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Over half of PC software is out-of-date, putting users at risk: Report

Avast revealed that more than half (55%) of PC applications installed worldwide are out-of-date, making PC users and their personal data vulnerable to security risks. Avast’s PC Trends Report 2019 found that users are making themselves vulnerable to hackers by not implementing security patches and keeping outdated versions of popular applications on their PCs. The applications where updates are most frequently neglected include Adobe Shockwave (96%), VLC Media Player (94%) and Skype (94%).

The report, which uses anonymized and aggregated data from 163 million devices across the globe, also found that Windows 10 is now installed on 40% of all PCs globally, which is fast approaching the 43% share held by Windows 7. However, almost one in six (15%) of all Windows 7 users and one in ten (9%) of all Windows 10 users worldwide are running older and no longer supported versions of their product, for example, the Windows 7 Release to Manufacturing version from 2009 or the Windows 10 Spring C…

Security Ratings Critical to Addressing Society's Cybersecurity Challenges

BitSight announced that the company finished 2018 with more than 1,500 customers, a suite of market-leading innovative products and services, and the most productive security ratings platform in the world. "With key personnel and significant financial resources in place, BitSight is prepared in 2019 to help global customers in all sectors address critical cyber risk challenges," said Tom Turner, CEO of BitSight.

2018 presented significant cyber risk management challenges for global organisations and their stakeholders. Cyber-attacks -- many successful through infiltration of third-party contractors, vendors, and suppliers -- caused material financial and reputational harm to organisations, as well as operational disruption. New regulations -- GDPR, NYDFS, and others -- highlighted the critical role that executives and Boards play in overseeing cyber risk and the importance of building robust third-party cyber risk management programs. These trends will continue in 2019 and …

VCB Kenya goes live with Corporate Banking Solution Powered by i-exceed’s Appzillon

Victoria Commercial Bank (VCB), Kenya has gone live with an Appzillon based omni-channel corporate banking solution to cater to the ever dynamic needs of their tech savvy corporate clients. VCB selected i-exceed over several other vendors due to its proven expertise in delivering digital banking solutions globally and strong technical capabilities. The application will be made available on mobile, Internet, SMS, and USSD channels.

VCB Kenya wanted a solution to address everyday needs of their clients while being future ready at the same time. Appzillon Digital Banking is a one-stop solution that makes the best use of technology to create delightful banking experiences. It leverages the technical prowess of Appzillon Digital Experience Platform, an award winning omni-channel low-code application development platform that featured in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant and Forrester’s Wave reports. Appzillon Digital Banking ranked #2 in IBS Intelligence's Sales League Table 2018 and 2017 for …

PTron launches Tangent Pro- The flexible neckband Bluetooth earphones

With new year comes the new hustle of everyday activities and the latest addition to the PTron audio products, Tangent Pro neckband will just make the hustle easier and more fun.

Taking consumer feedback into consideration, Tangent Pro is the all new in-ear headphones with an ultra-flexible high-quality neckband. It rests on user’s neck with adjustable length feature which ensures they enjoy listening to the favourite playlist or podcast or simply talk while working, jogging or travelling.

When not in use, the magnetic attraction of the light weight earbuds locks them together like a necklace and hangs around the neck. This will save you the effort of carrying it, untangling it and preventing it from falling.

Additionally, the earphones have an in-built mic with multifunction buttons on the neckband allowing users to control volume, play, pause, play previous or next track in videos and music, answer or disconnect calls, providing a hands-free convenient experience.

What will amaze al…

RuPay associates with Pro Volleyball League as a Title sponsor: RuPay Pro Volleyball League

RuPay, the flagship product of National Payments Corporation of India, acquired the title sponsorship rights of India’s newest franchise-based sports league, the Pro Volleyball League, that is set to start on 2nd February. Conceived to fulfil the vision of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) of offering a domestic card payment system to all banks and financial institutions in India, RuPay will be the league’s Title sponsor that takes off with six franchises from six different cities.

An initiative of Baseline Ventures and Volleyball Federation of India, the league will now be called the RuPay Pro Volleyball League in its first season. Expressing his delight on this association, SVP – Marketing, NPCI, Mr. Kunal Kalawatia said “RuPay, is the preferred card for 60cr Indians and 1100+ banks issue a RuPay Card today. Volleyball is a great team sport and already played across the length and breadth of the country. Like RuPay powering the Digital payments initiative, we believe that Pro Volleyba…

EdgeVerve Systems Launches AssistEdge Discover to Unlock the True Value of Automation

EdgeVerve Systems, a subsidiary of Infosys, announced the launch of AssistEdge Discover, a tool aimed at increasing the success rate of automation implementations at the enterprise level through process discovery. AssistEdge Discover automates processes sans human bias that often times lead to automation implementation failure.

Forrester reports that robotic process automation (RPA) will grow to a $2.9 billion market in 2021, bringing it to the forefront of enterprise digital transformation. However, over half of enterprise automation implementations still fail when business processes are not properly understood and manual knowledge is relied upon for process execution. At an enterprise level, this becomes increasingly challenging as the amount of data and number of steps in each process increase. By eliminating human bias and reducing manual process discovery, AssistEdge Discover can help an enterprise realize the full value of automation and enable collaboration, effective change m…