'Organisations turn to NetOps to prevent network outages'

02 July 2020

Nearly half (48%) of senior IT decision-makers globally said that more than quarter of the outages their organisations have suffered over the past two years have been caused by changes to the network infrastructure, according to a recent survey of 500 global IT bosses. 

The study, titled ‘Measuring the True Cost of Network Outages’ and commissioned by Opengear, a Digi International company, found that almost half (44%) of survey respondents said they were ‘increasing the level of automation across the network’ to drive up network resilience within their organisation and combat these outages.

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‘Remote working gives hackers new opportunities’

21 May 2020

The mass move to work from home during the coronavirus crisis has created openings for hackers, according to global cyber security experts. 

Employees have been told to stay at home to work and study because of the coronavirus pandemic, but using their laptops and accessing company data will only encourage hackers to exploit sensitive information belonging to the likes of the NHS and giant corporations.

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Smaller businesses braced for ‘working from home indefinitely’

21 May 2020

The research, carried out by Hitachi Capital Business Finance, found that small businesses were twice as likely to have concerns about their business’s survival as larger ones during this period of coronavirus lockdown

The research, carried out by Hitachi Capital Business Finance, found that small businesses were twice as likely to have concerns about their business’s survival as larger ones during this period of coronavirus lockdown

Small businesses are more likely to consider the prospect of working from home indefinitely a major challenge than larger businesses (21% vs 15%), according to a survey Hitachi Capital Business Finance.

When asked to what extent the level of technology in their business was affecting their day-to-day operations during this period of coronavirus outbreak, 30% of small businesses said they would be held back, with almost half of these businesses suggesting they may be forced to close temporarily until the virus was under control.

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‘Three quarters of equipment not being recycled, enterprises aren’t paying due attention’ – report

21 May 2020

Only 24% of end-of-life IT equipment is being sanitised and reused, despite 83% of enterprises having a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy in place, according to a provider of mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions.

Blancco Technology Group’s Poor sustainability practices – enterprises are overlooking the e-waste problem report, produced in partnership with Coleman Parkes, also revealed that nearly 40% of organisations physically destroy end-of-life IT equipment. In addition, most businesses are keeping unnecessary data in active corporate environments that consume significant energy resources.

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