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Watch out for DDos attacks, says NETSCOUT

Visibility and collaboration will be key in securing the upcoming Summer Games being held in Paris.


Leicester City Council under attack

With Leicester City Council revealing that approximately 25 confidential documents including rent statements, passport information and applications to buy council housing are online follow a cyber-attack, we ask Dirk Schrader, Field CISO and Vice President of security research, Netwrix (www.netwrix.com), about the type of best practices organizations can adopt in order to avoid similar cyberattacks.

 
Be wise for a safer Olympics experience

As preparations for the Olympics get underway, we ask Ilia Sotnikov, Security Strategist, Netwrix (www.netwrix.com) for tips on how to avoid being scammed when travelling to attend the Olympic games

Netwrix comments on cyber breaches

As Japan’s largest IT services provider Fujitsu Limited announces that several of the company’s computers have been compromised with malware, leading to a possible data breach, we ask ask Ilia Sotnikov, Security Strategist and Vice President of User Experience, Netwrix (www.netwrix.com) what companies can do to prevent a data breach of this type and  the best practices that companies need to adopt following a cyberattack.

Infinidat partners TCS with new services

The latest strategic partnership between Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will build new services that sees TCS augmenting Infinidat’s award-winning InfiniBox® and InfiniGuard® solutions.

Green shoots or false dawn for the UK?, asks Opus

Is there really light at the end of the UK’s economic tunnel at last? 

Infinidat earns CRN 5-star rating for third year

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company awards Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) a 5-star rating in its 2024 Partner Program Guide for the third year in a row by building a partner program that goes above and beyond to cultivate strong, profitable, and successful channel partnerships.

Yubico comments on AI in retail fraud

With the trend of fraudsters using AI tools such as large language models to produce deceptive scam emails, fake advertisements and bogus websites to target consumers during cultural shopping events, we ask Ben Eichorst, Director of Infrastructure Security, Yubico (www.yubico.com) for his views.

Yubico finds AI negative on elections

A recent survey reveals that 42% of Democrats and 49% of Republicans believe artificial intelligence (AI) will have a negative effect on the outcome of this year’s election.

Netwrix comments on ransomware

We talk to Dirk Schrader Field CISO (EMEA) and Vice President of Security Research, Netwrix  (www.netwrix.com) about the action that organizations who are part of critical infrastructure need to be taking.

JT named regional channel chief

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, names Infinidat’s (www.infinidat.com) James “JT” Lewis, Director of Channel Sales for EMEA and APAC as a 2024 Regional Channel Chief, recognizing the significantly positive difference JT has made for channel partners and Infinidat over the past year.

Infinidat wins "Voice of Customer"

Customer voices always speak volumes, so it comes as no surprise is see Garnter recognizing Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) for the second consecutive year in the 2024 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice in the Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer,” Region Segment: North America.

Semperis finds new attack variant

Research from Semperis (www.semperis.com) reveals that a new malicious variant of the attack technique used in the 2020 SolarWinds Breach can be exploited even if organizations have followed the security recommendations meant to defend against Golden SAML.

 
Systech manage exceptions in pharma

To address the increasing challenges facing the pharmaceutical sector relating to counterfeits, drug shortages and patient safety, Systech (www.systechone.com) announces the release of a comprehensive rework offering for managing exceptions in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Precisely drives automation at Etam

Major fashion retailer the Etam Group is leveraging Precisely’s (www.precisely.com) Automate Studio solution across all Etam subsidiaries to transform finance function, streamline data-intensive processes, and fuel more confident business decisions.

Infinidat awards Channel Partners
As Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) continues to focuses on delivering dramatic business and technical value to its enterprise customers via its valued channel partners across the globe, we ask James “JT” Lewis, Director of Channel Sales for EMEA and APJ, and Mitch Diodato, Senior Director of Channel Sales for North America about the latest award winners.

Opus comments on early insolvency trends 

Now that the Insolvency Service has released the corporate insolvency figures for January 2024, it looks like we are still on an upward trajectory after the all-time record high numbers for 2023.  We ask Nick Hood, Senior Business Adviser at the Opus Business Advisory Group (www.opusllp.com ) what lies behind these depressing statistics.


Opus comments as UK slides into recession

The Office for National Statistics confirms that the UK is officially in recession after Q4 2023 showed a 0.3% fall in GDP following Q3’s drop of 0.1%.  We ask Nick Hood, Senior Business Adviser, Opus Business Advisory Group (www.opusllp.com) what lies behind our poor growth record and what the prospects are for a swift recovery.

