Report Reveals Over 61% of PHP Teams Using Unsupported PHP Versions

MINNEAPOLIS, February 7, 2023 - Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced the results of their annual survey of the PHP ecosystem, the Zend 2023 PHP Landscape Report.

The annual report, produced by Zend by Perforce, presents industry data and analysis on the key technologies and trends within the PHP development ecosystem. This year, key findings centered on PHP version adoption – with over 61% of those surveyed using at least one end of life PHP version. For companies with more than 100 employees, that number rose to nearly 66%.

Perfecto by Perforce Releases 2023 State of Test Automation Report

MINNEAPOLIS, February 1, 2023 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced the release of Perfecto’s 2023 State of Test Automation Report.

Now in its fourth year of publication, this report outlines trends in testing, automation rates, and testing concerns and priorities for 2023 by surveying hundreds of DevOps professionals across industries.

Activism, strikes and civil commotion climb the list of threats businesses must consider in 2023

Grassroot movements, strikes and civil commotion are risks that every business must consider in 2023, warns strategic malicious risk advisors, CHC Global, as they will likely disrupt businesses and affect organizational resilience for months, if not years, to come.

OpenLogic by Perforce and the Open Source Initiative Release 2023 State of Open Source Report

MINNEAPOLIS, January 25, 2023 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle; and the Open Source Initiative (OSI), a non-profit that raises awareness and adoption of open source software (OSS), today unveiled the results of their annual open source survey — the 2023 State of Open Source Report. The report is based on data from a global survey of open source users created through a collaboration between OSI and OpenLogic by Perforce, a provider of technical support and services for community open source software.

Signed, sealed, not delivered: 73% of customers lose faith as cost-of-living crisis sees porch poacher problem

London, 18th January 2023: 73% of consumers think more parcels are going missing since the cost-of-living crisis, with the UK potentially seeing a porch poacher phenomenon. That’s according to new data from Delivery Experience Platform Sorted, which found that consumers are losing trust that online deliveries will arrive on time – if at all – amidst the current chaotic climate.

Delivery drama: delays, damages, and doubt

The survey, consisting of 1,000 UK consumers, found that 63% have experienced a delayed order in the past six months, while over two fifths experienced a delay of more than two weeks.

How to Determine If Your Tech Business Takes Enough Risks

Starting a company is a risk in itself. Tech businesses sometimes take years to see growth. It’s natural to feel pressure as an entrepreneur with employees and clients relying on success. Unfortunately, some CEOs get into the habit of avoiding risks and taking the safe road. Doing so may mean the brand misses out on excellent opportunities. 

Finding the right balance between risk-taking and risk-avoidance ensures a brand grows steadily without imploding on itself. Taking the wrong risks costs companies money and may even cause them to shut their doors permanently.

Half of Retailers Say Out-of-Stock Items Will be Biggest Challenge in 2023

DALLAS, TEXAS, 16th January 2023: SML RFID, an end-to-end RFID solution provider for global retailers, has today announced the launch of part one of its State of Retail 2022/2023 report, finding that 48% of retailers believe frequently out-of-stock items cause the biggest challenge to them serving customers in today’s retail environment. With an additional half (48%) of retailers reportedly seeing improving the in-store customer experience as a top priority throughout 2022, the report casts light on industry focuses and trends going forward into 2023.

My Beelink U59 Pro Mini PC with an Intel N5105

A few months ago, I purchased the Beelink U59 Pro Mini PC with only a few reviews available at the time. Despite being a longtime Windows and Linux PC I've been skeptical of the mini PC market  in general and have avoided making a purchase in the past. So much skepticism that my first introduction to this small form factor was last year's purchase of an Apple Mac Mini M1 despite not being a huge fan of the macOS operating system. Luckily, this Beelink Mini PC has convinced me that "small is better" for Windows and Linux as well.

WatchGuard Threat Lab Report Finds Top Threat Arriving Exclusively Over Encrypted Connections

WatchGuard® Technologies, has released its latest quarterly Internet Security Report, detailing the top malware trends, and network and endpoint security threats analyzed by WatchGuard Threat Lab researchers in Q3 2022. Key findings from the data reveal the quarter’s top malware threat was detected exclusively over encrypted connections, ICS attacks are maintaining popularity, LemonDuck malware is evolving beyond cryptominer delivery, a Minecraft cheat engine is delivering a malicious payload, and much more.

These Are the Top Tech Upgrades Your Business Needs to Make in 2023

Most small business owners know how important technology is to their business. It allows them to compete with further-established organizations and achieve more growth. Yet, budget constraints often keep business owners from investing in the latest tech. 

Instead of investing in every innovation, consider optimizing your budget by focusing on your business's most important tech upgrades.

1. Virtual Reality for Recruitment and Onboarding

VR (virtual reality) is a great way to get to know potential employees. There are various ways you can use VR for recruiting and onboarding, including the following: