Paying for ransomware doesn’t always mean you get your data back

Agreeing to ransom demands does not guarantee the safe return of data following a ransomware attack, a new report from security firm Sophos suggests. Polling 5,400 IT decision-makers from organizations all over the world, Sophos found that just eight percent of ransomware victims managed to get all their data back after paying the ransom. Almost a third (29 percent) got …

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Management still doesn’t trust employees to be productive from home

While many employees claim the shift to remote working has actually made them more productive, most decision-makers aren’t convinced.  According to a new report from software company LogMeIn, just five percent of decision-makers believe their remote workers are actually more productive, and the vast majority (70 percent) consider office workers more trustworthy. On the other hand, more than half (56 …

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European Commission says UK data transfer doesn’t conflict with GDPR

The EU has confirmed  that UK data legislation is sufficiently aligned with its own and will allow the free flow of data between the bloc and the UK to continue in the aftermath of Brexit. According to a report from City AM, the European Commission has granted the UK data adequacy, meaning the country will be exempt from conditions of …

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Why customer experience and social distancing doesn’t need to be a trade off

As we all find our feet in a mask-wearing, social distancing age, many businesses are facing new challenges they never expected. How can establishments that pride themselves on stellar customer service continue to provide a top tier experience in a time when keeping our distance from one another is of the utmost importance? Those in the hospitality industry are understandably …

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Nearly half of employees think full-time remote working doesn’t work

Full-time remote working has had its moment in the sun, but it seems as if the euphoria was short-lived. Collaboration solutions provider Barco has published a new report, based on a poll of 1,750 employees around the world, which states that just 15 percent would want to continue working from home full-time after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Almost half of …

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The UK public doesn’t trust algorithms

British citizens don’t think algorithms are a good way for businesses to make decisions on them, a new survey argues.  Polling 2076 adults for the report, BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, found more than half (53 percent) of UK adults don’t trust business algorithms, regardless of if it’s about welfare, education or anything else. The percentage of people trusting …

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