Higher education IT teams are struggling to enforce password rules

IT teams in higher education are struggling to enforce strong passwords, resulting in an increasing number of data breaches, new research has claimed.  To solve the problem, these organizations should deploy password management solutions, says password management solutions provider LastPass. The company recently polled 300 IT professionals employed at higher education institutions and found that this year, 88 percent of these …

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Businesses are struggling to maximize the value of their CRM systems

As customer expectations change, businesses are increasingly leaning on customer relationship management (CRM) solutions for help. However, maximizing the value of these systems seems to be a challenge, a new report from Salesforce claims. Polling almost 800 executives and nearly 1,500 CRM users across 15 countries for the report, Salesforce found that CRM systems are used to drive customer growth, …

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Many businesses are still struggling with inclusivity

Many businesses are still failing to embrace inclusivity, with the problem particularly noticeable in the tech and IT sectors, new research has claimed. A report from Capgemini found that although 85 percent of leadership executives believe their organizations provided equal opportunities for career development and promotions to every employee across their organizations, only 19 percent of women and ethnic minority …

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Cyber insurance is struggling to have the desired impact

Despite cyber insurance growing in popularity in recent years, it’s still failing to have the desired impact as insurers struggle to understand the risks involved. This is according to a new report from defense and security think tank RUSI, which also states that collecting reliable data to inform underwriting has been difficult for insurers. Basing its findings on interviews and …

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UK tech firms are struggling to recruit the right workers

Businesses are having a difficult time recruiting high-quality staff for technology roles, data from Tech Talent suggests. According to the firm, less than a quarter of UK tech leaders find it easy to identify suitable candidates. US businesses seem to be having a better time in that respect with 47 percent of leaders finding it easy to hire.  However, technology …

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Many SMEs are struggling with outdated technology

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) don’t have the money to obtain the most innovative technologies, a new report from the digital workspace firm Gridfox suggests. As a result, they can’t bring in and retain the most talented employees, hampering growth and their ability to compete with larger organizations. According to the report, this is true for 84 percent of small …

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Businesses struggling to keep up with the growth of data production

Dealing with unstructured data is becoming quite the problem for organizations everywhere. According to a new report from data migration software provider Datadobi, data management costs are expected to grow by more than a quarter (26 percent) in the coming year. The biggest challenges include storage management, disaster recovery requirements, cost and migration. To tackle these issues, organizations are forced …

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Businesses struggling to manage multi-cloud environments

Multi-cloud is becoming increasingly popular, but the complexity of the cloud infrastructure is posing various challenges for businesses. This is according to a new report from cloud identity security company ThycoticCentrify, which claims organizations are increasingly opting for cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) and privileged access management (PAM) solutions as a result. Polling 150 IT decision-makers in the US …

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Remote workers are struggling to build relationships with colleagues

Remote working may be great for work-life balance, but it’s terrible for people looking to form meaningful relationships with their coworkers.  This is according to a new report from employee engagement and culture app, Totem. Polling 1,000 new starters in the UK, Totem has found that for most (54 percent) it’s been harder to build relationships with colleagues while working …

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Tech workers are struggling with increased workloads

The Covid-19 pandemic has led people to use the internet more than ever before, placing IT workers across the globe under unprecedented pressure. A new report from recruitment consultancy and IT outsourcing company Harvey Nash states that more than half (55 percent) of IT professionals have had to manage larger workloads over the past year, resulting in various mental health …

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