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75 % of digital workers are looking to change jobs within three years
As many as 40 % of employees working in digital fields are actively job hunting and nearly 75 % are expecting to leave their current role in the near future .
These were among the findings of a global survey of almost 10,000 employees in digital roles conducted by Boston Consulting Group ( BCG ) and The Network , a global alliance of recruitment websites . The report is titled Decoding the Digital Talent Challenge . The survey , part of BCG ’ s Decoding
Global Talent series , found that the opportunity to advance their careers is the main driver for technology employees looking to switch roles ( 63 %), followed by looking for new challenges ( 49 %).
For digital employees , having a good work-life balance continues to be the most valued aspect of their job . But financial compensation , in the form of both salaries and long-term incentives such as stock options and shares , has gained ground .
HUAWEI CLOUD announces Spark Programme for SMEs in the Middle East
HUAWEI CLOUD has announced the launch of Spark , a new start-up ecosystem support programme aiming at empowering SMEs to develop their cloud capabilities . This initiative is the first step towards supporting HUAWEI CLOUD partners in line with the recently launched Oasis Program , where Huawei announced plans to invest US $ 15 million over the next three years to accelerate the development of technology enterprises and ecosystems in the Middle East . Spark will support more than 50 SMEs ; each will receive up to US $ 15,000 fund support on HUAWEI CLOUD in addition to cloud training during the first phase of the programme . A select group of SMEs will then join Spark Accelerate Programme , where they will receive further technical support from HUAWEI CLOUD experts to help transform their businesses in the cloud and evolve their offerings .
Bitdefender named a major player in IDC MarketScape for SMBs
Bitdefender , a global cybersecurity leader , has announced it has been named a major player in the IDC MarketScape : Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security for Small and Midsize Businesses 2021 Vendor Assessment . The report assessed 22 vendors ’ endpoint security solutions against a broad set of capabilities in endpoint protection , detection and response ( EDR ); automation ; cross-function integration ; extended detection and response ( XDR ) frameworks ; ransomware detection and recovery ; customer satisfaction ; managed services offerings and more .
“ The security needs of small and mid-size businesses have changed dramatically in recent years , as threat actors increasingly target organisations of all sizes with devastating attacks like ransomware ,” said Steve Kelley , President and General Manager of Bitdefender Business Solutions Group . “ Traditional endpoint security solutions are no longer enough . Our position as a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape demonstrates our ability to deliver the type of modern endpoint security SMBs need to become more cyber-resilient , with layers of protection and extensive capabilities in prevention , EDR and XDR .”
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