It’s been weeks since the reality of remote work hit home to untold number of organizations. Two recent reflections on this got Rich Stroffolino thinking about how the global pandemic is pushing everyone to digital transformation, both as a largely abstract industry trend, down to the practical crisis of supporting thousands of workers remotely.
Is it hot in here? Or is it just me? Chances are if you’re running computing and networking equipment in your house, it really is hot. Scott Lester details how he dealt with the heat of a home setup in this great post.
In a piece by Phil Gervasi, he discusses something good that has come out of our current reality. It’s an idea that might prevent harried parents from speeding to chauffeur kids to lessons after school: Can you actually conduct music lessons over a conferencing system like Zoom? Network Phil’s short video provides solid tips on how he optimizes audio for Zoom remote music lessons.
With the COVID-19 pandemic in full effect, the race is on by medical researchers to find potential treatments and a vaccine. All this medical research requires a lot of computer power to model potential therapies quickly. Luckily, we’re seeing two different approaches each bringing a lot of power to bear.
Prepare for another attack on encryption in the U.S. The EARN-IT Act purports to be about protecting children from predation, but it’s really about forcing the tech companies to break their encryption schemes.
FireEye recently published a study showing an 860% increase in “human-operated ransomware.” The study shows that this has resulted in attacks target times when organizations are least likely to respond. But what stood out were how they chose to visualize that information.
Adjusting to a new paradigm isn’t easy. And while many of us are hoping it’s temporary, some are hoping that “WFH” can be a more permanent situation. In this piece by Mike Talon, you’ll discover some tips to help you stay productive, positive, and professional, even if you’re working in pajama pants.
Like a lot of us, Chin-Fah Heoh has been considering how to cope with the reality that many of the IT events that are mainstays of the industry have shifted to virtual affairs. Chin-Fah explains some of the potential issues this could have from his cultural perspective, but also looks at how conferences could play to virtual strengths.
The popular TV show Westworld seems like a poignant examination of what it means to be human. But W. Curtis Preston cut through that surface-level metaphor to discover the true maze, with subtle lessons about proper storage and backup.
In an age in which everything from banking to finding a mate can be done virtually, it’s a wonder that people even venture out of their homes anymore. Nearly anything you want can be delivered to your door and you can even make a living while wearing a robe and slippers. With the recent spread of COVID-19, and the tech industry’s considerate response of canceling annual conferences, many have asked the question: Can virtual conferences become the new standard? Daniel Dib tackles this question in his blog and shares a few reasons why he prefers face-to-face meetups over virtual events.