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Significant growth for CRM software market

A significant upturn in the customer relationship management (CRM) software sector has been reported by Gartner. According to the organisation’s latest findings, last year witnessed a 13.7 per cent increase in the total value of the CRM software market across the globe, with the industry now worth $20.4 billion (£12 billion). Businesses keen to leverage the best performance from CRM initiatives are continuing to invest in the latest technologies to …Read More

Integrated infrastructure revenues rise

Businesses across the globe are increasing levels of investment in integrated IT infrastructure and platforms, new figures from IDC have revealed. Companies keen to leverage the latest innovations in data management are increasingly turning to integrated infrastructure to improve the responsiveness of in-house IT architecture and ensure greater levels of flexibility and scalability for the years to come. Revenues for worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms rose by 45.6 per cent …Read More

IE threat ‘poses risks for businesses’

Companies wishing to maintain effective data security should be aware of a flaw that has been highlighted in the Internet Explorer (IE) browser that could allow criminals to access their systems. Microsoft’s IE browser for the Windows XP operating system remains one of the most popular in the world and is the mainstay of many businesses operations when accessing the internet. The flaw has been highlighted as affecting up to …Read More

Digital marketing budgets ‘to grow’

A new report published by Gartner has highlighted a growing trend for companies to increase their digital marketing budgets this year. According to the analyst’s findings, businesses will on average increase their digital marketing spend by ten per cent in 2014, building on similar double-digit growth in 2013. Overall, 81 per cent of businesses were shown to have a chief marketing technologist in place to oversee investment in data management …Read More

Publishers invest in cloud, mobile and big data

A growing level of investment in three of the fastest growing areas of data management technology has been highlighted within the publishing sector. New figures collated by the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) have shown 89 per cent of the report’s 700 respondents stated they plan to increase levels of investment in major data management technologies over the coming 12 months, with a significant focus on the rollout of facilities …Read More

Predictive technologies ‘the latest trend in IT security’

Businesses in need of additional data security measures are increasingly turning to the uptake of predictive technologies. Data archiving responsibilities and the need for up-to-date data security measures were discussed in-depth at the 10th annual IDC IT Security Roadshow at the Grand Hyatt Doha this week (April 28th), with the growing use of predictive technologies a major talking point for attendees. Increasing complexity within the level of threats posed to …Read More

‘Be aware’ of data recovery best practice

Businesses need to understand the importance of having best practice in place when it comes to protecting their sensitive information and how to carry out data recovery efforts in the event of an emergency. One of the first thing firms must be aware of is the significance of a reliable data backup solution, as the majority of data recovery issues arise after information has been either lost or incorrectly stored. …Read More

Data destruction ‘must be thorough’

Businesses need to remember that even when some data is deleted it can leave residual information on hard drives and other IT infrastructure and it is therefore essential that a thorough data destruction policy is put in place. This is the opinion of Marcel Fourne of the Institute for Internet Security at the Gelsenkirchen Bocholt Recklinghausen University of Applied Sciences in Germany, who told Business Recorder that simply deleting files …Read More

‘Rising demand’ for tech skills

Businesses across the globe are increasingly seeking highly-qualified and enthusiastic individuals to bring new ideas to the realm of big data, cloud and mobile. This is the view of Iain Gavin, UK managing director of Amazon Web Services, who stated in an interview for V3 that these three areas are witnessing some of the largest growth in investment among businesses looking to take a step ahead of their competition in …Read More

Major cyber threats to business highlighted

A new report from Verizon has highlighted the major threats most companies will face when it comes to safeguarding sensitive and private information from the attention of cyber criminals. According to the company’s latest Data Breach Investigations Report, 92 per cent of the more than 10,000 data security incidents that have been reported to the analyst over the last decade can be traced back to just nine attack vectors. This …Read More