The pandemic of Covid-19 has affected every aspect of our lives, whether it is in our daily activities or operationally, in our businesses. It is a huge challenge by itself, for firms to encounter and adapt to the myriad of possible changes no matter the size of the company. It has eventually left many organizations with no choice but to continue with their business activities and encouraging their employees to work from home wherever possible.
With this, the respective IT departments of organizations have to step up their game with the new normal in managing new major responsibilities, chief of which is in the strategic re-deployment of employees to their different geographical locations. They have to provide ample support for their employees to complete their daily tasks, facilitating cross-departmental collaboration through cloud tools and most importantly, to rein in and minimize the loss of confidential data. All these sudden implementations have caught many IT departments off-guard, as it has become more demanding and challenging by the day.
We are officially less than two weeks away from exiting the Circuit Breaker. With the latest update on the ministry advisory, it seems like only about a third of us will be able to return to the workplace, the rest will still be working from home.
Covid-19 response measures are bringing many businesses to work on the digital platform. Working from home has become a new norm for all of us including students, who brought their learning home. How are you juggling between work and your daily lives? Are you prepared to “get comfortable with the uncomfortable”?
The recent unprecedented global viral ransomware attacks have highlighted how negligence in system administration, such as maintenance and preventive measures, can have far-reaching and devastating impacts.
Akin to ship captains, companies and firms have, for the longest time, been focused on bringing on new technology to make their ships sail faster and further while neglecting to keep up maintenance on the actual infrastructure of their ships.
So much of technology rests upon systems – the parameters of security networks in CCTVs and firewalls and antivirus programmes, or the outlines of connective networks through servers, cloud solutions, and workstations. Whenever you consider the paradigm of Information Technology, chances are there is some structural framework of hard technology upholding your environment.