The 5G ecosystem is reaching a level of technology maturity much more rapidly than earlier generations, enabling operators to develop network deployment and go to market strategies with mass-market appeal and scalable across evolving B2C, B2B and B2B2X business models. Strategy Analytics’ report reviews 5G commercial developments to date and provides recommendations to operators on…

By now, the benefits of adopting a multicloud approach are well and truly out of the bag. By working with two or more cloud providers, companies can pick and choose offerings from each to leverage the “best of all worlds”, all the while allowing for better contingency planning, avoiding vendor lock-in, and boosting their disaster…

CFOs are taking on greater strategic and enterprise-building roles after guiding their organizations through the challenges of COVID-19. CFO Research of Argyle Advisory & Research Services and FTI Consulting surveyed 325 corporate finance executives to better understand how CFOs and the finance function drive enterprise value. Five key themes The work of CFOs during the…

There has been a 70%+ increase in the average cost of a cybercrime to an organization over five years to $13mn and a 60%+ increase in the average number of security breaches, a recent report reveals. Losses resulting from external incidents, such as DDoS attacks or phishing and malware/ransomware campaigns, account for 85% of the…

After a year in which COVID-19 upended the way we live, work and socialize, we are likely to see an increased threat from ransomware and fileless malware in 2021, according to ESET. Trend 1: The future of work – embracing a new reality The advent of the pandemic has ushered in mass implementation of remote…

With enterprise 5G maturing, the importance of private networks for the enterprise domain will continue to grow. According to ABI Research, the demand for private network deployments will be driven primarily by heavy industry verticals. Industrial manufacturing, energy production (including mining, oil and gas, and logistics) alone will generate private network revenues of $32.38 billion…

A majority of audit and risk professionals believe the risk environment will continue to be dynamic and unpredictable in 2021, rather than returning to more stable pre-pandemic conditions, an AuditBoard survey finds. The top risk they cited for the coming year was of “economic conditions impacting growth,” followed closely by “cybersecurity threats.” The responses also…

A recent survey revealed that, on average, organizations must comply with 13 different IT security and/or privacy regulations and spend $3.5 million annually on compliance activities, with compliance audits consuming 58 working days each quarter. As more regulations come into existence and more organizations migrate their critical systems, applications and infrastructure to the cloud, the…