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August 31, 2017

IDC Latest Survey Ranks Robotics as Top Priority for Technology Investment in 2017

IDC Manufacturing Insights reveals in its latest report “Key Insights from IDC Worldwide Robotics Survey 2017 ” that robotics is ranked the highest priority for technology investment by companies surveyed from manufacturing, retail, health, and utilities sectors. The survey covered key robotics markets of China, Japan, the United States, German, France, Italy, Thailand, and Taiwan.

“Clearly, end-user organizations are looking to deploy the latest robotics technologies to improve product quality, enhance customer experiences, and reduce operational cost at the same time,” said Dr. Jing Bing Zhang, Research Director for Worldwide Robotics and IDC Manufacturing [...]

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August 6, 2017

Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Accelerate the Pace of Digital Workplace Transformation

New research which examined how organisations are evolving from a traditional office environment to a digital workplace reveals that gaining competitive advantage and improving business process are among the top goals of their digital transformation strategy. This is according to 40% of 800 organisations in 15 countries on five continents that were interviewed for Dimension Data’s Digital Workplace Report: Transforming Your Business which was published recently.

Another insight in the Report is that digital transformation is not just about adopting the technologies of the past: 62% of research participants expect to have technology such as virtual advisors in their [...]

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August 2, 2017

Cisco Appoints David Meads Vice President for Middle East and Africa

Cisco announced the appointment of David Meads as Vice President for its Middle East and Africa operations. In the current era of digital disruption, Meads, in this newly created role, will oversee the execution of Cisco’s strategy in these two regions, ensuring the technology leader maintains its momentum at the forefront of digital transformation efforts.

David Meads, Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Cisco

As digital adoption gathers pace in the Middle East and Africa, the new geographical set up under Meads will allow for greater synergies, relevancy and sharing of best practices across the two regions.

“David Meads’ appointment [...]

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July 24, 2017

Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report predicts new “Destruction of Service” attacks; scale and impact of threats grow

The Cisco® 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR) uncovers the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of attacks, and forecasts potential “destruction of service” (DeOS) attacks. These could eliminate organizations’ backups and safety nets, required to restore systems and data after an attack. Also, with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), key industries are bringing more operations online, increasing attack surfaces and the potential scale and impact of these threats.

Recent cyber incidents such as WannaCry and Nyetya show the rapid spread and wide impact of attacks that look like traditional ransomware, but are much more destructive. These events [...]

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July 20, 2017

Digital Shadows lifts the lid on credit card fraud gangs cashing in on $24 billion a year

Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, today reveals the findings of an in-depth study carried out by its team of multilingual analysts assessing the changing habits and tactics of organized credit card fraud gangs. It points to increased sophistication of a professional ecosystem as fraudsters seek to up-skill themselves and novice would-be cyber criminals.

By analyzing hundreds of criminal forums, Digital Shadows discovered a new trend in the form of remote learning ‘schools’. Available to Russian speakers only, these six-week courses comprise 20 lectures with five expert instructors. The course includes webinars, detailed notes and course material. [...]

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July 19, 2017

New Mimecast Sync & Recover for Exchange and Office 365 Streamlines Recovery of Lost or Corrupted Email Data

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, today introduced Sync & Recover for Exchange and Office 365. As more organizations move email and its data to Office 365, they need to better protect this data against malicious or accidental loss. Sync & Recover offers unified management of compliance, archiving and data resilience. The new service also provides organizations with protection against downtime in the event of a ransomware or other malware attacks, while cloud-based efficiency can quickly restore corrupted or lost email data.

Organizations have long deployed backup and recovery systems in conjunction with Exchange on-premises mail servers, [...]

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July 19, 2017

Ali Amer to Lead Cisco’s Global Service Provider Business in the Middle East and Africa

Cisco announced today that Ali Amer has been appointed Managing Director for Global Service Provider Sales in the Middle East and Africa at Cisco.

In his new role, Ali will be responsible for helping telecommunications service providers transform their networks, businesses and customers’ experiences to capture the opportunities created by the digital era. In addition to driving the segment’s sales strategy and growth across the Middle East and Africa, he will also focus on streamlining business operations, including sales and channel strategy, business development and customer support.

Amer will report to Peter Karlstromer, Senior Vice President for Global Service [...]

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July 9, 2017

Digital Shadows Announces the Industry’s Broadest Digital Risk Coverage with Enhancement to its Dark Web Capabilities

Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, today announced comprehensive enhancements of its award-winning SearchLight solution’s dark web coverage capabilities with a focus on scalable data analytics plus human led data collection and contextual interaction to best protect an organization’s business, brand, and reputation.

Starting today, with continuous coverage updates added daily, Digital Shadows SearchLight™ has significantly expanded its automated dark web collection capabilities, complemented by human data scientist support to monitor, manage, and protect organizations against threats associated with forums and marketplaces across the open, deep, [...]

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