Many executives aren’t sure they made the right pandemic tech investments

Looking at the past year, most senior decision-makers at UK businesses aren’t fully confident in the technology investments they made during the pandemic, a new poll suggests.  A report from IT resilience company Sungard AS polling 500 senior decision-makers from the UK found that just above half (54 percent) are unsure whether or not the investments made during the pandemic …

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Managers and executives disagree over digital readiness

There is a major disconnect between managers and executives over the digital posture of their organization, a new report from digital intelligence company ABBYY claims. While most C-level executives (82 percent) feel confident in their organization’s readiness to go digital, only 58 percent of managers agree. What C-level executives don’t seem to understand, the report hints, is the level of …

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Many executives still don’t understand basic tech

Applications may not be a novelty these days, but not everyone is equipped with an understanding of their importance to businesses. According to a new report from managed cloud computing firm Rackspace, less than half of CEOs (49 percent) recognize the bottom-line benefits of applications, slightly below CTOs (53 percent) and CIOs (55 percent). The report is based on a …

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Most executives still don’t know how to get the most out of their data

Most executives know that data is important and that it can help them make better decisions and drive better business outcomes. However, not everyone knows how to put their data to use.  This is according to a new report from data integration and integrity firm Talend, which claims that, despite the importance of data, 78 percent of leaders face challenges …

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European executives lead the way in cyber-awareness

A greater proportion of European executives consider cybersecurity part of their business mission than their American counterparts, a new report from Trend Micro suggests. The report claims that 73 percent of European business and IT leaders view cybersecurity, either partially or entirely, as a business area. At the same time, just above half (58 percent) of their peers in North …

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New ransomware trend will have executives worried

Ransomware attacks have evolved once again, giving C-suite executives a serious cause for concern. According to a new report from ZDNet, some ransomware operators are no longer casting a wide net across an organization in the hopes of finding sensitive data to encrypt. Instead, they’re specifically targeting computers and other devices used by managers and top executives. They hope that …

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