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Ransomware attacks are a ‘clear and present danger’ for UK AEC firms, says Egnyte 

Reading, UK. 19 May 2022 – Egnyte, the specialist in cloud content security and governance, released the findings of a benchmarking survey of UK Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) professionals to evaluate how the industry is responding to the threat of ransomware attacks. The survey reveals that despite 87% of respondents having strong concerns about ransomware attacks, 71% describe their firm’s recovery strategy as being ‘weak’, ‘could be better,’ or admit to having ‘no plan.’

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Cybereason announces inaugural report from the cyber defenders council

London, UK. 20 May 2022 – Cybereason, the XDR company, has announced the publication of the inaugural report from the Cyber Defenders Council, a group of 50 preeminent security leaders from public and private sector organisations across North America, EMEA, and APAC. The report, titled Defend Forward: A Proactive Model for Cyber Deterrence, discusses the concept of Defend Forward that originated with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and how security leaders can adapt it for the private sector via six guiding principles.

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AI invasion: A global threat or valuable opportunity?  

From major advances in medicine to taking the automotive industry by storm, the widespread implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming global industry at every level. As technologies, such as Big Data, robotics, and the Internet of things (IoT) continue to advance at a phenomenal rate, AI is becoming a key driver in global innovation, says Dr. Ray O. Johnson, chief executive officer, Technology Innovation Institute (TII).

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KnowBe4 report finds overall improvement in security culture worldwide 

London, UK. 18 May 2022 – KnowBe4, the provider of the security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced that its research arm, KnowBe4 Research, has launched the 2022 Security Culture Report, which looked at trends in security culture for the first time, finding that security culture worldwide has improved overall.

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Avery Dennison and Wiliot announce strategic partnership to build and scale the future of the IoT

Mentor, Ohio & San Diego – Avery Dennison Corporation, the provider of RFID and digital ID solutions, and Wiliot, the Internet of Things provider, announced a strategic partnership dedicated to scaling the IoT to the next level, creating a new era of IoT that benefits people and the planet.

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Building a cyber security strategy for marketers

Marketing teams often work with sensitive data, be it customer or contact data, in your CRM, WordPress site, payment details, and much more. Chief marketing officers (CMO’s), head of marketing, and marketing directors are accountable for data, how it is used, stored, and shared within their marketing teams, says Radmila Blazheska, CMO & Eleanor Barlow, content manager at SecurityHQ.

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Variscite identifies factors accelerating system on module market

Tel Aviv, Israel. 11 May 2022 – The ability to offload production logistics, overcome challenges in the worldwide supply chain and ease of maintenance over in-house design are among key factors that will drive the System on Module (SoM) market for the next 5 years, according to experts at Variscite, a System on Module / Computer on Module provider.

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Getting the most out of your data

According to a report from Seagate Technology, about 68% of data available to enterprises goes unleveraged. Data can be a valuable resource, particularly in manufacturing, so by considering how they collect, store and interpret data, manufacturers can use this resource to its full potential. Here Mike John, technical director of industrial metrology specialist The Sempre Group, explains how manufacturers can streamline data collection and use the data they are already collecting for quality control.

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Intel’s Habana Labs launches second-generation AI processors for training and inferencing

Today at Intel Vision, Intel announced that Habana Labs, its data centre team focused on AI deep learning processor technologies, launched its second-generation deep learning processors for training and inference: Habana Gaudi2 and Habana Greco. These new processors address an industry gap by providing customers with high-performance, high-efficiency deep learning compute choices for both training workloads and inference deployments in the data centre while lowering the AI barrier to entry for companies of all sizes.

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Vodafone Business report: 29% of financial services firms considered ‘Fit for the Future’ and prepared to deal with upcoming challenges

London, UK. 11 May 2022 – The financial services industry is embracing digital transformation plans that were accelerated as a result of the pandemic, according to a major recent study from Vodafone Business. This has led to 29% of financial services firms globally being considered ‘Fit for the Future’ (FFTF) and better prepared to deal with future challenges such as increased competition, changing employee expectations, and rising customer demand.

