AZHPA case study: Hacker-injected malware and a website spiraling out of control

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression — and most internet-savvy users will never return to a website if it looks like this: It was just one week until the Arizona Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association’s (AZHPA) largest fly-in event of the year, and preparations …

How to Build React 16 Web Apps with the Sencha Grid

React 16 is the first version of React built on top of React’s new core architecture, codenamed “Fiber”. React 16 is designed from the ground up to support asynchronous rendering, which allows processing large component trees without blocking the main execution thread. It supports a number of key features such …

Only small number of workers happy with their office temperature

Just 16 percent of workers are satisfied with the temperature of their office, while a majority (89 percent) claim they lose productivity if the temperature isn’t quite right, new research suggests.  Nearly half (46 percent) experiencing cold office temperatures say this makes them the most unproductive, according to research by …

The scale and complexity of public sector procurement makes a change of direction difficult

A new report from the Institute for Government claims that the British  government spends around £284bn – almost one-third of its total expenditure – with external suppliers. Given its scale, public sector procurement could not easily be abandoned even if politicians wanted, the report concludes. It says that four departments …

This Is the Only Time You Should Accept an Early Retirement Offer

If you’ve been looking to make the math work on an early retirement, you just might get your wish. Drugmaker Pfizer recently announced a buyout offer for long-time employees, and experts say this could just be the start. This year, 300 positions have been voluntarily eliminated by U.S. employers. While …

Teams collaborate more effectively when they break off constant contact

Despite the understandable impulse organisations have to encourage people to be in constant communication with each other, teams often get better results when they collaborate only intermittently, according to a report How Intermittent Breaks in Interaction Improve Collective Intelligence, written by Ethan Bernstein, the Edward W. Conard Associate Professor of …

10 Ways to Boost Your Productivity as a Home Business Entrepreneur

Have you ever fancied becoming a home business entrepreneur? Do you already work from home, but find yourself struggling to manage the balance between your work and home life? It can be difficult to establish a routine when you take the plunge and work from home, but the benefits of …

People who experience early redundancy have poor health in later life

People who involuntarily lose their job early in their career have poorer health in later life, according to new findings from the University of Kent in the UK and the University of Bamberg in Germany. Researchers, including Dr Olena Nizalova from the Centre for Health Service Studies (CHSS) within the …

Facebook Says Hackers Just Breached 50 Million Accounts. Here’s How to Keep Yours Safe

Social media giant Facebook said on Friday that it discovered a giant security breach affecting nearly 50 million accounts. Facebook found the breach on Tuesday and fixed it by Thursday night, the company said. It is currently working with the FBI. Details of what happened are still emerging, and it’s …

Waymo is testing what it should charge for its robotaxi service

Self-driving startup Waymo, a Google spin -off owned by parent company Alphabet, has started to test pricing models for rides in its autonomous vehicles in Phoenix, the latest indication that the company is preparing to launch a commercial robotaxi service. Waymo has not launched a wide-scale commercial robotaxi service in Phoenix — or anywhere — …

Advent of artificial intelligence demands HR managers look at the world in new ways

The HR profession must undergo a mindset shift in order to reap the benefits from artificial intelligence (AI), according to an new white paper. In preparing organisations for the potential gains from AI whilst minimising its risks, HR needs to become more proactive in engaging with change to secure a strategic …