Consumers demand assurances from online trade-ins as 57 percent expect to upgrade to 5G mobile devices in next two years

AUSTIN and LONDON – May 26, 2021—New research launched today by Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG), the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, reveals consumer attitudes toward online device trade-ins. It also outlines the revenue opportunity for operators, retailers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Blancco’s study, Online Device Trade-Ins: Building Trust in an Invisible Process, found that 57 percent of global consumers expect to upgrade to a 5G device in the next 24 months. Of these, almost half (49 percent) intend to trade in their old device as part of the process.

Technology companies leaping ahead in DevOps, but Redgate survey shows challenges remain

Cambridge UK, Tuesday 25 May – Having the highest DevOps adoption of all industry sectors, using more database types in development, and moving to the cloud faster are key factors in the strong business performance of the Technology sector over the last year. These are the highlights of a detailed examination of respondents from technology businesses and organizations to the latest State of Database DevOps survey from Redgate Software.

The high number of respondents to the survey – over 3,000 IT professionals took part in this, it’s fifth year – provides an opportunity to uncover insights at a sector level and compare those to the average across all businesses and organizations.

5 Tips for Developing Your Employer Branding Strategy

Talent acquisition and talent retention are the two internal pillars mimicking the process of customer acquisition and retention, both equally vital for your organization. Despite their relevance, somehow, many businesses still fail to build an actual strategy that helps keep employees happy and engaged. One particular approach that contributes to the overall success of your organization is employer branding. In the US and other thriving business regions, a company needs to brand itself not just from a consumer’s perspective, but from the perspective of a potential employee.

The Evolution of PCBs and Their Future in IoT

Printed circuit boards (or PCBs) are among some of the most important types of electronic components. Circuit boards act as the foundation for most modern electronics, connecting and supporting all the different components of a device.

Internet of things (IoT) devices require PCBs to work. The unique features and designs of IoT devices, however, can sometimes require new PCBs that can meet the unusual needs of IoT tech.

As demand for consumer electronics grows, driven by new markets like the IoT market, these board innovations may become even more important.

Unique Design Requirements for IoT Devices

IoT devices have a few unique needs that may require unique PCBs as a result.

TCG releases first security verification guide for enterprise systems with NIST

Beaverton, OR, USA, May 19, 2021 – IT administrators and manufacturers can now secure enterprise computing, with the latest specification from the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). This new guide verifies the trustworthiness of each end point, by allowing the integrity of devices and networks within enterprise systems to be measured for the first time. This follows a 430% increase in supply chain attacks in 2020, according to Sonatype.

Everything You Should Know Before Purchasing Insurance For Your Business

Only around 50% of businesses [PDF] make it past the 5-year mark. Making a small, regular, and gradual investment into a business insurance policy may have protected them from going out of business.  Business insurance exists to keep your savings and profits intact. Small businesses especially can shut down after a single lawsuit, and an appropriate liability insurance policy could be a lifesaver. In the text below, you’ll find relevant, up-to-date information on insurance for business ventures, as well as some additional tips for business owners.

New Study Reveals Importance of Optimized Strategy for the Selection, Support, and Maintenance of Open Source Software

MINNEAPOLIS, MAY 11, 2021 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced the results of a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting and an upcoming webinar that analyzes the results.

The study, based on a survey of decision makers at enterprise organizations, showed 91% of companies who adopt open source either meeting or exceeding business expectations. Among teams implementing OSS, those with optimized OSS strategies were 82% more likely to have exceeded expectations.

Research: An alarming 85% of organizations using Microsoft 365 have suffered email data breaches

LONDON, UK – 11th May 2021– Egress’ Outbound Email: Microsoft 365’s Security Blind Spot report has revealed that 85% of organizations using Microsoft 365 have suffered email data breaches in the last 12 months.

Remote working has exacerbated the risk of an email data breach even more for Microsoft users, with 67% of IT leaders reporting an increase in data breaches due to working from home, versus just 32% of IT leaders whose organizations aren’t using Microsoft 365. Looking to the future, 76% of IT leaders report that remote and hybrid working will make it harder to prevent email data loss from Microsoft 365, compared to 40% of those not using it.

How Mobile App Development is Fueling Digital Marketing

As we're all well aware, digital marketing is constantly evolving. The main reason is that new technologies are pretty much setting the new standards and creating new trends for consumers to follow. Marketers are, therefore, constantly adjusting their strategies and adapting to the new environment.

Nowadays, mobile apps are the main buzzword in the marketing world. That said, mobile traffic has long since surpassed that of desktop traffic, and now every company that operates online wants to provide convenience to mobile users and ensure mobile friendliness. Mobile apps fit quite well into this endeavor.