Herzog leads the way to awards win

The CMO Alliance names Infinidat’s (www.infinidat.com) Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Eric Herzog, as one of the top “CMOs to Watch” in 2024 based on a series of nominations from several storage GM’s and storage industry vice presidents.

 
CRN recognizes Infinidat's CRO 

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, names Infinidat’s (www.infinidat.com) Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), Steve Sullivan, to CRN's prestigious 2024 Channel Chiefs list.

Prism acquires Inside IT 

Leading Managed Service Provider (MSP) Prism Solutions (www.prism.uk.com) is expanding its IT services and support portfolio following its recent acquisition of Inside IT.

Women in data - a new study

Research by Women in Data (www.womenindata.co.uk) reveals that people with a higher level of physical activity sleep around 75 minutes longer on average, experience better sleep quality, suffer from fewer sleep disorders, and are therefore likely to be more productive in the workplace.

Yubico comments on online safety

As the battle to stay safe online continues, we ask Marissa Nishimoto, Manager of Product Security, Yubico (www.yubico.com) for some key tips which both organizations and individuals will need the cybersecurity measures they adopt are to be successful.

DCIG ranks Infinidat in top 5

Analyst firm DCIG names Infinidat’s (www.infinidat.com) InfiniBox® and InfiniGuard® solutions as one of the world’s Top 5 cyber secure backup targets


Gigacom recognizes Infinidat

IT analyst firm GigaOm names enterprise storage solutions leader Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) as a Leader and an Outperformer in two new 2024 Radar reports:

GOV UK urges tough cyber protection

We ask Nial McConachie, Regional Director (UK & Ireland), Yubico (www.yubico.com) how improving business-wide security has become a strategic imperative

Netscout comments on guidelines

A key focus of the Government’s new Code of Practice on cybersecurity governance is making sure companies have detailed plans in place to respond to and recover from cyberattacks.

Young workers ignored in workplace

Revised ONS statistics demonstrate the importance of the younger workers’ voice, yet new research from Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk) shows that more than 60% don’t feel listened to in the workplace.

Integrity360 goes for growth

Pan-European cyber security specialists, Integrity360 (www.integrity360.com) continues its international growth trajectory as it rolls out product and platform development and integration.

Data integrity key to business success

As more organizations and individuals become increasingly familiar with sophisticated technologies such as generative AI (genAI), every industry will need to develop a robust data integrity strategy.

Almost half staff to change jobs

Employee pay continues to fuel unrest in the workplace with two-fifths (40%) reporting that they are planning to move jobs in 2024.

Semperis comments on LoanDepot breach

As yet another mortgage company in the US suffers a cyberattack , we ask cybersecurity expert Dan Lattimer, Vice President UK & Ireland, Semperis (www.semperis.com) for his views.

 
Infinibox wins TechTarget Gold

TechTarget awards infinidat’s (www.infinidat.com) InfiniBox™ SSA II Gold after it wins Storage Product of the Year in the disk and disk subsystems category.

 
Logpoint boosts BCS for SAP BTP

The release of Logpoint’s (www.logpoint.com) Business-Critical Security (BCS) for SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) will offer extensive threat visibility to help secure the platform against malicious activities.

Opus comments on record business failures

As the Insolvency Service publishes its corporate insolvency figures for December 2023 (www.gov.uk/government/statistics/monthly-insolvency-statistics-december-2023), it becomes clear that 2023 recorded an all-time high for business failures. 

Cyber PR trends for 2024
Cybersecurity is constantly at the top of the business agenda, what about cybersecurity PR?  With the New Year underway, we ask Paula Averley, Principal PR Consultant & Owner at Origin Communications (origincomms.com) which cybersecurity PR trends and predictions we need to look out for in 2024.
Tech hiring ramps up for 2024
Recruitment for technology professionals is set to increase in the coming year, but as skills shortages continue, firms face laying off staff as rising salary costs continue, reveals new research by specialist recruitment firm, Robert Half
RH jobs Confidence Index

With interest remaining on hold, the labour market is forecast to remain tight in 2024 according to the latest Job Confidence Index (JCI).

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Infinidat partners Arrow Electronics

A new agreement between enterprise storage solutions leader, Infinidat (www.infindat.com) and global technology provider Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) will see Infinidat using Arrow as its primary manufacturing and fulfillment operations collaborator globally.

