First fall in use of cloud services per enterprise

30 June 2017

The average amount of cloud services used per enterprise fell from 1,071 in the first quarter of 2017 to 1,053 in the second, according to Netskope’s latest report. 

The cloud security specialist says this is the first decline since it began tracking cloud services per enterprise, and says it may be attributable to the saturation of service usage across organisations. 

The report reveals that for the first time the manufacturing industry leads with 1,222 services in use during Q2 2017.

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ITS aims to boost cyber security awareness

01 July 2017

Managed service provider IT Specialists (ITS) has developed a kit to help businesses ensure that their cyber security awareness and planning is effective.

According to the firm, 40 per cent of organisations that experienced a data breach in 2016 failed a compliance audit, and only 13 per cent felt that their data and network were safe from insider threats.

ITS’ cyber security awareness kit includes a white paper which explains why a unified approach to preventing IT security breaches is essential for ensuring that all of a business’ technology is visible and actively protected.

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Flash threatens hard disk drives but tape to prevail as storage medium

28 June 2017

Media tier use and technologies (right click and open in new window for enlarged view. Source: Digital Data Storage Outlook 2017, Spectra Logic.

Media tier use and technologies (right click and open in new tab for enlarged view. Source: Digital Data Storage Outlook 2017, Spectra Logic.

NAND flash is the fasting growing technology in the storage market, according to research by Spectra Logic.

It says demand for solid state flash technology will see annual increases through 2020. 

This will be due to more investment by major flash vendors, and technical advancements allowing for more capacity and less cost per piece.

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Server rooms “ill-equipped” to keep pace with technology

16 May 2017

The Green Grid says we’re now seeing data centres equipped with 10-12kW racks to support modern-day requirements, with legacy data centres falling further behind.

The Green Grid says we’re now seeing data centres equipped with 10-12kW racks to support modern-day requirements, with legacy data centres falling further behind.

Enterprise server rooms will be unable to meet the compute power and IT energy efficiencies required to meet the demands of fluctuating technology trends, warns The Green Grid.

It says this will push a higher uptake in hyperscale cloud and colocation facilities. 

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