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New eReferrals gateway for SynApps
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.
Osirium Ransomware Index
UK businesses are not sufficiently protecting the backups, or backup systems which will be critical to their recovery should a cyberattack occur, says the findings from Osirium’s Ransomware Index (www.osirium.com/documents/osirium-ransomware-index).
Conga buys Contact Wrangler
To accelerate its growth and expansion in helping companies transform their commercial operations, global leader in commercial and revenue operations transformation Conga (www.conga.com) acquires Contract Wrangler.
Infosec moves to ExCel
ExCel London will be the new home for Infosecurity Europe (www.infosecurityeurope.com) for 2022. 
DDoS attacks calm
the number of global Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks that took place in the second quarter of 2021 decreased from the record-breaking numbers that were seen in the first quarter of the year.
Apricorn comments on NCSC advice
Following the announcement from the NCSC of the joint advisory’S latest advice (www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/global-cyber-vulnerabilities-advice) on combating the common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) being widely exploited by actors in 2021
 
WS02 grows with new hires
Digital transformation technology leader, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) has added two new senior executives to accelerate its global expansion.
DataRobot gets series G funding
AI leaders DataRobot (www.datarobot.com) and Palantir Technologies (www.palantir.com) have teamed up to create unique, agile, and real-time solutions to help solve the most pressing demand forecasting problems facing the retail sector.
DataRobot partners with Palantir
AI leaders DataRobot (www.datarobot.com) and Palantir Technologies (www.palantir.com) have teamed up to create unique, agile, and real-time solutions to help solve the most pressing demand forecasting problems facing the retail sector.
 
FSI needs sustainability drive
Governments need to do more to drive sustainability in the FSI, says research from iResearch Services (www.iresearchservices.com), the global data-driven thought leadership agency.
DataRobot takes AI to next level
In its second major release of the year, DataRobot (www.datarobot.com) announces several product upgrades to its Augmented Intelligence platform designed to further democratise AI. 
Privilege creep problem grows
There is a growing concern in data protection about the problem of ‘privilege creep’, a phenomena in which employees gradually accumulate excessive access privileges as they move through a business, even when they no longer need that access to do their job.
Investment for DataRobot
Augmented Intelligence leader, DataRobot (www.datarobot.com) announces a $300 million Series G funding round to fuel its platform innovation and has acquired machine learning operations (MLOps) platform, Algorithmia (www.algorithmia.com) to further cement DataRobot’s place as the preeminent provider of comprehensive solutions in the MLOps space.
BACB strengthens leadership
The London based trade finance bank, British Arab Commercial Bank (www.bacb.co.uk) announces a series of key appointments to strengthen the Bank’s leadership, enhance its risk strategy framework and focus on growing trade finance flows in key North African markets and re-positioning its UK Real Estate business.
Study reveals runtime security knowledge gap
Results of Aqua Security’s (https://aquasec.com) 2021 Cloud Native Security Survey (https://info.aquasec.com/aqua-runtime-survey?) reveals a deep knowledge gap around runtime security and the risks this presents to businesses.
Joker malware targets Google Play
One of the most prominent malware families targeting Android devices is the Joker malware.  Designed to steal SMS messages, contact lists, and device information, and to sign the victim up for premium wireless application protocol (WAP) services, this malware keeps finding its way into Google’s official application market.
HelpSystems comments on Colorado Act
Following the recent news that Colorado became only the third US state to pass a consumer data protection law, we sat down with Adam Strange, Data Classification Specialist at HelpSystems (www.helpsystems.com) gives his views.
Embracing BIMI security
Market leader in phishing defense for the enterprise, Agari (www.agari.com) by HelpSystems (www.helpsystems.com) is introducing the Agari Brand Protection solution for Domain Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) email authentication to help customers take advantage of Google’s newly launched support for BIMI in Gmail.
Damon Fletcher joins DataRobot
Augmented Intelligence leader, DataRobot (www.datarobot.com) welcomes Damon Fletcher to its executive leadership team as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
 
Expansion for DC Byte
Leading data centre research and analytics platform, DC Byte (www.dcbyte.com) announces reaching significant milestones within the business since 2020.
Cloud visibility a must, says LogicMonitor
As new research from the IT Services Group (ISG) projecting that more than half of European IT outsourcing spending will soon be on cloud services, we ask Daniela Streng, VP and GM EMEA at LogicMonitor (www.logicmonitor.com) for her views.
 
