After a challenging 2020, we cannot say that we are facing a less traumatic start in 2021. Besides the economic downturns all over the world, the tech sector still a promising one. Particularly in Ireland, it is an area which still hiring and even opening more positions. Working from home forced some companies to face digital transformation seriously and invest in technology to enable their employees to work from anywhere.
As happens almost every year Microsoft has updated its Certification program for 2021, releasing new exams and courses to keep the IT pros on topic with new certification paths. The updates are designed to reflect the reality that the professionals are facing in the market. They follow the industry trends and lead the candidates to a higher level of expertise in the path that they choose.
Covid-19 and remote work is leading to an unprecedented increase in cyber-attacks. A new study from VMWare shows that most businesses have seen an uptick in cyber-attacks since the pandemic took over the world. Remote work brings additional cybersecurity challenges as employees log on through their home networks or with personal devices that might not be as secure as office environments. Cybercriminals tend to be one step ahead and are also targeting the cloud, which most organizations are relying on to help facilitate remote work during the pandemic.
One of the trends that we have been observing since a massive part of the workforce worldwide adopted work from home is the necessity of business writing brush up. In the beginning, companies moved massively to apps like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and others to accommodate their communication needs. Then it came to the “zoom fatigue” as some teams were expending most of their working hours attending online meetings. To avoid that more emails are being sent, consequently, people are again exploring writing communication.
The year 2020 has been particularly challenging as we are living in the middle of a pandemic, working from home or remotely which makes all of us an easy target for cyber-attacks and breaches. As October is the cybersecurity awareness month, we gathered a couple of tips and tricks from our cyber specialists to help you in the difficult mission of keeping your devices and your company cyber-safe.
Are you a doodler? Is the back of your notepad filled with drawings of little creatures and pocket monsters? It could be fun to turn those drawings into fully realised characters for posters and postcards. One of our own in-house obsessive doodlers shows you how to turn those drawings into brightly coloured vector art in no time.
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