Siloed automation and tool proliferation drain resources and money

CloudBolt Software, the leader in automating, optimising, and governing hybrid-cloud, multi-tool environments for global enterprises, today released its latest research report, 'The Truth About Siloed Automation'. 

CloudBolt Industry Insights (CII) studies examine industry sentiment across specific hybrid- and multi-cloud dimensions. This eighth edition of CII, based on a survey of 350 senior IT and DevOps leaders at companies with 3,000+ employees, reveals the...

41% of UK data is unused or unwanted

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Against the backdrop of the climate crisis and increasing energy costs, comes the worrying new findings that a lack of data management accountability in the UK means that two-fifths (41%) of data is being stored for no reason.

Conducted by NetApp, the Data Waste Index surveyed IT leaders in data management roles in the UK and found serious issues in the region's data management and storage practices.

The enormity of the task

Despite the excess of unused and...

Encryption demand soars as 60% of business data kept on the cloud

The demand for cloud encryption is estimated to increase at a CAGR of 30.9% from 2022-2032. The market valuation is projected to increase by US$ 2.4 Bn by 2022 & US$ 34.8 Bn by 2032.

This is according to Future Markets Insight (FMI), which says organisations are investing in the modernisation of data storage strategy with the adoption of cloud technologies for digital transformation. This is expected to drive growth in the cloud encryption market.

The growing need to...

83% of CIOs must do more with less in 2023

SoftwareOne Holding AG, a global software and cloud solutions provider, has unveiled the findings of 'CIO Pulse: 2023 budgets & priorities'.

The study, which recently surveyed 600 C-suite and IT decision-makers in the UK and USA examines how the current global economy is impacting IT priorities, revealing that despite 93% of CIOs expecting IT budgets to increase in 2023, 83% say they are under pressure to make their budgets stretch further than ever before – with a key focus...

Business leaders feel employees are more or equally productive while working remotely

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Recently published data by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) claims that the UK is in a productivity crisis, lagging behind many other G7 nations in workforce output.

But the majority (85%) of business leaders do not feel that remote and hybrid working is a cause for this, according to new research of more than 500 business leaders from Okta. 

More than half (61%) state that their employees are more productive while working remotely, a quarter (24%) say that...

UK tech spend grows at its third fastest rate in more than 15 years

Despite 90% of digital leaders in the UK expecting an economic downturn, tech spend this year is set to grow at its third fastest rate in over 15 years,

More than half (52%) of digital leaders in the UK expect their technology budget to rise, and only around one in seven expect their budget to fall, according to the world’s largest and longest running survey of senior technology decision makers.

But the Nash Squared Digital Leadership Report, in collaboration with...

86% of cloud attacks in healthcare sector lead to financial losses or other damage

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61% of companies in the healthcare industry suffered a cyberattack on their cloud infrastructure within the last 12 months, compared to 53% for other verticals.

This is according to the 2022 Cloud Security Report by cybersecurity vendor Netwrix. Phishing was the most common type of attack reported, followed by ransomware or other malware attacks, and targeted attacks on cloud infrastructure.

Dirk Schrader, VP of security research at Netwrix, said: “The healthcare...

81% of companies had a cloud security incident in the last year

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As many as 81% of organisations have experienced a cloud-related security incident over the last 12 months, with almost half (45%) suffering at least four incidents.

This is according to a study by Venafi, a provider of machine identity management, which has evaluated the complexity of cloud environments and its impact on cybersecurity.

The underlying issue for these security incidents is the dramatic increase in security and operational complexity connected with cloud...

55% of UK IT pros trust public cloud providers less than two years ago

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More than half (55%) of UK IT professionals currently trust public cloud services less than they did two years ago, having run into challenges around usage costs, migration and customer service.

This is according to a study by Leaseweb Global, a hosting and cloud services company, which explored 500 UK-based IT professionals’ experience with public cloud providers over the last two years. The study raises questions regarding whether hyperscale is the best way forward or viable...

Almost half of businesses struggle to control cloud costs

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Nearly half of businesses (49%) find it difficult to get cloud costs under control, and 54% believe their primary source of cloud waste is a lack of visibility into cloud usage.

This is according to a new report published today by business monitoring company Anodot. The findings highlight an ongoing visibility crisis in which organisations are struggling to gain appropriate insights into the breakdown of cloud costs and efficiency of cloud use and therefore cannot effectively...