Traditional sourcing in EMEA slumps as GDPR deadline approaches

15 May 2018

The EMEA sourcing market slumped in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest data from the Information Services Group (ISG).

This is despite the region’s market seeing a rebound at the end of last year (see News, Jan 2018 issue).

ISG blames the decline on European enterprises focusing attention and discretionary spending on preparations for the GDPR which comes into force on 25 May.

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European cyber attacks on UK businesses double in March

15 May 2018

Average volume of cyber attacks per business. SOURCE: BEAMING

 

Average volume of cyber attacks per business. SOURCE: BEAMING

 

The volume of internet-borne cyber attacks on UK businesses originating from European locations doubled in March.

Hastings-based ISP Beaming identified 8,983 attacks for the month which it says is much more than the 4,469 seen in February and 3,365 in January. 

According to the company, the attacks represented 44 per cent of all cyber assaults on UK businesses, and made Europe the prime source of attacks for the first time.

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UK now ranks among top five cloud countries

15 May 2018

The UK now ranks fourth out of 24 leading IT economies, according to the 2018 Global Cloud Computing Scorecard from BSA – The Software Alliance. 

BSA compiles its index after tracking the evolution of the legal and regulatory environment for cloud computing in 24 countries, and asking 72 questions that are relevant to determining readiness for cloud computing.

For this year’s scorecard, Germany moved up from its previous third position to take the number one spot away from Japan (see full story for chart).

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Paessler claims first with health sector network monitoring system

15 May 2018

Paessler has launched what it claims is the industry’s first comprehensive network monitoring system for the healthcare industry.

The company says its PRTG Network Monitor is the first such solution to feature sensors designed for the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) and Health Level Seven International (HL7) standards used in the sector.

According to the firm, PRTG makes it possible to continuously monitor the performance of networks, applications and all connected hardware, in the cloud or in hybrid environments. 

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