Infinisafe Cyber Protection Update

Earlier this year, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) announced it was expanding its enterprise cyber storage resilience and recovery capabilities by adding a powerful component to its industry acclaimed InfiniSafe® technology.

Precisely comments on AI model risks

Rights groups continue to urge caution over the lack of transparency about data used to train AI-powered service models and how it poses risks to daily life, despite Parliament and Council negotiators reaching a provisional agreement on the Artificial Intelligence Act on 8 December 2023.

Precisely now Redshift ready
Businesses can now seamlessly replicate data from on-premises systems to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in near real-time while ensuring that data is accurate, consistent, and contextualized, after global data integrity leader, Precisely (www.precisely.com) announces that its Data Integrity Suite achieves Amazon Redshift Service Ready designation.
Finance staff want more, says report

Finance and accounting professionals want more than financial incentives, reveals Robert Half’s (www.roberthalf.co.uk) latest 2024 Salary Guide.

Multiple awards win for Infinidat

Enterprise storage solutions leader Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) picks up a series of awards at this year’s SDC magazine awards.  

Precisely supports AWS IBMi

To help organizations unlock access to IBM i series data to the AWS Cloud in real-time, data integrity leader Precisely (www.precisely.com) is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expand AWS Mainframe Modernization Data Replication.

SPARK Matrix names SER a leader
The latest SPARK Matrix report names SER (www.sergroup.com) as a ‘distinguished Leader’ in content services and positions SER’s Doxis Intelligent Content Automation platform among the top three ‘Technology Leaders’ of the global Content Services Platform (CSP) market in 2023.
OpenADR Alliance new standard

Global industry alliance, the OpenADR Alliance (www.openadr.org) launches a new version of its communications standard OpenADR 3.0

Government says no to cyber insurance

Despite the increasing number of cyber breaches, Government departments indicate that they have no intention of adopting cyber insurance policies in the future, according to the findings from Freedom of Information (FoI) requests from Apricorn (www.apricorn.com).

Logpoint completes SOC 2 type II audit

Fortifying its commitment to protect customers’ data, Logpoint (www.logpoint.com) completes System and Organisation Control (SOC) 2 Type II audit following the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA).

AI advances worry IT leaders

IT decision makers worry Deepfake attacks will impact their organization’s cybersecurity efforts according to the latest survey from pan-European cyber security specialists Integrity360 www.integrity360.com).

Net3 selects Infinidat
US cloud service provider (CSP) Net3 Technology selects Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) to provide the enterprise storage infrastructure with 100% availability, unmatched performance, and a flexible cost structure underpinning the cloud provider’s managed backup and disaster recovery services.
BMC boosts developer confidence
Software developers are set to get a boost when refactoring mainframe code after BMC (www.bmc.com), a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, announces two new product innovations.
 
XING picks Infinidat for karaoke

The first to commercialize online karaoke and Japan’s largest company in the commercial karaoke industry XING Inc, selects Infinidat’s (infinidat.com) InfiniBox® platform to help it simplify its infrastructure, improve performance, save space, and achieve annual cost savings.

 
Pay inflation crisis looms
New data from recruitment specialists Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk) shows certain skilled staff are commanding salary inflation of over 37% in 2024 with 63% of workers set to reject a lowball pay offer.
Staff want private healthcare
Over half of the UK workforce want private healthcare insurance at work as concerns around access to healthcare grows, with dental insurance topping the list, according to new research by Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk).
Logpoint BCS gets SAP patching 

The latest release of Logpoint’s (www.logpoint.com) Vulnerability Monitoring Analyzer brings new capabilities to its Business-Critical Security (BCS) solutions.

 

The state of cybersecurity automation

The importance in cybersecurity automation is expanding and could hold the key to cyberteams avoiding burnout, according to the latest research from security operations platform innovator, ThreatQuotient (www.threatq.com).

DNS water torture attacks

Enterprises can now protect against Domain Name System (DNS) water torture attacks after NETSCOUT Systems (www.netscout.com) launches its Adaptive DDoS Protection for Arbor Edge Defense (AED) solution.

IDC names SER as leader

IDC names SER Group (www.sergroup.com) as a Leader in the latest IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) Software 2023-2024 Vendor Assessment. 

