September 2022

Logicalis UK&I officially named a 2022 UK’s Best Workplace™ in Tech

Logicalis UK&I’s supportive and collaborative environment is just one of the reasons why its employees believe it is a great place to work

London, UK, 30th September 2022: Logicalis UK&I, an IT solutions and managed service provider, announces it has been recognised as one of the UK's Best Workplaces™ in Tech, 2022. The list was launched by Great Place to Work® UK, ranking Logicalis UK&I 59 out of 67 medium-sized organisations.

Simpson Associates officially named a 2022 UK’s Best Workplace™ in Tech!

“We hire great people who contribute both on a personal and technical level” is just one of the reasons why employees at Simpson Associates believe they are a great place to work!

York, UK, 28th September 2022: The 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ in Tech list was launched this morning by Great Place to Work® UK, recognising Simpson Associates among the medium size ranked organisations.

WatchGuard Threat Lab Reports Decrease in Malware Volume, Surge in Encrypted Malware and Actively Exploited Office Vulnerabilities

The Emotet comeback continues as threat actors target SCADA systems

28 September 2022: The latest Internet Security Report from the WatchGuard Threat Lab, shows a reduction in overall malware detections from the peaks seen in the first half of 2021, along with an increase in threats for Chrome and Microsoft Office and the ongoing Emotet botnet resurgence.

OpenLogic by Perforce and the Open Source Initiative Announce 2023 State of Open Source Survey

MINNEAPOLIS, September 27, 2022 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced the beginning of their 2023 State of Open Source Survey – a collaboration between OpenLogic by Perforce and the Open Source Initiative (OSI), a non-profit that raises awareness and adoption of open source software (OSS).

The survey, which measures the day-to-day use and management of open source software, will run through November – with the resulting data used as the basis for the 2023 OpenLogic and OSI State of Open Source Report.

SaaS Data Was the Target of 51% of Ransomware Attacks in the Last 12 Months

SAN FRANCISCO - September 27, 2022 - Odaseva, the leading enterprise data protection platform for Salesforce, today released the findings of a global survey that shows that organizations are largely unprepared for ransomware attacks on their data stored in SaaS platforms. Attacks on SaaS data are an increasingly common cybersecurity target, and they succeed in encrypting SaaS data half the time, leaving only half of the victims able to fully recover. Differentiating from other ransomware studies, the survey queried senior data professionals at large enterprises of 10,000 employees or more.

Ransomware attacks are successfully targeting both SaaS and cloud data

Paying the ransom is still the most common response to a ransomware attack

Although progress has been made, organisations are still paying out

New research from Databarracks reveals 44% of organisations that suffered a ransomware attack, paid the ransom. 34% recovered from backups, while 22% used ransomware decryption tools.

The findings come from the Databarracks 2022 Data Health Check. Running since 2008, the annual report surveys over 400 IT decision-makers in the UK on Ransomware, Cyber, Backup, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.

Quocirca Future of Work Study Tracks Rise of the Employee-centric Hybrid Workplace

London, UK, 27th September 2022: Quocirca today published the third edition of its Global Print 2025 study, analyzing how print and digital convergence is shaping today’s workplace. ‘The Future of Work, 2025’ reveals that post-pandemic transformation is proceeding at pace and that the role and requirements of the modern workplace are undergoing fundamental changes. As the energy crisis and ‘Great Resignation’ add increasing complexity to decisions by both employers and employees on the balance between home and office working, changes are set to continue.

The in-depth study was conducted among 1021 office workers and 521 IT decision-makers in SMBs and large enterprises in the UK, France, Germany, and the US.

Half of customer service calls fail due to contact center background noise

London, UK; 26th September 2022: Almost half of customer service calls are abandoned due to contact center background noise, with 42% hanging up immediately when they detect the noise.

That’s according to the team behind IRIS Clarity, the AI-powered voice isolation app, which surveyed 1,000 consumers across the UK and US around their interactions with contact centers. The results are compounded by the fact that while all respondents indicated they use voice channels in some way for their customer service inquiries, more than half (54%) said they only use it for critical issues — making voice a premium that is demonstrably failing to deliver.