• Firms with connected culture see boost in employee productivity

    With the hybrid workforce a reality facing firms as they enter the second lockdown of 2020, a study from RingCentral UK has revealed that employees working for companies that foster a connected culture are twice as likely (34% compared with 15%) to be productive when working from anywhere than those that don’t.

    The study conducted by CITE Research in partnership with Kaleido Insights, on behalf of the provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration and contact centre solutions provider, surveyed 4,000 knowledge workers across four countries, including 1,000 from across the UK, about how they have adapted and adjusted to

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  • Verizon, AWS drive mobile edge computing platform to Dallas and Miami

    In the cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) markets, 5G and mobile edge computing have become essential building blocks for enabling autonomous and connected vehicles. Verizon and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are bringing their core competency in mobile communications and cloud – 5G Edge and Wavelength, respectively – to developers and businesses in Dallas and Miami.

    AWS Wavelength is designed to support the development of edge-based cloud applications that serve users with single-digit millisecond latencies over a 5G network. It focuses on providing users with a way of moving low-latency workloads off-premise, complementing AWS “mega” datacentre regions with smaller cloud

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  • 5G, IoT technology to transform health and social care

    As the Covid-19 pandemic brought about new and unforeseen challenges such as showing how health agencies, such as the NHS in the UK, need to accelerate change to keep up with this new normal, research from Vodafone has indicated the crucial role 5G and IoT technology could play in helping transform health and social care.

    Vodafone’s Better health, connected health: How 5G and IoT technology can transform health and social care report, surveyed 2,000 people in September 2020 and found a high level of public comfort with new technology, and strong support for many of the new possibilities digital technology

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  • Online kids’ game Animal Jam confirms large breach

    Personally identifiable information (PII) on as many as 46 million players of the online children’s game Animal Jam, including birth dates, gender, and parents’ full names and billing addresses, have been stolen in a cyber attack on a server at a third-party supplier used by the game’s developers WildWorks

    Launched in 2010 as an “exciting and safe online playground for kids who love animals and the outdoors”, Animal Jam has approximately 130 million users and over 300 million individual avatars.

    The database, seen circulating online in underground forums, is believed to have been stolen by a malicious actor using the

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  • DDoS mitigation strategies needed to maintain availability during pandemic

    The increased reliance of enterprises on remote working and internet connectivity during the Covid-19 pandemic has, in turn, increased the disruptive potential of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which threaten to overwhelm business servers and network infrastructure unless proper mitigation is put in place. 

    While DDoS attacks tend to be fairly unsophisticated and small in scale, they are very cheap and easy to orchestrate as they only require the attacker to send more internet traffic than the network infrastructure can handle. If successful, a DDoS attack can take entire enterprises offline in a matter of minutes and completely halt

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