Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Trellix gauges cyber fitness of Indian, Aussie and Japanese Gov’t agencies

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Trellix, a cybersecurity firm delivering the future of extended detection, released a global Cyber Readiness Report gauging tech adoption and perceptions of gov't cybersecurity leadership related to standards and the cooperation between the public and private sectors. 89% of respondents from India, Australia and Japan believe gov't-led initiatives can play a vital role in improving their nations’ protection against cyber threats. Respondents from these countries see opportunities for improvement in their partnerships with gov't in areas such as cyber defense coordination, threat information sharing and software supply chain integrity.

Half of office workers willing to resign as labour shortage amplifies burnout

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According to a study by UiPath, an enterprise automation software firm, majority of office workers are feeling increased pressure at work due to colleagues resigning in the past year. As a result, 60% say they would consider resigning from their jobs in the next six months. UiPath’s 2022 Office Worker Survey also found that monotonous tasks are amplifying employee unhappiness and uncertainty and that employees would welcome new processes and technologies such as automation to allow them to focus on work that matters. 

Major research reveals African entrepreneurs are set for take off

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African business leaders are expecting the entrepreneurial spirit to take off over the next three years on the back of an improved environment for business and greater political stability, new research for blockchain-based mobile network operator World Mobile shows.

Investment property sales part of reason for record low vacancy rates

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One of the reasons for the current record low vacancy rates around the nation is due to investors selling their rental properties to homeowners over the past two years, according to Grant Foley Property Director and Buyers’ Agent Grant Foley. The latest SQM Research vacancy rate data has revealed national residential property rental vacancy rates fell to just one per cent in May – a 16-year record low. Mr Foley said one of the main factors that has contributed to the critical under-supply of rental properties is the fact that many investors have sold their properties since the start of the pandemic.

Investor confidence plummets amid market uncertainity, finds CA ANZ

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A new survey shows investor confidence in local and international capital markets is now lower than it was at the depth of the COVID-19 pandemic. Plunges in the sharemarket, ongoing global political unrest, inflationary challenges and associated broader economic uncertainty all led to the concerning results in the survey conducted from 10-15 June 2022.

One in three companies see malicious insiders as a route for ransomware

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Gigamon, the deep observability company, launched its inaugural State of Ransomware 2022 and Beyond research report aimed at providing valuable insights on how the threatscape is evolving across the globe and the severity of the ‘blame culture’ in cybersecurity is escalating.

Business customers identify clear differentiators in business banks

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Business Banks are differentiating their solutions and services in a competitive market as they digitalise offerings and respond to the need for more sustainable propositions.

Puppet’s DevOps Salary Report finds APAC lags in high DevOps salaries

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Puppet, a standard for infrastructure automation, revealed the findings of its 2021 DevOps Salary Report. Puppet surveyed over 2,600 tech experts globally and found that while there was significant growth in DevOps salaries, APAC lags behind in the highest salary brackets. 

Hybrid working saves businesses $14,300 per employee on average

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IWG, a flexible global workspace organisation with brands including Spaces and Regus, forecasts that the hybrid work model will continue to accelerate throughout 2022. As Australia’s labour market continues its recovery amidst the easing of workplace restrictions, more businesses are realising the economic, social and health benefits of hybrid working. Research shows that the adoption of hybrid work, and utilisation of flexible office space can reduce a business’s bottom line. Firms are now saving on traditionally fixed overhead costs including rent, heating, and support staff, adding up to an average of $14,300 per employee.

Firms prioritize cloud optimization, but are still experiencing challenges

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NetApp®, a cloud-led, data-centric software firm, announced the results of the annual Cloud Infrastructure Report based on a survey of public cloud business and IT decision makers. The report from Spot by NetApp, continuing the annual survey previously conducted by CloudCheckr following its acquisition by NetApp, highlights the current state of cloud management and how organizations are working to optimize their environments.