Analysis

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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Nine in ten large firms relying on bad supplier data, according to new HICX survey

According to a new HICX survey, almost 9 out 10 large businesses are relying on bad supplier data,  putting them at major risk of fraud. The data was complied from findings from some of the largest US and European businesses at the height of the Covid-19 crisis, with 89% admitting …

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Cyber-attacks threaten middle-market businesses, providing opportunity for insurers, says GlobalData

Despite a series of high-profile cyber security cases in recent years, the uptake of cyber insurance among small-medium enterprises (SME) remains low at just 12.7%, according to GlobalData’s 2020 UK SME Insurance Survey. Insurers should target middle-market companies who at the most risk, according to GlobalData. GlobalData senior analyst, Daniel …

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Report finds cybersecurity solution offering at the top of 91% of SMBs service provider wants

Cybersecurity remains a top priority for SMBs worldwide, as revealed in a survey conducted by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by ConnectWise. The second annual ConnectWise SMB State of Cybersecurity report found that more than three-quarters of the respondents worried they will be the target of an attack in the next six …

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