Changing role of CISOs | ITProPortal

The past decade has seen a dramatic rise in cyber threats and attacks, catalyzed by a myriad of factors including rapid digital transformation, the demands of the pandemic and the exponential growth of data sharing as consumers demand more personalized and unique experiences from brands. While ‘cybersecurity hygiene’ has long been the buzzword, a robust cyber strategy is now considered …

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Role of change management in automation

While the need to automate is nothing new, what has changed over the years is what types of tasks can be automated and how much can be automated. Logically, it makes sense that many activities that are being performed by a person can be accomplished by a machine more cheaply and with more accuracy.  Machines historically have been good at …

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UK workers want to play a key role in digital transformation

Many UK workers want to learn new digital skills, such as coding, and use them to advance their careers and help their organization in its digital transformation efforts. This is according to a report from low-code firm Mendix, based on a poll of 250 full-time workers, which states that almost three-quarters (72 percent) want to learn new digital skills, and …

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Edge computing could play a big role for UK businesses

As UK businesses seek to recover from the devastating effects of the pandemic, they should look towards Edge computing. This is according to a new report from trade organization techUK, which believes Edge computing could play a major role in the recovery. According to the report, edge technology can help businesses strengthen their digital infrastructure, build flexibility and resiliency into …

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SMBs played a major role in getting the UK through 2020

If it weren’t for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), the UK would have had an entirely different 2020. Citizens have acknowledged the hard work SMBs put into getting the country through the pandemic and intend to repay these companies with continued custom. This is the conclusion of a new report from the accounting firm Intuit QuckBooks and Oxford Economics, which …

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Edge computing set to play an increasingly important role for businesses

Although just a quarter of businesses are harnessing edge computing today, almost all (89 percent) believe it will play an important role within the next decade.  This is according to a new report from Telehouse International Corporation of Europe, which suggests businesses want to “bring applications closer to data sources” by 2030. Besides edge, businesses also expect to shift further …

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Understanding digital’s pivotal role in supporting a place-based approach to the pandemic response

We increasingly face challenges that are global – Covid-19, the climate crisis, economic instability and a widening equalities gap. One of the positive outcomes of the pandemic has been more urgent focus on the importance and power of community, with people coming together in the face of this huge adversity. When faced with national restrictions, it is local solutions which …

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Developers played a central role in helping businesses survive the pandemic

The vast majority (90%) of businesses believe software developers played a critical role in overcoming competition during the pandemic, research published by Twilio states.  As consumers and employees alike have been forced to stay at home as a result of the pandemic, companies have had to rely heavily on their software developers to maintain business continuity. Among the UK CTOs …

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Mobile devices are now playing a more important security role

Defending the corporate network is no longer the number one priority for Chief Information Security Officers (CISO), a new report from automation platform Ivanti argues. Instead, CISOs are more focused on protecting their employees’ mobile devices. Polling 400 CISOs in EMEA for the report, Ivanti found that almost all (87 percent) see mobile devices as the focal point of their …

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Making space: the role of data in office management

From corporate cubicles to open plan, hotdesking, and co-working spaces, we’ve seen the office space become increasingly flexible and fluid over the last 10 years. Above simple functionality, leaders have recognized the office’s role in driving creativity, collaboration, and laying the foundations for corporate culture.  However, as with so many industries, the Covid-19 pandemic has presented a new set of …

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