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News stories topping the editorial agenda throughout May included companies announcing permanent remote working policies, GDPR legislation turning three, and an abundance of cyberattacks with wide-ranging consequences including multi-million-pound pay-outs.  

Our clients shared their expert insights about these cybersecurity consequences, how AI is driving fulfilment efficiency, the future of banking and how our past experiences can inform how we deal with present issues. Read all about these topics, and more, in May’s Coverage Highlights:  


How Automation is Helping Workplaces of the Future 

In aid of its mission to enable the Everywhere Workplace, Ivanti announced the release of Ivanti Neurons for IT (Information Technology) Service Management and IT Asset Management. On the announcement, Nayaki Nayyar, Chief Product Officer at Ivanti said, “Through real-time, pre-ticket and post-ticket automation, we’re empowering IT teams to proactively manage, secure and service users, devices and data – all while enabling employees to deliver peak performance from wherever they are.” 

Microsoft Fixes Exchange Server Zero-Day in May Patch Tuesday 

Ivanti senior director of product management, Chris Goettl, featured in Infosecurity Magazine’s Patch Tuesday article, as he raised concerns around certain common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) that need to be addressed. He warned that “Both publicly disclosed vulnerabilities are rated as important, but the disclosure puts them at a higher risk of being exploited.”


Countering the threat of GPS disruption with more resilient PNT sources 

The rise in disruptions to GNSS signals has emphasised a need for a more resilient source of position, navigation, and time (PNT). Richard Hoptroff was interviewed by Global Defence Technology, alongside Simon Harwood from Cranfield University to discuss these threats and how network-based solutions are the most efficient and reliable back-up.  


Can the Cloud revolutionise finance? 

The pandemic forced a rise in cloud adoption that shows no sign of slowing down. Walter Heck, CTO at HeleCloud spoke to Global Banking and Finance Review about how the Cloud is transforming financial services in the world of remote work. 


Welcome to the Community: Deriving More Value from Oracle in the Cloud 

According to a recent study, only 37 percent of businesses are getting the full value they expected from cloud technology. Mark Vivian, Claremont CEO, explained how customers can get the most value from Oracle. He details the current state of cloud, and how choosing the right cloud hosting partner can help make the most of an Oracle investment. 


Not all clouds are created equal, where do your workloads belong? 

Leigh Plumley, CRO at Aptum, spoke to Data Centre Review about Aptum’s recent Cloud Impact Study, which found that efficiency, increased agility, and increased security were the main drivers of the rise in cloud adoption we have seen over the last year. He explains that each infrastructure has a different purpose, and which kind of workload is suitable for each infrastructure, meaning customers can choose a solution that is right for their needs.  

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David and Goliath – The future of fintech partnerships 

With the pandemic and Brexit causing chaos to business models across financial services, Dima Kats, CEO of Clear Junction discussed the future of FinTech partnerships and the evolution of the fintech industry in Global Banking and Finance Review.  


Driving fulfilment efficiencies with artificial intelligence 

eCommerce has grown by 46% in the last year, causing issues for retailers as they try to manage an omnichannel fulfilment strategy. Akash Gupta, CTO at GreyOrange, shared his thoughts on how artificial intelligence can help drive customer focussed supply chains and achieve operational efficiency in PCR Magazine. 

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ScS taps Go Instore technology for myScSlive service 

As the pandemic caused some of the biggest high-street names to collapse, retailers are re-designing their digital strategies to optimise every channel. That’s exactly what ScS have done by partnering with Go Instore. “The last year has revealed the need to expand our digital offering. Many of our customers are now choosing to shop online instead of in stores but we want to deliver the same experience across both channels,” says Dan Bennett, Head of Online Sales at ScS.  


When we hear IoT (Internet of Things) what it means is data, Mick McNeil, Logicalis 

Logicalis VP for Business Development, Mick McNeil featured on the Irish Tech News podcast to discuss how Logicalis is enabling customers’ digital transformation, and how it has partnered with Microsoft to bring customers industry-leading solutions and services.  

Seven Techniques To Leverage Past Personal And Professional Experiences 

Our past experiences can help to inform how we deal with present issues. These experiences can be beneficial to business as well as helping to communicate how leaders approach certain issues. Bob Bailkoski, CEO of Logicalis, shared how he leverages past experiences in an article for Forbes. 

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