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Manufacturers hit by £2.12bn security testing bill

The shockingly high cost of protecting against cyberattacks has been revealed, with the manufacturing industry forking out around £2.12bn annually to combat the growing threat of data breaches and system outages.

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3 reasons why disaster recovery is a must-have for 2019

By Amy Hawthorne, VP, Global Marketing, iland.

Natural disasters and data breaches have been hitting the headlines this year. While it might not happen to you on such a large scale, any sort of outage can cause IT administrators and CIOs to lie awake at night wondering if they are well protected. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is now a mainstream use of the cloud.

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Memor 10 rugged mobile computer by Datalogic: Dare to be smart

Datalogic, the automatic data capture and process automation solutions provider, has introduced the Memor 10 rugged mobile computer, one of the few rugged devices validated by the ‘Android Enterprise Recommended’ program from Google.

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Date announced for Varlink’s Meet the Manufacturer Event 2019

Varlink, the specialist Mobile Computing, Auto ID and EPOS Distributor, has announced the date of its 14th annual Meet the Manufacturer (MTM) event, set to take place on Wednesday 13th February 2019 at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.

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Increasing IT efficiency through effective print management

Any software or innovative practice that makes an IT department more efficient should be welcomed in an organisation. However, print management is one area where this impact on efficiency often goes unnoticed, according to Y Soft Corporation, the enterprise office solution provider.

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Looking over the horizon: what does cybersecurity have in store for 2019?

By Tom Kellermann, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Carbon Black.

In every intelligence industry there’s often a central aim: predicting the future. We collect and analyse, dissect and interpret, looking for that essential nugget that will give us the edge over our adversaries by indicating what they’ll do next.

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Exertis appoints two business managers to its expanding Pro AV solutions division

Exertis, the distributor of technology products for the B2B, mobile and retail markets, has made two business manager appointments within its Exertis Pro AV division. David Scott has been recruited to head up and drive the accessories business and Carl Swatheridge will be responsible for the projection business.

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Renowned cybercrime journalist Brian Krebs announced as speaker at BSI International Cyber Resilience Exchange

BSI’s global centre of excellence for Cybersecurity and Information Resilience has announced cybercrime investigative journalist, Brian Krebs as a speaker at the BSI International Cyber Resilience Exchange. The Exchange takes place at The Convention Centre Dublin on 26 March 2019.

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CySure partners with Frost Solutions to deliver cyber security services in South Africa

Cyber security specialist CySure Ltd has appointed Frost Solutions as a specialist value added reseller partner in South Africa. Frost Solutions specialises in delivering IT services to the small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) market and has added CySure’s information security management system, VOSO to its product and service portfolio.

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Schneider Electric introduces new technology partners initiative to help APC resellers grow their business

Schneider Electric announces the launch of its APC Technology Partners Initiative, expanding its portfolio of solutions by partnering with innovative technology providers to deliver to resellers comprehensive approaches to achieving high availability and increased resiliency at the edge. Available are solutions for Unified Threat Management,

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GridGain Cloud in-memory-computing-platform-as-a-service adds automatic data persistence, high availability and immediate restarts

GridGain Systems has announced that GridGain Cloud, an in-memory-computing-platform-as-a-service (imcPaaS) solution, now includes automatic disk-based persistence of the in-memory operational dataset which ensures immediate data access if a cluster restart is ever required.

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34% of UK consumers disappointed by availability of flexible finance

More than a third of consumers feel let down by the lack of flexible finance products offered by UK businesses, according to a research study.

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Decline in online customer experience will leave UK retailers struggling to compete in 2019, report warns

The UK’s top e-retailers are seriously jeopardising sales by not prioritising on-site customer experience, according to an industry index report.

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Arcserve predicts public clouds lose the battle for DR budgets; Names the trends that will rule data protection in 2019

2018 was one of substantial change in data protection as organisations grappled with new privacy regulations, exceedingly sophisticated ransomware attacks, and cloud-first disaster recovery strategies that ushered in unexpected costs and heightened risks of data loss. Data protection provider Arcserve, LLC names three predictions for 2019 and their impact over the next 12 months:

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Retail technology: investing in IoT to unlock multiple business benefits

By Jason Kay, CCO, IMS Evolve.

Technology investment within food retail is predicted to increase by 3.6 per cent within the next 12 months and, according to Gartner research, similar growth rates are expected over the next two years.

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Introducing the HERE OLP Marketplace for simplified and secure data exchange and enrichment

HERE Technologies, the mapping and location platform services provider, has introduced the HERE OLP Marketplace, a new hub for global location data exchange and enrichment across industries.

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Mindtree recognised as Rising Star by ISG Report on Cloud Services

Mindtree, a global technology services and digital transformation company, has been positioned as a Rising Star for its public cloud transformation services in the ISG Provider Lens Quadrant Report 2018 on “Cloud Transformation/Operation Services & XaaS.” Mindtree was also recognised as a Product Challenger in managed public cloud services.

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The new Matrix 220 imager by Datalogic - One model for any scanning requirement

Datalogic, the automatic data capture and process automation solutions provider, has introduced the new Matrix 220 imager, a highly compact image-based barcode reader capable of providing top performance with the highest flexibility.

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Digital transformation projects will continue to disrupt the customer experience in 2019, says Aspect Software

Over the last few years, digital transformation has been one of the biggest buzzwords in business and with organisations understanding the benefits that technologies such as AI, IoT and big-data analytics can bring, projects have been executed, bringing improved efficiencies, cost reductions and improvements to business processes.

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Meeting the demand - SCM Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of key spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about recent developments in the world of supply chain management-related software – including those involving mobility, SaaS/Cloud, Big Data and Digital Transformation.

Participants include: Gartner, Panorama Consulting, Aberdeen Group, Cap Gemini, Frost & Sullivan, Access Supply Chain Software, Manhattan Associates, BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd, DynaSys, TIMOCOM, Honeywell.

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Consumers show preferences for purchases made in-store, survey reveals

More than 70 percent of consumers prefer to shop for consumer goods either in-store or online from retailers with a physical presence, as opposed to 29 percent who shop primarily online, according to survey results announced by DXC Technology and published in an IDC InfoBrief.

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The digital skills revolution

As technology transforms manufacturing, UK companies face an urgent need to reskill their employees. That calls for new approaches to training and development. In the coming years, we expect the pace of change to accelerate, as companies adopt new, digitally-enabled approaches across their operations.

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Retailers moved from AI hype to reality in 2018, but are yet to seize opportunities across functions

A new study from the Capgemini Research Institute has dispelled some of the mystique around AI’s value to retail businesses and revealed a path to tangible growth opportunities.

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Toshiba helps Farlington School save over £100,000

The goal of Farlington School in West Sussex, which accepts pupils between the ages of 4 and 18, is to ensure that its students leave the school as well-educated young people with strong interpersonal skills and a broad range of interests.

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Blockchain incubator Adel launches decentralised, anonymous and encrypted file transfer service

Blockchain technology incubator Adel has announced the alpha launch of AdelPoint. This is Adel’s first released project since its launch in December 2016.

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