April in the UK brought the easing of lockdown restrictions allowing the re-opening of non-essential retail, gyms, and hairdressers as well as outdoor hospitality. Alongside this, some of the top topics discussed in the news included the danger of using QR codes as businesses re-open, how to gain a competitive edge via the cloud, overcoming security and compliance barricades and how omnichannel is the key to retail success. Our clients share their thoughts on these topics and more in April’s Coverage Highlights:
QR Code Malware Threat as Lockdown Ends
QR codes are becoming increasingly popular due to the convenience of using them in retail and hospitality despite concerns over security risks associated with them. Ivanti’s research in Infosecurity reveals that 48% of UK respondents aren’t aware if they have mobile security software, despite 96% having scanned a QR code on their phones in the last 6 months.
Interview with Dima Kats, CEO at Payments Solutions Provider: Clear Junction
The fintech industry is growing rapidly, part of this is due to the rise in mobile banking. CEO of Clear Junction, Dima Kats spoke to TechRound UK about Clear Junction's exponential growth over the past year and his journey to founding the company after identifying a gap in the market for high-quality payment services and solutions.
Your business may not exist if you are not in the cloud
Leveraging the cloud to reach business objectives is critical to gain a competitive edge post-pandemic. Mick McNeil, VP of Global Business Development at Logicalis writes about why the move to the cloud is essential and how it can improve business agility in a thought leadership article for Intelligent CXO.
C-suite career advice: Robert Bailkoski, Logicalis
Technology is an integral part of businesses and drives organisations forward, but it can be a challenge to jumpstart a career in tech. CEO of Logicalis, Bob Bailkoski gives his career advice and tips for joining the industry in an article for IDG Connect.
HeleCloud CTO: Now is the right time for public cloud
Cloud computing took off last year due to the mass migration to remote working. The increased demand caused HeleCloud to record better results than ever before in October, November, and December. Walter Heck, CTO of HeleCloud discusses how now is the right time for public cloud in an interview with Computer Weekly.
How to empower your chief information security officer (CISO)
The shift to remote work and the rise in cyberattacks have created a host of challenges for CISOs. Grant Duxbury, director of pre-sales engineering at Aptum, emphasised the importance of visibility to ensure CISOs have the right insights to learn where vulnerabilities are and how to resolve them in an article for Information Age.
Overcoming security and compliance barricades during digital transformation
The pandemic forced an acceleration into the investment in the cloud as businesses used it to support remote working and business resiliency but questions around the security of these cloud strategies remain. Ross Woodham, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at Aptum explains the key challenges behind cloud compliance and how to avoid them for techUK.
The Best of Both Worlds- Retailer Jeweller May 2021
Bricks-and-mortar retail is coming back to life after four months of being closed, but Andre Hordagoda, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Go Instore, believes that retailers should be focussing on an omnichannel strategy to ensure success. He spoke to Retail Jeweller about the rise of technology in the jewellery sector and how it allows customers to make considered purchases from home.
Getting the Timing Right for Cloud
Having precise time is crucial for the financial services sector, and the importance has only increased since the pandemic. Simon Kenny, CEO of Hoptroff, explains the importance of having accurate time in the cloud for the financial services sector and how network-based solutions are the way forward.
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