Why British employees could be the weakest link in your company’s online security, Microsoft’s effort to cool down overheated servers and the growing appetite of British business for green energy.
British workers bottom of the table when it comes to online security
A staggering 64% of British workers still don’t understand the threat posed by ransomware, raising concerns that they are putting business at serious risk of cyber attack. The news comes from this year’s User Risk Report, conducted by Wombat Security, which surveyed more than 6000 working adults in a bid to understand how employee actions affect system wide online security.
The UK scored lowest in the survey, which also questioned workers in Germany, France, Italy, Australia and America, raising real concerns that British companies aren’t doing enough to protect themselves or their employees. Other poor ‘security habits’ raised by the study included not changing default passwords and allowing friends or family to use work-issued devices.
Writing on the TechRadar website, author Anthony Spadafora describes the report as a wake up call for business, who need to educate staff and ensure networks were suitably protected from cyberattack.
How safe is your company? For a free, impartial chat about securing your systems with the latest antivirus, malware and firewall protection give Tribe a call.
Computer giant takes the cloud underwater
Computer giant Microsoft is taking cloud storage to the next level, by submerging a new, energy self-sufficient data centre on the ocean floor. It’s part of a 12 month experiment, taking place off the north coast of Scotland, exploring ways to reduce the huge costs incurred by internet companies in keeping equipment cool.
Controlling the heat generated by vast racks of data servers and the operating machinery used by online giants like Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon poses a real problem as the sheer volume of data stored online increases so rapidly. Traditionally the solution has been complex air conditioning systems, but their cost is so high that tech companies have begun exploring new ways to lower energy bills.
Lousy broadband speeds holding back rural business
We’ve been banging on about the need for better rural broadband speed for years, so it’s great news that the government has finally launched their Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review and unveiled plans for universal high speed broadband.
What’s not such good news is that it’ll be 2033 before our ageing copper-based infrastructure can be switched off. The delay is estimated to be costing rural businesses in the UK as much as £26bn a year in lost revenue. On the bright side, website smallbusiness.co.uk have published a really useful guide for rural companies to ensure they’re receiving the best broadband possible.
Alternatively, if you’re a business owner, frustrated by agonisingly slow broadband speeds, we can help. Tribe Telecom work with leading independent suppliers to provide business grade internet packages to every corner of the UK.
How would no-deal Brexit impact business telecoms?
With a worst case scenario looking increasingly likely, what would a no-deal Brexit mean for British business telecoms? Tech website V3.co.uk investigates what the impact of us crashing out of Europe could mean for business telecoms, mobile and internet provision in the UK.
Deal or no deal, many of the most important decisions regarding broadband, mobile networks and telecoms have been made in Brussels. So it’s only reasonable to expect some seismic changes come March 2019. How they may, or may not, affect your business are explained in full here.
Unstoppable rise in demand for greener energy supplies
British business owners are leading the way in the switch to cleaner energy, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. Under pressure to clean up their act and reduce carbon emissions, which currently contribute almost a third of all UK air pollution, a growing number of companies are seeking out increased efficiencies and greener energy sources.
Quoting Richard Braakenburg, senior vice-president of energy solutions at the Green Investment Group, The Telegraph claims British business leaders and SMEs are at the forefront of an attitudinal shift in energy strategy that includes self-generation, increased efficiencies and reduced consumption.
If you’re business wants to be part of the green energy revolution we can help. Tribe Energy is already helping hundreds of British companies slash their gas and electricity bills by opting for cheaper, greener providers.
To find out if we could do the same for you give us a call today and book your free energy audit.