NOVOMATIC chooses Infinidat

Gaming Equipment Leader NOVOMATIC Italia successfully upgrades from its legacy storage products and moves to Infinidat’s (www.infinidat.com) state-of-the-art InfiniBox solution to improve performance, simplify storage management, lower costs, incorporate autonomous automation, and obtain better service and support.

Globality predicts CFO AI by 2024

As developments in artificial intelligence (AI) continue, we ask Seth Catalli, Chief Revenue Officer at AI and autonomous sourcing leader Globality Inc (www.globality.com) on what CFOs can expect to see on the AI front in 2024.

Infinidat wins OnCon Icon Awards

Leading enterprise storage solutions provider Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) picks up two awards for ‘Top 50 Executive Team’ and ‘Top 50 Marketing Team’ at this year’s OnCon Icon Awards.

Semperis partners Veritas
Under the latest partnership between identity-driven cyber resilience pioneer, Semperis (www.semperis.com) and secure multi-cloud data management leader Veritas Technologies enterprises will have access to a comprehensive solution that combines Semperis Active Directory Forest Recovery (ADFR) and Veritas NetBackup to help guard against, and recover from, cyberattacks on Microsoft Active Directory (AD) systems.
Rephine and Eurofins spearhead 3PARL
Life sciences is set to get a boost as Rephine (www.rephine.com), the experts in quality assurance & GxP compliance across pharmaceutical, biotech & medical device manufacturing supply chains, and Eurofins Healthcare join forces to spearhead a new trailblazing international consortium that will set a clear standard for life sciences manufacturing supply chain audits globally.
 
DDoS attacks hit EMEA
Amid ongoing geopolitical unrest cybercriminals are ramping up their nefarious activities with the EMEA region is receiving the most Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks according to the latest Threat Intelligence Report from NETSCOUT (www.netscout.com).
 
Faster analytics for neo4j
The world’s leading graph database and analytics company Neo4j (www.neo4j.com) announces major new capabilities enabling cloud or self-managed customers to increase analytical queries by up to 100x faster.
Infinidat sponsors TCC charity
Leading enterprise storage solutions provider Infinidat (https://www.infinidat.com) announces its continued support for Tech Tackles Cancer (TTC).
ProductLife group acquires Strategiqual
To reinforce its position as quality and regulatory leader on the French market, ProductLife Group (PLG) (www.productlifegroup.com) acquires Strategiqual, a French consulting firm providing expert support in regulatory affairs, quality, clinical and market access for pharmaceutical products and medical devices.
Baker Ing and Esker join forces
Baker Ing is forming a strategic alliance with Esker (www.esker.co.uk) to help companies optimize financial operations and combat inflationary pressures using Esker Order-to-Cash (O2C) and Accounts Payable solutions.  
Outsiders report breaches to ICO
IT leaders say almost a third of breaches reported to ICO are by outsiders according to further findings from the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives, Apricorn’s (www.apricorn.com) annual research into cyber breaches, encryption and data security.
WSO2 ranks 5 in Work For List
Global technology-focused investment firm Battery Ventures ranks WSO2 (www.wso2.com) as the fifth in its sixth Highest-Rated Cloud-Computing Companies to Work For list assembled with data provided by Glassdoor.
NETSCOUT comments on HTTP2 threat
With the emergence of threat actors utilizing a new HTTP/2 application-layer distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack vector to launch a series of large-scale DDoS attacks against HTTP/2-enabled servers, services, and applications, Roland Dobbins, Principal Engineer, NETSCOUT Systems (www.netscout.com) comments on why the threat is now re-emerging.
NETSCOUT Arbor shows high ROI
The latest Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ study reveals organizations are receiving 223% Return On Investment (ROI) when using NETSCOUT’s (www.netscout.com) Arbor DDos Protection Solution.
Malcolm Turnbull joins Semperis
Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joins Semperis’ (www.semperis.com) Strategic Advisory board to support the company as it pursues its mission to deliver the industry’s most comprehensive identity system defense.
SynApps Solutions joins FSQS
With its deep experience in the financial services arena, enterprise content management specialists SynApps Solutions (www.synapps-solutions.com) is the latest organization to join the Financial Services Qualification System (FSQS).
 
BMC leads vendors in GPT Gen-AI
Global autonomous digital enterprise software leader BMC (www.bmc.com) becomes the first vendor to embed GPT into its entire AI-driven service and operations management portfolio.  
Chris Inglis joins Semperis
Former White House cyber czar, Chris Inglis, joins the Strategic Advisory Board at Semperis (www.semperis.com).
 
