Topic: remote work

Security perimeter is no more as attack surface continues to expand

For a long time, security teams have been able to mostly rely on the safety of a security perimeter, but with things like IoT, embedded development, and now remote and hybrid work, this notion of a defensible perimeter is totally gone.  Having all of these connected devices that don’t live under one network expands the … continue reading

2022: The year of hybrid work

Remote work was once considered a luxury to many, but in 2020, it became a necessity for a large portion of the workforce, as the scary and unknown COVID-19 virus sickened and even took the lives of so many people around the world.  Some workers were able to thrive in a remote setting, while others … continue reading

Managing remote teams

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of many offices, and even as we see the virus waning, companies are still allowing their workforces to stay at home, creating management challenges to overcome. For many, this is a new practice that requires trial and error in order to find the most efficient remote management strategy. Even … continue reading

Creating healthy hybrid development teams

In the post-COVID-19 era, the hybrid workplace – one in which some employees work from an office while others remain remote – presents a number of challenges for software development teams. Many people have relocated, some continue to have limited or no childcare, some have healthcare challenges that prevent them from returning to in-person work, … continue reading

Hiring amid COVID-19

From mask mandates to seeing coworkers and associates through video calls rather than in person, the coronavirus has completely altered the way we work. The way we go about running a business is not exempt from this, as more and more companies transition from in-person workplaces to virtual formats.  There are many benefits and disadvantages … continue reading

Report: Remote work created vulnerabilities in systems designed for in-office workforce

As employees transitioned to working from home, this created new vulnerabilities in systems designed for a centralized, in-office workforce and also resulted in a spike in cybercriminal activity. This is according to the new 2021 Network Security Report conducted by the cybersecurity and managed security services provider Trustwave which is based on scans of millions … continue reading

remote agile teams

Analyst Watch: Succeeding as a remote Agile team

Agile software development teams thrive on collaboration and dynamic interaction, but in 2020, the sudden shift to remote work created concern among software engineering leaders that development velocity would suffer.  As many organizations look to transition to a hybrid remote work culture, development leaders are wondering if it will be possible for their teams to … continue reading

The battle for tech talent will require a plan (and a plan B)

After a year of pandemic-related job losses in the U.S., it might seem out of place to talk about the huge talent gap in our domestic tech industry. The reality is that the pandemic drove demand for digital customer experiences and products in an unprecedented way. In retail, for example, McKinsey reported that e-commerce skyrocketed … continue reading

Developers reflect on challenges, feelings about remote work in pandemic year

Many companies have just surpassed the one-year anniversary of sending their employees home to work remotely as a safety measure for COVID-19. At the time, many thought this might be a temporary situation and folks would return to the office after a month or so, but one year later, many workers haven’t returned to the … continue reading

Atlassian updates Confluence to better support remote work

Now that distributed and remote work is becoming the new norm, Atlassian wants to make sure teams have the proper tools and knowledge to virtually work together. The company announced new content and team collaboration features for Confluence, its project collaboration solution.  According to the company, working remotely is not just about connecting work, it’s … continue reading

Lenovo unveils new smart glasses for the enterprise

Lenovo unveiled this week at CES new AR smart glasses designed to change the way employees interact with their workspaces whether they’re working remotely or from the office. The  company expects the ThinkReality A3 lightweight AR smart glasses to be available later this year. “As increasingly distributed workforces and hybrid work models become the reality … continue reading

WFH reveals an ‘I’ in team

The year 2020 has forced the hands of organizations around the world to rely on collaboration tools as their primary means of working and connecting with coworkers and consumers. Now collaboration tool providers are looking towards integrations and new features to draw more users into a unified platform.  The shift to remote working happened at … continue reading

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