August 2020

Momentary Lapse of Blogging

During the summer months the quantity of articles I write and publish are often minimal. I enjoy my summer activities of bicycling, motorcycling, camping, and other family activities too much to sit in front of a computer all summer long. Not being much of a winter outdoorsman and living in South Dakota, the winter months have always been my time for focusing on my personal blog as well as writing some articles for socPub.

In just one Evil Internet Minute organizations spend nearly $25 and face 375 new threats Real Wire Thu, 08/27/2020 - 04:43

London, UK – August 27, 2020 – RiskIQ, the global leader in attack surface management, has released its annual "Evil Internet Minute" security intelligence report. The company tapped its proprietary global intelligence and third-party research to analyse the volume of malicious activity on the internet, revealing that cybercrime costs organizations $24.7 (£18.8), year-over-year increase of more than $2 (£1.5) every minute. It will also have a per-minute global cost of $11.4 million (£8.7 million) by 2021, a 100 percent increase over 2015.

Perforce Software Unveils the Future of Game Development in New Report

MINNEAPOLIS, August 25, 2020 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, announced today the release of The State of Game Development Report: 2020 & Beyond, which outlines trends, challenges, and predictions for the future of game development.

The game development industry constantly evolves. Like many industries, 70% of game development professionals cite a significant impact of COVID-19 on their industry. Unlike other industries, game development teams are uniquely prepared for the challenges of remote work. Their challenge lies in going from remote teams to remote individuals.

Business Turnaround Expert Cites Keys to a COVID-19 Comeback

The September 11th attacks. The Great Recession. The COVID-19 pandemic.

All three of these seismic and tragic events have resulted in heartbreak to humanity, including loss of life and our emotional well-being—both individually and collectively. Of course, accompanying these global crises were monetary meltdowns reminiscent of the Great Depression that commenced in 1929 and lingered until the late 1930s.

Commute, not Covid, main reason employees are avoiding offices

Nottingham, UK. 20th August 2020: Employees worried about returning to the office post-lockdown are most concerned about work-life balance and the daily commute, rather than their health, according to research from absence intelligence company e-days.

Whereas only a quarter of employees are most worried about potential health implications, results of a snapshot poll of 100 workers show that 7 out of 10 of us are more concerned with impact to work-life balance (37%) or the office commute (34%). The research follows the change in government advice on 1 August 2020 meaning employers can make their own decisions about staff returning safely to work.

UKCloud awarded MOD Silver Award extending its commitment to building digital skills in the UK

UKCloud is recognised for its contribution to building and enhancing digital skills in the UK with programmes for Ex-Military, Undergraduates and Apprentices. 

London – 20th August 2020 – UKCloud, the trusted multi-cloud experts dedicated to making transformation happen across UK public sector, has today announced it has been awarded the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver award in recognition for all its support of ex-military personnel. 

Halt to surveillance audits due to coronavirus lockdowns set to cause thousands of ISO certifications to lapse

18th August 2020 – London, UK – Thousands of valuable ISO management system certifications earned by UK companies may now be at risk because auditors from Certification Bodies may not have been able to attend organizations’ premises to conduct essential re-certification audits during the current coronavirus pandemic. Worldwide, hundreds of thousands of certifications are at risk of lapsing as lockdown conditions look set to continue for the foreseeable future.

Rimilia Achieves Certification with S/4HANA® combined with SAP PI

SAP customers can now seamlessly automate their accounts receivable with Rimilia

LONDON, 17th August 2020 – Rimilia, the leading SaaS-based fintech company, today announced that its interface for SAP S/4HANA® combined with SAP PI (Process Integration) has been certified by SAP. Rimilia’s AI-powered processes automate cash allocation and application, quickly unlocking working capital held hostage in balance sheets and giving businesses greater visibility of their finances from anywhere in the world.

Video Calls Trigger Home & Garden Purchases, New Research Finds

Over half (51%) of UK and US consumers indicated in a new survey that being at home during the pandemic lockdown has motivated them to spend money on making their living environment a more comfortable and fun place to be. And over a third (36%) agreed that seeing inside the homes of friends and colleagues in pandemic video calls has inspired them to improve their own home environment. 

52% of the sample reveal that their household has bought at least one product online during lockdown to make their indoor or outdoor living space nicer or more comfortable. And the trend is likely to continue – with 55% expecting to be spending more time in their homes or gardens even after lockdowns have completely lifted.

Aspera Named in Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for SAM Managed Services

Aspera is proud to be recognized by Gartner for completeness of vision and ability to execute

Boston, MA, August 12, 2020 – Aspera, a leading provider of IT solutions and services, and part of the USU Group, is the only Software Asset Management (SAM) provider named in both the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for SAM Managed Services and the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SAM Tools for SmartTrack.

We believe this inclusion shows that a tailored, full-partner approach to services and tools can bring the best business value to a company.