Proservartner partners Esker 
Boutique consulting firm Proservartner signs partnership deal with global cloud platform and leader in AI-driven process automation solutions for Finance, Procurement and Customer Service functions Esker (www.esker.co.uk) to resell and implement Esker’s Accounts Payable (AP) and Order-to-Cash (O2C) solutions.
 
Semperis expands Forest Druid
The pioneering identity-driven cyber resilience for enterprise leader Semperis (www.semperis.com) announces the addition of Entra ID to Forest Druid.
 
Procurement urged to adopt AI
Procurement leaders are being urged to adopt gen AI after research by Globality (www.globality.com), the market leader in autonomous sourcing, and leading industry advisors, Art of Procurement reveals over 60% of procurement professionals believe their organizations need to pilot solutions using the game-changing tech by the end of the year.
World class RIM study
Leading Life Science benchmarking and advisory firm Gens & Associates (www.gens-associates.com) launches its largest World Class RIM℠ Benchmark study.
 
Esker partners with Helixr
To further drive the efficiency within finance teams, Esker (www.esker.co.uk), the global cloud platform and leader in AI-driven process automation solutions for finance, procurement and customer service functions is partnering with business consultancy firm Helixr.
Sarum Life Sciences in top 5
Pharma Tech Outlook’s annual awards names Sarum Life Sciences (www.sarumlifesciences.com) as a UK Top 5 Life Sciences PR and marketing agency.
Passwordless authentication is the key 
As the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) launches a new awareness programme for October’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we ask Niall McConachie, regional director (UK & Ireland), Yubico (www.yubico.com) how organizations can improve their data security practices with passwordless authentication.
 
Esker transforms Lactalis Iberia
The Spanish subsidiary of the world’s leading dairy foods company Lactalis Iberia Group is now automating and optimizing its Customer Service processes using Esker’s (www.esker.co.uk) leading AI-powered automation solutions to radically reduce the time it takes to manage customer orders.
Docker and Neo4j jumpstart GenAI
Out-of-the-box ready-to-code secure stack jumpstarts GenAI apps for developers in minutes after Docker (www.docker.com), Neo4j (www.neo4j.com), LangChain (www.langchain.com) and Ollama (www.ollama.ai) announces a new GenAI Stack solution at DockerCon.
 
Yubico on Nasdaq

Hardware authentication security keys leader, Yubico (www.yubico.com) announces that it is now publicly traded under the ticker symbol YUBICO on Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Stockholm.

Esker partners with Boost Payment Solutions
In a move to revolutionize virtual card processing, Esker (www.esker.com) is partnering with Boost Payment Solutions to transform virtual card processing for accounts receivable (AR) departments – eliminating tedious manual efforts and streamlining payment reconciliation.
Adaptive DDoS defence from NETSCOUT

Firms are to get greater protection from Adaptive DDoS attacks after NETSCOUT SYSTEMS Inc (www.netscout.com) launches Adaptive DDoS Protection for its Arbor® Threat Mitigation System (TMS) to dramatically improve detection of distributed attacks that dynamically change vectors and target numerous destination IP addresses at once.

New launches for Infinidat

Enterprise storage solutions leader Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) announces two new major enhancements to enrich and expand the company’s all-flash capabilities and capacity for enterprise storage.

New cybersecrity committee at Esker
A new cybersecurity committee to provide a bridge between Esker’s (www.esker.com) Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Esker’s Supervisory Board will be headed by Steve Vandenberg, a Global Black Belt with Microsoft’s Security Solutions Area, and Nicole Pelletier-Perez, a long-time IT professional. 
ChatGPT enhances b2b CX
Customer service functions are set to get a boost as global cloud platform and leader in AI-driven process automation solutions provider Esker (www.esker.com) now incorporates ChatGPT into Esker Synergy AI technology.
Infinidat leader in Gartner report

Gartner names Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) a Leader in its 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage report, marking the sixth consecutive year that Gartner has recognized Infinidat in enterprise storage

 
US patent for Esker ML
Global cloud platform and leader in AI driven process automation solutions provider Esker (www.esker.com) announces the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 11631265 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for Esker’s machine learning technology.
ChatGPT enhances b2b CX
Customer service functions are set to get a boost as global cloud platform and leader in AI-driven process automation solutions provider Esker (www.esker.com) now incorporates ChatGPT into Esker Synergy AI technology.
Coleman joins Arriello VP team

Integrated Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and Auditing & QA solutions and services leader, Arriello (www.arriello.com) appoints biotech expert Kate Coleman as Vice President of Quality and Compliance.

