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Managed Services
Cost-effective security key demand for MSPs
A new survey conducted by Omida and commissioned by Acronis shows that there is an “overwhelming” demand for security services among MSPs.
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Ovum
Boomi named leader in cloud based integration, iPaaS and scalability
Boomi scored the highest marks out of all evaluated vendors, in categories of ‘cloud integration/iPaaS’ and ‘scalability and enterprise fit’.
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Unified Communications
IT leaders require UCC tools that adapt to changing workforce
Globally, 93% of respondents agreed that digital natives have different needs and expectations in the workplace, and over half of CIOs (56%) are looking to grow their collaborative software offering to meet that demand.
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Cloud Security
Who is really responsible for cloud security?
The joy and the temptation of SaaS is that it is so easy to buy without IT even needing to be involved.
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CRM
Pegasystems now ten-time Leader in CRM Magic Quadrant
“It’s about looking at customer journeys holistically to ensure consistency and relevance to foster sustainable relationships and value.”
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Firewall
Impact of legacy technologies on threat alert response and cloud adoption among Aus enterprises
Most Australian enterprises today are hamstrung by the same technologies that once helped advance the nation’s IT economy.
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Cloud Security
Australia trailing behind APAC in cloud migration and security
Despite many Asia Pacific countries being renowned for their forward-thinking operations in mature IT markets, they are still trailing behind in their ability to implement security management.
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SD-WAN
Why service providers need more than one option for managed SD-WAN
While it’s always good to streamline your portfolio, it’s also important to think about all potential use-cases. Ovum chief analyst Mike Sapien explains
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SD-WAN
MSPs have crucial role in SD-WAN services, but do customers know it?
An Ovum analyst reports that enterprises are confused today by the multiple messages and promotions surrounding managed SD-WAN services.
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SD-WAN
Service providers need more than one option for managed SD-WAN
An Ovum analyst says service providers must develop broader differentiated managed SD-WAN service portfolios to cover the expanding customer segments.
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Ovum
AR to find more serious commercial applications on its surest bet, mobile
Ovum research analyst Guillermo Escofet delves into augmented reality (AR) and whether the market has potential for future commercial applications.
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SD-WAN
Service providers’ secrecy is losing them business
SD-WAN service providers should invest in marketing campaigns to promote their managed SD-WAN service offers to avoid being ‘out-shouted’ by vendors.
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Artificial Intelligence
OVUM: Where are enterprises looking to really use AI?
Artificial intelligence (AI) remains highly in vogue as a technology topic across the media and within the IT supplier landscape.
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SD-WAN
Security morphs from major concern to major advantage with SD-WAN
Security needs to be one of the critical features of any new managed ICT service.
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Virtualisation
On-prem, virtualised, cloud, hybrid: Reimagining the enterprise data centre
Pick a timeframe in the future and then imagine what the data centre will look like - a number of industry heavyweights have pitched their thoughts.
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DevOps
Ovum: Cloud-native development cannot be ignored by any organisation
For many, the question is no longer whether a business should venture into cloud-native, but how - Ovum has some advice for organisations.
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Internet of Things
Ovum: IoT suppliers should engage board/C-level to fast-track decision-making
Ovum senior analyst of IoT TZ Wong says identifying the right enterprise decision-maker is a critical step for IoT vendors and service providers.
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Ovum
APAC firms leaving password management to employees - at a cost
Asia Pacific organisations admit that employee behaviour and IT policy don’t match up, particularly when it comes to passwords.
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Apple
Wearables market in state of flux – Ovum details what the future holds
For many vendors in the wearables industry, layoffs and senior management departures have been a common theme of late - but there are opportunities.
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Chatbots
Surging demand among businesses for more interactive enterprise messaging
Ovum’s survey explored the rapidly-evolving business-to-consumer communications market with some interesting findings.
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Ovum
Middleware-as-a-Service - TIBCO declared a leader in new report
“TIBCO has got its mojo back as far as product innovation and sharp focus on execution is concerned."
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Cybersecurity
Ovum says security industry 'finally' coming round to automation
Ovum analyst, Rik Turner says the security industry may at last be waking up to automation, probably at its' customers behest.
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Data
Enterprise search doesn't diminish the need for repository governance
With enough sophistication in analysis, there is an argument to be made that search relevance can be inferred even from very "messy" sets of data.
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Cloud
Enterprise file sync and share comes of age
The workforce needs to access all relevant documents, files, and information via any screen, from any location, at any time.