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Cynomi brings vCISO to Europe

David Primor, CEO of Cynomi, explains that the company is is now offering its vCISO (virtual chief information security officer) platform for MSPs and MSSPs to European based clients while ensuring data remains in Europe. David outlines the platform’s features, the growing number of compliance frameworks supported (including GDPR, DORA, NIS2, NIST-CSF, ISO-27001 and SOC2) and the company’s plans for the future.

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AI adoption projects are ‘investment roulette’

Ian Stendera, Chief Product Officer, Ardoq, discusses the company’s recently published Emerging Technology Adoption 2024 Report, explaining the ways in which CIOs see developments such as AI as both a risk and opportunity. He provides some great insights into the size of the task facing organisations as they seek to adopt new technologies, as well as providing advice on how best to optimise the chances of project success.

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Towards faster, simpler and more secure authentication

Jonathan Craymer, FRSA, President & Founder, Shayype Solutions Ltd, discusses the problems with many if not all of the current authentication technologies and solutions available on the market, before explaining how the Shayype authentication engine has been developed to take the one time passcode to the next, secure level. Jonathan believes that users deserve better than the current authentication offerings, and is confident that Shayype should be a key pillar of any organisation’s comprehensive authentication strategy.

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Logpoint launches new Partner Programs

Antti Vilhunen, Regional Director Northern Europe, Logpoint, discusses the the roll-out of two new distinct partner programs for Channel Partners and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). The aim is to provide clarity, simplicity, and increased value for channel resellers and MSSPs. The new partner programs underscore the company’s commitment to fostering successful collaborations and bringing increased value to its partner ecosystem and mutual customers.

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Partners profit from Kaseya’s ‘game-changing’ subscription model

Fred Voccola, CEO of Kaseya, explains the thinking behind the launch of launch of Kaseya 365, a first-of-its-kind subscription set to change the way MSPs do business. MSPs will now have seamless access to manage, secure, back up, and automate all their clients’ environments, at ‘a fraction of the price currently required’. Fred also outlines the company’s Partner First Pledge initiative, providing MSPs with further support from Kaseya.

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Human-centred software design – mind the gap!

Sara Faatz, Director, Technology Community Relations at Progress, discusses the importance of human-centred software design, with the company’s recent survey revealing that, while nearly all organisations recognise its value, there’s a big gap between intent and action. Sara examines the reasons behind this disparity and shares some valuable insights as to how organisations can ensure that they optimise human-centric digital experiences for their entire ecosystem.

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AI and security are CIOs’ top priorities

Toby Alcock discusses the company’s 10th annual CIO Report, which highlights the many challenges facing CIOs as they seek to deliver the IT infrastructure required to underpin organisations’ digital transformation journeys. Cybersecurity and AI might be described as the ‘usual suspects when it comes to the main challenges identified in the report, but CIOs are also focused on connectivity issues, skills shortages and the need for a coherent and comprehensive, company-wide digital vision.

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DEI focus benefits employees and partners alike

Chloe Cameron, Chief People Officer for EMEA, describes her own role as ‘enabling people to do the greatest work of their lives’ and is responsible for putting the structures into place within the UK to allow Pax8’s employees to be able to provide the best possible service and expertise to business’s partners at scale and speed. As an active member of We are Tech Women, Chloe speaks confidently and expertly on cultural issues and opportunities within the tech sector, as well as the importance of building business culture and working with staff to get the best out of them.

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GenAI looms large on the cybersecurity landscape

James Hodge, GVP & Chief Strategy Advisor at Splunk and a member of TechUK AI Committee, discusses the findings of the recent “State of Security 2024: The Race to Harness AI” global research report – in particular, the impact of GenAI on cybersecurity – both the good and the bad.

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Unified storage for the AI era
  • Posted on 21st May 2024 in by Phil Alsop

Grant Caley, UK&I Solutions Engineering Director, NetApp, discusses the launch of the company’s new AFF A-Series systems that can power all the most demanding IT workloads customers face, including GenAI, VMware, and enterprise databases. Grant also details the additional capabilities NetApp has released to provide customers with the advanced data management, ransomware protection, and cloud integration that modern workloads demand, confirming the company’s intelligent data infrastructure focus, designed to help customers operate more efficiently as they leverage their data to drive innovation.

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Caution - playing the GenAI long game pays dividends

Eric Johnson, Chief Information Officer at PagerDuty, discusses the findings of the company’s recent Generative AI survey, explaining how many organisations remain mistrustful and nervous of the technology, to the extent that they may well have paused usage in order to establish guidelines and policies, while understanding that, if they do not deploy GenAI, they risk falling behind their competitors. Eric provides some excellent advice to help end users understand how best to make a success of GenAI and to avoid getting caught up in the hype.

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Gap opens up between digital trust leaders and laggards

Mike Nelson, Global VP of Digital Trust at DigiCert, discusses the findings of the company’s 2024 State of Digital Trust Survey, explaining that digital trust leaders enjoy higher revenue, better digital innovation and higher employee productivity, are better prepared for the post-quantum world and well positioned to take advantage of the benefits of IoT. Mike also explains how organisations outside the leaders’ group can set about improving their digital trust posture.

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New distribution agreement enables Robson to offer on-premises or hosted cloud alternatives and enable business continuity for companies impacted by Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware.
Leading uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) manufacturer, CENTIEL, is celebrating a major double award win.
Nerdio has launched new research showing that the UK has surpassed the US in DaaS adoption — with 76% of UK IT leaders citing both cybersecurity and carbon emissions as key reasons for making the switch.
83% of organizations have experienced at least one account takeover in the last year; security leaders lack confidence in their current defenses to protect against this threat.

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