In the past year and a half we got used to talking about change. We accepted unexpected events of a global scale as part of life and we brought back from the past the worn-out wisdom about crisis as an opportunity. One of the fields that were particularly strongly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic was the labour market and HR management.
This May, in just a couple of days, the ordinary Internet user became aware of two disturbing events. Hackers blocked the activities of one the largest fuel pipeline companies in the US. Thousands of Bulgarian Facebook users yet again fell for the message from a friend that asked "Is this you?," and clicked on the link that followed it.
When a year ago the global pandemic turned the life of humanity on its head, we realised how dependent we were on regular supply of fuel, food, medicines and other essential goods and resources. Until then we had accepted as normal that we would be able, on a whim, to buy South American exotic fruit at the supermarket or to order online clothes, gadgets and not-that-essential knick-knack from thousands of kilometres away. The pandemic opened our eyes about how complex and huge the network of global and regional trade has become.
As with most disruptive ideas, this concept is as straightforward as it is hard to implement. Together with the EPAM Bulgaria team, we took the challenge to turn it into a reality.
We started with the idea of boundaries. We took the time to contemplate boundaries in our team: to understand them, to discuss them, even to define some of them... until we were finally able to see beyond them. We called this the "OneTeam!" initiative, and it was the beginning of an inspiring journey pushing us to become a better team every day.
When talking about the Bulgarian economy in 2020, one field attracts the attention – information and communication technologies (ICT). This is rather understandable. The sector is the third most developed one in the country after trade and industry. Unlike many other fields in the Bulgarian economy, the IT sector dealt much more effectively with the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Staff redundancy and salary cuts were significantly lower in the ICT field and some companies even increased their activities and continued hiring.
Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced several of the keynote speakers and panelists participating in the annual Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020, taking place as a free virtual event October 19-21, 2020.
Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced the release of Acronis Cyber Protect 15, which integrates backup, disaster recovery, next-generation antimalware, cybersecurity, and endpoint management tools into a singlesolution. This one-of-a-kind integration eliminates the complexity of ensuring an organization’s cybersecurity, while improving its data recovery posture and enabling greater productivity.
What will be the future of office spaces and work processes? The Covid-19 pandemic forced us to rethink our ideas of what workspace should look like and function. Some specialists were even quick to announce the death of the office spaces, pointing out the large number of companies who transitioned to home operations during the lockdown.
The unforeseen Covid-19 pandemic that shook the world in 2020 put to humanity and global industry a lot of questions whose answers are yet to be found. One thing can be said with a high-degree of certainty, though: the IT and BPO outsourcing sector is bound to become one of the most able to adapt to and to benefit from the changed environment.
Strict personal hygiene, mask-wearing, social distancing – these are the three rules we need to oblige to if we want to reduce the spread of Covid-19. But while following these rules is not that hard when we are for a short period of time on public transport, at the supermarket or in an administrative building, the situation changes significantly when a longer stay is considered.
Conjuring an innovative idea, believing in it and in yourself, finding a way to turn it into a reality and developing it into something bigger that changes the lives of thousands or millions of people – this is the dream of any entrepreneurial person regardless of where in the world they live. But to make the dream a reality are needed a number of factors. Some of them are the result of sheer luck, others stem from the personal qualities of the individual engaged in the startup, and a third group comes from the environment where the young and ambitious firm develops.
Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced expanded access to Acronis Cyber Protect – its game-changing flagship solution that integrates data protection, cybersecurity, and endpoint management – through a beta that is available to all IT teams.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures governments took to fight it provoked us to completely redefine our lives and the things that unit recently we took for granted, from travelling to meeting friends to the psychological challenge of the lockdown.
One of the lessons we learnt has two sides.
One of the ways in which the lockdown united our family, scattered over three locations around Europe, was the sudden and somewhat surprising way we all got hooked on computer games. My mother went all into playing a version of online Mahjong, my brother rediscovered a long-forgotten strategy game and became obstinate to win on chess agains the computer, and I discovered that the endless WhatsApp conversations pass more imperceptibly when I play Tetris or 1024.
Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, announced today the availability of Acronis Cyber Protect, an innovative new cyber protection solution that integrates backup, disaster recovery, next-gen anti-malware, cybersecurity, and endpoint management tools into one service.