WinMagic Survey Highlights Employee Risk to Corporate Data on Personal Devices and Online Accounts

Only 18% of British office workers, who use a personal account/device to access work files or emails, say that data is always encrypted by their employer

Better education is still needed to improve personal IT habits

LONDON, UK – December 6, 2016 – A new online survey released today by WinMagic Inc. and conducted by YouGov, has highlighted the risks to corporate data from poor encryption, and employee use of unauthorised and inadequately protected devices. The survey of British office workers found that 42% use devices not provided by their employer to work with corporate e-mails and files. Half (52%) also use personal online accounts, such as Enterprise File Sharing Services (EFSS) to store or access work files – with only 34% saying they have never done so.

Office workers claim to use a wide range of personal devices to store or access work files and systems including laptops (30%), smartphones (22%) and USB Storage devices (17%). The top three personal online accounts used by office workers to store and access work files are Hotmail (14%), Gmail (13%) and Dropbox (10%).

Surviving The Conversation Age: 3 Ways to Speak Human in a Content-Crowded World

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The new economy of conversation: How brands can make and maintain meaningful connections and create a lifetime value with customers in ways that’ll set your brand apart in a crowded marketplace, tell an authentic story, foster maximized marketplace engagement and breed brand loyalty

By Kevin Lund

“Blah…Blah…Blah…” This is what most consumers hear when exposed to marketing messages no matter the medium through which it’s delivered. Today’s consumer demands more than catchy slogans and slick ad campaigns. But, in what’s evolved into an overwhelmingly egregious disconnect, most companies struggle to communicate even the most essential messages that will differentiate their brand in today’s crowded, confusing and expectation-laden marketplace.

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The future of the Enterprise Mobile Apps

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Right now, companies are after making more enterprise mobile apps for their employees than before. They are trying to bring their all apps under one umbrella, as some companies have more than one mobile app. These apps are made to access the company’s files, organization of the files and collaboration between the employees.

But, as Gartner predicts in its report, the top types of apps companies are making is either a calendar app or email app or contacts app and that’s up to 91% of the times. Basically, enterprises are making apps of basic functionalities.

It could be that they don’t want to rely on a third party app or maybe they have security concerns. And thus are getting custom made apps or off-the-shelf third party apps with customizations.

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Four ideas that can boost employee productivity

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When it comes to boosting employee productivity, it is not uncommon for companies to implement once-every-season tactic of distributing bonuses and other perks. However, as time goes on, employee priorities tend to shift from monetary gain to flexible working hours and more. Employee productivity, therefore, should be a company’s priority all year round. After all, a company is only as good as its employees.

Be it customer satisfaction, driving key company metrics, handling large investments, all activities are crucial to a company’s success. Camaraderie between employees and their heads increases recognition, makes communication easier and forms a strong company culture under which employees can work with genuine interest.

Here are the 4 basic ideas that will increase work productivity no matter what the case or reason.

What is The Future of Search Engine Optimization?

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Search Engine Optimization is an industry that was born out of the modern web and search engines like Google. Its entire focus is the constant and unending pursuit of understanding what makes one site rank higher than another. It’s exhausting, and just like search results these days, there’s a lot of options.

The future of SEO is dependent on the people who are using it and what they want from platforms like Google. There’s a science to everything, but the more sophisticated search algorithms become, the more they think like people. It’s time to start thinking like people as well.

The Future of SEO: Turning Metrics into a User’s Experience

SEO has never been about one thing like keywords or backlinks. It’s always been a giant jigsaw puzzle that everyone is scrambling to fit together. One thing that has risen above the noise in recent years, is the need to address the user at every level.

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Microsoft and Garbage Collection

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The .NET developer doesn’t usually have to understand how the Microsoft “Garbage Collector” (GC) works to build an app, but occasionally a situation arises where understanding garbage collection in the context of app development is beneficial. Garbage collection in Microsoft’s .NET development framework is an automatic process that frees up memory that an application no longer needs.

Sometimes memory is allocated to an object in .NET even after that object is no longer needed by an application. But the memory occupied by the object can’t be reused unless it is specifically freed up. Without periodic freeing up of memory that’s taken up by unused objects, applications can run out of memory and crash. The .NET GC is designed to do this in the background, so app developers can build most of their apps without having to worry about managing or freeing up memory.

How Does .NET Determine What Qualifies as Garbage?

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How to Market Your Business App Almost for Free

How to Market Your Business App Almost for Free?

Today, companies require marketing budgets as much as the cost of the whole manufacturing process. They pay media and marketing companies so much money that the MRP of the product could be many folds higher than the original manufacturing cost.

But, in today’s technologically advanced world, many ways have emerged to market your product almost for free of cost and having a really big impact compared to the high-budgeted marketing campaigns.

Clouding the Issue – Your Data Security

According to Gartner, SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions are expected to grow a further 20.3% in 2016 to $37.7 billion, which is just a fraction of the 16.5% predicted growth for the whole public cloud service industry, from $175 billion in 2015 to $203.9 billion in 2016.

The ‘cloud’ is a term that’s used pretty freely nowadays, with varying degrees of accuracy. In a nutshell, anything cloud refers to ‘cloud computing’, the process of sharing internet-based data to any other device, from any other location.

Ransomware Delivered by 97% of Phishing Emails

PhishMe Q3 Malware Review finds encryption ransomware has hit record levels, while ‘quiet malware’ remains a significant threat

LEESBURG, VA – November 17, 2016: PhishMe Inc., the leading provider of human phishing defense solutions, released findings today that show the amount of phishing emails containing a form of ransomware grew to 97.25 percent during the third quarter of 2016 from 92% in Q1. Remaining at the forefront is the Locky encryption ransomware, which has introduced a number of techniques to resist detection during the infection process.

Published today, PhishMe’s Q3 2016 Malware Review identified three major trends previously recorded throughout 2016, but have come to full fruition in the last few months:

Perforce Announces Acquisition of ALM Provider Seapine Software

Acquisition Expands Portfolio of Developer and Designer Productivity and Collaboration Tools

Minneapolis, MN, November 17, 2016—Perforce Software, a leader in version control and source code management, today announced its acquisition of Seapine Software, a leading provider of application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions, based in Mason, Ohio. 

This acquisition expands the Perforce portfolio of developer and designer tools beyond enterprise class version management and code review, and provides customers with additional capabilities across the development pipeline. Seapine’s ALM solution accelerates development and delivery cycles through more efficient management of the product development process.

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