Data Mesh: A paradigm shift in enterprise data management

As Gartner outlined in its 2021 top trends for data analytics report, business leaders are beginning to understand the critical role of data and analytics in accelerating business decisions, shifting it from a ‘nice to have’ to a core business function. The combination of the pandemic accelerating digital transformation and businesses accumulating more data than ever before mean that investments …

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How AI is helping learning in the enterprise

In 2019 Josh Bersin and Marc Zao Sanders ran a survey with Linkedin to find out more about the ‘flow of work’ surrounding knowledge workers, which include people whose jobs involve handling or using information. It turns out there are some common trends amongst them: There are 780 million knowledge workers globally and they spend 19 percent of their time …

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What you really need to know about private enterprise networks

To build or buy? That is a question that every business considers for nearly everything, from trucks to office spaces. Today, enterprises are increasingly asking the same question about cellular: Should they get service from a mobile operator or become operators themselves?  Private cellular networks aren’t a new concept. For example, electric utilities such as Alliander have deployed 3G CDMA …

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A massive number of enterprise devices suffer security deficiencies

A quarter of all enterprise devices have poor security configurations, leaving sensitive data up for grabs, a new report from Absolute Software claims. The Endpoint Risk Report says these devices contain “unhealthy or ineffective” security applications such as encryption, antivirus, or VPN solutions. Other major problems include the number of security controls, as well as their functions. The number rose …

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Clouds, HSMs and secrets – what does the future hold for enterprise encryption?

Against a backdrop of global uncertainty and swift digitization, enterprises are taking giant leaps to protect their networks and confidential data — so much so that, for the first time, half of all organizations across the globe currently report having an overall encryption strategy. However, despite its significance, this milestone also exposes gaps that are leaving enterprises vulnerable to serious …

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Securing enterprise IoT lies in the network

The rollout of IoT technology throughout enterprise environments introduces new ways to monitor, report, alert, automate and optimize business processes. From manufacturing lines, to HVAC, to retail, and everything in between, IoT is transforming industries.  The benefits to automation through IoT are significant, but enterprises should still be cautious before launching their IoT transformation. From a security perspective, the fundamental …

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Why decentralized IT governance continues to plague enterprise organizations

It’s a question as old as – well, not time, but it’s an old question. How should CIOs and IT professionals at enterprise companies manage software governance? While a smaller or mid-sized company may be able to effectively manage software applications, the more companies scale up, the greater the chance that a department or tech-savvy individual introduces Slack or a …

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Enterprise IT leaders ‘aggressive’ about shift to the cloud

IT leaders worldwide are “aggressively” moving legacy infrastructure into the cloud, eager to achieve the business, technical and financial benefits of the shift. This is according to a new report from specialist SAP technology consultancy Lemongrass, which claims the move could be “rough” if organizations don’t put the proper measures in place. Polling roughly 150 IT directors for the report, …

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2020 was a big year for the passwordless enterprise: Where is it headed to now?

From the security dynamics of remote work to continued security breaches and phishing campaigns, 2020 was an eccentric year highlighting the skyrocketing need for better identity and authentication solutions in the business sector more than ever. As we take a look back at a year rife with a threat landscape for enterprise companies, it’s prime time to examine the advances …

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Accelerating containers for enterprise workloads

As full enterprise workloads move to the cloud, containers have become the go-to technology for application developers. Containerization of applications is a packaging mechanism that abstracts the application from the underlying server hardware, and enables the fast deployment of new features. Containers isolate one application from other applications, while allowing each application to have full access to all necessary system …

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