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Perforce Releases Free, Turnkey Solution for Game Dev and VFX Studios on Microsoft Azure

MINNEAPOLIS, June 17, 2021 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to teams requiring security, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, announces partnership with Microsoft to deliver the free Enhanced Studio Pack, providing the industry’s best development tools in a click-to-start model on the Azure cloud.

By providing enterprise tools in a simple, pre-configured environment — with the infrastructure needed to support large files, numerous iterations, and remote team members — any studio can get up and running fast. This makes it possible for studios to develop high-quality, game-changing experiences quickly.

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.

Microsoft Research Reveals Changing Habits of the Irish Remote Worker

Dublin, 30th March 2021: New global and Irish research from Microsoft shows that the new world of work is here to stay, as employees have now adapted to hybrid working and collaboration tools over traditional office practices. Organizations who fail to accommodate remote working are likely to lose employees to competitors offering flexible working practices and tools.

The first piece of research is Microsoft’s annual global Work Trends Index that looks at over 30,000 people in 31 countries. The report shows that over the last year, nearly three quarters of employees want flexible working options to continue.

Microsoft Ireland Research: Flexible ways of working are here to stay

Dublin: 5th November 2020: Microsoft has released new research into remote working in Ireland on 5th November as part of a pan-European piece of research commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by Boston Consulting Group and KRC Research.

Some key points of the research:

The hybrid workplace is here to stay:

Microsoft Research Reveals Three in Four Irish Organizations Worried about Cyber Threats

20th February 2020: Research conducted by Microsoft Ireland has revealed that three in four (76%) leaders in large organizations in Ireland are worried for their organization’s security.

This research was conducted by Amarach across 200 decision makers who work for organizations that employ upwards of 250 staff. This research follows on from Microsoft research in 2019 that looked at employees’ security habits. Both sets of research together provide both the employee and then the employer perspectives on the state of cybersecurity in Ireland.

This year’s research focuses on four key areas of cyber risk: Identity Access Management, Threat Protection, Information Protection and Security Management.

Databarracks says: Farewell Windows 7!

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery provider Databarracks has bid farewell to Windows 7 with a Viking funeral. Databarracks’ managing director Peter Groucutt commented:

“On the 14th of January, support for Windows 7 ends and when a well-loved operating system reaches end of life, we like to mark the occasion. Five years ago, when Windows Server 2003 was retired we launched it into space. For Windows 7, we opted for a Viking funeral.

Redgate Software’s new data privacy approach endorsed with major awards

Cambridge UK, Tuesday 15 January 2019 – As the leading Microsoft SQL Server tools vendor, Redgate Software constantly updates and develops its software further to keep pace with changes in technology and market conditions. Two years ago, it embarked on an initiative to help customers comply with increasingly stringent data privacy regulations, and its efforts in developing its new SQL Provision solution have been recognized with two major awards.

Redgate launches first extension for SQL Operations Studio

Cambridge UK, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 - The latest Public Preview release of SQL Operations Studio, the first cross-platform database development tool from Microsoft, has been enhanced with an extension from Redgate Software. Already known as the leading Microsoft tools vendor, Redgate has further developed its hugely popular and free SQL Search tool to integrate with and plug into SQL Operations Studio.                

Redgate enhances DevOps offering with major SQL Server monitoring upgrade

Cambridge UK, Tuesday, 27 March, 2018 - Redgate Software, the leading Microsoft SQL Server tools vendor, has taken another step forward in its quest to make database DevOps easier to adopt. Its proactive monitoring tool, SQL Monitor, now fully integrates with the deployment tools in Redgate’s portfolio, to provide an at-a-glance view of exactly what change was deployed and when.

Alongside significant improvements in the way the tool manages large environments, and the performance diagnostics it delivers, it makes the tool an extremely powerful monitoring solution for any SQL Server estate of any size.

Zylpha Launches New Document Bundling Integration For Peppermint’s Latest CX 2018 System

Leading legal document bundling software innovator Zylpha has developed an integration for Peppermint Technology’s latest CX 2018 system. The development is a product of a long successful partnership with Peppermint, the provider of widely acclaimed cloud based legal software for UK law firms.