Precisely comments on gen AI
According to a recent Gartner survey, 63% of marketing leaders are planning to invest in generative AI in the next 24 months.
ABF gigafactory selects Honeywell

The American Battery Factory (ABF) is selecting Honeywell’s (www.honeywell.com) Manufacturing Excellence Platform (MXP), Experion® Batch, Li-ion Tamer®, and Integrated Remote Operations (IOC/ROC) solutions in its new gigafactory located in Tucson, Ariz as part ABF’s optimization of its manufacturing process and workflow.

 
Three C's top list for C-suite

Research form specialist recruitment firm, Roberth Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk) reveals emerging crises, economic challenges and unpredictability in business is driving changes in leadership requirements with c-suite leaders increasing now being required to demonstrate the ‘Three Cs’; crisis management, creativity and communication.

Esker speaks at Gartner event
Global cloud and AI-driven process automation solutions for Finance, Procurement and Customer Service functions leader Esker (www.esker.com) announces it will be hosting an engaging speaking session at Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference taking place 18-19 September 2023 in London.
 
Esker Conference returns
This year marks the long-awaited return of the in-person Esker (www.esker.com) All Access Conference, following the 2021 virtual event.
Honeywell partners Arbin Instruments

Lithium-ion battery manufacturers and gigafactories are set to get a boost as Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) teams up with Arbin Instruments to revolutionize large scale lithium-ion battery manufacturing.

 
Semperis partners NTT DATA

As the massive demand for Active Directory (AD) protection continues, pioneering identity-driven cyber resilience leader, Semperis (www.semperis.com) expands its strategic partnership with NTT DATA.

 
Data theft a big concern for IT heads

Ransomware fears are taking a backseat to data theft and keeping IT leaders awake at night.

Ardent Partners ranks Esker as leader
Ardent Partners’ 2023 ePayables Technology Advisor research report names Esker (www.esker.com) as a Market Leader.

Firms lack leader succession plans

Over 80% of businesses overall, and 51% of European firms admit they do not have a succession plan in place for leadership teams despite recognizing the need for such a strategy to ensure business continuity

NETSCOUT introduces RAN analytics

Mobile operators get a boost as performance management, cybersecurity, and DDoS protection solutions leader NETSCOUT SYSTEMS (www.netscout.com) introduces RAN Analytics for Carrier Aggregation.

Xalient makes Global Top 100

The first ever Global Top 100 Inspiring Workplaces is ranking secure network and digital identity transformation specialist, Xalient (www.xalient.com) alongside companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Concentrix, Experian, Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Gartner, and Rackspace Technology, for creating the most inspiring workplace.

WSO2 for startups

Digital transformation leader, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) launches ‘WSO2 for Startups’ a global startup accelerator programme that will give startup candidates free access to WSO2 cloud services for 12 months.

 
Advantio joins Integrity360 

As part of its Pan European expansion plan Integrity360 (www.integrity360.com) acquires leading European PCI QSA (Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor) and cyber security services company Advantio.

 
Diversity in the boardroom

Businesses need to first take a ‘look in the mirror’ and implement real change before attempting to improve diversity on the board through external hires, according to the latest Boardroom Navigator 2023 report from Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk).

Integrity360 invests in new SOC

Leading pan-European cyber security specialists Integrity360 (www.integrity360.com) announces that its €8 million investment in its new Security Operations Centre (SOC) facility in Dublin will create approximately 200 new jobs over the next three years.

 
Purple Knight now protects Okta

Pioneering identity-driver cyber resilience experts, Semperis (www.semperis.com) announces the introduction of Okta security exposure scanning in its community-driven security assessment tool, Purple Knight (www.purple-knight.com).

Sutara talks AI at Big Data LDN

Keynote speakers continue to line up for Big Data London (https://bigdataldn.com), with Robin Sutara, CIO at Databricks set to address the AI revolution and how Gen AI is creating a ‘Game of Thrones’ by disrupting hierarchies.

