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59% of professionals would prefer to continue WFH: Survey

Around 59% of IT and internet firm employees would prefer to continue WFH, said a survey by online counselling platform YourDost. 11% are even willing to take a salary cut to WFH permanently, while 28% will quit the job if forced back to the office. 70% of professionals between 30 -35 yrs of age and 65% managers opted for WFH. However, 50% of leaders preferred returning to the office. The survey covered 1,000 professionals of IT, ITes and internet firm.

91% of India employees feel prepared to WFH for long term: Dell research

Dell Technologies research found that 91% of Indian are prepared for long-term WFH but face challenges like not having access to the right tech, blurring of boundaries between work and personal lives. The survey is based on the interview of 7,000 professionals aged + 18 yrs in the APJ region (1,027 were from India).  The most in-demand tech that employees want are productivity tools, remote access to internal company resources and cloud tech.

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Wipro extends work from home till April 2021

Wipro has extended WFH for its employees till April 4, 2021. Wipro, in a statement, said that this was done keeping in mind the safety and wellbeing of employees. As of now, nearly 98% of Wipro’s 1.8 lakh employees work from home. Infosys recently said its employees will return to office “in a sustainable way” in the coming months.  Most of the Indian firms, small or big, are yet to come out with a formal announcement on WFH extensions.

Druva to expand headcount in Pune by 15-20%

Druva, a cloud data protection and management firm, is planning to increase the workforce by 15-20% or 100 at its Pune facility, as it expects growth in demand for cloud data protection technologies. The Pune based company has over 700 employees globally and about 500 people in the city. The firm, since country-wide lockdown, has successfully adopted a WFH model and has supported its local workforce with allowance, equipment, additional days off.

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McAfee detects an average of 419 new cyber threats per minute in Q2

McAfee said it has witnessed an average of 419 new threats per minute as overall new malware samples grew by 11.5 % in the quarter ending October. Covid-19 prompted cybercriminals to change cybercrime campaigns to pandemic themes and exploit the weaknesses of WFH, said the “McAfee Threats Report: Nov 2020.” The report went on and said that Q2 saw a 605% increase in Covid-19-related attack compared to Q1.

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Wipro let employees WFH till January next year

Wipro, in an email sent to employees in India and the US, has asked them to WFH till January 18, 2021. The decision was taken as COVID-19 pandemic remains unabated in these two countries. Wipro’s over 90% of 185,000 employees are based out in India and the US.  The Bengaluru-based IT services provider said that guidelines for those who need to go to the office, around 2% of the total workforce, remain unchanged.

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Microsoft earning beats estimates as Azure, XBox, Windows demand surge

Microsoft’s revenue rose 12% to $37.2 bn in the quarter ended Sept 30, beating analysts’ estimates of $35.72 bn. Net income rose to $13.89 bn from $10.68 bn a year earlier. It was benefited from the global shift to WFH and online learning. Besides the surge of cloud computing, for MS the pandemic has accelerated demand for its Windows OS for laptops and Xbox gaming services as families work, learn and play indoors.

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75% Indian firms saw 25% rise in cyber threats during WFH

Over 75% of organisations in India witnessed 25% rise in cyber security threats during WFH shift of employees following the pandemic, a Cisco report said. The report went on to say  that 65% of the participants upgraded cyber security to support remote working. “Cloud security is emerging as the top investment for 31% of the companies in reinventing their workplaces post COVID-19,” said Vishak Raman, Director, Security Business, Cisco India & SAARC.

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Amazon extends work from home option till June

Amazon told employees across that world that whose who can perform their duties by WFH can do so until June.  “Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until June 30, 2021”, an Amazon spokeswoman said in an emailed statement on Tuesday. World’s largest online retailer, earlier, had allowed WFH until January. Amazon’s more than 19,000 of its U.S. frontline workers contracted the coronavirus this year.

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