Topic: remote work

IoT Consortium evolves into Emerging Tech Exchange

The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) announced the evolution into Emerging Tech Exchange, which will expand the association’s focus beyond just connected devices and into technology that leverages augmented reality, gamification, robotics, deep learning, and AI. “The Emerging Tech Exchange draws upon the success of the IoTC, where our members not only had a front-row … continue reading

Report: More than half of companies expect IT spending to increase in 2022

Despite the pandemic, 61% of companies expect their revenues to increase significantly in 2022, prompting increased tech spending budgets for those companies.  This is according to the 2022 State of IT report by Spiceworks Ziff Davis, a global marketplace that connects technology buyers and sellers with actionable and precise intent data. The company conducted a … continue reading

4 ways to optimize your network security posture for the remote workplace

The new reality of remote working is driving businesses to re-examine their network security posture. Let’s face it: these networks were originally architected to support a dramatically different work environment. IT now must secure the network by bringing into the fold a myriad of remote, mobile and digital workspace devices, some of which were previously … continue reading

Report: More than half of IT teams need improved technology to support remote work

A little more than half of IT teams need improved technology to support a remote workforce and learning environments, according to the new 2020 Pulse report. The areas that need more improvement include better end-user portals for managing inquiries, improved tools for managing remote teams, and increased insight to manage work and resource allocations. When … continue reading

Tanium and Google Cloud team up to protect distributed business operations

Endpoint management and security provider Tanium and Google Cloud are expanding their partnership to support distributed business operations. According to the companies, as more employees transition to remote work and organizations become more distributed, IT and security teams are having to defend against an increasing number of cyberattacks while maintaining availability and security.  “According to … continue reading

Citrix and Microsoft announce new partnership to provide consistent access to applications from wherever

Citrix and Microsoft announced that they are joining forces to help organizations accelerate the move to the cloud along with the adoption of digital workspaces and virtual desktops. The agreement stems from the widespread move to permanent remote work models and the companies’ goal to rethink how organizations can adapt to new remote ways of … continue reading

Keeping up with the evolving security threats during COVID-19

The business world changed in an instant when the COVID-19 pandemic was declared. In order to stay afloat, businesses had to figure out how to get their employees online and then manage this new remote workforce. On top of everything, security still lurked in the background.  In the beginning, the biggest concerns were simply just … continue reading

Microsoft announces new IT tools for remote work

Microsoft wants to help IT teams while they are working from home. The company announced the Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Azure Active Directory and the Microsoft Productivity Score.  “The challenges of the work-from-home necessitated by COVID-19 will never be forgotten by anyone, especially in our IT community where 100-hour weeks were necessary to … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: HPE Small Business Solutions, SolarWinds integrates with the Orion Platform, and 2nd Watch’s enterprise analytics service

HPE has announced new IT subscription-based services targeting small businesses and remote locations. The company announced HPE Small Business Solutions, which include HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus with automation, remote management and security capabilities; and Intel Pentium and Intel Xeon E processors.  “We are committed to helping small businesses innovate, serve their customers, and drive … continue reading

premium OpenVPN: IT security considerations for remote workers

Despite the fact that remote work can cause security risks, a majority of IT professionals are in favor of employees working remotely. According to research by OpenVPN, 90 percent of IT professionals believe remote workers are a security risk. 92 percent also believe that the benefits of remote work outweigh the risks. Benefits of allowing … continue reading

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