Logpoint appoints Haldbo as CFO

Experienced financial executive Michael Haldbo joins Logpoint (www.logpoint.com) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Virtus in megacampus project

Innovation into green data centres is set to get a boost as leading data centre provider, VIRTUS Data Centres (www.virtusdatacentres.com) unveils a €3 billion, 300MW Wustermark megacampus project in Brandenburg, Germany.

Precisely to map power dataset
Data integrity leader Precisely (www.precisely.com) joins the Overture Maps Foundation (https://overturemaps.org) to provide location intelligence expertise and facilitate geospatial innovation.
 
Detroit Pistons select Infinidat
Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA) has selected Infinidat’s (www.infinidat.com) InfiniBox® solution as its #1 pick for enterprise storage and platform of choice.
GigaOm award win for Infinidat
IT analyst firm GigaOm names Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) as the industry Leader and Fast Mover in block and file-based ransomware protection for primary storage.
Masciulli leads Semperis AD launch
Cyber resilience pioneer, Semperis (www.semperis.com) launches a security-centric Active Directory (AD) migration and consolidation solutions (www.semperis.com/active-directory-migration-consolidation) to accelerate AD modernization and reduce customers’ attack surfaces.
 
FMS award win for Infinidat
Enterprise storage solutions provider, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) receives Best of Show Award at the Flash Memory Summit 2023 for the InfiniBox™ SSA II.
Precisely comments on ChatGPT study
A recent study by The Purdue University into ChatGPT answers to 517 Stack Overflow questions found that the artificial intelligence (AI) model produced incorrect answers to more than half (52%) of the software engineering questions posed. 
WSO2 names first tech fellow 
Digital transformation leader, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) awards Professor Dr Frank Leymann as its first WSO2 Technology Fellow – the highest technical ranking in the company.
Peake headlines Big Data London 
Legendary British astronaut, Major Tim Peake, CMG, and the first British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut to visit the International Space Station, is set to headline for Big Data London.
 
Strong H1 for Infinidat

Enterprise storage solutions provider, Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) announces the company is continuing its momentum of strong growth and execution with 29% year-over-year growth in bookings for January through June 2023.

 
Apricorn reports drop in encryption

There is an alarming drop in device encryption in UK companies despite over a fifth of security leaders admitting they have “no control” over data.

 
11:11 Systems expands AWS access

To provide customers with more choices, including new global access to 11:11 Services and the ability to standardize data protection across hybrid environments, 11:11 systems (www.1111systems.com) is expanding its relationship with Amazon Web Services.

Protegrity and Exasol extend alliance

Organizations hampered by concerns over managing data security and compliance requirements in their analytics workflows are set to get a boost as data security leader, Protegrity (www.protegrity.com) extends its partnership with Exasol, the no-compromise analytics database.

Netwrix reports on MSP priorities

Seven in ten Managed Service Providers (MSPs) name data and network security as their top IT priorities for 2023 because they are so integral to their clients’ IT operations, according to the latest report by cybersecurity vendor, Netwrix (www.netwrix.com).

AvaTrade comments on earnings season

As the earnings season for Q2 2023 begins, we ask Kate Leaman, Chief Market Analyst, AvaTrade (www.avatrade.com), to share her thoughts on which sectors are emerging as winners and losers during the current earnings season.

 
NETSCOUT launches next-generation OCI

In the face of rising cyber threats, NETSCOUT’s (www.netscout.com) next generation Omnis Cyber Intelligence (OCI) solution provides security teams with real-time packet-level visibility across their digital infrastructure.

WSO2 Choreo on Azure Marketplace

Software development teams can now start delivering new cloud-native applications and digital services faster through streamlined procurement, deployment, and management of Choreo IDevP on the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform.

Richard Connolly joins Infinidat

With his extensive experience in selling enterprise storage, cyber security software, hybrid cloud storage, data centre solutions, and professional services to enterprise customers and service providers, sales expert Richard Connolly joins Infinidat (www.Infinidat.com) as regional director for the UKI and the DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) regions.

PLG acquires RNI

Global provider of regulatory and compliance services for the life sciences industry, ProductLife Group (www.productlifegroup.com) is strengthening its regulatory expertise in borderline products.

CRN names Infinidat as finalist

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, names Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) as a Finalist for its InfiniBox® solution in the “Storage−Enterprise” category of the 2023 CRN Tech Innovator Awards.