Datarobot joins WEF initiative
AI enterprise leader, DataRobot (www.datarobot.com) joins the ‘Shaping the Future of Technology Governance: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’ (www.weforum.org/platforms/shaping-the-future-of-technology-governance-artificial-intelligence-and-machine-learning) initiative launched by the World Economic Forum.
Aqua acquires tfsec
The pure-play cloud native security leader, Aqua Security (www.aquasec.com) acquisition of tfsec, an open source security scanner for Infrastructure as Code (IaC), will see IaC security scanning capabilities integrated into Aqua Trivy (the industry standard for open source vulnerability scanning).
 
Atradius promotes Hartery
Leading trade credit insurer Atradius (https://www.atradius) has promoted Ruby Hartery to the position of senior underwriter to head up its retail and services team located at its UK headquarters in Cardiff Bay.
 
Beamery study shows staff exodus
New research from Beamery (https://beamery.com) reveals that almost half (48%) of UK office workers are leaving or planning to leave their job by the end of 2021.
 
Datarobot acquires Zepl
AI enterprise leader, DataRobot (www.datarobot.com) unveils its acquisition of Zepl, a cloud data science and analytics platform at AI Experience Worldwide (www.datarobot.com/recordings/ai-experience-worldwide-2021), DataRobot’s virtual conference.
New SVP for Men&Mice
Network management experts, Men&Mice (www.menandmice.com) appoints Thomas Hawkes as its new Senior Vice President of the Americas.
LogicMonitor buys Dexta
Cloud-based infrastructure monitoring and observability platform for enterprises and managed service providers, LogicMonitor (www.logicmonitor.com) has acquired Dexda (www/dexda.io), a big data and machine learning predictive fault identification company.
Swan Lake beta release
The new Swan Lake beta release of open-source language for cloud-native programming Ballerina (www.ballerina.io) radically simplifies how developers build and deploy cloud-native applications through an intuitive syntax for developing services and APIs, seamless JSON support, and built-in concurrency control.
VMware global security insights
Cyberattacks targeting the Anywhere Workforce (WFA) is causing security leaders to rethink and transform cybersecurity strategies, according to a research by VMware (www.vmware.com) with close to 80% of organizations saying they have experienced cyberattacks due to more employees working from home.
 
Credential phishing scam insights
Latest research from Agari by HelpSystems (www.agari.com) into the growing trend known as credential phishing reveals 92% of compromised email accounts are being accessed manually by a threat actor, with almost one in five accounts accessed within the first hour post compromise, and a further 91% being accessed within a week after compromise.
CitrusAd partners Ocado Retail
World-leading, white-label, self-serve, ecommerce advertising platform, CritusAd (www.citrusad.com) is helping Ocado Retail power its retail media rollout to help all its suppliers to grow their business on the Ocado website.
 
New  20TB drive from Apricorn
A 20TB portable encrypted drive has been launched by Apricorn (www.apricorn.com), the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives.
 
Companies say no to ransom demands
New research highlights a growing reluctance for companies to pay ransomware demands according to three quarters of respondents to a Menlo Security (www.menlosecurity.com) poll.
SER Group named strong performer
Global content platform provider for intelligent information management, The SER Group (www.sergroup.com) has been named ‘Strong Performer’ in the latest ‘The Forrester Wave™: Content Platforms, Q2 2021, The 14 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up, June 14, 2021’ report by Forrester Research.
New Dubai office for SER Group
To address the growing demand for digitalization in the MENA region, The SER Group (www.sergroup.com) has founded SER Solutions Middle East Ltd.
Menlo mobile risk report
New research from cloud security leader, Menlo Security (www.menlosecurity.com) shows that three-quarters of users believe they are more vulnerable to mobile attacks compared to a year ago.
Industry first from Menlo
The industry’s first Secure Web Gateway (SWG) with an Isolation Core for Mobile Devices has been launched by Menlo Security.
Infinidat grows on AIOps
Enterprise-class storage solutions provider, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) is now delivering ts storage-as-a-service (STaaS) strategy via AIOps technology and flexible consumption models at petabyte scale.
 
