A Hybrid Content Platform for a Harmonious Cross-Channel Experience and the Best Customer Journey
Berlin, February 09, 2016 - Contentful, the API-driven Content-as-a-service (CaaS) platform appoints Anton Marinovich as its Head of Sales. Marinovich joins Contentful with more than 10 years of experience in sales and client services. He was most recently a Director at Aon in London, but has had sales leadership roles in Silicon Valley with companies like Meltwater and Equilar.
“The Content-as-a-Service sector is a new and very exciting sector and Contentful is leading the way. After my first conversations with Sascha and the team I knew right away that this opportunity was something I could not miss out on. I’m excited and eager to put my experience to good use and help with our growth,” said Marinovich.
Are industrial control and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems the new frontier, not just for cyber-crime but also for cyberwar? Until recently, when you were at war with a country, you sent in your bombers. First they hit the military targets. Once they had finished those off, they would hit infrastructure, with attacks designed to destroy industry and demoralize the civilian population.
Electricity production, oil and gas, even water and waste services would all be targeted. However, nowadays, you don't need brute force to turn the lights off. This was recently demonstrated by hackers attacking The Ukraine, who succeeded in knocking out power supplies to up to 1.4 million residents through the social engineering attack known as spear phishing. An infected Word document was used to introduce BlackEnergy malware into critical systems.
The ubiquitous spread of mobile devices has reached a fever pitch, and, yet, it still shows no signs of slowing down. Over 6 billion smartphones are projected to be in use by 2020, which means your website — and anything related to your online presence — better perform amazingly on a mobile device. Text, graphics, calls to action, video — it all needs to make sense and load quickly across a variety of smaller screens and operating systems, or you stand to lose out on traffic and dollars. Especially since video content continues its meteoric rise in popularity over other types, the need for optimized video is especially crucial.
Regardless of whether you're a marketer, a small-business owner, a blogger, or a YouTube star, the time for making great video — LAI Video can help with that — and optimizing that video to ensure it's easy to watch on a mobile device is now. Here are six keys to improving your video optimization so it works and looks great across the mobile spectrum.
Hybrid cloud storage has reinvented the way the cloud is used and implemented. Companies can use aspects of the cloud but choose to store data in a private or public cloud, or on their premises. They are opting to choose which data to store on site and what is stored in the cloud based on risk identification, bandwidth, and other factors. A public storage cloud is certainly fine for disaster recovery and backup, depending on the business’ needs.
Software storage by nature separates the data storage aspects from physical storage resources. This has given rise to services based solely on data storage and offerings such as software-defined networking. Administrators often have flexible management options while policy-based management may be automated. The biggest impact, however, is how vendors are evolving their product lines or creating new ones to accommodate the demand for hybrid cloud software storage.
With many file formats and software popular in 1993 now obsolete and unreadable, company compliance and information governance teams are warned against losing critical digital information forever
As 90s hit television series The X-Files returns to our screens next month after a 13 year hiatus, digital preservation specialist Preservica has launched an awareness campaign to highlight the danger of file format and software obsolescence, and an impending ‘Digital Dark Age’ – warned against by Google’s Vint Cerf last year.
In conjunction with the new series of the popular US TV show, fans of the original series at Preservica have been pointing out the many changes in software that have occurred since the first episodes of The X-Files aired more than twenty years ago, in 1993.
Many popular file formats and software applications popular in 1993 have already disappeared or become obsolete. With technology refresh rates and application de-commissioning programmes beginning to accelerate, critical long-term information and files are now more at risk than ever.
Content marketing remains essential to a business’s success. Nearly every Internet-savvy business owner is well-aware of the necessity of producing content to gain visibility and grow brand awareness. However, as content floods all corners of the Web, businesses are beginning to see that not just any content will satisfy their hungry audiences ― only fresh, exciting, high-quality content will do. Unfortunately, high-quality content comes at a cost.
While setting up a company blog may take five minutes, filling that blog takes years of effort, and in business, time and money are forever linked. New businesses just taking their first tentative steps into the content pool would do well to understand just how much they should spend to produce the content they need to succeed ― or they might drown in expenses before the year is through.
The annual survey of the top 500 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) in Europe shows some major changes due to substantial growth in some areas, consolidation and changing market conditions. After a slow rise of 5% in the previous year, it looks like ISV fortunes have turned around strongly in 2015, based on early figures. The latest database report by IT Europa, ISVs in Europe - the top 500, published today shows a shake-up at the top of the list of individual companies, with three newcomers to the top ten. There has also been a big jump in those reporting that they offer Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). In 2016, nearly 90% of ISVs said they offer SaaS, an increase of over 60% from 2014. But it is not all packages and cloud; bespoke software development is also on the rise with just under 60% offering it.
