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Stop Cyberattacks: 4 Keys to Securing Your Remote Workforce

The pandemic taught workers around the globe that business as usual can continue, even with a remote workforce, and many of us would like to continue telecommuting. A Boston Consulting Group survey reveals that homeworking is here to stay, with 89% of workers expecting to continue working at home after the crisis ends. While some employees will be required to go back to businesses' physical locations, some will willingly work remotely. Regardless, the hybrid work environment creates unique security challenges for IT teams.


ATLAS: New Horizons Free Skills Assessment Tool

Both workers and employers are discovering that as we are becoming more digitized, many jobs are becoming obsolete, and new jobs often require skills we may not have. A report from McKinsey found that as many as 375 million workers worldwide may need to switch occupations because of digitization and automation.


Happy Independence Day from New Horizons

Happy Independence Day from New Horizons

Typically, July 4th  is a time to celebrate our national independence. We gather with friends and family to have cookouts, pool parties and watch fireworks at night. Like so many other things, Independence Day this year will be different, as America faces increasing pandemic numbers that drive people indoors and away from their loved ones.


Microsoft Azure Employment Outlook

Microsoft Azure Employment Outlook

The business world is moving to the cloud. Cisco estimates that by 2021, 94% of workloads will be processed by cloud data centers, and the current Covid-19 pandemic is only accelerating the change. This blog highlights what organizations are doing to focus on hiring workers who can help build out their online operations on platforms like Azure to keep their business running smoothly.


Microsoft Excel Employment Landscape

Microsoft Excel Employment Landscape

According to Microsoft, 750 million people use its Excel program worldwide, and Satya Nadella has referred to the spreadsheet software as the company’s most important consumer product. In this blog, we take a look at what makes Excel so popular and how it has become a need-to-know skill for employers in every industry.


Federal Hiring Shifts to Focus on Skills, Not Degrees

Federal Hiring Shifts to Focus on Skills, Not Degrees

Today, President Trump issued an executive order directing the federal government to begin prioritizing a worker’s job skills over a college degree. Signed during a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, the order signals a shift in policy that the administration hopes will help meet the changing needs of employers. This announcement from the White House comes at a critical time for businesses. With the pandemic disruption continuing for the foreseeable future, employers will need to change their hiring practices to meet the new demands of their organization.


Data Breaches By Malware Is On the Rise

Data Breaches By Malware Is On the Rise

Malware—malicious software— is any code written with the intent of causing harm, and includes a number of malicious programs like viruses, Trojan horses, and spyware. This blog outlines ways Cybercriminals can use malware to steal or delete your data, or to take over control of your system in order to spy on your activity, including recording your passwords and other sensitive information.


Don’t Let Your Organization’s Data Get Taken Hostage by Ransomware

Don’t Let Your Organization’s Data Get Taken Hostage by Ransomware

Ransomware is big business for cyber criminals. It is estimated ransomware costs will reach $20 billion by 2021 (Cybersecurity Ventures). Our blog talks about the best way to prevent ransomware attacks with a comprehensive security program and cybersecurity training.


Password Exploitation – 83% of Americans Are At Risk

Password Exploitation – 83% of Americans Are At Risk

Most of us follow Most people have terrible password security procedures. Do you use the same password for more than one website? Or are you one of the 23 million people who use “123456” as one of their passwords? This blog talks about why the lack of password security best practices can turn a business upside down during a data breach.


What’s New with VMware vSphere 7?

What’s New with VMware vSphere 7?

VMware vSphere 7 is here. Its release marks the most significant enhancements to vSphere in over a decade, bringing network administrators and developers alike a unified cloud platform that is optimized to build, run, and manage modern applications.


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