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.
There are now only 10 months to go until the juggernaut of GDPR formally enters into force, but already the impact is being felt by businesses across all sectors.
It is easy to see how businesses with big customer databases are affected, such as banks and telecoms providers. But the impact will also be felt across other less obvious sectors.
In the wake of the recent ransomware attack on the NHS here in the UK, a survey by professional services firm PwC has found that only half of UK local authorities even claim to be prepared to deal with a cyber attack. The actual state of preparedness may in fact be much lower than that.