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North American workers report highest engagement levels in the world 

Gallup’s latest  State of the Global Workplace Report finds that, despite more than two years of the pandemic, US and Canadian workers seemed to rebound in 2021. Employees reported higher life evaluations than the previous year and declines across several negative emotions. In 2021, 33% of US and Canadian employees were engaged at work and 60% […]

Canadian employers still have work to do when creating psychologically safe workplaces 

A new survey from ADP Canada, conducted with Maru Public Opinion, reveals most Canadian workers feel comfortable at their workplaces; however, Canadians who indicate they are Black, Indigenous peoples or people of colour are more likely to report facing workplace challenges that may affect psychological safety – the belief you won’t be punished or humiliated […]

American office workers are demanding more flexible working conditions 

New research has revealed that almost half (49%) of American office workers aged between 25-34 – commonly referred to as Generation Y – are ready to walk away from their job and look for new opportunities if flexibility is not provided by their employer.  It is surprising then that more than half of US businesses […]

Critical operations threatened by application incompatibility for over three-quarters of businesses

Over three-quarters of organisations (77%) have at least one application that is not compatible with the latest version of Windows, with up to a quarter of all applications (25%) incompatible for 89% of organisations. This is according to new research of UK and US CIOs commissioned by Cloudhouse – an application compatibility packaging and configuration management solutions […]

Study shows financial services organizations are in early phases of multi-cloud adoption

Research reveals hybrid multi-cloud is the ideal IT model, but the financial services industry is slower to adopt. Nutanix, a leader in hybrid multi-cloud computing, announced the financial services findings of its global 2022 Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report, which measures enterprise progress with cloud adoption in the industry. The research showed […]

Global organisations concerned digital attack surface is spiralling out of control

Trend Micro, a leader in cloud security, has announced the findings of a new global study indicating that organisations are struggling to define and secure an expanding cyberattack surface, hampering risk management efforts. The study revealed that three-quarters (73%) of global organisations are worried about their growing attack surface. Over a third (37%) said it […]

Almost two-thirds of organisations have responded to a cyberattack with a Disaster Recovery solution in the last 12 months

Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has recently commissioned IDC to conduct a major ransomware and disaster preparedness survey, which revealed that 79% of respondents have activated a Disaster Recovery (DR) response within the past 12 months. Nearly two-thirds (61%) of these incidents were triggered by ransomware or other malware with 60% of organisations reporting […]

54% of CISOs are ‘fighting an uphill battle’ for board-level cybersecurity support

Over half (54%) of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) say the board fails to provide them with ample investment for cyberinitiatives, according to a new study by cybersecurity technology provider, Encore.  An independent study of 100 C-level executives, 100 CISOs and 500 office workers in the US and the UK sought to uncover the gap that […]

Only 46% of workplaces offer health programmes 

To help employers better understand the current landscape of workplace health programmes to encourage the health and wellbeing of their employees, health and productivity research non-profit, Integrated Benefits Institute conducted an analysis of current offerings and trends. The study found that less than half (46%) of US employers offer some type of workplace health to employees and […]

IDC study: Data mobility engine can serve as core of effective data management strategy

Research firm IDC predicts that, over the next five years, more than 80% of the data collected by organizations will be unstructured data, and that will only continue to grow 40-50% per year for most enterprises. With the sheer volume of unstructured data yet to be created and used in the years ahead, it’s safe […]

Manufacturing felt brunt of cyberattacks in 2021 as supply chain woes grew

IBM Security research reveals that the manufacturing industry was the most targeted by ransomware and vulnerability exploitations in 2021, in its annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Report. IBM Security has released its annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index unveiling how ransomware and vulnerability exploitations together were able to ‘imprison’ businesses in 2021 further burdening global supply chains, […]

Sustainability is improving the bottom line for 44% of organizations

Enhanced efficiency, innovation and revenue growth are among the top benefits of sustainability initiatives. NTT has published the results of a global corporate sustainability survey designed to identify the most effective business practices to advance sustainability goals. In a report titled,  Innovating for a Sustainable Future, NTT, in partnership with ThoughtLab, found that 44% of […]

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