Analysis

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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Research: online retailers unprepared for Christmas surge?

Many UK online retailers have just completed their most successful quarter due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Econsultancy reported that 77% of British consumers now do at least part of their online shopping online. This figure is up from 61% in 2019. Against this backdrop and in the run up to …

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ServiceNow unveils “The Work Survey,” a global view of COVID-19’s Impact on home and remote working

ServiceNow has released The Work Survey, a comprehensive global surveys to date on COVID-19’s impact on work and the opportunities ahead for digital innovation in how people work and businesses operate. Executives and employees across Europe agree technology enabled them to pivot to new ways working faster than thought possible, and digital transformation will accelerate …

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Refined practices and continued focus will reinforce cybersecurity landscape in 2020, New CompTIA report finds

Organisations are building confidence that their cybersecurity practices are headed in the right direction, aided by advanced technologies, more detailed processes, comprehensive education and specialised skills, new research from CompTIA finds. Eight in 10 organisations surveyed for CompTIA’s State of Cybersecurity 2020 report said their cybersecurity practices are improving. At the same …

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Nearly half of UK adults do not trust integrity of online information, TunnelBear survey reveals

VPN provider TunnelBear has released a study, uncovering global perspectives on online censorship experiences of citizens in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Australia, Russia, Norway and Sweden. The survey showed large segments of people in each country do not trust the integrity of information they find online, …

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Government sector at high risk of cyber incidents, analysis reveals 

The UK government and non-profit sector is at high risk of experiencing cyber incidents, according to a new threat table built from a global study on cyber readiness. The sector saw a median loss of over £19,000 ($25,000) in the last 12 months on cyber events, having been impacted by …

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