FICO powers Slovakian bank
Slovakia’s largest commercial bank, Slovenská sporiteľňa, is now using Decision Optimizer (www.fico.com/en/products/fico-decision-optimizer) FICO’s advanced AI-powered optimization to increase profitability and improve the management of its cash loan portfolio.
Data Security Week
Data security experts will present virtual, interactive sessions focused on protecting valuable information assets for attendees at HelpSystems’ Data Security Week LIVE (https://info.helpsystems.com/data-security-week-live-northam).
 
Moody AI
Can AI really detect our moods?  Well, Spotify certainly thinks so as it patents its voice recognition technology capable of tailoring bespoke music recommendations to our emotions and environment.
Retailers face security risk
With Amazon Prime Day upon us, we ask Fabian Libeau, EMEA VP at RiskIQ (www.riskiq.com) for his thoughts on why the retail sector must address cybersecurity.
Osirium comments on Verkada breach
Following the recent Verkada breach, David Guyatt, CEO at UK based Osirium (www.osirium.com) recently commented.
WS02 acquires Platfomer
Digital transformation technology leader, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) has acquired Platformer (www.platformer.com), innovator of an enterprise-grade cloud-native application platform that empowers enterprise developers and DevOps.
WS02 introduces Choreo
Enterprises worldwide are accelerating their digital transformation initiatives, with many starting years earlier than originally planned.  But, too often, these initiatives are hampered by the lack of deep technical expertise required to get projects off the ground and deliver digital products and solutions.
Infinidat expands Infinibox
Enterprise-class storage solutions leader, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) is expanding its InfiniBox range with a new solid-state array to deliver the industry’s highest performance for the most demanding enterprise applicatons.
Gartner recognizes Infinidat
For the third year running, Gartner has named Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) as a leader in the May 2021 Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer”: Primary Storage Arrays report.
New SVP for Men&Mice
Network management experts, Men&Mice (www.menandmice.com) appoints Thomas Hawkes as its new Senior Vice President of the Americas.
Aqua security survey
Research from pure-play cloud native security leader, Aqua Security (www.aquasec.com) reveals 90% of companies are vulnerable to security breaches due to cloud misconfigurations such as leaving bucket or blog storage open can open companies up to critical security breaches.
 
Hardsoft comments on IT budgets
After the unprecedented year of 2020, we ask Andrew Morgan, Co-Founder, HardSoft Computers (www.hardsoftcomputers.co.uk) for his views on how IT leaders can use their IT budgets more wisely, investing in better technology to reap gains in productivity and competitive advantage.
 
Infosec keynote speakers
Cross-bench Peer Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller and Misha Glenny, author and journalist, join Robert Hannigan, former Director General of GCHQ as opening Keynote speakers for this year’s Infosecurity Europe.
PostFinance uses FICO Falcon
Switzerland’s PostFinance selects FICO’s AI platform, Falcon (www.fico.com/en/products/fico-falcon-platform) to protect nearly 3 million debit cards and manage suspicious behaviour on customers’ accounts, including activity that may be the result of scams which have been ever increasing across Europe during the pandemic.
Putting corporate data at risk
Over a third of IT leaders state their remote workers have knowingly put corporate data at risk of a breach in the last year.
Pandemic fosters DDoS attacks
A record-setting ten million-plus DDoS attacks and a 22% increase in attack frequency are among the findings according to the 2H2020 NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report (www.netscout.com/threatreport).
Infosec opens in July
Reed Exhibitions announces that Europe’s number one information security event, Infosecurity Europe, will go ahead from 13-15 July 2021 at Olympia London.
Keynote speaker for  Infosec
As registration opens for Infosecurity Europe (www.infosecurityeurope.com), Reed Exhibitions announces that the first Keynote Speaker will be Robert Hannigan, former Director General of GCHQ.
Virtual programme complements Infosec
The organizer of Europe’s number one information security event, Infosecurity Europe, Reed Exhibitions announces that it will be running an exciting virtual programme of content from 8-10 June 2021 to complement the live expo, which it recently confirmed will go ahead from 13-15 July at Olympia London.
 
