• Employees demand office redesign for new hybrid work environment

    After Covid-19, the world of work will never be the same again, but the current received wisdom that the vast majority of remote workers are happy with the “new normal” to continue for the foreseeable future looks to be an overreaction, according to a study from collaboration technology firm Barco.

    Its Finding a new balance study surveyed 1,750 employees around the world – 250 each from the US, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, India and the United Arab Emirates – through global research panel provider Dynata. It found that only 15% of employees want to continue working from home full-time

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  • Suppliers neglecting virtual appliance security, putting users at risk

    Organisations of all shapes and sizes are being left at risk of compromise by supplier failings around virtual appliance vulnerabilities, according to new research by Orca Security which revealed major gaps in virtual appliance security.

    In the research in April and May 2020, Orca Security probed 2,218 virtual appliance images from 540 software suppliers, and uncovered a total of 401,751 vulnerabilities, with less than 8% of virtual appliances free of known vulnerabilities, and less than 5% both free of vulnerabilities and running on an outdated or unsupported operating system (OS).

    A total of 17 of the vulnerabilities it found were

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  • Covid-19 fuels bandwidth connectivity growth between carrier neutral colocation sites

    The accelerated pace of digital transformation prompted by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause a five-fold increase in private connectivity bandwidth between carrier-neutral datacentres by 2023, according to research from colocation giant Equinix.

    The firm’s fourth annual Global interconnection index (GXI), which tracks the total capacity provisioned to privately and directly exchange traffic between telcos, IT service providers and cloud firms within carrier-neutral colocation hubs, takes a close look this year at how the pandemic is shaping supply and demand trends.

    The pandemic has prompted enterprises to speed up their digital transformation plans and accelerate their move to

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