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Global IT leaders blame transformation initiatives for outages

Global IT leaders blame transformation initiatives for outages

Almost two thirds of global IT leaders have blamed their own transformation initiatives for outages and brownouts. This information was found in the IT Downtime Detection and Migration Report from LogicMonitor, which blamed initiatives such as cloud and artificial intelligence for taking their organisations offline. Approximately 300 global IT leaders were surveyed, …

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HR professionals lack understanding of impact of Brexit

HR professionals lack understanding of impact of Brexit

Very few HR professionals are satisfied with their understanding of the impact that Brexit will have on their workforce. This has been discovered in a webinar by Sterling, called Background Screening, Brexit and Best Practice Considerations for Employers, with findings that just 5% of HR professionals are ‘very comfortable’ with their own …

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Growth in UK tech sector threatened by skills shortages

Growth in UK tech sector threatened by skills shortages

The Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey has revealed that the UK’s tech sector is suffering from its highest skills shortages in more than a decade. According to the data, which is the largest IT leadership survey in the world, 64% of tech sector CIOs say that they are experiencing a shortfall …

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CISOs flag emerging technologies as leading cyber risk

CISOs flag emerging technologies as leading cyber risk

Emerging technologies have been pinpointed as a leading cyber risk in 2020. Infosecurity Europe canvassed C-level security professionals about what they expected this year in terms of trends, challenges and risks. Many Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) highlighted the risks associated with new and emerging technologies that will become more …

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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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