Apricorn IT survey
IT security professionals have excessive trust despite concerns about remote work security programs according to the latest Apricorn 2021 Global IT Security Survey.
Intermatica partners with FICO
Global analytics software provider FICO (www.fico.com) is partnering with Intermatica (www.intermatica.it), one of the main Italian players in the TLC field, to provide a range of FICO’s solutions for AI-powered decision optimization to Italian businesses.
Covid stress on banks
First results from a FICO (www.fico.com) survey is showing how COVID-19 continues to put stress on fraud and financial crime prevention at UK banks
IT staff fear isolation
As remote working remains the norm and ‘lockdown fatigue’ sets in, the biggest concern IT and cybersecurity face in working from home are feelings of isolation over 30% of respondents to Infosecurity Europe’s (www.infosecurityeurope.com) latest Twitter poll.
Osirium boosts security​
UK’s leading Privileged Access Management (PAM) company Osirium (www.osirium.com) announces a new level of protection for powerful administrator accounts with the addition of Osirium Automation capabilities to its Osirium PAM offering available to both new and existing Osirium PAM customers at no additional charge.
OFFSITE selects Infinidat
To increase its storage at scale, national provider of hosted, managed services and data centre operator OFFSITE in Wisconsin, USA, has selected Infinidat’s storage technology (www.infinidat.com) to displaced the existing all-flash arrays that OFFSITE had been using to meet the enterprise technology requirements of its customers.
Garter names Integrity360
Gartner recognizes one of the UK and Ireland’s fastest growing cyber security specialists, Integrity360 (www.integrity.com) as a Representative Vendor in the 2020 Gartner Market Guide for Managed Security Services (MSS).
FICO Digital bank survey
New data from FICO (www.fico.com) reveals low levels of consumer tolerance to new account opening security checks with 23% of UK respondents admitting to going to a competitor if asked to visit a branch or post documents as part of the digital application process.
Non-profits to benefit from DataRobot
A leader in AI enterprise technology, DataRobot (www.datarobot.com) announces further integration with data cloud company, Snowflake (www.snowflake.com) to bring Snowflake users access to DataRobot’s Feature Discovery functionality that automatically discovers, tests, and creates hundreds of valuable new features for machine learning models.
 
Feature discovery for Snowflake
A leader in AI enterprise technology, DataRobot (www.datarobot.com) announces further integration with data cloud company, Snowflake (www.snowflake.com) to bring Snowflake users access to DataRobot’s Feature Discovery functionality that automatically discovers, tests, and creates hundreds of valuable new features for machine learning models.
 
Wi-SUN Alliance grows
Driving the proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions for use in smart cities and other IoT applications, the Win-SUN Alliance (www.wi-sun.org) announces that Hexing, one of China’s largest smart metering companies, has become a new Promoter member, the highest level of Wi-SUN membership.
 
Fighting ransomware attacks
Leading enterprise-class storage solutions provider, Infinidat announces significant enhancements to its InfiniGuard appliance for enterprise users.
VDC relies on Infinidat
Managed cloud hosting provider, Virtual Data Corp (VDC) has been using the InfiniBox® platform from Infinidat  to give 100% storage uptime, and has recently expanded its data storage capacity with InfiniBox beyond a petabyte to flexibly leverage storage as needed in support of the company’s growth strategy.
Nelson Mullins uses Repstor
US law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP (www.nelsonmullins.com) has selected Repstor for Teams (www.repstor.com) to support its transition to Microsoft Teams as its primary workspace for attorneys and paralegals.
Repstor transforms Fawcetts
UK200 Group peer Armstrong Watson gave Repstor (www.repstor.com) for Accounting a rave review, inspiring chartered accountants, Fawcetts (www.fawcetts.co.uk) to look beyond its immediate priority to improve email and document management using Outlook and SharePoint, to a roadmap for broader improvements harnessing Microsoft 365.
Attacks on healthcare IT systems
Findings from the Netwrix’s latest Cloud Data Security Report shows that nearly half of healthcare organizations were targets of ransomware attacks during the pandemic.
Infinidat grows aliance with VMware
A leading provider of enterprise-class storage solutions, Infinidat is expanding its strategic alliance with VMware with new support for vSphere Virtual Volumes.

