Black Friday Sales Set to Overshadow Christmas

Black Friday Sales Set to Overshadow Christmas

Analytics firm SAS has released figures predicting that one in five shoppers is expected to spend more money on Black Friday than in the entire week leading up to Christmas.

Many retailers have started early in an attempt to spread demand and beat the competition, with statistics showing that shoppers are likely to spend the same amount of more on Christmas presents than in 2014. read more

Tech Sector Optimistic For Coming Year

Tech Sector Optimistic For Coming Year

While the UK tech sector slowed in the second quarter of 2015 due to the General Election and uncertainties over the Euro, confidence for the year ahead is high according to the latest KPMG/Markit Tech Monitor UK survey. read more

Cisco Midyear Security Report highlights need to reduce Time to Detection

Cisco Midyear Security Report highlights need to reduce Time to Detection

The Cisco 2015 Midyear Security Report, released this week, has highlighted the need for retrospective analysis to reduce Time to Detection (TTD).

The report analyses threat intelligence and cyber security trends and has now revealed the critical need for organisations to reduce TTD in order to remediate against sophisticated attacks by highly motivated threat actors. read more

IBM Analytics Live

IBM Analytics Live

In today’s competitive marketplace, business leaders are racing to convert data and insights gained through analytics into meaningful results. Indeed we can see how the use of analytics has surged in the past twelve months as smart organisations are harnessing its power to improve efficiency and to gain competitive advantage.
At IBM Analytics Live you will discover how successful leaders are infusing analytics throughout their enterprises, using multiple data sources and systems to drive simpler, smarter and faster decision making. You’ll hear how organisations like your own have grasped the opportunity to improve both operational performance and to deliver enhanced customer benefits. You’ll not only hear what we think about the power of analytics, but also directly what our customers are achieving today (as the saying goes “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”). read more