The number of companies that fail to recover data after an incident has almost doubled since 2016, according to the Global Data Protection Index, which was among the 2,200 IT decision makers in 18 countries. The surveyed organizations managed an average of 9.70 PB data in 2018, an explosive increase of 569 percent compared to 1.45 PB data managed in 2016. Globally, 92 percent of companies understand the potential value of the data, and 36 percent already monetize them. Of the respondents, 76 percent experienced a disturbing event in the last 12 months, and 27 percent lost irreparable data, almost double compared to 14 percent in 2016.Dell EMC announces the results of the third edition of the Global Data Protection Index, which shows an explosive rhythm of data volume growth (569 percent) and an impressive 50 percent over the past two years, of those who have adopted data protection solutions. The study, which interviewed 2,200 public and private decision-makers with more than 250 … [Read more...] about Study: Most companies recognize the importance of data from IT systems but have difficulty in protecting them properly
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UC San Francisco researchers have created a proof-of-concept method for ensuring the integrity of clinical trials data with blockchain. The system creates an immutable audit trail that makes it easy to spot any tampering with results - such as making the treatment look more effective or diminishing side effects. "Everyone is talking about how blockchain is going to revolutionize many of the data challenges in medicine, and here is one use that finally might make sense," said Atul Butte, MD, PhD, who is the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor and director of the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute at UCSF. "We think it could someday be useful for pharma companies running clinical trials." The research was published February 22 in Nature Communications. Blockchain technology utilizes an old computer science technique known as hashing, which creates a unique digital signature for each so-called block of data. The hashes accumulate sequentially, as new … [Read more...] about Could Blockchain Ensure Integrity of Clinical Trial Data?
THE Gatwick Grinch drone operator who ruined Christmas plans for thousands of Brits could have been an airport worker, it has been revealed. Cops are probing a line of inquiry the huge disruption caused at the airport was an inside job, Whitehall sources told the Times. It is now thought a current or former airport employee was behind the cancellation of hundreds of flights for three days before Christmas last year. Today we revealed there were 109 sightings from “professional eye witnesses familiar with or working within the airport operating environment”. That brings the total eye witness accounts of an illegal drone, or drones, at Gatwick between December 19 and December 21 to 130. But cops still don't know who was responsible for bringing the airport to a standstill. Sussex Police has made 1,100 door-to-door inquiries, pulling in four other forces to help hunt down the culprit. Witness reports have suggested the drone was operated by someone who knew the airport layout … [Read more...] about Gatwick Grinch drone operator was ‘aiport worker’ as cops probe INSIDE JOB
Apple Inc. detailed the user data it’s storing in Russia to comply with a local law that took effect in 2015, according to a recent filing with the Russian government.Apple users in the region have data including their name, delivery address, email address and phone number stored on servers in Russia. The company said it collects that information for customer service and to send users information on new products, according to the filing.The filing doesn’t mention more personal data such as messages, documents, photos, and contacts that are often saved on Apple’s iCloud service. However, it does say that Apple stores more information about its Russian employees in the country. Details include: workers’ Russian passport numbers along with place and time of issuance; permanent and temporary addresses; history of work evaluations; and information about income, according to the filing.Apple agreed to put some information into a server warehouse in Russia that’s … [Read more...] about Apple Stores Russian Users’ Personal Data Locally, Filing Shows
20 companies and more than 2,500 employees in two class-A buildings. This is how the business center developed over the last couple of years has evolved in Openville, the first mixed-use project in the west of Romania created by IULIUS and Atterbury Europe in Timişoara. Developed in two phases, the first of which is pending completion, Openville will bring major changes to the core of Timişoara. Designed as a project with additional office, retail and leisure uses gravitating around the Iulius Mall shopping center, the Openville project has thus far delivered a total of 31,000 sqm of class-A office premises on the market. The two completed office buildings of the total seven to be included in the project were developed under the United Business Center (UBC) brand. Leased as early as their construction phase, UBC 1 and UBC 2 established themselves as the business bub of the region, with tenant rosters featuring major names in the IT and automotive industries: Intel, … [Read more...] about Regional business hub shaped in the center of Timişoara: 20 multinational companies in just two years of operation