LONDON, UK. – February 4, 2016 – Given the increase in threats and vulnerabilities introduced to the market on a daily basis, the process of moving company data securely is critical to the role of IT teams. Today, Ipswitch announced the findings of their new survey that evaluated the current file transfer solutions and policies in place for 555 IT professionals across the globe. The survey found that while IT teams believe secure file transfers are very important to their organizations, they lack the necessary tools to do so.
Key findings included:
- While 76 percent of IT professionals said that being able to securely transfer and share files internally and externally is very important, 61 percent said that unsecure cloud-file sharing services like Dropbox are being used within their organizations.
- 32 percent of IT professionals said that they do not have a file transfer policy in place, but 25 percent plan to integrate one. A quarter (25 percent) of IT professionals said that their organizations have file transfer technology policies in place but indicated that enforcement is inconsistent.
- 21 percent of IT professionals said they may have experienced a data breach or suffered data loss but are not sure. More than a third (38 percent) of IT professionals said their processes to identify and mitigate file transfer risk are not efficient.
- Less than half (46 percent) of IT professional respondents said that they have a Managed File Transfer (MFT) solution in place.
John Stevens over at Hosting Facts posted an infographic that the negatives of a slow website are too significant to ignore. Slow website speed have real impacts impacts on customer satisfaction Your Conversions and Advertising revenues can go down steadily without an active formulation of your website speed.
The implosion process is so gradual that your initial assessment revolves around the areas of deficiency in your services or attributing it to a weaker product. Prospects percentage dip and the existing chunk of your customers don’t bring you additional leads.
In such a scenario, customer outreach and feedback becomes all the more important as a visibility in their ordinary website experience can be easily seen.
Not alarmingly, we came across numerous surveys, outlining some startling facts, but coming out with the similar results, which we thought we should essentially share with you.
John and Hosting Facts has provided an infographic that not just highlights some of the critical facts but also brings to light how inadequately some of our cardinal; however undermined business imperatives are measured. We encourage you to visit his website to find out more.
Over two and half years ago, I wrote that wearables would be the next "disruptive innovation" but acknowledged we're not there yet. Once the right company with the right design comes along, this new market will take off just as fast as when Apple introduced their first iPad. Despite Apple introducing their smartwatch, I still sit on the sidelines waiting for the right wearable to convince me the time to buy one is now. According to the findings from a recent survey unveiled by Kentico, I'm not alone.
When people reuse and recycle things, they are seen as environmental warriors. But when content marketers repurpose content, are they just being lazy? A big NO.
Every single piece of content that we consume online is a product of someone’s genius, creativity, and time. Content creation is not for everyone. Creating content that is relevant and creative remains one of the greatest challenges that marketers face, the Content Marketing Institute said in a study [pdf]. It’s not only about finding the right topic or inspiration, but also finding the time and pulling all resources. A recent survey by TechValidate reported that 43% of content marketing professionals take four to six weeks before their teams or organizations can come up with a content strategy that works.
What a great irony it is that we live in a world where there is more than enough food to feed all seven billion people, yet statistics show that 870 million people go hungry every year. One person out of every nine lacks the daily nutritional requirements to “be healthy and lead an active life.” At this point, ending world hunger depends not on getting more food, but on improving technologies that identify where it is needed most, and get it distributed there quickly and efficiently. New technologies are saving impoverished, starving populations especially in eastern, central, and southern Africa. Research shows that half of those in need are in Asia and the Pacific, and another quarter are on the African continent.
AdaptiveMobile expands product portfolio to secure multi-million user base on mobile messaging applications
New RESTful API enables the Company to bring carrier-grade security to messaging applications worldwide
DALLAS, January 26th, 2016 – AdaptiveMobile, the world leader in mobile network security, today launched its Messaging App Security – a new product that enables messaging applications to secure their user base from increasing volume and sophistication of threats.
Messaging applications – such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber and Kik – have experienced exponential growth over the past few years and are forecast to see a threefold increase in message traffic, from almost 31 trillion in 2014, to 100 trillion by 2019 globally. As users rapidly turn to mobile messaging applications, criminals are making use of proven techniques to exploit this increasing user base – sending phishing spam, eliciting money from scam messages and hacking devices to obtain personal information – making consumers vulnerable to attack and damaging the brand credibility of messaging applications.
