The overall spend on IT outsourcing has risen strongly this year, already up 12% in 2017 compared to 11% in 2016, according to the latest IT Spending and Staffing Benchmarks study by Computer Economics. The largest percentage of this outsourcing budget spend is being pumped into two key areas - service desk and web operations, due to a growing awareness of the economies of scale that service providers can make in these areas.
As if the requirements and enforcement of the GDPR were not enough, the EU has also come up with another information security regulation, the Network and Information Systems (NIS) directive which becomes law across the EU next May, at the same time as the GDPR.
An agile and nimble IT department is crucial in today’s business environment. Whether you’re an SME or large enterprise, it’s fair to say that the IT department is no longer viewed as a cost to your business but as a key strategic enabler. IT professionals have rightly been thrust into the centre of business strategy – so having the right mix of staff is vital. The success or failure of new business innovations or dealing with sudden increases in demand or dips in capacity is now largely dependent on successful IT delivery.
Research recently published by Kapersky Lab has just confirmed what I have been saying for some time, that employees are now the weakest link in the corporate security perimeter. The report, the IT Security Risks Survey 2017, reveals that not only are employees one of the most likely causes of a cyber incident, but that they are also likely to be hiding incidents from their employers.
I am delighted to announce that IT services and solutions innovator, Transputec, has netted an awesome hat-trick of short-listed nominations in the inaugural Computing Cloud Excellence Awards 2017.
Our long-established reputation as a pioneering innovator in the field of cloud services has been confirmed by the fact that two of our three nominations are for cloud-hosted software applications developed in-house and marketed by the Transputec team. The third nomination is for a leading-edge cyber security solution developed by its vendor, ThreatSpike Labs, and marketed by Transputec.
The airfreight industry is already one of the most heavily regulated sectors and will become even more so once the GDPR is in effect next May.