000 patients with Parkinson’s disease will be prescribed smartwatches and apps on the NHS
Neustar comments on Gartner MSE survey 
According to the latest forecast by Gartner (www.gartner.com), security and risk management, application and integration strategies, and infrastructure and operations are the top three technology priorities for midsize enterprises (MSEs) in 2022.   With MSE technology leaders heading into the 2023 budgeting season, we ask Michael Smith, CTO, Neustar Security Services (https://neustarsecurityservices.com) for his views.
Neustar expands EMEA partners
Cloud-oriented security services leader, Neustar Security Services (https://neustarsecurityservices.com) is enhancing security and improving resilience for clients by expanding its partner ecosystem across key technology hubs in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region with the addition of new partners.
Kirstie van Oerle joins Netcompany
Bringing a wealth of experience managing complex large scale digital transformation initiatives at Capita, Halma, Siemens, CGI and Arqiva, Kirstie van Oerle is joining Netcompany as a Partner driving advanced technology initiatives in the UK private sector.
TypingDNA partners WSO2
Typing biometrics authentication specialists, TypingDNA (www.typingdna.com) is partnering with WSO2 (www.wso2.com) to further enhance WSO2’s latest customer identity and access management (CIAM) offerings to give an additional layer of comprehensive and robust protection against sophisticated cyber threats.
Opening speaker for Big Data LDN
Registration for the UK’s leading data and analytics event, Big Data London is now underway,
Netcompany shakes up IT recruitment
Building on its commitment towards making a difference and contributing to a fairer society, the international IT services business Netcompany (www.netcompany.com) will be recruiting as many as 30 new Leeds-based technology delivery staff at the Leeds Digital Careers Festival on 15 September 2022.
11:11 Systems buys Sungard AS
Managed infrastructure solutions provider, 11:11 Systems (www.1111systems.com) announces it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Sungard Availability Services’ (“Sungard AS”) Cloud Managed Services business. The transaction is expected to close this autumn.
Infinidat wins hyperscaler award
Enterprise storage solutions provider, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) announces that its InfiniBox™ SSA II received a Best of Show Award at the Flash Memory Summit 2022, being recognized as “Most Innovative Hyperscaler Implementation.
Infinidat expands Guarantees program
Leading enterprise storage solutions provider, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) announces the expansion of its guaranteed Service Level Agreement (SLA) program, making it the industry’s first cyber storage guarantee for recovery on primary storage.
11:11 Systems powers cloud for Dr Martens
Managed infrastructure solutions provider 11:11 Systems (www.1111systems.com) announces a new case study with iconic British brand Dr. Martens.
 
DCIG names infinidat a top STaaS
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.
 
Data encryption uptake rises
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).
WSO2 commits to global partnerships
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.
Integrity360 launches new digital risk service
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.  
FinancialForce grow ERP and PSA markets
Customer-centric business applications leader, FinancialForce (https://www.financialforce.com) announces accelerated momentum over the past 12 months for its ERP and PSA platforms.
Honeywell safety watch
To help drive safety and security and boost workforce efficiency, Honeywell (https://process.honeywell.com) is launching the new Honeywell Safety Watch.  
Precisely study on digital behaviours
Customer experience leaders, Precisely (www.precisely.com) and Corinium Global Intelligence have teamed up to release the results of a new survey to reveal that the explosion of online customer interactions during the pandemic are expected to continue growing at a rapid pace, post-pandemic.
Conga comments on Gartner FSI research
We ask Ash Finnegan, digital transformation officer, Conga (www.conga.com) for her views on Gartner’s prediction that 20% of all test data for consumer-facing use cases will be synthetically generated in applications such as debt management, personal finance assistants and automated lending.
Conga comments on Gartner AI research
We ask Ash Finnegan, digital transformation officer at Conga (www.conga.com) for her views on how finance leaders can adapt their approach to revenue operations transformation by assessing their current digital maturity.
Precisely comments on health data strategy
As the Department of Health and Social Care announces its a new data strategy – ‘Data Saves Lives: Reshaping Health and Social Care with Data’, we ask Mads Toubro, senior vice president, EMEA, Precisely (www.precisely.com) for his views on how the Department of Health and Social Care must prioritize data integrity to deliver on the goals set out in its new strategy.
IPC launches Connexus Broadcast
Leading provider of secure, compliant communications and multi-cloud connectivity solutions for global financial markets, IPC (www.ipc.com) is partnering with Newsquawk.
IEEE comments on growth of WFH
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.
New AI solution from NETSCOUT
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.
Smart Cube upgrades Amplifi PRO
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.  
Neustar launches Dubai data centre
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.  
Forum Auditorias and TDV merge with Rephine
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.
Infinidat expands Channel portal
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.
PLG acquires Pharma IT
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.
 
