AI fuels almost 30% increase in IT modernisation spend, but firms are unprepared for data demands

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Couchbase, a cloud database platform company, has released the findings from its seventh annual survey of global IT leaders.

The study of 500 senior IT decision makers found investment in IT modernisation is set to increase by 27% in 2024, as enterprises look to take advantage of new technologies, such as AI and edge computing, while meeting ever-increasing productivity demands. There is a clear demand for modernisation and tech investment: 59% are worried their organisations’...

Cohesity brings Intel’s confidential computing capabilities to Cohesity Data Cloud

Cohesity, a specialist in AI-powered data security and management, has collaborated with Intel to bring Intel’s confidential computing capabilities to the Cohesity Data Cloud.

Leveraged with Fort Knox, Cohesity’s industry-leading cyber vault service, this data-in-use encryption innovation will be the first of its kind in the data management industry.

Together, Cohesity and Intel are solving one of the most pressing cybersecurity challenges for CIOs. Traditionally,...

Revenera launches monetisation analytics dashboard

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Revenera has unveiled the Revenera Analytics Dashboard, which will provide customers of Revenera’s software monetisation platform with better insights into entitlements, licenses and usage insights.

Revenera monetisation customers can now track and analyse customer renewal potential, usage patterns, license and product utilisation with new embedded analytics.

Nicole Segerer, SVP and GM at Revenera, said: “Understanding software consumption and customer adoption...

VMware launches developer, data and security services for sovereign clouds

VMware has unveiled innovations and technology partnerships that it says help accelerate sovereign digital innovation and enhance security for customers around the world.

Today, more than 50 VMware Sovereign Cloud providers in 33 countries are part of a powerful, interconnected, and diverse ecosystem that supports customers’ sovereign cloud requirements. Together, VMware and VMware Sovereign Cloud partners are helping organizations unlock the innovative power of their data...

Basil Faruqui, BMC: Perfecting cloud strategies, and getting the most out of automation

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BMC delivers industry-leading software solutions for IT automation, orchestration, operations, and service management to help organisations free up time and space as they continue to drive their digital initiatives forward. We work with thousands of customers and partners around the world, including more than 85% of the Forbes Global 50.

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41% of UK data is unused or unwanted

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Against the backdrop of the climate crisis and increasing energy costs, comes the worrying new findings that a lack of data management accountability in the UK means that two-fifths (41%) of data is being stored for no reason.

Conducted by NetApp, the Data Waste Index surveyed IT leaders in data management roles in the UK and found serious issues in the region's data management and storage practices.

The enormity of the task

Despite the excess of unused and...

Next generation of phishing attacks uses unexpected delivery methods to steal data

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Netskope, a specialist in secure access service edge (SASE), has unveiled new research that shows how the prevalence of cloud applications is changing the way threat actors are using phishing attack delivery methods to steal data. 

The Netskope Cloud and Threat Report: Phishing details trends in phishing delivery methods such as fake login pages and fake third-party cloud applications designed to mimic legitimate apps, the targets of phishing attacks, where the fraudulent content...

IBM unveils new cloud and AI powered fan experiences for Wimbledon 2022

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IBM and the All England Lawn Tennis Club have revealed new ways in which Wimbledon fans around the world can experience The Championships digitally, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) running on IBM Cloud and hybrid cloud technologies.

Co-created by the All England Club and IBM for Wimbledon.com and the Wimbledon app, the new features join a comprehensive suite of digital fan experiences - including the IBM Power Index with Watson, IBM Match Insights with Watson and...

Cloud data breaches and cloud complexity on the rise

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45% of businesses have experienced a cloud-based data breach or failed audit in the past 12 months, up 5% from the previous year, raising even greater concerns regarding to protecting sensitive data from cybercriminals.

This is according to the 2022 Thales Cloud Security Report, conducted by 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Globally, cloud adoption and notably multicloud adoption, remains on the rise. In 2021, organisations worldwide were using...

Most businesses are not protecting their sensitive data in the cloud

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As many as 40% of organisations have experienced a cloud-based data breach in the past 12 months. 

Despite increasing cyber-attacks targeting data in the cloud, the vast majority (83%) of businesses are still failing to encrypt half of the sensitive data they store in the cloud, raising even greater concerns as to the impact cyber criminals can have.

These details have been unveiled in the 2021 Thales Global Cloud Security Study, commissioned by Thales and conducted...