Synapps joins NHS framework
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Commercial Procurement Services names enterprise content management specialist SynApps Solutions (www.synapps-solutions.com) as one of six suppliers to the £150 million contract.
New team for SER Turkiye
Europe’s leading vendor of intelligent content automation solutions, SER Group (www.sergroup.com) is continuing its global expansion with a new team in Turkey to meet the region’s increasing demand for digital transformation solutions.
 
NETSCOUT releases ML Arbor Edge 
To protect organizations from being hit by the increasing range of dynamic DDoS attacks, NETSCOUT (www.netscout.com) is combining its global threat intelligence with machine learning to create a ML-based Adaptive DDoS Protection system in the new version of NETSCOUT Arbor Edge Defence.
Skills shortage remains rife
Responding to the latest reports of stubbornly high inflation and a confirmation from the Bank of England that interest rates will increase, specialist recruitment firm, Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk) warns a tight labour market and widening skills shortages are adding to the UK’s inflation woes.
Menlo warns of  risky AI generated ads

One in three UK consumers are unaware of the risk of malvertising when clicking on AI-generated ads online according to research by cloud security leader Menlo Security (www.menlosecurity.com).

Virtus expands into Europe
Award-winning pure-play data centre owner-operator and part of the ST Telemedia Global Data Centres Group, VIRTUS data centres (www.virtusdatacentres.com) announces plans to expand into continental Europe with the construction of its first data centre campus outside of the UK. 
Virtus strikes Gold
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) recognizes leading data centre provider, VIRTUS (www.virtusdatacentres.com) with a Gold award for its internal management of Health & Safety Practices, Policies and Standards.
Sunday Times 100 ranks Xalient

The Sunday Times Hundred 2023 (www.thetimes.co.uk/sunday-times-100-fast-growth) ranks the secure network transformation specialist, Xalient (www.xalient.com) for the second year as a fast growth leader after the firm achieved sales of £37.6 million and growth of 52.9%.

NETSCOUT launches VWB channel

The new Visibility Without Borders (VWB) platform from performance management, cybersecurity and DDoS protection solutions leader, NETSCOUT (www.netscout.com) is set to provide unrivalled deep packet inspection at scale on a single platform.

Semperis expands channel team

Cybersecurity leader Semperis (www.semperis.com) appoints Tobie Kottman as Channel Director for UK & Ireland.

Boardroom Navigator launches

Boardroom executives need to acquire greater skills if they are to manage a business through today's and tomorrow's challenges, according to the launch edition of the Boardroom Navigator 2023 report from Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk).

Infinidat named awards finalist

The annual OnCon Icon Awards for 2023 selects Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) as a finalist in both the ‘Top 100 Executive Team Award’ and ‘Top 100 Marketing Team Award’ categories. 

Skills shortage hits inflation 
Responding to the latest reports of stubbornly high inflation and a confirmation from the Bank of England that interest rates will increase.
Shortages drive job confidence 
The challenging economic climate is creating a tight labour market where ‘cash-strapped’ employees are in the driving seat and we could see another mass exodus of staff, warns leading talent solution specialists, Robert Half (www.roberthalf.co.uk).
Honeywell Ionic launches BESS

The latest scalable end-to-end modular battery energy storage system (BESS) and energy management tool from Honeywell (www.honeywell.com), the Honeywell Ionic is a single, complete solution.

Lack of IT budget challenges firms

The biggest security challenge facing small business is lack of IT budget, says one in two small companies, according to additional findings from a Netwrix (www.netwrix.com) survey conducted in February 2023 amongst security and IT professionals from 106 countries.

BMC launches AMI cloud

Organizations looking to unlock their mission-critical data across hybrid IT infrastructures to increase business intelligence for better decision making, are now able to take advantage of the power of on-premises mainframe computing for large-scale, business-critical transactions while gaining the benefits of the cloud

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Honeywell boosts oil & gas sector

Production efficiency and asset reliability in the oil and gas sector have been given a boost after Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) launches its Upstream Production Performance Suite.

HelixGBT gets AI boost

Global leader in software for the autonomous digital enterprise, BMC (www.bmc.comunveils generative AI enhancements to the BMC Helix Service and Operations Management platform.

FEBE names Xalient for fast growth
FEBE (For Entrepreneurs By Entrepreneurs) (www.febe.com) names secure network transformation specialist, Xalient (www.xalient.com) as the fastest growing founder-led private company in the FEBE Growth 100 listing for the second year.
 
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