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Telecommunications and Utilities at the Forefront of Digitalization Investment in Central and Eastern Europe, Says IDC

IDC’s recently published Semiannual IT Spending Guide: Industry and Company Size, H2 2016 shows very dynamic spending growth among telcos and utility firms, which will reach $11.69 billion in 2018 (for the two sectors combined) and will record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3% through 2021. Telcos and utilities will be the main drivers of the hardware market in the…

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New Survey Reveals 97% Cybersecurity Professionals Find Job Rewarding Despite Long Hours

Farsight Security, Inc., the leading provider of the world’s largest real-time DNS threat intelligence, today announced the results of a survey that found over half (57%) of IT security professionals work weekends and, on average, nearly a third (29%) work ten hours a day. Despite the overtime, nearly all (97%) said that they still find their job rewarding and plan…

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Almost two-thirds of British industries have high growth ambitions, but 94% confirmed Brexit has impacted IT decision making

Despite the ongoing market uncertainty, 90% of organisations expect to grow in the next 10 months Core News Facts 1. 94% of British enterprises confirmed that Brexit uncertainty has impacted IT decision making 2. 90% consider how close the cloud hosting their applications is to their users 3. 60% of British organisations are proactively investing in digital transformation to stay ahead…

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Trends in productivity, workforce roles and technology adoption

Automation specialist Chef Software has released the results of a survey of over 1,500 IT practitioners and decision-makers across app, infrastructure, security and cross-functional teams. The findings show technology rollout increasing faster than headcount. The use of automation is on the rise, with more established technologies seeing wider adoption. Less than half of our users describe their teams as being infrastructure focused,…

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Nyansa Delivers New Network Analytics that Helps Enterprises Identify Thousands of Hours of Lost User Productivity

Unique Addition to Voyance Service Helps Organizations Recover Lost Client Hours from Previously Unidentified Network, Service and Application Issues  Nyansa, Inc. (“knee-ans-sah”), a fast-growing innovator of a new generation of network analytics software technology, today introduced the first-of-its kind network analytics technology that allows organizations to associate monetary value to user network, device and application issues. These new analytics capabilities…

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IT staff spending 30% on new service requests and issue resolution instead on innovation

IT operations staff are spending over 30% of their time on new service requests and supporting issue resolution, while only 15% of their time is allocated to innovation. This represents a 25% year on year decline – just as the demand to capitalise on improving customer engagement, adopting the Internet of Things (IoT), and leveraging the use of big data…

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IDC Predicts Lively IT Spending Growth in Central and Eastern Europe, Driven by Government and Finance Verticals

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), overall IT market spending is forecast to grow in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), with the government and finance sectors showing the greatest year-on-year spending increase. IDC forecasts that IT spending (hardware, software, and services combined) in the CEE region will reach $62.58 billion in 2017. By 2020, it is expected to exceed $70.58 billion….

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Without evolving your company IT business models you could miss future market opportunities

A new *report that looks at how optimisation of IT operations drives digital transformation published today by Dimension Data reveals that IT operations staff are spending over 30% of their time on new service requests and supporting issue resolution, while only 15% of their time is allocated to innovation. This represents a 25% year on year decline – just as…

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Saudi telecom spending to hit $36.8bn in 2017

Abdulaziz Salem Al-Ruwais, governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) in Saudi Arabia, has reportedly said spending on the Kingdom’s telecom sector should grow to SR138 billion ($36.8bn) this year. According to Arab News, Al-Ruwais stated at a forum in Riyadh yesterday that “spending on telecom IT reached more than SR130 billion in 2016” with another SR50 billion…

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One Way to Reduce Inconvenience and Cost of Managing IT

It’s probably safe to assume you know that managing information technology (IT) is a critical element of running a successful business. When it comes to IT, one thing you might not be aware of is “hyperconvergence.” In our fast-changing technological landscape, it’s not uncommon to encounter a word such as this and not be completely sure what it means. With…

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