Microsoft touts first PCs to ship natively with secure Pluton chip

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 03:00:00 -0800

As organizations continue to wrestle with how to manage a hybrid workforce, security outside the corporate firewall continues to play a huge role in day-to-day IT operations.

Following the October release of Windows 11, which boasted features aimed at enabling hybrid work, Microsoft last week announced the first PCs with its Pluton chip-to-cloud security technology. The technology is aimed at securing the computers of remote workers and others.

At CES, Microsoft announced that Lenovo and chipmaker AMD have launched the first laptops — the ThinkPad Z13 and ThankPad Z16 — that come natively with the Pluton security chips. Pricing for the ThinkPad Z13 starts at $1,549, pricing for the ThinkPad Z16 starts at $2,099. Both laptops will be available in May and Lenovo said there is no additional cost associated with the Pluton chip inside.

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EU ‘gig worker’ rules look to rein in algorithmic management

Credit to Author: Matthew Finnegan| Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2021 22:00:00 -0800

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Rise in employee monitoring prompts calls for new rules to protect workers

Credit to Author: Matthew Finnegan| Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 03:01:00 -0800

As remote work rose sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses sought ways to keep track of workers no longer in the direct sight of managers. Now, with remote work strategies still in place — and office re-openings being pushed back —, the use of monitoring tools continues to grow.

In fact, the use of new and increasingly powerful technologies to manage and monitor workers has become so common that there are growing calls for regulators in the U.K. and U.S to update rules to protect employees.

“We have seen a significant increase of interest in employee monitoring technology through the pandemic,” said Helen Poitevin, VP analyst at Gartner focusing on human capital management technologies. “This continues as organizations plan for hybrid work environments, with employees working more flexibly from home and at the office.” 

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Cloud vs on premises: 3 reasons the Cloud is winning

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 15:26:35 +0000

Many US organizations are migrating from in-house, on-premises solutions to the Cloud. We look at what’s driving the Cloud’s ascendency.

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Cloud vs on premise: 3 reasons the Cloud is winning

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 15:26:35 +0000

Many US organizations are migrating from in-house, on-premises solutions to the Cloud. We look at what’s driving the Cloud’s ascendency.

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