 

Coca-Cola selects Repstor
Coca-Cola European Partners has selected Repstor for Legal™ to help transform the way its in-house legal team accepts, manages and reports on corporate matters.

Prism comments on post-pandemic start-ups
As start-ups in the UK, having weathered the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic face a whole new economic playing field, we asked Gary David Smith, Co-founder of Prism UK for his opinions on what is next for entrepreneurs post post-pandemic.
Global excabytes for Infinidat

Enterprise-class storage solutions leader, Infinidat announces that the company has deployed 7.1 Exabytes of enterprise storage capacity worldwide.  

 
New CEO for Infinidat

Enterprise data storage company, Infinidat announces that Phil Bullinger has been appointed CEO.  Data Storage Company Infinidat Announces Appointment of Phil Bullinger as Chief Executive Officer.

 
Apprenticeships are key to IT

Apprenticeships are the solution to attracting more young people into cybersecurity, according to 42.5% of respondents to a new Twitter poll run by Infosecurity Europe, Europe’s number one information security event.

Digital shift for business

The findings from the latest Coeus Consulting CIO and IT Leadership Survey 2021 reveals that amongst senior IT leaders, over half (53%) claimed that during the pandemic they were able to implement a strategic shift of their entire business operations to digital.

 

Amstrong Watson chooses Repstor

Top-30 UK business advisory and accounting firm, Armstrong Watson  has gone live with the Repstor for Accounting suite from Microsoft 365-based information management specialist, Repstor.

 
New appointments for Repstor

Microsoft 365-based information and matter management specialist, Repstor has kick-started 2021 with an expanded team, reflecting the company’s confidence in another strong year ahead

Human error exposes records
Following the recent news from Publicly who reported that human error was to blame as exposed records topped 37 billion in 2020, we asked Adam Strange, Data Classification Specialist at HelpSystems  for his opinions on insider threat.
New CEO for Crown Agents Bank
UK-based transaction bank specializing in digital payments into emerging markets, Crown Agents Bank has appointed Bhairav Trivedi as its new CEO.
HelpSystems comments on SC risks
Following the recent high profile security incidents, we asked Adam Strange, Data Classification Specialist at HelpSystems  for his opinions on third party/supply chain risks and means of mitigating them.
Bluevoyant joins IST taskforce
Cybersecurity company BlueVoyant has been announced as a formal task force member at the launch of the Institute for Security and Technology (IST)’s Ransomware Task Force.  BlueVoyant joins fellow members such as Microsoft and Palo Alto Networks.
HelpSystems comments on MOD data loss
Following the recent news that the Ministry of Defence reported an 18% rise in data loss incidents, we ask Adam Strange, a Data Classification Specialist from HelpSystem for his comments.
HelpSystems publishes IBM i survey
Security concerns over remote worker access is continuing to intensify according to the latest IBM I Marketplace Survey by HelpSystems.
Bluevoyant partners with DVV Solutions
Cybersecurity specialists, BlueVoyant announces a strategic partnership with UK-based third-party risk management consultancy, DVV Solutions, to deliver BlueVoyant’s Cyber Risk Management (CRx) services to DVV Solutions’ global customer base.
Origin Communications CIO Report

For the third year running, information security and technology PR specialist, Origin Communications  has commissioned independent research into how 200 UK-based IT security decision makers are consuming all types of content.

WS02 promotes executives
Digital transformation leader WSO2 has promoted three executives to support the next stage of its global growth.
Helpsystems acquires FileCatalyst
IContinuing the expansion of cybersecurity and automation portfolio, HelpSystems has acquired FileCatalyst.
VIRTUS appoints Dominic Fulford
London’s leading data centre company, VIRTUS Data Centres has appointed Dominic Fulford as SVP of Technical Operations.
Repstor in Deloitte growth awards
Microsoft 365-based information management specialist, Repstor, has been named one of the fastest growing tech firms for the fourth year running in the Deloitte Top 50 Rapid Growth Tech Firms awards .
Apricorn expands storage

Leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB data storage devices, Apricorn releases an 18TB version of its Aegis Padlock DT FIPS Desktop Drives.

