KPMG is a networking, consultation organization that seeks to connect over 152,000 professionals with various firms around the globe in order to provide consulting services involving audit and tax issues as well as other advisory needs. As they are such a strong international company, they are definitely in a great position to provide reliable statistics concerning data loss around the world. In fact, they have Cyber Response Team who analyzes data loss figures among other things.
They recently released their findings for last year in a report entitled The KPMG Data Loss Barometer 2012 and it provides some rather startling numbers in terms of cyber security. Statistical analysis has shown that the amount of data loss incidents for 2012 increased by at least 40% over the previous year, and the way data is most often lost is through the efforts of criminal hackers.
One small piece of encouraging information is the fact that data loss internally in various business entities has been greatly reduced so that’s one thing companies are doing right about their cyber security. But when external data loss has doubled since 2011, there is definitely a breech in cyber security in general all around the world.
For more information on these disturbing results or to read the report in its entirety, the following link will take you directly to the KPMG website. http://www.kpmg.com/uk/en/services/advisory/risk-consulting/pages/data-loss-barometer-2012.aspx
Quite often people who are deeply entrenched in pursuing bigger and better technology across the board can see declining sales of any particular product technology as in indicator of eventual death. The following article is a prime example of just such a leap in assumption by insisting that personal computers are clearly dying because of statistical data released by Gartner.
Gartner is a marketing research firm that routinely provides reliable predictions for tech sales in the near future and they are predicting a steady decline in PC sales over the next 3-4 years. While that isn’t really good news, it doesn’t universally signify the death of the PC as the author seems to believe. He suggests that Gartner is afraid to clearly state the terminal state of the PC even while his perspective is their facts support his opinion.
However, when all the information is looking into a little closer and considered for the impact various details have on PC sales, the so-called death of the personal computer is not nearly as inevitable as the author states it is. The details behind the PC becoming extinct as the article author declares do not add up as clearly when considering the factors involved. In order to build a clear picture, one has to consider why PC sales figures were so high in the first place, the introduction of the tablet PC in the market space, the less-than-stellar sales of tablets recently, and the efficient popularity of the PC in the business world, among other things.
To learn more of his position and decide whether his perspective or that of Gartner’s makes more logical sense, continue reading at http://readwrite.com/2013/04/05/gartner-may-be-too-scared-to-say-it-but-the-pc-is-dead.
Every generation has a variety of careers or business positions that are expected to remain relevant for decades if not longer. Jobs that fit the security category require certain skill sets for employment and anyone possessing those skills are pretty much guaranteed a source of income regardless of economic conditions.
In the present era, computer programming fits into the job security category because that technology is never going away now. In fact, it is going to be an ever-increasing part of each generation conceivably until the end of time. Just looks at all the SciFi television entertainment we were watching 10, 20, 30 years ago that showed so many fantastic technical capabilities that were a lot of fun to think about but seemingly impossible in reality.. Many of those things are in existence today as technology has advanced at lightning speed through the last couple of decades.
Those same technology advancements are providing the job security for programmers today as the forward motion of technology is only gathering steam and moving faster and faster requiring the skills of computer programmers in order to do so. This article looks at the general category of job security in computer technology and lists 15 specific programming skills that are in the highest demand by employers worldwide.
Want to enjoy a measure of job security for the near future? Continue reading about the skills that will provide that at http://readwrite.com/2013/04/09/15-programming-skills-most-coveted-by-employers.