Amicus ITS – news through our eyes

Cloud security services to increase over the coming years

Managed cloud based security is set to increase by an astonishing 83% between the years 2011 to 2016, a recent survey by Infonetics suggest. The growing number of devices, platforms and apps in the market place are the main reason for such a staggering increase; however the recent surge in cybercrime will also be partially responsible.

IBM increases partner relations with MSP’s

IBM has always been dedicated to forming long lasting relationships with their clients but in recent weeks has intensified their efforts with MSP providers. IBM will set up four “Centres of Excellence” and offer help in the form of marketing tools, technical skills and equipment to enable the chance to work with IBM technologies and financial opportunities to help fund future investments.

Mobile technology set to help NHS funding cuts

With the recent funding cuts made to the NHS, officials are set to face their biggest challenge yet; supporting an ageing population with diminishing budget resources. The question is how they can do this without affecting the quality of service and care provided to patients. So will Mobile patient management systems enable community clinicians and nursing teams to record and communicate patient care information and eliminate paper records and driving up efficiency and productivity?

Government banks £2m on cyber security

An International cyber-security centre is to be set up in the UK with the help of a £2 million a year government funding scheme. The centre will aim to offer help and guidance to other countries struggling with their cyber security. This announcement comes after a cyberspace conference in Budapest, where William Hauge, Foreign Secretary, claimed that cybercrime is on the increase and “it has never been easier to become a cybercriminal”.

Cisco appoints two new presidents

Last week Cisco appointed two of its executives to the title of president. With Cisco’s CEO, John Chambers, retirement ever looming, many believe that these new positions have been filled in preparation for his departure. Cisco stated that the changes in the organisation were in order to “position the company for future growth and enable it to more quickly capture market transitions”.