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Almost a quarter (23%) of all the data organisations hold is believed to be inaccurate, according to our Experian Global Data Management Research 2016. 39% have 50 or more databases of contact data, up from 10% in 2014. When it comes to data quality, 2017 will be a challenging year, with organisations across the board [...]

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Recent data suggests that there are over 90,000 IT professionals in Ukraine (including 50,000 Ukrainian developers) — an impressive number which puts the country way ahead of the rest of Europe in terms of tech talent. Let’s compare two pools of programmers in Ukraine: there are 800+ available CVs of iOS developers while the quantity [...]

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Symantec’s Internet Security Report Volume 22 reveals new levels of ambition and sophistication displayed by cyber attackers. The 77-page report covers information gained from Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network tracking over 700,000 global adversaries and records events from 98 million attack sensors in more than 157 countries. But it also includes Endpoint Protection, Symantec DeepSight Intelligence, Symantec Managed [...]

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Combining a proprietary panel of over 60,000 senior IT buyers with our robust data-collection methodologies, 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise: Hosting and Cloud Managed Services tracks and analyzes the disruption occurring in the market today and exposes the major opportunities for enterprises, IT vendors, suppliers and investors. The study represents approximately 1,000 completes of [...]

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The 2017 IDG Enterprise Security Priorities study provides insight into the security roles and technologies that help mitigate risk and allow for business growth. As security continues to be a business focus, the purpose of the study is to better understand the security projects organizations are focused on now and in the coming year, as [...]

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The battlefield for cloud pricing will shift from virtual machines to object storage, with databases among others undergoing similar pressures in the next 18 months, according to the latest note from 451 Research. The trend of vendors undercutting each other for VMs has long been apparent; take January last year as just one example, where Microsoft [...]

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Mining companies are failing to take advantage of digital technology to address productivity issues, says advisory firm Ernst & Young (EY), which believes that digital transformation is a critical enabler to tackle productivity and margin challenges in the mining and metals sector. A new EY report, “The digital disconnect: problem or pathway?”, points out that the current rate of digital progress is [...]

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Increasingly popular smartphone, further implementation of “Internet +” program and continuous technological innovation have fueled the rapid growth of the Chinese mobile payment market with transaction volume for 2015 surging by 322.2% to RMB130.18 trillion and expected to maintain an AAGR of 142% over the next couple years to hit RMB13,776.5 trillion in 2020. Mobile banking finds the largest [...]

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Digital health startups raised $2.5 billion across 124 deals in the first quarter of the year — a record high amount for the first quarter but lowest deal volume since 2011, according to a report from StartUp Health. Big data analytics business Grail’s supersized $914 million Series B fundraise accounted for a big chunk of the funding raised [...]

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For many years, the lines between outsourcing and offshoring were quite blurred, but not anymore. This might come as a surprise as outsourcing usually meant shipping off IT functions to countries in Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe. According to the strategic IT consulting and research firm Everest Group, in North America the proportion of onshore [...]

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