The decisions you make when onboarding cloud/SaaS vendors can determine the fate of your organisation. It is critical that you are well informed on the software solutions your business needs and whether or not the vendor can provide you with the best software, security and services. Here is a list of the most important questions to ask potential software providers to help you make that decision more confidently:
While it is quite normal for businesses to evolve and change for the sake of improvement, sometimes employees may lose sight of the bigger picture. The lines become blurred and needs arise for something to keep organisational processes under control and assist staff in having a smooth transition. Change can alter the fundamentals of an organisation including the tasks that a job position entails, the organisation's business model, its structure and business operations. This is where change management software comes in. Below is a list of reasons why such software is vital for an evolving organisation:
Each year, CIO events become increasingly valuable in providing opportunities to network, learn and collaborate on cutting edge technology and initiatives. As a service to our customers, Giva has compiled the following list of upcoming CIO events occurring in the UK throughout the remainder of 2018:
Companies and organisations task their IT departments to fortify and expedite internal processes and proceedings. These departments are often relied upon to perform heavily technologically based jobs requiring a level of technical skill that most people not only do not have, but also do not understand. According to a poll conducted by recruitment website Jobsite, there is a troubled feeling shared by IT professionals pertaining to the acknowledgement and perception of their job.
As the healthcare industry expands, providers and organisations are leaning on and embracing innovative forms of technology to improve the most important facet of healthcare, that being patient care. Because patient care is a deeply interpersonal element of healthcare, the implementation of technology represents a potential threat to the face-to-face feature of patient care. Although, improvements in predictive healthcare technology could amount to both technological adoption and improved patient care, without the loss of personal interaction.
Technology changes so rapidly that in most cases, trying to keep up can seem nearly impossible. Some may feel that current technology is adequate, while others must have the latest and greatest. Whatever the reason, new technology is often vital to remaining secure and competitive with others around the world, especially in government and business sectors of society.
The popular cellular application, WhatsApp, had been the victim of mobile malware, targeting users through messages as a means to siphon personal and financial information from WhatsApp users. These cyber attacks became prevalent among users in India at the beginning of 2017, reminiscent of a similar malware incursion via WhatsApp that struck the UK in 2016. Understanding the warning signs of potentially malicious or fake messages allows WhatsApp users to better protect themselves against potentially harmful or calamitous malware disguised as regular in-app messaging.
It is well known that Silicon Valley is home to some of the world's largest tech companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook and many more. Besides hosting these companies, Silicon Valley is poised to make an impact in the United Kingdom's exit from the EU, that is if UK tech companies have anything to say about it.
Prior to his resignation in 2016, Former Minister of State for Skills, Nick Boles, made known plans to overhaul technical education in the UK, both in delivery and priority. Boles' plans include the introduction of new courses in hopes of increasing the technical skill of British workers, citing that Britain "has all the ingredients to compete with other skilled nations", but has yet to implement a truly satisfactory system. Boles believed that the current technical education system does not adequately channel nor mobilise the potential talents of students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.
The world is currently facing a shortage of individuals who are educated in various aspects of cybersecurity. With massive volumes of sensitive data being stored and transferred online these days, this shortage can present a real problem when it comes to security. In order to combat this shortfall, thousands of UK based teenagers are set to participate in cybersecurity clubs across the country.
The Cyber Schools Programme is designed for teenagers between 14 and 18 years of age. Preference will be given to 14 year olds who can commit four hours weekly while being able to complete the full four year programme. The programme will target those individuals who demonstrate a passion and talent for cybersecurity, while providing them with skills for the purpose of protecting businesses against online threats in today's highly digital landscape. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a number of experts in the cybersecurity field.