Intelligent CIO North America Issue 29 - Page 15

NEWS

Comlabs selects Gilat for US Government critical communications requirements customers . Comlabs ’ proprietary technology offers ‘ Hyper Critical Availability ’ connectivity to emergency managers , supporting reliable dissemination of alert and warning information to the public .

“ Comlabs networks and proprietary systems enable critical communications connectivity for hundreds of government agencies who rely on our technology to transmit alerts to the public . That connectivity simply must be available when needed . Therefore , it ’ s important that we only work with the best and most reliable technology on the market ,” said Roland Lussier , President at Comlabs .

Gilat Satellite Networks , a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology , solutions and services , has announced that the company ’ s products and technology have been selected by Comlabs Government Systems , a US-based systems integrator , as a service upgrade to its existing satellite network of several hundred government and nuclear sites throughout the United States .

Two Gilat SkyEdge II-c hubs and hundreds of fixed and mobile VSATs will be deployed to upgrade the satellite connectivity requirements of Comlab ’ s customer base of US government and nuclear facility
“ We selected Gilat for their efficient satellite solution and expertise , as well as their vast market knowledge , and their reputation for excellence . Our research determined that the Gilat SkyEdge II-c platform is best in class . We look forward to our partnership with Gilat as we continue to serve our customer ’ s needs .”

Immuta survey reveals data security and access blindspots

Immuta has announced the findings of its third annual State of Data Engineering Survey , which highlights the top data engineering challenges and blind spots as organizations strive to become more data-driven .

The findings show the tangible impacts of these challenges , including the fact that 89 % of organizations report missing business opportunities because of data access bottlenecks .
The survey canvassed 600 data practitioners across the US and EMEA , representing a variety of public and private sector companies .
The need for organizations to be data-driven is more critical than ever in today ’ s business environment . However , the survey found that this isn ’ t yet a reality , as organizations reported only using an average of 58 % of their data in decision-making .
The report suggests that data security and access challenges are largely to blame , with most data professionals reporting a lack of visibility into data access controls and how they correlate with data security – 90 % admit they could improve their understanding of the association between the two .
“ As data moves from on-premises to the cloud , this clear disconnect between data security and access not only hurts organizations ’ datadriven initiatives and business outcomes , but also increases their risk of data leaks and breaches ,” said Matthew Carroll , CEO of Immuta .
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