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New Complete Cloud-Based Security Solution from iSheriff

iSheriff Complete replaces point products for Web, email and endpoint security

27 January 2016 – iSheriff, a leading cloud security company, today announced the release of iSheriff Complete, a comprehensive cyber security platform designed to provide 360-degree protection of an organization’s devices and communication channels. iSheriff Complete is the industry’s first comprehensive cloud security platform to provide fully-integrated endpoint, Web and email security, delivered through a single Web-based management console with a single set of enforceable security policies.

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Qinec Transforms the Management of Care Pathways with the Introduction of Release X

Allows Healthcare Providers to Streamline Administrative and Clinical Processes, Delivering Better Patient Outcomes for Less Cost

27 January, 2016 – LONDON – Qinec, a digital health company focused on cloud based Care Pathway Management, today announces the launch of Release X. Features in this release include business and clinical analytics, a pathway focused workflow engine, and customisable patient communications schemes, all of which result in the creation and delivery of better quality care with improved outcomes at significantly lower cost.

Healthcare providers are struggling to connect their disparate siloed clinical and administrative IT systems into a unified and collaborative solution that addresses the full patient journey; the result is increased administrative time and less face-to-face time with patients. In a recent study from Accenture, 55 per cent of UK providers and 71 per cent of US providers said that healthcare IT has decreased time spent with patients.

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Cyber Security Predictions for 2016: Heads Will Roll

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.”

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Data Warehouse Optimization with Apache Hadoop

Apache Hadoop Open Source Data Warehouse Architecture

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.

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5 Data Science Skills You Need in 2016

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Are you cut out for the challenge of being Chief Information Officer? The wide range and difficulty of tasks at the CIO level can instantly become crushing to those who have previously been warehoused in managerial positions. The new generation of CIOs has to deal with customers that want instant access and support, wherever they happen to be. As a data science expert, a CIO needs not only technical skills, but leadership skills as well. In order to make it in 2016, you need to be strategic about your career. You need to be a negotiator of change.

Not everybody has what it takes to be in charge of technology and data science at the executive level. So what data science skills do you need in 2016? The answers may surprise you.

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Survey: IT Teams Expect A Nightmare Before Christmas

Over half of IT professionals report they’re worried their network will suffer a data breach at the hands of a careless celebration

London, UK, 16th December, 2015 – Dealing with potential data loss will be the number one headache confronting IT professionals in the run up to the 2015 holiday season. According to the third annual “Happy Holidays?” survey from Ipswitch*, over one-third of IT professionals in the UK (36%) confirm they have had an IT user report the loss of a device holding company data following holiday celebrations in a pub, restaurant, or at a party.

A further one-in-five (19%) go on to say they have had to manage the fallout that results from a user leaving their phone, tablet or laptop in the back of a taxi or on public transport during the holiday season.

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Watching the Watchers: Using Big Data to Track the Government

In today’s digital world, many people have become more worried about the possibility of having government agencies track them. Considering the controversy surrounding the leak of NSA programs that target U.S. citizens, these worries are not without reason. With the explosion of big data technologies, it has become easier than ever for governments to keep track of what their citizens are doing. It’s all in the effort of protection, at least in most circumstances, but it does have the feeling of violating personal privacy. But what if the citizenry were able to turn the tables on this type of tracking and instead use big data to keep a closer eye on the government? This idea is starting to gain hold among many organizations intent on keeping government institutions as free as possible from corruption. In a sense, this new movement is keen on watching the watchers.

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Enterprise Resource Planning in the Cloud

LONDON — December 2015. A survey commissioned by Hitachi Solutions Europe has recently revealed that 31 percent of organizations have moved all or part of their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to the Cloud, or are in the process of doing so. The survey questioned 315 senior finance professionals with the aim of understanding their position and perceptions around ERP in the Cloud.

At this time 69 percent of respondents have not moved their ERP systems to the Cloud, but 44 percent said they would consider moving to the Cloud in the future. Of that 44 percent, two thirds (67 percent) said they would contemplate moving in the next two years.

Looking at the responses from larger organizations (those with over 500 employees) suggests that it is no longer just smaller organizations taking a Cloud-based approach to ERP. In fact, 27 percent of larger organizations surveyed said they have moved all or part of their ERP to the Cloud, or are in the process.

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