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What 2019 has in store for information technology law

What 2019 has in store for information technology law

This year, we’re seeing the inevitable intersection between digital transformation and politics. While there’s a wealth of potential in the IT and IP industry to improve efficiency, elevate existing processes, and provide new types of services altogether with all these advancements, current events in the political landscape may have the last say. Here are a few trends to keep up to date with.

Industry pessimism could delay digital transformation and restrict growth across the manufacturing sector

Industry pessimism could delay digital transformation and restrict growth across the manufacturing sector

A decline in business optimism caused by economic uncertainty and Brexit confusion is holding back manufacturers from investing in vital technology improvements, and this could seriously impact future growth across the sector.

Greater security in manufacturing IT

Greater security in manufacturing IT

By Paresh Kansara, Rittal’s Product Manager for Industrial & Outdoor Enclosures.

Rittal’s teams work closely with leading industrial companies to create IT infrastructures for use with Industry 4.0 technology, including edge computing platforms. We’ve put together the following tips to help companies implement fast-deploying and secure IT for production environments.

Frontline workers frequently turn to unapproved messaging apps for work-related communications, unbeknownst to HR

Frontline workers frequently turn to unapproved messaging apps for work-related communications, unbeknownst to HR

Internal communications is a tough nut to crack, especially when companies employ a globally dispersed workforce of non-desk employees. The need to stay informed, cut out irrelevant messages and empower staff to be more efficient is greater than ever. But more often than not, frontline workers in the retail, hospitality and entertainment industries are turning to unapproved messaging apps and social media sites for work-related communications, without HR’s knowledge.....

Two thirds of SMEs are more concerned about cyber-attacks now than they were 12 months ago

Two thirds of SMEs are more concerned about cyber-attacks now than they were 12 months ago

Businesses in the UK are more concerned about cyber-attacks now than they were a year ago, according to the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer research.

Banks leave customers open to more outages through code vulnerabilities

Banks leave customers open to more outages through code vulnerabilities

Veracode’s latest State of Software Security report (SoSS) revealed financial services is one of the slowest industries when it comes to addressing common vulnerabilities found in software.

Manufacturers hit by £2.12bn security testing bill

Manufacturers hit by £2.12bn security testing bill

The shockingly high cost of protecting against cyberattacks has been revealed, with the manufacturing industry forking out around £2.12bn annually to combat the growing threat of data breaches and system outages.

Increasing IT efficiency through effective print management

Increasing IT efficiency through effective print management

Any software or innovative practice that makes an IT department more efficient should be welcomed in an organisation. However, print management is one area where this impact on efficiency often goes unnoticed, according to Y Soft Corporation, the enterprise office solution provider.

Looking over the horizon: what does cybersecurity have in store for 2019?

Looking over the horizon: what does cybersecurity have in store for 2019?

By Tom Kellermann, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Carbon Black.

In every intelligence industry there’s often a central aim: predicting the future. We collect and analyse, dissect and interpret, looking for that essential nugget that will give us the edge over our adversaries by indicating what they’ll do next.

34% of UK consumers disappointed by availability of flexible finance

34% of UK consumers disappointed by availability of flexible finance

More than a third of consumers feel let down by the lack of flexible finance products offered by UK businesses, according to a research study.

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