New milestone for Generis
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.
IEEE comments on cybersecurity risk
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.
 
IT fails data recovery despite backup strategy
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 gets SOC 2 Type 2 for Doxis Cloud Services
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.
Christina Mertens to drive VIRTUS’ expansion across EMEA

VIRTUS Data Centres (VIRTUS) (www.virtusdatacentres.com) names Christina Mertens as VP of Business Development, EMEA.

BIT Group and ElioT tackle cyberskills gap
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.
SMEs forced into crosswinds
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.
Rephine partners with Ofidit
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. 
Mike Golding to lead VIRTUS design team
The UK’s leading data centre company, VIRTUS Data Centres (https://virtusdatacentres.com) appoints Mike Golding as Senior Vice President of Design and Build. 
Infinidat launches Infinibox SSA II
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.
New customer win for WSO2
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.
Ballerina boosts API productivity
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.
 
SACEM develops API using WSO2
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.
WSO2 expands Securitas Direct partnership
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.
FICO World 2022

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)

Logpoint releases Logpoint for SAP Enterprise
Bridging the gap between SAP security and cybersecurity comes Logpoint for SAP Enterprise (www.logpoint.com/en/product/logpoint-for-sap).
Exterro expands privacy suite
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.
Wi-SUN IoT Report
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 opens Infosec
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.
 
Users failing to back-up data, finds poll

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.

Forensic training from Exterro
The increasing importance of digital evidence in criminal cases coupled with mounting data volumes has driven demand for forensic tools.
New release of WSO2 Choreo

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 advises on Caring Tech

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).

 
Women get top roles at iResearch

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.

Gartner awards SER high scores

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).

 
Eagle Genomics expansion grows

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.

Radiology goes cloud with SynApps

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.

Key cyber risks for CISOs​

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. 

Quadient launches Beanworks

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
 
Pandemic drives banks to FICO AI
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.
FICO gets new VP and CTO
Former SoFi and Google Executive, Amir Hermelin joins FICO (www.fico.com) to lead product development and engineering.
FICO accelerates platform strategy
Global analytics software leader FICO (www.fico.com) announces that Stephanie Covert has taken on an expanded role as executive vice president for software.
New CFO at Neustar Security

Cloud-oriented security experts, Neustar Security Services LCC (www.home.neustar/security-solutions) welcomes Kevin Collins as its new CFO.

SER launches Doxis Intelligent Automation

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.

Digital transformation still failing
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).
Generis attracts more top talent

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.

Infinidat updates Infiniguard
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.
When IT becomes old

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.

Eagle Genomics joins life science hub

Deep tech solutions provider, Eagle Genomics (www.eaglegenomics.com) is participating in the Fast-Track Programme to Barcelona-Catalonia Life Science Hub

 
Infinidat accelerates growth

Leading provider of enterprise-class storage solutions, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) announces a 40% year-over-year bookings growth in 2021.

 
Head of life sciences for Generis

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.

Data privacy day
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.
Taulia reports on payment trends

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).

SER appoints John Bates as CEO

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.

Eagle Genomics partners Quadram

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.

SER strengthens finance team

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.

Apricorn comments on USB hacking

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.

2022 Netwrix predictions

With cyberattacks – especially ransomware – on the rise, IT teams and security professionals must be on the alert as never before. 

O'Donnell joins Arriello VP team
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.
Exterro 2022 tech  predictions

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).

 
Holiday peak for CVs

Employers need to brace themselves as 19.2 million employees are planning to use downtime over the festive period to update their CV.

FinancialForce 2022 predictions

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.

 
Netscout adds ServiceNow

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.

Series C for Noname Security

API security leader, Noname Security (www.nonamesecurity.com) secures $135 million in Series C funding at $1 billion valuation.

iland DraaS saves Oceanscan

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.

Stronger together at Infosec

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.

Smart-Edge UCaaS goes hybrid

Supporting IT productivity, cybersecurity leader NETSCOUT (www.netscout.com) announces new unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) capabilities for its Smart Edge Monitoring solution.

 
Infinidat commits to Channel

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.

Zscaler protects workloads

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.

Precisely acquires Cedar CX

Data integrity software leader, Precisely (www.precisely.com) is acquiring Atlanta-based Software as a Service (SaaS) provider CEDAR CX Technologies.

 
Menlo ransomware research

Organizations are facing a greater risk of Ransomware cyberattacks this festive season according to research by Menlo Security (www.menlosecurity.com).

Netwrix SbPAM covers new devices
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.
Holiday shopping and cyber threats

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. 

 
DDoS attacks hit retail

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.

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