HelpSystems acquires Vera
To expand its data security portfolio and meet the increased demand for solutions that protect information throughout the full data lifecycle, from data classification and secure file transfer to data loss prevention and encryption, HelpSystems has acquired Vera, a leading cloud-based data protection solution provider.
Mitigating compliance risks
Regulatory Change remains one of the top compliance challenges.  The growing expectations of a changing workforce has compelled organizations today to adapt, to create a culture of risk-aware decision making, inclusion and compliance to succeed in an environment where risk is permeating through all levels of the organization.
Auth0 launches adaptive MFA
The identity platform for application teams, Auth0, has added Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) to its expanding security portfolio which also includes Bot Detection, Breached Password Detection, Brute Force Protection, and Suspicious IP Throttling.
Gartner names Infinidat as leader
Gartner has named Infinidat as a leader in its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays report , which evaluates vendors of the Leaders quadrant based ‘on their completeness of vision and their ability to execute’.
Infinidat now AWS Outpost ready
Large-scale data storage solutions provider, Infinidat has achieved the AWS Outposts Ready designation, part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Ready Program.
SynApps gets supplier role in NHS

Chosen to work in Clinical Information Systems; Non-Clinical Information Systems; and Auxiliary ICT Consultancy Services, SynApps Solutions has been awarded a place within the NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) framework.

 
Remote working and insider risk
As we come to the end of 2020, we ask Adam Strange, a Data Classification Specialist at HelpSystems (www.helpsystems.com) what his 2021 predictions are regarding remote working and data security for employees to mitigate the insider risk.

AI platform for Eagle Genomics

AI-augmented, knowledge discovery platform from Eagle Geonomics has just closed $9 million in new scale-up funding. 

Reset security, says Infosec poll

The need to reset and reinforce security posture will be 2021’s key themes says Infosecurity Europe’s leader community, when Europe’s number one information security event asked its network of CISOs and analysts to comment on the major trends and changes they foresee shaping the next 12 months.

Cyber resilience under attack

A lack of expertise is the issue having the greatest negative impact on cyber resilience within small businesses, according to over 40% of respondents to the latest Twitter poll run by Infosecurity Europe ,  while 34% cite the surge in remote workers driven by COVID-19 lockdowns as the second biggest stumbling block.  

Employees are cybersecurity risk

Findings from a Twitter poll run by Apricorn show that during the pandemic 30% of respondents in both the US and the UK singled out employee education as being the biggest area where companies needed to make changes to improve cybersecurity when working remotely.

HelpSystems wins award
HelpSystems has won the Enterprise Security Solution award at Computing’s annual Security Excellence Awards. 
 
Growth for Auth0
Authentication expert, Auth0 announces that it has doubled its business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA) in the third-quarter compared to last year, with  Randstad, Pret A Manger, Nutmeg, Flo Health, Libération, WeTransfer, and DPG Media with its “Streamz” online video-on-demand platform joining the hundreds of customers across the region already using the Auth0 platform.
 
WS02 leads the pack
Digital transformation leader, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) has been an overall leader, technology leader, and innovation leader in the latest KuppingerCole Analysts’ CIAM Platforms Leadership Compass 2020 report
iland 2021 channel predictions
As we look forward to 2021, Koorosh Khashayar, VP Global Channels and Johnny Carpenter, VP Sales EMEA at ilandcomments on what the Channel can expect for the forthcoming year.
Spend Matters names Taulia leader
The procurement and supply chain sector blog, Spend Matters has named Taulia as a Value Leader in the Fall 2020 release of the Invoice-to-Pay SolutionMap by Spend Matters.
AI to thrive in 2021
CIOs and CTOs across the US, UK, China, India and Brazil are predicting that AI, Machine Learning, 5G and IoT will be the most important technologies in 2021.
 