Legal systems innovator Zylpha (www.zylpha.com) has added four new software integrations with systems that are frequently used by both legal practices and local authority lawyers. The new integrations, with the company’s widely acclaimed document bundling technology, are for: SharePoint, iManage (formerly Worksite/ Autonomy), local authority solutions from Civica and NetDocs. Further integrations are also being planned for LEAP and an upgrade to the Iken case management connector.
The new additions complement Zylpha’s existing range of successful electronic document bundling connectors. These include: Visualfiles/Solcase from LexisNexis, SOS Connect, TR Envision, Axxia FED, and FileStream.
UK cyber security innovator Glasswall Solutions sees data security rising to the top of the corporate agenda as organizations fail to cope with new threats and regulations
London UK, 21st January 2016: Glasswall Solutions, the acclaimed UK cyber security company, today issued its top five predictions for 2016.
The list covers the five key developments that Glasswall’s team of experts believes will have biggest impact on cyber security over the next 12 months.
“Businesses around the globe now face unprecedented threats from every kind of hacker and cyber criminal,” said Greg Sim, CEO, Glasswall Solutions.
“We believe the next 12 months will see some of the most significant developments in the history of cyber security as powerful new EU regulations loom and enterprises realize their defenses are dangerously unprepared and antiquated. 2016 promises to be an extremely interesting year in which many new opportunities will emerge to boost our collective security – the question is whether businesses around the world will grasp them.”
For the past few years, we have heard a lot about the benefits of augmenting the Enterprise Data Warehouse with Hadoop. The Data Warehouse vendors as well as the Hadoop vendors are showcasing how Hadoop can handle unstructured data while the EDW will continue to remain as the central source in an enterprise.
The Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) is a standard component of a corporate data architecture because it provides valuable business insights and powerful decision analytics for front-line workers, executives, business analysts, data scientists, and software developers. The Enterprise Data Warehouse built using Teradata, Oracle, DB2 or other DBMS is undergoing a revolutionary change. As the sources of data become rich and diverse, storing them in a traditional EDW is not the optimal solution. Big data technologies such as Apache Hadoop excel at managing large volumes of unstructured data and are coming into mainstream use, by integrating with existing legacy Data Warehouse platforms to get the best of both worlds.
The digital learning content management business solutions producer, eXact learning solutions, has announced its presence at the Learning Technologies event. Held in London’s Olympia on 3rd and 4th February 2016, the show, which includes a conference and exhibition, regularly attracts some 7,500 visitors from around the world.
In addition to the company’s presence at the event’s exhibition – on stand D6 – its products will also be involved in a seminar, entitled ‘Beyond rapid authoring’. Taking place on 4th February, in Theatre 1, from 12.30 to 13.00, the free-to-attend seminar will feature Asi DeGani and Richard Brook, from Telefónica UK – a global company which is known in the UK via the O2 brand.
NaviSite selected to host London-based airport’s infrastructure
20 January, 2016 LONDON, UK: NaviSite Europe Limited, a Time Warner Cable company, announced today that NIIT Technologies, a global IT solutions organisation, selected NaviSite’s managed hosting services for a major London airport. NIIT Technologies chose NaviSite after a competitive review due to its state-of-the-art data centres and ability to scale.
A recent survey from NaviSite found that the main consideration for 60 per cent of businesses when selecting an external hosting provider is the availability to customise solutions to meet unique customer needs. NaviSite is a premiere managed hosting provider, offering a rich portfolio of enterprise managed hosting solutions designed to optimise critical IT infrastructure performance. With the London-based airport, it means that NaviSite is providing it with scalability to address current and future needs, reduced latency and network points and better application performance.
NGINX’s Application Delivery Platform Adds New OAuth Authentication and Improved Tools for a More Seamless User Experience
San Francisco – January 19, 2016 – NGINX, Inc., the engine delivering sites and applications for the modern web, today announced the availability of NGINX Plus R8, the latest release of its application delivery platform. The update provides even more features to improve the delivery and operation of complex and high-performance web applications.
This latest update provides an initial release of OAuth-based authentication, the industry standard for authentication and authorisation. OAuth enables Single Sign On capabilities for applications, as well as access controls for APIs. Organisations can use NGINX Plus to offload OAuth processing from applications servers, allowing for more efficient utilisation of infrastructure, as well as developer time.