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5 tips to maintain business machines over the festive period

5 tips to maintain business machines over the festive period

In today’s busy working environment, the festive period can mean a multitude of different things for an IT department.

For some companies, the next few weeks means a complete ‘down tools’ approach, where machines are not likely to be used at all for a week or so. For others, employees will continue working as normal with a day or two of rest. Company size, office locations, the number of remote or flexible workers to maintain and many other factors need to be considered when predicting working patterns (and support levels) in late December and January...

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Thanks for joining us at IP Expo!

Thanks for joining us at IP Expo!

Last week we were at IP Expo at London’s ExCel to talk cleaning and optimization with thousands of visitors from the UK’s IT industry.

The two-day show covered everything from cloud solutions and infrastructure to DevOps and analytics. With 300 exhibitors and 300 conference sessions, it was a fantastic opportunity for the industry to share the latest innovations...

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A day in the life of: A woman in tech

A day in the life of: A woman in tech

Piriform has grown a lot in the past year. Our London team has grown from 10 at the end of 2014 to 30 and counting today. That's 200% growth! Over the last two years, 40% of our new hires have been women.

We could say we are a company actively trying to level the playing field but the reality is, we simply recruit the best person for the job, regardless of gender. Nowadays women are more and more likely to possess the essential skills needed to work in tech.

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Five tips for creating a patch management strategy

Five tips for creating a patch management strategy

Vishal, our Head of Products, contributed to Computer Weekly's Security Think Tank and provided tips to help small businesses develop a concrete patch management strategy. 

What strategies can companies adopt to help keep up with and deal with the huge volume of software updates they are facing?

Although patch management plays a critical role in minimising business risk caused by outdated software in any IT infrastructure, its mention frightens many companies and their IT departments. This can result in a lack of action, meaning many organisations find themselves in a situation where their systems are outdated with the number of patches available to fix potential vulnerabilities and exploits becoming increasingly overwhelming…

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How best to correct common access control mistakes in the modern business environment

How best to correct common access control mistakes in the modern business environment

Our new VP of Products, Paul, shared with Computer Weekly his knowledge on how to best correct common access control mistakes.

As more and more business interactions continue to move outside the corporate firewall, access control to corporate resources on premise and in the cloud continues to be an increasing challenge for businesses. In the modern business environment, what are the most common access control mistakes and how best are these corrected?

The recent increase in large-scale company data breaches, such as VTech (5 million records exposed), Ashley Madison (37 million records exposed) and Experian/T-Mobile (15 million exposed), means data security is now a hot topic for all businesses across the globe. Although many of these breaches were a direct result of malevolent hackers finding technical weaknesses in company IT infrastructures, risks to data security have become apparent because company IT departments are simply failing to provide adequate access controls to employees using its internal and cloud-based systems…

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