Eric Newcomer joins WSO2
Digital transformation technology leader, WSO2 announces that Eric Newcomer has joined WSO2 as chief technology officer (CTO).
HelpSystems 2021 predictions
In the digitally accelerated COVID-19 environment of 2021, Adam Strange, Data Classification Specialist at HelpSystems  comments on what are the top data security trends that organisations are facing when it comes to data classification.
PartnerScore launch
Managing the business relationship has never been more important than today. With the launch of PartnerScore, unlocking the value of partner-based business models is about to get far more easier.
Rise in low-code tools

Two-thirds of software developers have increased use of low-code development tools since the pandemic according to research by Nuxeo.

Care award for Taulia
One of the most trusted review sites for business technology, TrustRadius has awarded Taulia with a 2020 Tech Cares Award as a company who has gone above and beyond to support their clients and communities in 2020 and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New global CPO for Infinidat 
Taking the helm for global product innovation  at Infinidat will be Shahar Bar-Or, who has just been appointed Global Chief Product Officer at Infinidat’s Israeli HQ.
LogicMonitor now on Google Cloud
Award-winning, cloud-based IT infrastructure monitoring and observability platform, LogicMonitor  is now available on Google Cloud Marketplace.
Yubico comments on Minecraft
With on and off restrictions still ongoing across the country, it’s likely that more children are borrowing their parents’ old unpatched laptops and downloading or signing in to a half-dozen new learning apps. 
Workday Global CFO Survey
More CFOs will prioritize digital transformation in COVID-19 recovery according to Workday’s latest Global CFO survey
 
Infinidat and VMware
To tackle current and evolving IoT Edge security threats in data centres, Infinidat as joined forces with VMware.

Silver Peak comments on IOT growth

As a new study by Juniper Research predicts industrial IoT connections will reach 36.8 billion by 2025 we are Simon Pamplin, Technical Director at Silver Peak for his comments.

Repstor grows in legal sector

Demand for Repstor’s Custodian for Legal, matter lifecycle management solution and Repstor for Teams solutions continue to grow as more legal teams seek more intuitive and mainstream ways to collaborate on their caseloads across distance.

 
Firms fear losing top talent
Over 85% of businesses are living in fear that by the New Year there will be a mass exodus top talent from their organizations due to salary reductions or the inability to increase wages as the pandemic continues to bite, according to research by Robert Half.
New innovations for MetricStream

The latest innovations on the M7 Integrated Risk platform from MetricStream will enable customers to adopt simple, agile and intelligent approaches to proactively address the changing workforce, risk, regulatory, and cybersecurity landscape.

Rhythmworld breaks record

Virtual events are all the rage, but few achieve a 300% increase in attendance, but that is just was RhythmWorld achieved this year.

Bluevoyant partners with Verisk
Insurance organizations are set to get a boost in fighting cyber risk as BlueVoyant, a cybersecurity services company, forges strategic partnership with Verisk, a leading data analytics company.
Digital must be good
More than half of UK shoppers would switch to a competitor if the digital customer experience doesn’t measure up, according to the latest report from Nuxeo.
Taulia in Gartner report
Supply chain technology specialists, Taulia (www.taulia.com) has been featured in Gartner’s report of ‘Technology Providers Offering Assistance to Organizations affected by the COVID-19 Crisis’ as a leading provider who is making its products and services available in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Channel Partners grow Infinidat
Enterprise-class storage solutions, Infinidat announces increased growth in 2020 as the number of its strategic global channel partners grows to 400.
NTT Threat Report

According to the latest Threat Report from NTT, there has been a significant increase in cyberattacks, as hackers seek to exploit Coronavirus-related panic.

New appointments at LogicMonitor

A leading cloud-based IT infrastructure monitoring and observability platform, LogicMonitor has appointed Richard Gerdis as vice president for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and Frederik Kunst as regional vice president of sales, Northern Europe.

IPC partners with DDCM

Leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the global financial markets, IPC has announced a partnership solution with Digital Debt Capital Markets Ltd (DDCM or Agora) to digitize the end-to-end lifecycle of a Bond.

TBWA Worldwide moves to Nuxeo Cloud
International advertising agency, TBWA\Worldwide transitioned its advertising management platform to the Nuxeo Cloud.
 
