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Businesses must do more to protect from cyber security breaches

Businesses must do more to protect from cyber security breaches

Businesses in the UK – and in particular, small firms – must do more to protect from cyber security breaches. The data from the Cyber Security Breaches reveals a worrying lack of planning for any potential hacking. According to the available information, 43% of businesses experienced a breach in cyber …

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Younger employees are biggest risk for security breaches

Security

More than a third of senior executives believe that younger employees are the “main culprits” for data security breaches in the workplace according to a new independent study into attitudes to security of the next generation workforce, commissioned by Centrify. More worrying is that the study also reveals that these …

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Appetite for apps outstrips capacity to develop them in UK businesses

Technology & Innovation

UK businesses are at risk of experiencing an “app crunch” as fierce demand for apps meets a developer skills shortage and a lack of investment in customer-facing tools, according to the latest State of Application Development report from OutSystems. The 2018 global research report examines the challenges faced, development priorities …

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How to ride the AI mega-wave

Last year had a transformative effect on Artificial intelligence (AI), with tech giants such as Google, Apple and Facebook all spending exorbitant amounts on acquiring AI start-ups. The aim for these companies was to bring the niche AI expertise of these start-ups in-house, signalling that these industry titans recognise the …

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Getting value from omnichannel customer communications

Strategy

Businesses are well aware that they need an effective omnichannel customer communications programme to remain competitive. Yet without clear strategy, businesses may end up ploughing time and money into campaigns that aren’t going to give them the results they need. This is why it is important that organisations assess how …

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Adapting right-sizing to the hybrid IT era

Right-sizing is a key business process when assessing performance against cost. Businesses and the C-suite should ensure they’re periodically conducting this proactive, strategic planning process to make sure they are operating with the correct level of resources. The same applies for IT environments. Traditionally, right-sizing on-premises IT environments is an …

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Busting common threat intelligence myths

Security

There are plenty of misconceptions surrounding threat intelligence, one being that it is only for elite security analysts, another that it causes more problems than it solves. These misunderstandings risk leading many security professionals to believe that bringing threat intelligence into their role is not advantageous. Even though many organisations …

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Becoming guardians of the data privacy galaxy – post GDPR

Big Data

During my college years I was quite the Depeche Mode fan, ‘Violator’ being one of my favourite albums at the time. When Martin Gore wrote “Policy of Truth” I doubt he was thinking of Data Protection, however the song is about trust in a relationship and being open and transparent. …

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