More than half of the report's respondents say hands-on experience is the most important qualification. [shutterstock; 304366307, MaximP]

More than half of the report's respondents say hands-on experience is the most important qualification. [shutterstock; 304366307, MaximP]

Cyber Security: One In Four Organizations Exposed For Six Months

Sophisticated cyber security defenses are increasingly in high demand as a cyber security attack is now viewed as an inevitability. However, a majority of surveyed organizational leaders fear they are ill-equipped to address these threats head-on. How to address the growing skills gap as demand for qualified cyber security professionals continues to outstrip supply.

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The strong US dollar is currently slowing doing the increase in Gartners original forecast. [shutterstock: 522389401, Only background]

The strong US dollar is currently slowing doing the increase in Gartners original forecast. [shutterstock: 522389401, Only background]

Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Grow 1.4 Per Cent in 2017

According to Gartner, worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 1.4 per cent increase from 2016. This growth rate is down from the previous quarter's forecast of 2.7 per cent, due in part to the rising US dollar.

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SEAL Systems makes SAP systems fit for paperless production. [shutterstock: 339520541, Who is Danny]

SEAL Systems makes SAP systems fit for paperless production. [shutterstock: 339520541, Who is Danny]

Making a Case For Paperless Production

Many industrial firms have not yet made full use of the possibilities of digitization. Work instructions, technical drawings and orders are still printed on paper; manual feedback or releases are common. SEAL Systems shows how they assist businesses in making their SAP systems fit for paperless production.

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According to Gartner consumer applications are to represent 63 per cent of total IoT applications in 2017. [shutterstock: 473559706, Neirfy]

According to Gartner consumer applications are to represent 63 per cent of total IoT applications in 2017. [shutterstock: 473559706, Neirfy]

Gartner: 8.4 Billion Connected “Things” Will Be in Use in 2017

Gartner forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 per cent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017.

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Disruption can start with today's CIOs. Sebastian Grady shows you how. [shutterstock: 309062636, Lightspring]

Disruption can start with today's CIOs. Sebastian Grady shows you how. [shutterstock: 309062636, Lightspring]

The Disruptor’s Secret – How CIOs Can Buck the Status Quo and Drive Business Innovation

CIOs are no longer just great technologists – in fact today’s CIO can no longer afford to be just a great technologist. The successful CIO of tomorrow is a revenue generator, customer engagement guru, business leader. Successful CIOs are changing business models in their organization – they are becoming Disruptors. But what does that mean exactly?

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