Information Technology

Essential Cybersecurity Questions Every Business Should Ask

According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 70% of organizations that encounter a data breach are small businesses. The same study highlights that most companies neglect the importance of cybersecurity. Namely, only 33% of them have taken precautionary steps to mitigate data loss risks. 

A cyberattack can affect your business’ performance on multiple levels, from compromising your brand image to increasing your expenses.

Here are a few cybersecurity questions you should ask to protect your business.

Automation will shape cyber security for better and worse in 2021

24 November 2020: Researchers in WatchGuard Technologies’ Threat Lab are predicting that automation will play a major role in shaping cyber security attack and defense activities in 2021. Traditionally a high-investment, high-return targeted attack, WatchGuard predicts that automation tools will replace manual techniques to help cyber criminals launch spear phishing campaigns at record volumes, by harvesting victim-specific data from social media sites and company web pages. And as society continues to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, it is likely that these automated spear phishing attacks will prey on fears around the pandemic, politics and the economy.

Pandemic-sparked IT Purchases Force 47% of Global Enterprises to Focus on E-Waste

AUSTIN – November 17, 2020—New research launched today by Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG), the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, explores enterprise perspectives on e-waste and highlights both the e-waste and sustainability challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic has created. Blancco’s study, The Rising Tide of E-waste, produced in partnership with Coleman Parkes, reveals that nearly half (47 percent) of large global enterprises created roles responsible for implementing and ensuring compliance with e-waste policies specifically to deal with e-waste issues generated from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Missing that spark: New hybrid working world affecting employee learning, team spirit and creativity as we head into 2021

London, UK, 17 November 2020: A new survey by Actus, the UK provider of the award-winning Unified People Performance Platform and HR Uprising Podcast, has uncovered a number of prevailing concerns for employees. These center around lack of opportunities to collaborate, connect and learn as informal face-to-face interactions are restricted due to Covid-19 enforced remote working.

Pandemic-driven demand for cloud may be stymied by migration challenges

London, UK – 12th November, 2020 - iland, a leading VMware-based cloud services provider for application hosting, data protection and disaster recovery, today released the findings of its research into customer confidence in cloud services. It found that despite the increase in cloud adoption due to the pandemic, three quarters of organizations surveyed say hyperscaler IaaS instance types may not meet their cost and performance needs for mission-critical applications, while more than one in five are not satisfied with key features of cloud provision such as security, performance, availability and support.

Majority of UK Oracle E-Business Suite users are running old systems, research reveals

London. November 9th, 2020: A study conducted by the UK’s leading independent Oracle managed service provider, Claremont, has revealed that the majority of UK businesses using Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) are running on old versions of the business critical ERP system.

Of the 154 IT professionals polled, almost two-thirds (64%) revealed they are running on an earlier version that the current R12.2. With Oracle cutting off premier support to EBS12.1 in December 2021, this leaves these businesses facing potential legislative and security issues if they fail to upgrade prior to the deadline. More than half (58%) of the businesses polled claimed they did intend on making the upgrade to R12.2.

4 Actionable Ways for Businesses to Improve Email Storage Management

Gone are the days when businesses could thrive within their target markets without following modern technological trends and tailoring their strategies accordingly. With the advent of cloud platforms and all the latest developments within the cloud-based technologies, there’s no room for excuses against using cloud solutions. 

UK Businesses Struggling to Implement Sustainable Mobile Computing Strategies

BRACKNELL, UK. 26th October 2020 – UK businesses are struggling to implement sustainable mobile computing strategies as rapidly changing requirements force half to switch their mobile computing devices before they are two years old.

IT decision makers were questioned about the importance of sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices in the purchase, operation and disposal of their mobile computing devices. Although there was a clear desire to use their mobile devices in a more sustainable way, respondents indicated that business pressures were preventing progress.

Size Doesn’t Matter for Cybercrooks: Your Business is Next on the Hacking Block

Cybercrime is on the rise on an international scale, and no business or entity is safe. Large companies and multinational businesses may be high on cybercriminals’ list of targets, but that certainly doesn’t mean they’re the only entities affected. Small companies are being hard hit by criminal activities too.