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elev8 joins AWS training partner programme to transform cloud sector in Africa

Lagos, Nigeria. 11 May 2022 – elev8 education, a global digital skilling and transformative education partner, has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training Partner programme. Through this program, elev8 will deliver cloud computing skills training, developed and maintained by AWS, to organisations and learners in Nigeria and Rwanda.

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Hexagon’s intergraph G/Technology now available on Oracle cloud infrastructure

10 May 2022 – Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division announced Intergraph G/Technology, Hexagon’s advanced utility geographic information system (GIS), has achieved Powered by Oracle Cloud Expertise and is now available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. The new deployment option provides utility operators a scalable, secure and highly available GIS solution with reduced start-up costs and needed infrastructure.

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Kyndryl and Red Hat partner to advance IT automation for multicloud infrastructure

Boston, USA – Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, and IT infrastructure services provider, Kyndryl announced a strategic partnership to help customers embrace open, differentiated automation technologies and managed services to modernise core business applications and IT infrastructure, while enabling scalable enterprise operations and greater resilience with advanced security capabilities. Together, Red Hat and Kyndryl will offer integrated services and solutions based on Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to automate critical workloads from the enterprise datacentre to the edge and across public clouds. 

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IBM unveils new roadmap to practical Quantum computing era

Armonk, NY, 10 May 2022 – IBM announced the expansion of its roadmap for achieving large-scale, practical quantum computing. This roadmap details plans for new modular architectures and networking that will allow IBM quantum systems to have larger qubit-counts up to hundreds of thousands of qubits. To enable them with the speed and quality necessary for practical quantum computing, IBM plans to continue building an increasingly intelligent software orchestration layer to efficiently distribute workloads and abstract away infrastructure challenges.

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IBM tackles talent shortage and cybersecurity crisis with new and expanded partnerships

Armonk, NY, USA. 10 May 2022 – IBM announced education initiatives with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)Specialisterne Foundation, and six Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) to provide no-cost STEM job training to U.S. military veterans, neurodivergent learners worldwide, and university students from underrepresented communities in the U.S.

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New Cybereason incident response and professional services subscription offers unlimited incident response

London, UK. 10 May 2022 Cybereason, the XDR company, launched new Incident Response (IR) and Professional Services subscription bundles with services designed to help organisations measure and optimise their security program, packaged with unlimited incident response services that identify, contain and remediate malicious cyber incidents in minutes.

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Over 31,000 stolen and leaked credentials from the FTSE 100 on the Dark Web

London, 10 May 2022 – Outpost24, an innovator in identifying and managing cybersecurity exposure, announced the results of its 2022 FTSE 100 Credential Theft Study outlining the number of breached credentials from the UK’s most profitable companies online ready to be exploited by threat actors.

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Panasas adds all-flash and massive-capacity data solutions to activeStor portfolio

London, UK. 4 May 2022 – Panasas, the data engine for innovation, today unveiled its new portfolio of high performance storage solutions for the complex data challenges. Two new ActiveStor systems will accelerate advanced AI/ML training, modelling and simulation, high performance data analytics, and massive-scale data workloads.

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Embrace the edge to avoid unscheduled downtime

According to Arimo, manufacturers can deal with up to 800 hours of downtime per year. As unscheduled downtime is far more costly than planned downtime, it’s important that manufacturers have real-time information about their equipment and processes to avoid unexpected faults and failures. Here Johan Jonzon, CMO and co-founder of edge analytics platform developer, Crosser, explains how edge analytics provides instantaneous data to prevent unscheduled downtime.

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How mixed reality technology helped transform the three pillars of sustainability

Sustainability is a broader term than it used to be. Today, it is often seen as consisting of three pillars: environmental; business and human impact. The traditional view of sustainability was that if you wanted to favour one of these pillars, you had to sacrifice, or at least neglect the others, says Yan Simard, CEO, Kognitiv Spark.

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What can ASICs do for the smart cities of the future?

According to the United Nations, we can expect 68% of the global population to live in urban areas by 2050. To cope with this increase, cities are focusing on the use of technology to improve equity for residents, facilitate more sustainable living and encourage better use of resources. Here Richard Mount, director of sales at ASIC design and supply company Swindon Silicon Systems, explores the sensor-driven technologies that enable smart cities, and the application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that support them.

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