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Helping your clients cope with wildfire

Your clients need to plan differently for wildfire threat.

Because wildfires can occur with little or no warning and overwhelm a given location extremely quickly.

Adam Burke

Helping your clients close the IT talent gap

If you have a sense that your clients’ struggles with the IT talent gap have intensified lately, you’re on to something. Among North American IT decision-makers, 75% say they face a skills shortage, and few expect it to ease over the next two years.

How the IT talent gap hurts

Not all IT talent gaps are created equal. Cybersecurity and cloud computing skills are most in-demand and there’s little relief in sight. By 2022, the cybersecurity workforce gap will stand at 1.8 million. Lack of IT talent also plagues cloud computing, big data, analytics, and information management.

Adam Burke

7 business continuity strategy best practices

If (when?) your clients express skepticism about the risks their business faces, you might try offering up these numbers:

Cyberattacks that target businesses nearly doubled between 2016 and 2017 , driven by an enormous spike in ransomware, including ransom denial-of-service (RDoS) attacks. Result: overall, the cost of a cyberattack has increased more than 27% from 2016 to 2017.

 

2017 was the most expensive year on record for natural disasters, due in significant part to extreme weather events across the U.S. that caused a total of $306 billion in damage. Last year saw 16 separate billion-dollar events, including three tropical cyclones, eight severe storms, two inland floods, a crop freeze, drought, and wildfire.

Adam Burke

6 reasons Europe’s new data protection rules may tag your clients

Have your clients been asking about GDPR ? Due to take effect on May 25, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation may impact a portion of your clients, not least due to the intensifying focus on the use of personally identifiable information. Although GDPR applies only to EU citizens, it’s influencing even US companies to alter their terms of service, rewrite contracts, and provide new tools to handle “personal data.” I offer six reasons why some of your clients may find it less risky to assume GDPR does affect their business than to assume it does not. This is especially true if their enterprise handles personal data :

 

Adam Burke

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