ESG Research Reveals New Modern Data Protection Trends for 2017

By Ryan McCurdy A second tier of challenges hovered around 25 percent very confident including SaaS applications, company-owned endpoint devices, and cloud-based virtual machines. Respondents felt least confident with the security of employee-owned BYOD devices, with only 18 percent very confident responses.When ESG asked respondents to identify their biggest data protection challenges with … [Read more...]

Cloud-Native Data Protection Solutions for Government

By Swapna Jayachandran Federal Government IT managers face a daunting challenge. They're asked to ensure that the collection, processing and storage of data used by their agencies adheres to the strict security and operational regulations that govern certain types of sensitive information. This all needs to be done despite shrinking budgets and the difficulties of leveraging legacy … [Read more...]

Did you know that Europe is the most malware-ridden continent?

Europe saw 20% more infections than North America. Malwarebytes' researchers examined data gathered from Malwarebytes products deployed on millions of endpoints throughout the world over a six-month period—June to November 2016—to determine the state of malware today. Read more here … [Read more...]

Will the Gig Economy Make the Office Obsolete?

The gig economy, where independent consultants, contractors, and freelancers create portfolios of work in lieu of one full-time job, is transforming the way we work by disconnecting work from an office. In the traditional jobs economy, employers often require employee attendance in the office five days a week, eight hours a day. Gig economy employers, in contrast, focus entirely on performance, … [Read more...]

Building Trust Between Your Employees and Freelancers

More companies and nonprofits are turning to external experts, on a project or temporary basis, to tap into unique skill sets and experience that they otherwise might not be able to access, afford, or locate in their market. At the same time, more individuals are turning to freelancing as an alternative to full-time company employment. This blending of internal and external talent can have huge … [Read more...]

Parallels Remote Application Server Updates

The Parallels team has been working on exciting new features for Remote Application Server (RAS). Recently, Parallels RAS version 15.5 Update 2 went live, featuring Microsoft PowerShell API and enhanced web access from the Parallels HTML5 Client. Parallels has also increased our synergy with Microsoft to provide a more powerful experience when deploying Parallels RAS on the Microsoft Azure … [Read more...]

QUIZ: Find out how secure your password practices are!

Take the quiz here and find out if the password practices that you are using are as secure as you thought they would be! … [Read more...]

If You Want to Be Happy at Work, Have a Life Outside of It

We spend most of our adult waking hours working. Half of Americans continue to work when they reach their mid-sixties, and, according to a 2015 Gallup survey, full-time American employees work an average of 47 hours a week. If you’re keeping track at home, that’s six days’ worth of hours packed into five. Moreover, many of us today expand the role of work beyond just earning a living and expect … [Read more...]

Two new Mac backdoors discovered

On Valentine’s Day, Mac users got a special “treat” in the form of new malware. Then, later that same week, there were signs of yet another piece of malware looming. These threats were overshadowed a bit by the discovery last week of the second ransomware app to ever appear on the Mac, but they’re still worthy of consideration. The first malware, named XAgent, was analyzed by Palo Alto … [Read more...]

Why Do Employees Stay?

Employee turnover is expensive. Replacing an employee who quits costs, on average, 21% of their annual pay. While it’s tempting to dismiss turnover as a fact of life in today’s fast-moving job market, new research shows otherwise. Many reasons employees jump ship are surprisingly simple, and business leaders who don’t ask why workers want to go may be unnecessarily losing people who are pricey to … [Read more...]