May 22, 2020 — Mike McLaughlin, CIO and VP of Professional Services at Technologent, was recently featured on TechRepublic.com, along with other tech and organizational leaders. The panel offered thoughts and suggestions for how to proceed with the new normal way of working.
"'Most SMBs lack the IT infrastructure and security protocols to ensure widespread and secure remote and mobile data access,' said Mike McLaughlin, CIO of Technologent, in a statement. 'And that's only the first of many technical considerations to make work-from-home viable.'
For example, during one week in March, business app downloads increased by 45% compared to the previous week—amounting in 62 million downloads (dominated by Google Hangouts Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom Cloud Meetings, McLaughlin said.
While Zoom soared to 200 million from 10 million users in roughly three months, growing challenges related to installer, routing, encryption, and 'Zoom bombing' have led to major security issues for users and companies. Zoom's example shows that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the need for security preparation for a permanent remote workforce, Technologent said."
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