Analysis

71% of businesses do not have a plan to deal with potential cyber-attacks

The Office of National Statistics recently cited a 12% increase in fraud and computer misuse. Cyber-attacks can be particularly damaging to small and medium-sized enterprises. But despite this news, a recent Kaspersky report shows there has been a lack of investment in IT security. Why has the amount of money into cybersecurity …

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Survey: 47% of IT Professionals Said Quality of User Experience Has Not Suffered Due to Remote Work

Ivanti has announced findings of a new study which shows that nearly half (45%) of IT professionals reported doing a run-through of supporting remote workers prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. 41% of other non-IT departments also reported doing a remote work run-through. For many organisations, this preparation has paid off. 61% …

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Pandemic-sparked IT purchases force 47 percent of global enterprises to focus on E-Waste

New research by Blancco Technology Group explores enterprise perspectives on e-waste and highlights both the e-waste and sustainability challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic has created. Blancco’s study, The Rising Tide of E-waste, produced in partnership with Coleman Parkes, reveals that nearly half (47 percent) of large global enterprises created …

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Rebuilding for the Future: CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2021

The information technology (IT) industry will morph in 2021, prompted by its response to the chaos of 2020 and affirmation that it is the central nervous system of our digital society, according to the IT Industry Outlook 2021 released by CompTIA. The annual report explores the trends that will shape the …

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Softcat report reveals technology’s supporting role during pandemic and beyond 

The new 2020 Business Tech Priorities Report from Softcat reveals which technology solutions and services are mission critical today, helping organisations navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and which are being prioritised for recovery and future prosperity. The findings are based on the views of over 1,500 organisations in the UK and Ireland, across 21 industries.   Respondents overwhelmingly agreed that …

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AppsFlyer report shows major growth for mobile gaming sector as demand for gaming apps soars by 45% globally in 2020

AppsFlyer has released The State of Gaming App Marketing – 2020 Edition, a report examining the growth of the mobile gaming industry during the first three quarters of 2020. The report analysed 9.2 billion app installs to provide marketers an in-depth analysis of global data-driven insights, industry trends, and growth …

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Christmas spending could drop by £9.6BN due to lockdown

Christmas spending is forecast to decrease by £9.674bn during the six weeks leading up to Christmas this year due to the impact of lockdown, according to a new report. The VoucherCodes.co.uk Shopping for Christmas 2020 report, carried out by the Centre for Retail Research (CRR), suggests that new restrictions meaning non-essential stores are closed …

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McAfee sees COVID-19-themed threats and powershell malware surge in Q2 2020

 McAfee Corp. has released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: November 2020, examining cybercriminal activity related to malware and the evolution of cyber threats in Q2 2020. During this period, McAfee saw an average of 419 new threats per minute as overall new malware samples grew by 11.5%. A significant proliferation …

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Lenovo and Intel study delves into technology updates, improved productivity and employee engagement

 A new Lenovo and Intel commissioned study, “Empower Your Employees with the Right Technology,” conducted by Forrester Consulting highlights opportunities for remote and hybrid work environments. The findings reveal that while companies on average see a 5x return on investment in employee experience (EX) driven by increased productivity, organisational agility …

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Research reveals automation key to future of cybersecurity but younger generations fear jobs being replaced by tech

Despite 88% of cybersecurity professionals believing automation will make their jobs easier, younger staffers are more concerned that the technology will replace their roles than their veteran counterparts, according to new research by Exabeam. The finding is part of the 2020 Cybersecurity Professionals Salary, Skills and Stress Survey, an annual survey of security practitioners. Overall, satisfaction levels continued …

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