The majority of employees wish their workspace was quieter, survey reveals

London, UK; Monday 11 July: The majority of employees wish their working space is quieter than it is now. That’s according to a poll by IRIS Clarity, the AI-powered voice isolation app, which surveyed UK and US respondents on their attitudes towards office noise.

Seventy-one percent of respondents wish their working space was quieter than it is now. This is more prevalent in the UK (79%) compared to in the US (63%).

New ‘Pulse’ App to Build a More Mentally Fit, Less Toxic & More Profitable Workforce

On the heels of its artificial intelligence (AI), Metaverse and interactive 3D virtual employee training and simulation deployments, global leadership development and training company Fierce, Inc. is again changing the way people communicate with each other. This time via the visionary company’s new “Pulse” app poised to refine—and redefine—workplace culture, while also notably boosting bottom lines. With the ability to demonstrate double-digit reductions in stress and anxiety, as well as improved resilience levels, Pulse is designed to address the stressors today’s pressure-laden business climate is causing on industry’s collective staff psyche.

Over half of small companies aren’t taking any precautions against a possible Russian cyber attack

New research from Databarracks has revealed that 58% of small companies (less than 50 employees) were not taking any precautions against a possible Russian cyber attack.

The findings are from Databarracks’ 2022 Data Health Check survey of 400 IT decision makers. This year’s survey focused on themes of Ransomware, Cyber, Backup, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.

Barnaby Mote, Managing Director of Databarracks, commented “The current risk of cyber attack is high. All organizations, regardless of size, should be taking extra precautions to protect their data.”

By comparison, only 19% of large organizations (500+ employees) surveyed said they weren’t taking any precautions.

Ransomware volume already doubled 2021 total by end of Q1 2022 says WatchGuard Threat Lab Report

28 June 2022 – Ransomware detections in the first quarter of this year doubled the total volume reported for 2021, according to the latest quarterly Internet Security Report from the WatchGuard Threat Lab. Researchers also found that the Emotet botnet came back in a big way, the infamous Log4Shell vulnerability tripled its attack efforts and malicious cryptomining activity increased.

Threats Exploiting Employees a Concern For Microsoft 365 Users

LONDON, UK – 21st June 2022 – Egress, the leading provider of intelligent email security, has today issued a report identifying a number of security risks facing users of Microsoft 365, which along with its suite of tools, is expected to be relied upon by more than one million companies and over 250 million users[1].

Click here to read the full report.

The Top Impact Machine Learning is Currently Making

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) has already started changing business interactions. As connectivity improves through 5G networks and faster mobile devices, expect even more changes in the coming months. 

AI is changing the way companies function. While some jobs will go away, they’ll be replaced with others more technologically advanced in nature. Companies have an opportunity to train their top workers and take the entire firm into the new technology age at the same time. 

How to Encourage Brainstorming in Your Tech Business

In the tech field, it’s imperative to remain fresh and relevant. Technology is constantly changing, and tech businesses have to keep up with new developments. Otherwise, it can be easy to fall backward.

However, many innovative “aha” moments stem from conversations led by an internal team. For that reason, you may want to uphold regular brainstorming sessions with your team. Yet, many business leaders find it difficult to foster a natural environment. 

How to Create a STEM Scholarship

Does your tech company need to establish a STEM scholarship program?

A scholarship fund has numerous benefits for your organization and students in need. First, it’s tax-deductible, which allows your business to save money during tax time. Just be sure you’re eligible by following the IRS guidelines, requiring you to work with an organization to help award the scholarship. Furthermore, it shows that your company is forwarding social responsibility — which is excellent for your brand’s reputation and business growth. 

Among IT Decision-Makers, 85% See Urgent Shift in Focus to Consumers’ Digital Experiences in New “Reprogramming the Enterprise” Report from WSO2

London, UK – 1st June 2022 – In a survey of 500 IT decision-makers, 85% agree that there is an urgent shift toward focusing on consumers’ digital experiences. Moreover, 73% of respondents say that the move to focus on the digital experience in their own organization was sudden. The survey was conducted for a new report from WSO2, “Reprogramming the Enterprise: Keeping Pace with the Wave of Innovation”. The results highlight the factors that organizations must consider as they deliver innovative and differentiated digital experiences for their customers.