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New report outlines key business cybersecurity trends for 2020

The rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape proves that threat actors remain undeterred from compromising systems for their own gain. A new report from Trend Micro presents the key cybersecurity concerns for businesses for 2020.

Q&A: When hackers have your healthcare IT department outgunned Special

Keeping on top of regulations is a burdensome task for any healthcare IT department, including HIPAA compliance, especially when cash-strapped or low in headcount. So what can they do? Max Pruger of Kaseya has some answers.

Majority of IT security pros say their infrastructure has gaps

New research from Ponemon Institute and AttackIQ has discovered that 56 percent of IT security professionals understand their organization’s security infrastructure has gaps in coverage. This could allow attackers to penetrate system defences.

Q&A: Insight into the first female-only coding competition Special

The #CodeLikeAWoman ITA Tech Challenge in the U.S. drew in 162 candidates from 46 universities across the U.S. who applied to compete in The Final Challenge in Chicago. Julia Kanouse looks forward to the next stage of the competition.

New Survey: Majority of IT departments have gaps in USB security

While there are many sources of cybersecurity weakness, employees pose a major threat to their organizations’ data security, and a major contributor is employees’ usage of USB drives.

Q&A: Insight into the future direction of IT careers Special

Jobs in Information Technology continue to evolve, not least due to digital transformation and with the advent of IoT devices and artificial intelligence. a leading expert assesses the typical IT career is heading.

Intel acquires Barefoot Networks to accelerate Ethernet delivery

Technology giant Intel is to acquire Barefoot Networks. The aim of the purchase is to aid the acceleration of Ethernet-based fabrics, which is essential for developing cloud computing.

Five outdated IT practices that businesses need to overcome

Information technology plays a pivotal role in most businesses, either in ensuring that process operate effectively or with playing a key part of digital transformation initiates. A new report assesses how IT can become more efficient.

Q&A: Businesses need to bring IT, HR & Legal together Special

Too often IT, HR and legal teams are working towards different objectives. However, new technology centered on the control of documents can help to meld all three formerly independent teams together.

Poor IT integration costs each company half a million per year

Analysts Cleo have released survey results from 100 IT decision makers, which found that B2B, application and cloud integration challenges amount to a $500,000 loss to enterprises each year.

RemoveDEBRIS satellite captures space junk for the first time

In the video, an experimental cleanup device called RemoveDEBRIS successfully casts a net around a dummy satellite in a stunning demonstration that simulates a technique that could one day capture spaceborne garbage.

Q&A: How technology is reshaping recruitment Special

Today’s job market is highly competitive and millennials with key skills, such as tech skills, can hold the upper hand. This means businesses need to work hard to attract top talent. Aman Brar of Canvas looks at tech developments in recruitment.

IT jobs have outpaced most other jobs in growth

Research shows that information technology jobs - computer software, big data, and cybersecurity - have outpaced most other jobs, across all sectors, in productivity and growth since 2004.

Insider threats are inherent to every organization

All businesses are at risk from cyberattacks. While much attention is focused externally, a considerable risk exists internally, as new report from LogRhythm indicates.

IT spending hits 10 year high as companies wrestle with DX

A new survey finds that CIOs are reporting increases in IT spending and staffing — the highest for ten years — as their organizations step up investments in digital technology.

Only 1 in 10 enterprises are 'digitally transformed'

Digital transformation may be the biggest buzzword in business and its one that's been at the top of many agendas for the past two years; however, few firms have got close to achieving the goal, according to a new report.

Interview: Deep learning can aid a company's IT infrastructure Special

Tel Aviv - A new platform called prooV uses deep learning to mimic a company's IT infrastructure, so that a business can test-drive multiple technologies at once in a secure fashion. Alexey Sapozhnikov, co-founder of prooV, explains more.

Connecting legacy IT equipment could pose security risks

SCADA and ICS technology that supports much critical infrastructure is ageing. Also, this technology is becoming more connected, opening it up to new security threats. A new report considers how to minimize the risk of these systems being breached.

A growing army of telecommuting professionals in the US workforce

As competition in the U.S. job market grows tighter, many companies are casting their nets wider to find the talent they require when the local talent pool dries up. This has resulted in companies altering their recruiting practices to stay ahead.

Intel Corporation's head of mobile group plans to leave company

After less than a year as the head of Intel's mobile phone division, Aicha Evans recently announced her plans to quit. The semiconductor chip giant is still struggling to gain a foothold in the mobile applications market.

Electronic Health Records: a gold rush for data thieves

The United States continues to present the largest market of “soft targets” for identity thieves. As security upgrades continue to roll out among America’s millions credit cards, identity thieves are taking the path of least resistance to stay busy

Why Lithuania may be the next IT hotspot

Recently we have seen reports of B2B companies moving into Lithuania’s borders and setting up shop. Google is also establishing a presence in the small Baltic state.

How IT is influencing the auto industry

The average American spends 38 hours a year stuck in traffic. That’s a whole lot of wasted time, but what if time spent in our cars wasn’t so miserable? Or what if that number could drastically drop for 2015?

Op-Ed: For online business, technology is here to stay

Technology is becoming increasingly pervasive in every facet of people's lives, but none more so than business; however, dealing with technology can still prove to be a problem.

Op-Ed: For online business, technology is here to stay

Technology is becoming increasingly pervasive in every facet of people's lives, but none more so than business; however, dealing with technology can still prove to be a problem.

Gary Read heading to the cloud, changing sector with IT insights

San Francisco - How much has the cloud industry grown in the last two years alone? A new study discovered that workers are using 10 times more cloud apps than IT professionals project. Gary Read is one of the thousands trying to innovate the cloud.

Companies investing more in Internet services as traffic grows

Herndon - Studies have shown that Internet traffic keeps increasing with each passing year. In North America alone, traffic has grown by as much as 50 percent per year in the past decade. It is expected that it will quadruple by the year 2014.

As companies end telecommuting poll finds support for practice

New York - How would you like to work from home? A new poll discovered that most Americans believe telecommuting works and at-home employees are very productive. A small number of people said that telecommuting leads to people being lazy.

Ghana aims to construct an ‘IT City’

Ghana has announced plans of a project to build a $10 billion IT hub close to the capital Accra. The project is scheduled to be finished by 2016.

IT experts trying to combine innovation with security in tech

Jersey City - What does the future look like for information technology? It will consist of cloud computing, mobile devices and edge technologies, according to a report by top IT officials from various government agencies in the United States.
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