The rise in adoption of cyber security has rapidly increased over the past few years becoming one of the biggest threats to our economy. With numerous highly publicised breaches in the form of Ashley Madison, Sony and Yahoo, organisations are now more aware of cyber threats than ever before, and rightly so. However, many are still not taking the threat seriously enough and are failing to put a strategy in place to effectively combat cyber threats.
“Digital is the main reason just over half of the companies on the Fortune 500 have disappeared since the year 2000” commented Pierre Nanterme, CEO, Accenture, who commented on the Digital Revolution at the World Economic Forum in 2016.
Topics: Digital Disruption
The digital skills gap is one of the biggest threats to organisations, not just in the UK but in the world. The scale of the problem between the skills we have in an organisation and digital best practices has never been wider. Although many leaders accept that there is a digital skills crisis, 60% of them have not implemented a strategy to help bridge the gap.
Topics: Digital Skills Gap
The rapid advancements we have seen in technology, coupled with the acceleration of innovation, are transforming our lives every day. Each year we see the emergence of new technologies that have the potential to change the world we know. We have seen huge advancement in technology over the past decade with the introduction of multiple game changing tech innovations, including; WIFI, online streaming, social networking, smartphones, 3-D printing, solar and wind power and drones.
Organisations that eschew DevOps as part of a broader shift to more agile ways of working risk being overtaken by faster-moving, more flexible rivals warns David Njogu, CTO at QA Consulting.
Njogu likened the coming revolution to the military revolution of the 1790s, which saw Napoleon's armies sweep aside the Prussian army - the largest in Europe - and the industrial revolution, which saw most cottage industries put out of business by factories and the efficiencies of mass production.
“In 2004, Facebook didn’t exist, 4G was a parking space, an app was something you sent off to college, LinkedIn was a prison, Tweet was a sound a bird made, and Skype was a typo.” Commented Thomas Friedman, Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times, surrounding the immense technological advancement we have seen over the past decade.
With the shift to digital, customer experience has become a number one priority, we are now officially in the ‘Age of the Customer’. Organisations are trying to find new ways to serve their customers in the increasingly digital and global economy. The challenge is realigning or investing in new technology, business models, and processes that are as dynamic as the market you operate in.
Over the past few years we have seen rapid digitisation in our lives as we become more dependent on IT than ever before. As a result we have put ourselves at the mercy of cybercriminals across the world.
According to Detica, who in partnership with the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance in the Cabinet Offices’ report ‘The cost of cybercrime’, they estimate that the annual cost of cybercrime in the UK alone, is a staggering £27bn. From this, it is believed that £21bn of the total comes from British-based businesses who are suffering from high levels of IP theft and espionage.
We live in a fast-paced, global economy that relies more and more on data and information carried through cyberspace.
Each year Puppet releases an annual report surrounding the analysis of the DevOps trends, the State of DevOps Report. Our Technology Director, David Njogu has created a summary on the key takeaways you can’t afford to miss.