FinancialForce management change

As Tod Nielsen announces retirement, FinancialForce appoints former Teradata and Cisco executive Scott Brown to take the helm as President and CEO.

New top leaders for Kallik
Enterprise Labeling leader Kallik has lined up a powerful new leadership team as the company prepares for its next wave of growth.  It has also unveiled new branding, as trusted enterprise labeling becomes a strategic and critical priority in regulated, safety-sensitive markets.
FinancialForce releases Fall 2020

Financial and professional services teams can now expand forecasting, deepen insights and gain an enhanced productivity-driven user experience after FinancialForce’s Fall 2020 release for Salesforce Analytics and Salesforce Lightning Experience solutions.

 
Aqua Security launches KSPM

A suite of Kubernetes security posture management (KSPM) and agentless runtime protection to defend organizations against multiple threats to K8s-based applications has been launched by Aqua Security.

AI in a disruptive environment

Using AI in a disruptive environment is gaining traction according to the latest report from FICO and Corinium.

 
Companies become AI driven

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to put strain on many enterprises, the latest report from FICO (www.fico.com)  “Building AI-Driven Enterprises in a Disrupted Environment”  finds that the uncertainties caused by the pandemic are forcing many organizations to adopt a more committed, disciplined approach to becoming an AI-driven enterprise.

 
Covid-19 impacts public sector

Public Sector information management processes come under the spotlight in the latest report by enterprise content management and process automation specialist, SynApps Solutions.

Forrester names WS02 in report

Digital transformation leader, WSO2  has been named by Forrester Research, Inc. as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Customer Identity and Access Management, Q4 2020 report.

 
Yubico comments on cybersecurityThis year, Cyber Security Awareness Month has come at a time when we are using online services more than ever – to work, shop, learn and generally keep in touch.  The pandemic has forced us to almost entirely rely on our digital identities, putting the resilience of authentication technologies to the test.
Union Park datacentre

With the demand for data centres continuing to grow, Concert (previously known as Bruceshaw) has been appointed by Ark Data Centres as Project Manager and Cost Manager on its Union Park project.

Virtus adds London11

London’s leading data centre company, VIRTUS Data Centres is expanding its Slough data centre campus with the addition of London11. 

MyFirmsApp digital pack

To mark Digital Accountancy Week MyFirmsApp launches a free ‘COVID-19 Autumn Reset Pack’ that features a range of editable e-guides which accountants can share digitally with their clients to help them deal with the challenges of running a business during these uncertain times.

DDoS attack hits New Zealand Stock Exchange

Reports that the New Zealand Stock Exchange has been hit by a DDos attack halting trading highlights why Exchanges around the World need to beef up their cybersecurity defences.

WS02 Summit

In the current global situation, all enterprises are focused on providing seamless digital experiences to consumers.

Egress comments on data sharing

“The Data Standards Authority setting new ‘metadata’ standards to improve data sharing and security across government is fantastic news,” comments Tony Pepper, CEO, Egress.

Rapid growth for BlueVoyant

Over 200% growth, major new partnerships and expanding customer base validates BlueVoyant’s (www.bluevoyant.com) growing global leadership position in cybersecurity.

Wordpress VIP expands partners

Content platform provider, WordPress VIP is expanding its technology partner program, adding a range of new partners that will enable enterprise customers to improve customer experience and drive digital transformation.

Repstor for Teams

In response to the sharp rise in Microsoft Teams adoption seen during the COVID-19 lockdown, the Microsoft 365-based matter management specialist Repstor has launched Repstor for Teams as dispersed teams sought more spontaneous ways to stay connected and keep matters moving once outside the office.

 
Technology and remote staff

The rise of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, is continuing to cause headaches for businesses and brands all over the world, and even large companies are sending employees home in line with global advice surrounding social distancing and spreading the virus.

DataRobot launches Pathfinder

AI specialists, DataRobot has launched DataRobot Pathfinderer. a free comprehensive library of 100+ AI use to enable individuals to discover the best application of AI for their unique business needs.

 
Nuxeo's UI levers AI
A new low-code user interface that opens AI to business users has been launched by Nuxeo.
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